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Abstract submission deadline for PLEA 2018 extended to 15 December

The abstract submission deadline for the 34th Passive and Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) Conference 2018 to be held in Hong Kong, China on 10-12 December 2018, has been extended.   The extended deadline for abstract submission is now ...

8th Sustainable Innovation Forum and ACLIMA alongside COP23

Interview with Davida Herzl, CEO and Co-Founder, Aclima   Among other comments, Davida Herzl talks about the main motivation behind sponsering the 8th Sustainable Innovation Forum which tool place in parallel to the COP23...

World´s largest battery being built in Australia in record time

Tesla on track to build the world’s largest battery in Australia in record time   Tesla is about to complete the construction of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in South Australia and fulfil Elon Musk’s assurance...

EU Parliament ITRE Committee votes for new binding targets in energy efficiency and renewables

A binding target to reduce energy consumption by 40% by 2030 at EU level was agreed by the European Parliament's Industry, Research and Energy Committee (ITRE) on Tuesday 28 November 2017. Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) wanted...

Discover the finalists competing for the Roger Léron Award 2017

The Finalists of the Roger Léron Award – 2017   Discover the finalists of the Roger Léron Award 2017! Among them, one  winner will be chosen by the Jury composed of 7 highly skilled experts – five members of FEDARENE, one...

CEN Workshop agreement on ‘Smart CE marking’

Information on construction products is heavily regulated at European level by Regulation EC 305/2011 (Construction Products Regulation or CPR). Manufacturers are obliged by this law to declare the performance of most construction products...

Third Report on the State of the Energy Union just published

The Third Report on the State of the Energy Union was published on 24 November, 2017. This report looks at progress made since the last state of the energy union in February 2017 and assesses challenges to be addressed. The EU...

Urban infrastructures dedicated to energy and environmental transition: Green Solutions Awards workshop at World Efficiency

World Efficiency, the premer international meeting for the low-carbon and resource-efficient economy, will take place from 12 to 14 December 2017 in Paris (porte de Versailles). During those 3 days, Construction21 will present 6 French and...

When districts play it green: Green Solutions Awards workshop at World Efficiency

World Efficiency, the premer international meeting for the low-carbon and resource-efficient economy, will take place from 12 to 14 December 2017 in Paris (porte de Versailles). During those 3 days, Construction21 will present 6 national...

Solutions firm CVC France Air joins the BIM objects platform BIM&CO

Through the offer "BIM & CO for Manufacturers", France Air and BIM&CO have collaborated closely to design and deliver high quality BIM objects for design and engineering departments around the world. BIM&CO technology has...

Starting the R2CITIES home run

In late October, the R2CITIES team met in Kartal, Turkey, for its second-to-last project meeting. As we look ahead to the final months of the project, our attention is on the monitoring of the works. This will allow us to build a picture...

Make your life easier: a simple framework for selecting district energy retrofit strategies

CITyFiED has developed a way to assess and select energy efficient measures for buildings to be included in existing or new district renovation strategies. The replication framework outlines energy costs and calculations plus interviews...

Exploring the Northern Lights – Remourban goes to Denmark for SmartEnCity conference week

You probably don’t know where Sonderborg is exactly, although by the look of the name you would situate it somewhere in Scandinavia. Remourban project coordinator Miguel García knows exactly where this Light house town lies as he took part...

2nd Skin: a solution to “simplify and scale up” renovations

In Vlaardingen, Netherlands, a unique deep retrofit pilot project is taking place: the 2nd Skin project.   But what is 2nd Skin? Onno de Wal, Director of BIK bouw, answers that question. What is the principle behind 2nd Skin? Onno de Wal:...

Butterfly wings inspire scientists to boost performance of solar panels

Scientists have discovered that the way butterfly wings absorb sunlight could offer engineering insights on how to improve the efficiency of thin-film photovoltaic modules. Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in...

Norway’s wealth fund to divest from fossil fuels

Norway’s $1 trillion fund is to consider divesting from oil and gas stocks to protect Norway’s economy from oil price risk. The announcement came from Norway’s national bank, which wrote a letter to the Ministry of Finance on Thursday,...

Summary of the 8th Sustainable Innovation Forum at Bonn

The 8th Sustainable Innovation Forum brought climate leaders together in Bonn   On 13-14 November, Climate Action, in official partnership with UN Environment, held the 8th edition of the Sustainable Innovation Forum...

Ceremony of the Roger Léron Award – 2017

The FEDARENE is delighted to invite you to the Ceremony of the 3rd Edition of the Roger Léron Award which will take place on the 5th of December at the Bip-House of the Capital Region, in Brussels, at 6pm.   The Award was created in honor...

Powering Past Coal alliance launched at COP23

Canada and the UK launch new global alliance against coal during COP23   During climate talks in Bonn, Canada and the UK along with the Marshall Islands have launched the “Powering Past Coal” alliance inviting governmental...

EU Covenant of Mayors and World Alliance for Efficient Solutions join forces to scale up climate action

A Memorandum of Understanding between the EU Covenant of Mayors and the World Alliance for Efficient Solutions was signed on 16 November 2017 during the EU Energy Day conference in Bonn, in the framework of the COP 23 UN Climate Change...