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Efficient Buildings & Renewable Energy MED Community Conference

The Efficient Buildings & Renewable Energy MED Community Conference is organized in the framework of the Interreg MED Programme. The conference will take place in Ljubljana (Slovenia) the 18th and 19th of October. It will host the...

Benefits of BIM and its level of adoption in European countries

Building Information Modelling (BIM) is at the centre of a digital transformation of the construction sector and the built environment. The European construction sector represents 9% of EU GDP and 18 million employees being a driver for...

[Urban Chronicles #WellBeingAtWork] #02 - Towards an « as service » corporate office?

In the same way that the traditional vision of housing is being questioned by the arrival of the "millennials" on the residential building market, the office real estate market is now being shaken by the new expectations of occupants....

VELUX turns century-old wood into new roof windows

This unique product innovation showcases the willingness of the Group to listen to customer needs and to try new things. It is a kind of ‘VELUX experiment’ that’s in the spirit of VELUX founder Villum Kann Rasmussen, who once said (and...

What is BIM?

Building Information Modeling (BIM) is a set of technologies, processes and policies enabling multiple stakeholders to collaboratively design, construct and operate a Facility in virtual space. As a term, BIM has grown tremendously over...

EBRD approves new loan for green energy development in Serbia

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is providing a loan of up to 600 million dinars (around 5.1 million euros) to UniCredit, the second-largest bank in Serbia, to enhance its financing of the green economy. The...

The H2020 REVALUE project confirms a growing awareness of energy efficiency in residential housing

The H2020 REVALUE project has finished. Over the past 4 years, the project partners researched the relation between the value of residential real estate and its energy efficiency.  A greater awareness of what investments could improve both...

Launch of the Renovation Hub: EU platform for energy-efficient refurbishment technologies and business models

The STUNNING Renovation Hub, a virtual platform for the interactive knowledge exchange in energy-efficient building renovation, was launched by the EU-funded, Horizon 2020 project STUNNING in September 2018. It enables all participating...

[Urban Chronicles #WellBeingAtWork] #01 - Working on your five senses

Taking into account the impact of buildings on the health and well-being of their occupants is not new but become increasingly important in the real estate sector in recent years. At the 2017 Salon de l'Immobilier d'Entreprise, a special...

California set to run on carbon-free power by 2045

Legislation has been passed to move the state towards 100 per cent clean energy by 2045. On Tuesday, the state Assembly voted to approve the legislation, known as Senate Bill 100. Over the next couple of days the bill is expected to be...

Observance of "World Cities Day 2018” and Global Forum on Human Settlements 2018

The 2018 Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS 2018) will be convened in 30-31 October 2018 at the United Nations Conference Center, Bangkok, Thailand, co-organized by the Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS) and...

New Ecodesign rules for light bulbs from September 2018!

As of 1 September 2018 energy intensive and inefficient halogen lightbulbs will no longer be sold across the European Union. As a result of these rules, European consumers will be able to save on their household bills and...

Join the BuildUp community and contribute for the Topic of the Month

The main objective of BuildUp Web portal is to reap the benefits of Europe's collective intelligence on energy reduction in buildings for all relevant audiences, bringing together new practitioners and professional...

British public want tough action on climate change, says poll

A wide-ranging new poll has found strong support among the British public for much stronger action on climate change. The survey, conducted by YouGov on behalf of activist lawyers ClientEarth, asked over 2,000 people on their views...

Green energy tariffs now ‘cheapest on the market’

Making the switch to a renewable energy tariff is now one of the most affordable options for consumers. This is the main finding from recent data research by price comparison company uSwitch. Switching to a green tariff saves homes in the...

Global cities commit to net-zero building emissions by 2030

19 of the world’s largest cities have made ground-breaking new pledges to cut carbon emissions from new buildings. The Mayors of London, New York, and Tokyo were among the leaders signing the declaration in a bid to deliver on the goals of...

Big boilers from Reick

Trial operation has begun for the latest heat towers of the storage tanks at Reick power station. The Technical University of Dresden monitors the effectiveness of the district heating system. Thomas Dautert stands in the innovation power...

Launch of the Renovation Hub: EU platform for energy-efficient refurbishment technologies and business models

The STUNNING Renovation Hub, a virtual platform for the interactive knowledge exchange in energy-efficient building renovation, was launched by the EU-funded, Horizon 2020 project STUNNING in September 2018. It enables stakeholders...

One week to submit your abstract for CLIMA2019!

CLIMA 2019 deadline is approaching: one more week to go! The deadline to submit you abstract  for CLIMA 2019 Congress is 1 September 2018. Check out for more information on abstract and paper submissions...

Renewables crowdfunding platform Lumo acquired by Société Générale

Renewable energy crowdfunding platform fintech Lumo, supported by EIT Climate-KIC, has been acquired by the Société Générale, France’s third largest bank. The move is part of Société Générale’s ambitious 2020 goal of raising €100 billion...