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Fiji: first developing country sovereign green bond for climate resilience

Fiji issues first developing country sovereign green bond of $50 million for climate resilience   Fiji has become the first emerging market to issue a sovereign green bond after it raised 100 million Fijian dollars to...

Canadian province Manitoba publishes its Climate and Green Plan

On Friday, Manitoba’s Government published its proposed Climate and Green Plan outlining its 2018-2022 strategy to fight climate change, including a contentious carbon pricing policy at $25 per tonne. Premier Brian Pallister said: "Our...

Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2018-2020: First calls on Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy now open

On 27 October 2017, the European Commission presented the final Work Programme for Horizon 2020, covering the budgetary years 2018, 2019 and 2020 and representing an investment of around €30 billion.   The new features of this Work...

Green energy plan to rebuild the post-hurricane Caribbean

Richard Branson leads green energy plan to rebuild the post-hurricane Caribbean   The multi-billionaire founder of Virgin Group Richard Branson aims to lead the post-hurricane rebuilding effort in the Caribbean islands,...

Urban Wind Design for the Citadel of Bonifacio

Why urban wind design? The UrbalTerre company was in charge of designing the new urban area which will be built on the Citadel of Bonifacio (Corsica Island), a city which is also known as the “Daughter of the Wind”, one of the windiest...

Textile-based architecture Exploring the state-of-the-art

ETFE (Ethylene TetraFluoroEthylene) is regarded as a wonder material, with numerous economic and environmental benefits over traditional building materials. However, awareness of ETFE and its uses among architects and students remains low...

ASHRAE publishes 2017 version of thermal comfort standard

ATLANTA – The 2017 edition of ASHRAE’s major thermal comfort standard has been published to incorporate seven published addenda to the 2013 edition.   ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 55-2017, Thermal Environmental Conditions...

Building renovation in Sweden: Efficient, Cheap and Green

Reducing CO2 emissions is not only about adapting new technologies, but ensuring that these technologies are also being accepted by the public.   Only when they are accepted, or better even embraced by the people, they can be implemented...

The Benefits of Natural Fibre Insulation 26/10 and 23/11

The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products (ASBP) and Natural Fibre Insulation Group has developed a CPD containing 2 hours of core curriculum content to provide architects and specifiers with knowledge of the wide range of products...

EC to invest €30 billion through new Horizon 2020 Work Programme

  On 27 October 2017, the European Commission announced how it will allocate €30 billion of the EU research and innovation funding programme Horizon 2020 during 2018-2020, including €2.7 billion to kick-start a European Innovation Council...

START2ACT energy efficiency competition for SMEs and startups

Now that the summer holidays are over and we’re all back at work, it’s a great opportunity to integrate new energy efficient habits into our daily routines. Nearly every type of business relies on some sort of equipment to help it run...

Global District Energy Climate Awards: And the winners are...

On 24 October, the 2017 Global District Energy Climate Awards were revealed during the International District Cooling and Heating Conference in Qatar. The finalists were selected from cities and communities across the globe which...

Energy Efficient Data Portal Initiative Receives Funding from European Commission

On 23 October 2017, two years after COP21, the European Commission took another concrete step forward in its efforts to stimulate the private financing of energy efficiency, by supporting a market-led initiative to design and deliver a pan...

EUREKA 2017: help shape the future of the HVACR sector

EUREKA 2017: Register your place and help shape the future of the HVACR sector   “Sustainable technologies for a better life” is the guiding theme of the second edition of EUREKA, a conference organised by EPEE and EVIA...

International Passive House Open Days 2017

The best way to learn more about Passive House is from first-hand experience. Every November Passive House buildings worldwide open their doors to the public to share their experiences and facilitate the learning of Passive House benefits...

Building insulation: textile streams and waste mangement - University of Brighton

University of Brighton Briefing Note for Work Package 3: Rational for choosing stuffed bedding products by Dr. Ryan Woodard   Overview:  In order to identify the target textile for the development of insulation, a two-...

ETHOUSE Award 2018

Impulse für energieeffizientes Sanieren Mit dem ETHOUSE Award zeichnet der österreichische Mitgliedsverband der European Association for ETICS (EAE), die ARGE Qualitätsgruppe Wärmedämmsysteme, Gebäudesanierungen aus, die...

German households saved USD 45 billion energy costs in 2016

The International Energy Agency's Energy Efficiency Market Report 2017 shows that German citizens have had the highest benefit from realised measures for increased energy efficiency. The average expenditures per household were USD 580 (...

"Short distances" projects for climate protection

The German Ministry for the Environment, Nature Protection, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB) has approved 60 neighbourhood projects focusing on short distances between living, working and recreation in order to save energy for transport...

IEA presents Energy Efficiency Market Report 2017 at BMWi event

The Energy Efficiency Market Report 2017, which was launched by the International Energy Agency (IEA) at an event held at the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy on 5 October, shows that energy-related greenhouse gas emissions...