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EeMAP Initiative will support European commitment to COP 21

On June 9, the Energy efficient Mortgages Action Plan (EeMAP) Initiative was presented during a Kick-Off Stakeholder Meeting hosting over 100 participants and panellists. Key market players attended the meeting namely as European and...

This week’s ten biggest climate innovation stories - June 23

Can Sweden go carbon neutral by 2045? Can London’s transport get to zero emissions by 2050? And could the UK start using its sewer network to heat homes?  This, and more, in the week’s ten biggest climate innovation stories...

Introducing Climate Risk Information – a flagship programme working with the OASIS community

Climate-KIC reaffirms its strategic support for the Climate Risk Information flagship programme, with €1.5M innovation investment for 2017.   Increasingly different parts of society are facing the need to plan and adapt to...

EU Council adopts new energy efficiency labelling regulation

Clearer energy labelling: improved energy efficiency       The Council adopted today without debate a regulation setting a framework for energy efficiency labelling which replaces the current legislation (...

EU Council agrees on proposal for a revised Energy Efficiency Directive

increased energy efficiency: ensuring progress towards EU's climate and energy goals       On 26 June 2017, the EU Council agreed its position on a proposal for a revised directive on energy efficiency. This...

EU Council agrees on proposal for a revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

Energy efficient buildings: increased energy savings and better living conditions       On 26 June 2017, the EU Council agreed its position on a proposal for a revised directive on the energy performance of...

'Clean Energy package' top topic for EU Energy Council

The European Commission's 'Clean Energy for All Europeans' package was the main theme of the meeting of the European Energy Council, whch took place on 26 June 2017, bringing together EU energy ministers, European Commission Vice-President...

AQUAA Awards 2017 winners announced.

IME Yepi Kaz wins the AQUAA Awards 2017   For their first edition, the AQUAA Awards aimed to promote the dissemination of new construction and renovation techniques in French Guyana, while meeting the environmental...

New energy: smart cities test new urban technologies

Cities represent three quarters of energy consumption and 80% of CO2 emissions worldwide, and with urbanisation expected to continue, a growing number of ‘Lighthouse’ cities across Europe have taken up the challenge of testing new ‘smart’...

UK: Green Deal loan scheme relaunched

The Green Deal Finance Company (GDFC) has announced that it is relaunching the Green Deal scheme and Green Deal loans, since its funding end in July, 2015. This first announcement is a “soft launch”- the company hopes to extend finance...

Patrick Nossent: "Moving towards sustainable tourism is essential"

When it comes to sustainable tourism, there are answers to address expectations: whether they come from tourists, investors or local populations, especially with infrastructures and buildings. The impact of tourism on global market is no...

TILOS project wins Energy Islands’ Award and Public Vote Award at EUSEW 17

TILOS project (Technology Innovation for the Local Scale, Optimum Integration of Battery Energy Storage), which belongs to INEA's Horizon 2020 energy portfolio, celebrated success yesterday at the European Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW...

Green Solutions Awards 2017 has 150 candidates from 19 countries!

On March 15, Construction21 launched the 5th edition of the Green Solutions Awards at MIPIM in Cannes, France. This international competition for sustainable buildings, districts and infrastructures is supported by ADEME and the Global...

European Parliament and Council agree on new A to G energy scale for home appliances

On 13 June 2017, the European Parliament’s and Council’s negotiators agreed that a new, tougher, A to G scale showing the energy efficiency of household appliances should be introduced to keep pace with technological progress....

ECO-SEE: Linking energy efficiency with health at EUSEW17

Buildings account for around half of the EU’s total energy consumption. As a result, energy efficiency of buildings is a major theme in the European Commission’s Clean Energy for All Europeans package of proposals and a focus of this year’...

EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2017: and the winners are...

On 20 June, the winners of the 2017 EU Sustainable Energy Awards have been announced at the Awards Ceremony which took place at the Résidence Palace Hotel in Brussels in the context of the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017.   The evening...

EEFIG Underwriting Guide, building knowledge and capability of evaluating value and risks of energy efficiency projects

At the end of 2016 the Commission launched the Smart Financing for Smart Buildings initiative as part of the Clean Energy for All Europeans Package. The initiative promotes more effective use of public funds through innovative financing...

Interactive game for saving energy in the office developed by the START2ACT project

 Europa Media and Geonardo are a group of SMEs and well familiar with the need to apply energy saving practices in their offices. In fact, that is where the inspiration for the START2ACT project began. Now, as the project is in its second...

Women in Architecture Award 2017 - Registration

ARVHA, Association for Research on the City and Housing, launches the fifth edition of Women Architects Prize - 2017 (Prix des femmes architectes) with the support of Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Ministry of Family,...

Foyer Anderlechtois Social Housing Association to renovate 86 properties using VELUX’s RenovActive concept

The VELUX Group today announces that its RenovActive concept will be used by Belgian Social Housing Association, “Le Foyer Anderlechtois” to renovate 86 of their properties in the Anderlecht area of Brussels. VELUX’s RenovActive project...