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Energy Efficiency Watch webinars on EU energy efficiency policy

The 2016 Clean Energy for all Europeans package of the EU Commission has reinforced the position of energy efficiency policies in the EU’s political agenda. One of the three key objectives of these proposals is to “put energy efficiency first” in...

BUILD UP and BUILD UP Skills join efforts !

BUILD UP and BUILD UP Skills join efforts in sharing knowledge of energy efficiency in buildings   In the ongoing effort to promote knowledge exchange among peers, BUILD UP and BUILD UP skills project are delighted to announce their...

The Most Energy-Efficient Country on Earth?

Who are the global leaders when it comes to energy efficiency regulations? According to the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) 2016 International Energy Efficiency Rankings, there is one country that beats the rest...

Climate-KIC supports 9 pioneering cities to create Smart Sustainable Districts

Clare Wildfire, Project Director at Mott MacDonald Fulcrum, presents the Smart Sustainable District Programme led by Climate-KIC in Europe to help cities to come up with solutions against climate change and to create desirable cities....

Kvarit - A new word in construction

Building materials based on natural volcanic tuff and pumice are widely recognized and used in construction and are very popular in the locations of mineral deposits.  KVARIT proposes to expand the scope of such materials, using a new...

Survey for the Low Carbon Built Environment Knowledge Hub project Policy and practice in the built environment

SURVEY: Do you need information to help you with your design decisions? We would like your feedback.   Do you need information about sustainability and carbon reduction strategies to help you make your design decisions, in...

EU Emissions Trading System: Council agreement paves way for negotiations with Parliament

On 28 February 2017, the environment ministers of the European Union reached an agreement in support of the revision of the Emissions Trading System (ETS) Directive for the period after 2020.     The agreement...

IEA/IRENA report: Energy sector decarbonisation requires urgent global action

Limiting the rise in global mean temperature to well below 2°C would require an energy transition of exceptional scope, depth and speed, according to an analysis by the International Energy Agency (IEA) and the International Renewable...

Sharing experiences and illuminating ideas: the CITyFiED community comes together

One of CITyFiED ’s main objectives is to help cities get smarter, faster. By sharing a wealth of experiences in district level renovation and regeneration, the project can be a risk-saver, cost-saver and time-saver for cities, agencies...

Lighthouse projects join forces to replicate Smart City solutions

Nine Lighthouse Projects pledged closer cooperation in their efforts towards low carbon and resource efficient urban spaces   In their efforts to deliver and replicate Smart City solutions, the EU’s nine Lighthouse projects formally...