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France pledges to increase climate action commitments

France has vowed to go beyond its initial international commitments under the Paris Agreement, and will launch a new initiative to attract climate change expertise from across the globe. According to government spokesman, Christophe...

Pittsburgh to aim for 100% renewable energy by 2035

The city of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania plans to transition to 100% renewable energy, including wind and solar, by 2035, Mayor Bill Peduto said on Friday 2 June.  Mayor Peduto announced that he was joining the coalition “Mayors for 100%...

Spanish building community calls for greater ambition on energy renovation of buildings

On 14 June 2017, the European Alliance of Companies for Energy Efficiency in Buildings (EuroACE) organised a workshop in Madrid, Spain, on ‘Energy Renovation of Buildings in Spain’. Over 50 participants from the industry, the financial...

“Clean Energy for All Europeans” package: Polish stakeholders position

 “Clean Energy for All Europeans” package: Position of Polish stakeholders on the proposed changes of the EPBD and the EED   On November 30, 2016, the European Commission (EC) released important pieces of proposed...

European Energy Service Award 2017 – Results

On the 31 May, the 2017 edition of the European Energy Service Award was celebrated. The winners of the competition have been honoured at a high level award ceremony at Red Town Hall Berlin by Berlin’s Senator for Economy, Energy and...

REMOURBAN @ EUSEW 2017

REMOURBAN will participate in Clean Energy for all Europeans – EUSEW 2017 (19-25 June 2017, Brussels).   REMOURBAN will  share their experience with other members of the Lighthouse projects community. The project will be represented by...

Introducing Level(s): a common language for sustainable buildings

To improve sustainability and drive market demand for better buildings, a new, open source assessment framework, Level(s), has been developed by the European Commission in close collaboration with stakeholders including Skanska, Saint-...

Every Building On the Planet Must Be ‘Net Zero Carbon’ by 2050 to Keep Global Warming Below 2°C, New Report

Building Sector—Responsible for 30 Percent of Global Emissions—Has Steep Climb Toward Achieving Paris Agreement Targets    The building sector, which is responsible for global emissions roughly equivalent to that of China, must operate at...

Commission requests the CZECH REPUBLIC and the NETHERLANDS to fully comply with the EPBD

One of the key decisions taken by the European Commission regarding the Energy policy in the June infringement package in a letter of formal notice and a reasoned opinion: The Commission has requested in the...

Different phases of CITyFiED Methodology: ongoing process of Sustainable City Planning

A smarter way to delivering large-scale change: the CITyFiED Methodology for Sustainable Urban Renovation at district level   Sustainable urban renovation is complex, particularly with respect to the decision making...

EASME webinars’ recordings | Funding for energy efficiency solutions and investments

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) organised 3 webinars on the public procurement of Innovative solutions and innovative financing for energy efficiency investments on Wednesday 22 March 2017...

EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2017 - quick glimpse of Public Sector nominees

Discover the EU Sustainable Energy Award nominees: Public Sector   Next week the winners of the EU Sustainable Energy Awards for 2017, which showcase Europe's most innovative sustainable energy products...

ABRACADABRA project: Building add-ons are a solution to low construction rates

by Ralf Tinga (PRACSIS)     BUILD UP attended the third international workshop of ABRACADABRA, a project that encourages the development of building add-ons with integrated renewables. Building add-ons could be a solution...

IEA’s Energy Technology Perspectives 2017 released

On Tuesday 6 June 2017, the International Energy Agency released its latest report on Energy Technology Perspectives (ETP 2017), mapping major transformations in the field over the next decades.   The report calls attention to decisive...

R2CITIES retrofitting design methodology and data management: upcoming webinars 19 June!

Towards zero-energy cities     R2CITIES - 2 webinars to sidestep the pitfalls of residential district retrofitting - Monday 19 June   On the first day of this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week, experts from the...

SAVES project winner at ECEEE conference

The Student Switch Off (SSO) campaign is an inter-dormitory energy-saving competition that has been running in the United Kingdom since 2006. Over the academic years 2014-15 and 2015-16 the campaign was adapted and run in Lithuania, Greece...

URBAN GreenUP – New Strategy for Re-naturing Cities through Nature-Based Solutions

URBAN GreenUP is a project funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Under the coordination of CARTIF Technology Centre, 25 partners from 9 countries are working together to develop a new strategy...

CommONEnergy Economic Assessment Tool: tutorial video now available!

A tutorial video explaining how to use the economic assessment tool has just been released and is available at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ReTkSW9W7-o.    The economic assessment tool allows estimating the energy saving...

Passive Houses open their doors for the International Passive House Days 2017 Mid-year event

From 16 to 18 June 2017, at the Mid-year International Passive House Open Days, organised by the International Passive House Association (iPHA) and its international Affiliates, Passive House homes, offices and construction sites will be...

Healthy Homes Barometer 2017 examines the impact of housing on Europeans’ health

On Wednesday May 31, the VELUX Group launched the 2017 edition of the Healthy Homes Barometer during an event dedicated to Healthy Buildings which took place at the European Parliament in Brussels, Belgium.   The report analyses the...