News & Events

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...

Abstract submission now open for the Roomvent 2018 Conference

The abstracts submission for the RoomVent and Ventilation 2018 Conferences “Excellent indoor climate and high performing ventilation” is now open. Abstracts are due November 30 2017.   Details of the requirements and the...

Renovation factors in Turkey: green energy, earthquakes and economic development

Earthquakes, buildings and green energy: Turkey’s balancing act   While Turkey is well known as a hot and sunny holiday destination, it also faces low temperatures, which means it has both substantial heating and cooling...

Don't miss the Building Energy Efficiency session at the Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days 2017!

Update 2017.10.23: Please click here for the webstreaming links to the Info Days various sessions.    This year's Horizon 2020 Energy Info Days will take place from Monday 23 to Wednesday 25...

Non-technological barriers to overcome for district renovation success

Top tech not enough for district renovation success!   First in a series of three “Info Packs” from CITyFiED designed to unlock valuable insights and knowledge from the project tackles overcoming non-technological...

Boosting renovation with an innovative service for home-owners

For building owners, the renovation process can be a hassle, shaped by the ambiguity of the measures to implement. Uncertainty is one of the reasons why the renovation rate continues to linger around 1% and private investments remain...

Industrial Innovation Info Days 2017: EC presentations and EeB PPP project ideas now available

Around 1000 stakeholders discussed the future of European industry at the Industrial Innovation Info Days, organised by the EC DG Research & Innovation on 3 and 4 October 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. The event provided...

La Galerie by WE in association with World Climate Summit

Building on the success of 2015 in Paris for COP21, La Galerie by WE is taking place this year in Bonn, Germany, in association with World Climate Summit.    During the second and decisive week of COP23 -from 14 to 16 November- La Galerie...

Torrelago reaches prestigeous district heating award finals

CITyFiED’s Spanish demonstration site has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Global District Energy Climate Awards - with winners due to be announced at an international conference 24-25 October in Doha, Qatar.    The...