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European Commission boosts energy innovation with €3.25 million in cash prizes

  On 5 July 2016, the European Commission launched three Horizon Prizes to encourage innovation and find solutions to challenges in the area of energy.   Worth a total of €3.25 million and funded under Horizon 2020 -the EU's research and...

2014: EU final energy consumption registers its lowest value in 15 years!

A new report by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) describes 2000 – 2014 consumption and efficiency trends in EU.   The report aims at showing the present status of energy consumption in the EU-28, covering the four main energy...

EC presents package of measures to accelerate Europe’s transition to a low-carbon economy

  On 20 July 2016, the European Commission presented a package of measures to accelerate the shift to low-carbon emissions in all sectors of the economy in Europe. This proposal will help Member States prepare for the future and keep...

European Commission requests BULGARIA to comply with EU provisions reducing the energy consumption of buildings

  On 22 July 2016, the European Commission released a fact sheet containing its key decisions of the July infringement package. In this context, the EC has sent a reasoned opinion to Bulgaria to request the correct transposition of all...

Infrastructures & Urban services: The third database on Construction21

Currently pioneers in highlighting content related to sustainable construction and green city, the Construction21 platforms are poised to welcome a new database. After eco-friendly buildings and exemplary districts, this tool will...

Tafilalt: Algeria's first eco-friendly desert city

The eco-city in the Sahara is a 20-year project to make the desert bloom with all residents helping to plant trees and recycle waste As we drove to the top of the hill, a terraced garden surrounded by low stone walls reared out of the...

The Future of Asbestos in Construction

Throughout the 20th century, asbestos was a staple within the international construction industry. Even today, asbestos continues to be widely used for a number of purposes, both in buildings and for other products. However, over the past...

European Commission releases EU Reference Scenario 2016

The European Commission has released its latest outlook on energy, transport and emission projections "the EU Reference Scenario 2016".    The EU Reference Scenario is one of the European Commission's key analysis tools in the areas of...

Turning data noise into music: cognitive computing applied to smart buildings

On June 24, IBM’s Watson Internet of Things hosted at leaders, industry experts and technologists at The Crystal in London to examine how IoT is shaping the way we design, construct, use, maintain and experience the...

Summary of REHVA Workshop on building commissioning: what’s in it for me?

Today there is a demand for building commissioning in almost all building projects. Many building owners have realized that the technical complexity of buildings has increased and it is necessary to manage the...