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Guidelines for energy-efficient renovation of shopping centres

The “how-to” guide on renovating shopping centres launched by CommONEnergy during a high-level event in Brussels   The CommONEnergy project, funded by the FP7 programme, developed new strategies and solutions to...

PROF/TRAC training course on nZEB design and construction

In October, PROF/TRAC project is offering a free online course to develop and certify trainers’ skills on nZEB design and construction. This Train-the-Trainers course is designed for trainers linked to training...

Dutch social housing stock CO2 neutral by 2050

Sustainability is one of the main topics of the Housing and the Innovation Agenda that Aedes- the Association of Dutch social housing corporations- members agreed upon before the summer. In the coming years, they will make their dwellings...

Global Alliance of Buildings and Construction moves forward

From Paris to Bonn, the Global Alliance of Buildings and Construction moves forward   The Conference of the Parties on Climate (COP23) in Bonn, Germany, under the chairmanship of Fiji, will be held in November 2017. Since...

Modern lightweight construction for 21th Century smart cities

What do the Brunfaut Tower of Brussels, the Parkgärten cooperative of Berlin and the Saint-Nazaire housing project in Western France all have in common? These are three examples of radical and affordable lightweight transformations using...

Pilot project tests the use of mobile heat containers for supplying communal buildings

How to use excess heat from the electricity generation of remote biogas power stations? Can the excess heat contribute to the climate protection? The German Ministry of the Environment is supporting a pilot project in the rural district...

New battery system developed for intermediate storage of renewables

Researchers at the MEET Battery Research Centre at Münster University have developed a new energy storage system based on dual-ion battery technology. Its long service life is promising for stationary applications. The focus of the...

Solar Decathlon Europe building becomes a university laboratory

One of the pilot buildings of the Solar Decathlon 2014 will now be rebuilt on the university campus Berlin Charlottenburg. The so-called “Rooftop” building, originally designed as a net energy plus residential building, will now be...

German building ministry offers €11M for building research projects

German building ministry offers €11M for building research projects in a new phase of the initiative "Zukunft Bau"   The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety (BMUB...

Sustainable solutions and energy positive sewage treatment plants

Energy positive sewage treatment plants – A sustainable solution for climate protection in municipalities   The municipal wastewater in Europe contains an available chemical energy of about 87,500 GWh per year. This...

Green Building Solutions Award 2016 winner interview: Piero Pedone

Interview with Piero Pedone, winner of Green Building Solutions Award 2016 for Energy & Hot Climates   Four Questions for Piero Pedone from Pedone Studio, winner of the Green Building Solutions Award 2016 for...

Sustainable solutions and energy positive sewage treatment plants

Energy positive sewage treatment plants – A sustainable solution for climate protection in municipalities   The municipal wastewater in Europe contains an available chemical energy of about 87,500 GWh per year. This...

ACEEE accepting abstracts for 2018 Summer Study

ACEEE is now accepting abstracts for the 2018 Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings, "Making Efficiency Easy and Enticing" to be held at the Asilomar Conference Grounds in Pacific Grove, California. The Summer...

Advancing knowledge in deep retrofit: Remourban at Sustainable Places

Advancing knowledge in deep retrofit – Remo team attends Sustainable Places during EUSEW (2017) in June   If we are to heed to the message from a WSB2014 report stating “It is impossible to reach desirable climate change...

Empowering smart solutions for better cities

The conference Empowering smart solutions for better cities, taking place in Budapest on 2 & 3 October 2017, will bring together creative thinkers and decision-makers in urban planning, sustainable energy, mobility,...

Australian firm to build concrete out of carbon emissions

Mineral Carbonation International, an Australian company which develops carbon utilisation technologies is launching a pilot project aiming to capture carbon emissions and store them in building materials. The technology and research...

International Workshop on Ventilative Cooling - Registration & Programme available

The preliminary programme for the workshop “Ventilative cooling in buildings: now & in the future” to be held on Monday October 23, 2017 at the Belgian Building Research Institute (BBRI) in Brussels, Belgium is now available.   The...

NOVICE project to unlock energy efficiency investments

The International Energy Research Centre (IERC) has been selected by the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 initiative to coordinate a €2m research project on the development of new business models in energy efficiency and demand response...

ECSO report identifies BUILD UP Skills as best practice

European Construction Sector Observatory report identifies BUILD UP Skills as best practice   The final version of the analytical report on ‘Improving the human capital basis’ by the European Contruction Sector...

Winners of Green Solutions Award 2017 announced 15 November during COP23

Green Solutions Awards 2017: be there on November 15 at the COP23 for the international winner gala!   The Green Solutions Awards is an international competition of sustainable solutions, organised by the Construction21...