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Better buildings for us and the future generations! Join the BUILD UPON community

Join the BUILD UPON community! Together we can change Europe's buildings in safer, healthier, more confortable, energy efficient, costless to run, environmental friendly, more beautiful buildings which are better for our families and...

BERTIM project: early planning of market implementation for innovation in wood industry

The importance of early planning and execution of exploitation activities in innovation projects based on BERTIM project       ASM – Market Research and Analysis Centre has prepared the First BERTIM Exploitation and...

EU and EBRD intensify energy cooperation - new Memorandum of Understanding

  On 8 December 2016, a new Memorandum of Understanding to enhance energy cooperation between the EU and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was signed in London, United Kingdom, by EU Commissioner Arias Cañete and...

Smart Grid Standard Adopted by International Organisation for Standardisation

ATLANTA – A smart grid standard published earlier this year by ASHRAE and the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) has been approved as an International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) standard.   ANSI/ASHRAE/NEMA...

ECTP Technologies brochures

The Energy Efficient Buildings Committee of the ECTP is pleased to present the Technologies brochures published in the framework of the EeB-CA2 CSA. These brochures highlight highly promising innovations ...

Rooting sustainability starts on school benches

How can we prepare students for the environmental challenges ahead? One way is by showing younger generations the path towards smart cities of the future   Do young people know what a smart city is? Do they care about saving energy and...

Green bonds: Extraordinary growth and potential in financing Europe's climate goals

On 2 December 2016, the European Commission released a studyon the potential and functioning of green bond markets, demonstrating that green bonds have enjoyed extraordinary growth since they were first issued in 2007. The study also...

Highlighting energy infastructure: new Insulation Calculation Tool goes live

Many construction projects always have one thing in common – the energy infrastructure is key. The guidelines are clear: less CO2 emissions, better lifetime and improved climate protection, all achieved through both intention and action....

World's first Passive House upgraded to Passive House Plus

On 30 November 2016, the Passive House Institute (PHI) announced that the world’s first Passive House building has increased its already high energy efficiency level and now relies on renewable energy.   Twenty-five years ago, building...

5 Schaufenster-Regionen als Praxistest für die Energieversorgung der Zukunft

Das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie hat am 6.12.2016 einen Praxistest für die Energieversorgung der Zukunft gestartet. Unter dem Namen Schaufenster-Region werden fünf im Rahmen eines Förderwettbewerbs ausgewählte Regionen...

Google set to reach 100% renewable energy

On 6 December 2016, Urs Hölzle, Senior Vice President for Technical Infrastructure at Google, announced  that in 2017 Google will reach 100% renewable energy for its global operations — including both Google data centers and offices.  ...

German Environmental Ministry funds pupils to become climate advisers

In a new project within the framework of the climate protection initiative, the German Environmental Ministry (BMUB) is funding the education of pupils to become climate advisers. The so-called “Klima-Schülervertreter” (climate pupil...

C40 Mayors agree to bold and concrete actions to meet Paris Agreement

One year after the critical Paris Climate Agreement, global mayors from the world’s megacities met in Mexico City from 30 November to 2 December 2016 at the C40 Mayors Summit to commit to turn the climate deal agreed by nation states from...

Overview of New Classes of Refrigerants at ASHRAE 2017 Winter Conference

ATLANTA – More than 160 refrigerants are maintained under ASHRAE’s refrigerant classification standard, and that list continues to grow as the industry’s need for new refrigerants increases.   A review of the new classes of lower global-...

Βιώσιμες Ενεργειακές Εφαρμογές στα Ελληνικά Νησιά - Συμπεράσματα και βίντεο

Με σημαντικές ομιλίες και παρουσιάσεις και μεγάλη συμμετοχή ολοκληρώθηκε το διήμερο συνέδριο με θέμα ΒΙΩΣΙΜΕΣ ΕΝΕΡΓΕΙΑΚΕΣ ΕΦΑΡΜΟΓΕΣ ΣΤΑ ΝΗΣΙΑ που οργάνωσαν το Δίκτυο Αειφόρων Νήσων Αιγαίου & Ιονίου ΔΑΦΝΗ, το Ενεργειακό &...

STORM project wins award for research excellence at DHC2016

In the beginning of September 2016, the STORM consortium was present at the 15th International Symposium on District Heating and Cooling (DHC2016) in Seoul, South Korea. Dirk Vanhoudt (VITO) gave a general presentation of the STORM project...

EASME launches the Environment Data Hub

Are you part of an environment project funded by Horizon 2020? And are you looking for a potential partner? Or do you want to know more about projects in your field or country? Here's the new way to navigate through all this information in...

Australian Building Energy Efficiency programme wins C40 Cities Award

On 1 December 2016, the fourth annual C40 Cities Award Ceremony took place in Mexico City. The 2016 C40 Cities Awards aimed to share highly replicable ‘best practices’ across cities and draw attention to outstanding performances that have...

DEEP, disclosing market data to increase transparency and drive more energy efficiency investments in Europe

The Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG), an expert group set-up by the European Commission and United Nations Environment Programme Finance Initiative in 2014, launches the De-risking Energy Efficiency Platform (DEEP),...

The EU Building Stock Observatory, a comprehensive database of the building stock characteristics in EU28

Together with the EU Clean Energy for All package of initiatives and legislation, a major online data portal has been launched on the 30th of November, 2016. The EU Building Stock Observatory, managed by BPIE, provides a...