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ICP releases protocols for financing access in building retrofit

While investors confidence and access to finance have been identified as key barriers to renovation funding, the ICP which is a Horizon 2020 funded project, has released 6 protocols to improve its access for building renovation projects.   These...

Launch of the European Energy Efficiency Platform (E3P)

On April 5th 2016, the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) launched its European Energy Efficiency Platform - E3P.  The platform intends to overcome the fragmentation of data and knowledge of Energy Efficiency and foster cooperation...

CO₂ emissions in the EU slightly increased in 2015 compared with 2014

  In its press release of 3 May 2016, Eurostat estimates that in 2015 carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions from fossil fuel combustion increased by 0.7% in the European Union compared with the previous year.   According to Eurostat estimates...

How Smart Are Smart Cities?

Cities provide infrastructure and governance to allow millions of people within a specific geographic area to live and work within a multitude of coordinated, civilized patterns.   People and things need to move in, out and within the city...

The GBCS Awards 2016 edition opens May 10!

Christian Brodhag and Véronique Pappe, respectively President and Director of Construction21, present the 2016 edition of the international competition for climate solutions contributing to a more sustainable world. Get ahead of your...

More European cities and regions join forces in search for climate change solutions

Following the signing of the Paris Agreement, Climate-KIC will be expanding its low-carbon programmes to additional cities and regions across Europe as well as expanding its innovation model to reach more areas with a launch of calls for...

Participate in the #askEASME Twitter chat - EU funding for environment!

On 31 May 2016, between 10 and 11:30, the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) is organising a Twitter chat on EU funding for the environment. Through #askEASME, the Agency will reply to all the questions on...

CITyFiED project: Importance of community dialogue in first retrofit roll out in Valladolid

In the loop: community feedback part of the process at Europe’s largest deep renovation site   Significant improvements to energy efficiency often mean lengthy inconveniences to residents. In the Torrelago district of...

You also have a say - vote for the EU Sustainable Energy Awards!

  Nine nominees for the 2016 EU Sustainable Energy Awards have been chosen from a shortlist of the year’s most successful projects for clean, secure and efficient energy.   These Awards are a major feature of the annual EU Sustainable...

Greywater heat recovery system provides hot water for 224 dwellings

During the summer of 2015, a greywater heat recovery system covered 100% of the domestic hot water needs of 224 dwellings in Clichy-la Garenne (near Paris, France).   The system, provided by the French company Biofluides Environnement,...