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Interreg MED SHERPA project to implement 200 energy renovation projects

SHERPA (SHared knowledge for Energy Renovation in buildings by Public Administrations) is a Testing and Capitalising EU project financed by the Interreg Med Programme under Specific Objective 2.1 (“to raise capacity for...

4 events across Europe propose a Mutual Learning platform for Building professionals

European project LEARN-EER, Mutual Learning for Energy Efficient Retrofitting, will undertake this challenge through an innovative learning platform that will answer to professional’s skill needs from the participating countries as to...

EeMAP announces new energy efficient mortgage website

On 17 July 2017, the Energy efficient Mortgages Action Plan (EeMAP) Initiative announced the launch of its new website, which offers visitors an easy-to-navigate portal through which they can quickly access key information about the EeMAP...

Juncker Plan: EUR 300 million to retrofit homes in Germany

On 14 July 2017, the European Commission announced that the European Investment Bank (EIB) and Vonovia SE,  a German real-estate management company, have concluded a loan contract for EUR 300m. The EU bank’s loan, which is backed by a...

Market day at European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities

  During the EU Sustainable Energy Week, the EIP-SCC held a series of practical Action Cluster Meetings bundled into a one-day event entitled « Building a market for Smart Cities and Communities ».    The gathering was part of...

Solar energy: “googling” your roof

Internet users can assess the solar potential of their roofs through a platform developed by Google. The online “calculator”, which was only accessible in the US, has now reached Europe, starting in Germany   Despite...

Comfort+: OfficeVitae's app for better working environments

 This month, OfficeVitae has deployed OfficeVitae Comfort+ at the Faculty of Industrial Design at the Technical University of Delft.     Key features include: Sensor data views of one’s own office for C02 levels, humidity, temperature,...

Healthy and energy efficient buildings: potential of ECO-SEE materials

With energy efficiency in buildings high up on the European political agenda, Brussels is certainly the place where awareness about the importance of energy performance buildings is prominent. But less people might be aware of how much...

22nd International Passive House Conference 2018: Call for papers now open!

In view of the international climate objectives, providing both affordable and energy efficient living space has become a challenging task for cities and communities. Solutions for solving this dilemma will be discussed at the 22nd...

Interview with an Energy Ambassador

On Wednesday 14 June, BUILD UP attended the International Social Housing Festival in Amsterdam. There we had the chance to meet the Energy Ambassadors, volunteers supporting other residents to save energy and money. The concept is simple:...

G20 Summit confirms that the Paris Agreement is irreversible

On 7-8 July, European Council President Donald Tusk and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker met with other Group of Twenty (G20) leaders for a summit in Hamburg, Germany. This was the first such global meeting following the...

PERFORMER releases project video

PERFORMER project started in September 2013 and after nearly 48 months, the team is close to delivering an innovative solution which aims to close the energy gap by facilitating the identification and targeting of a range of energy...

CUBE 2020: first summer ranking demonstrates contest’s effectiveness

As the “Tour de France” pack of cyclists just biked the first kilometres of the race, the first snapshot is presented of the 236 public and private commercial buildings that have taken the lead in the 2017 Contest for better Use...

New call for proposals for VET stakeholders

The European Commission has published a call for proposals aime to help Member States prepare the implementation of the Recommendation “Upskilling Pathways: new opportunities for adults”. The Recommendation aims to support...

The way to nearly zero-energy buildings: Train-to-NZEB project

On 2 March 2017, the Train-to-NZEB project presented  ‘The way to nearly zero energy buildings’, the first dedicated NZEB-related conference in the Czech Republic, held to mark the occasion of opening the CZ Building Knowledge Hub...

Save-the-date for Second European Vocational Skills Week in November!

The second European Vocational Skills week will take place Brussels (Belgium) and various other locations, 20-24 November 2017.   Mid-March, Commissioner Marianne Thyssen announced that there will be a Second European...

Site visit: BUILD UP Skills 10th EU Exchange Meeting

The Programme of the 10th EU Exchange Meeting on Day 1 (May 30th) closed with a site visit to the ICDuBo sustainable building technologies exhibition centre (www.icdubo.nl/).   The Innovation Centre for...

H2020 project iBROAD kicks off, focusing on individual building renovation roadmaps

iBROAD, the new Horizon 2020 project aiming to explore, design, develop and demonstrate the concept of individual Building Renovation ROADmaps, kicked off  on 3-4 July 2017 in Athens, Greece.   These building renovation...

Norway to become the first country to ban the use of oil for heating buildings by 2020

Reuters, 15 June 2017       Oil producer Norway will prohibit the use of oil and paraffin to heat buildings from 2020 as it tries to rein in domestic emissions of greenhouse gases, the government said on Thursday.   The ban...

E2VENT updates: project progress

“Energy Efficient Ventilated Façades for Optimal Adaptability and Heat Exchange enabling low energy architectural concepts for the refurbishment of existing buildings.”   E2VENT project is a research project...