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Field test shows that tenants benefit from information on heat consumption

dena – the Germany Energy Agency- in partnership with the energy service provider ista, the German Tenants’ Association and the Federal Ministry of Construction habe carried out a nation-wide field test of consumption transparency in...

CO₂ emissions in the EU slightly decreased in 2016 compared with 2015

In its News release of 4 May 2017, Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union, estimates that in 2016 carbon dioxide (CO₂) emissions from fossil fuel combustion decreased by 0.4% in the European Union (EU), compared with the...

Interview with international finalists in Energy & Hot Climates category of the Green Solutions Awards 2017

Narein Perera: "Participation in the Green Solutions Awards garnered immense benefits"   Dr. Narein Perera, international finalists in Energy & Hot Climates category of the Green Solutions Awards 2017, tells about...

Climathon opens applications for 2017 city hosts

Climate-KIC’s hugely successful Climathon programme opens for city host applications this week.  Climate-KIC is looking for cities around the world to join the climathon movement, and drive climate action.  What is Climathon? Climathon is...

Jamaica on track for 30% renewable energy by 2030

Jamaica is on course to achieving 30 per cent of its energy consumption from renewables by 2030, according to the country’s Minister of Science, Energy and Technology, Dr. Andrew Wheatley. Speaking at the 2017/18 Sectoral Debate in the...

Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) Europe opens for business

at the LEED European Summit in Berlin on 27 April, Green Business Certification, Inc (GBCI) President and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam announced the opening of a new office in Europe. Located in Munich, GBCI Europe will help drive the adoption of...

Visit the renewed ECTP YouTube Channel!

On 26 April 2017, the European Construction, built environment and energy efficient building Technology Platform (ECTP) announced that the ECTP-Energy Efficient Buildings YouTube channel has been renewed.   In the first playlist, you can...

Final report about REMOURBAN Study Tour

The REMOURBAN project, in cooperation with the Action Cluster on Integrated Planning from the European Innovation Partnership on SCC and the Smart Cities Information System organised its first Study Tour in the lighthouse city of...

Corporate demand to drive the renewable energy credits market

A significant surge in demand for renewable energy certificates (RECs) is anticipated, following an increasing number of major corporations committing to ambitious environmental targets.   RECs are tradable and non-tangible commodities...

PC-Cools_V project develops salthydrate-based PCM for cooling of buildings

Two new salthydrate-based phase change materials (PCM) suitable as storage material in chilled ceilings and centralised cold storage systems were developed within the framework of the project PC-Cools_V, The newly developed PCM store...

The EU construction industry in 2015 and 2016: promising growth prospects.

The EU construction industry returned to growth and it seems that this positive signal is not temporary. Increasing values of production in construction sector were already observed in 2015, but the next year was even better. The...

Covenant of Mayors Needs assessment survey

The survey is carried out by the Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy, on behalf of the European Commission and with the support of the European Committee of the Regions. It gives you the possibility to have your say and tell the CoM...

Are you a change agent in climate innovation?

Join the Pilot in “Promoting Sustainable Innovation” by May 7, 2017 and be assessed for free!   Certified Professional is Climate-KIC’s innovative programme to certify future-oriented job competencies in innovation and sustainability. The...

Europe must curb emissions from buildings, urges coalition of 300 businesses

  Europe must lead the world on cutting greenhouse gas emissions from existing buildings if we are to meet the ambition of the Paris Agreement, a coalition of over 300 businesses and organisations from across the continent urged...

OERCO2 project: Innovative study on the life cycle analysis of construction materials

The OERCO2 project aims at creating an Open Educational Resource (OERCO2) that unifies the calculations of CO2 emissions in each phase of the building construction in order to get an overall picture of a building´s footprint from the start...

Sweden and Norway to extend renewable power subsidy scheme

The Swedish and Norwegian governments have come to an agreement regarding their shared green certificate system, enabling Sweden to extend its renewable energy target to 18 terawatt-hours (TWh) by 2030.  Norway and Sweden have been...

Getting our homes future ready: workshop summary

Essential skills and innovative solutions for a fair energy transition - An initiative of Housing Europe as part of the PROF/TRAC project.    Achieving a clean energy transition in the housing sector is a hard nut to crack. Any viable...

How to reach real energy efficiency of buildings in a cost-effective way?

In order to stimulate the dialogue in relation to the revision of the EED and the EPBD, MEPs, Jakop Dalunde and Fredrick Federley, in collaboration with Housing Europe, the European Property Federation (EPF) and International Union of...

Government buildings transition to renewables in Chicago

Over 900 municipal buildings in Chicago will transition to 100% renewable energy by 2025, under the new mayoral plan. Chicago’s city-owned building, including its public schools, city colleges and the Chicago Housing Authority consume 8%...

The first Passive House: Interview with Dr. Wolfgang Feist (Part 2)

You often open your terraced housing complex to the public and even today it is still the subject of many technical investigations. What is it like to live in such an ‘exhibit’ and ‘test object’?   In the beginning we enjoyed it...