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Cohousing is an inclusive approach to smart, sustainable cities

The idea that technology will fix complex and systemic problems like climate change, poverty, the housing crisis or health care is simplistic to say the least. We need a radical shift in how we live, and designing for environmental and...

EIT Climate-KIC supported Climetrics announces top ten European equity funds for climate performance

Climetrics, the world’s first and only independent climate rating for investment funds, supported by EIT Climate-KIC, yesterday recognized ten equity funds as the top performers on climate change in Europe at the CDP Europe Awards in...

When circular buildings go on air

A podcast featuring the European project HOUSEFUL and its commitment to make buildings more sustainable has been released.   Circular economy is all over the place in the policy scene since the European Commission presented the Circular...

The new call for energy efficiency is open!

On 12th March the 2019 call for proposals for the Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy topics of the Horizon 2020 EU funding programme was launched. The funding is available for proposals submitted under 16 topics addressing...

New energy efficiency labels explained

On 11 of March, the Commission has today adopted the final format and visual identity of new energy efficiency labels for 6 product groups: -5 product groups of household appliances with "rescaled" labels: dishwashers; washing machines and...

Six hotels will become the “Spanish pilots” where to apply the ALDREN methodology

Thanks to the collaboration established between the Association of Hotels of Benidorm, Costa Blanca and Valencian Community (HOSBEC), the Ministry of Housing, Public Works and Vertebration of the Territory (Generalitat Valenciana) and the...

ALDREN: a common language to renovate the non residential building stock accross Europe

The ALDREN project (Alliance for Deep Renovation in buildings) is the extended development and the implementation of a common European Voluntary Certification Scheme (EVCS) for non-residential buildings based on the EPBD Art. 11 (9) and...

District heating 2.0

In the EU, the main use of energy by households is for heating their homes, and is therefore highly contributing to greenhouse gas emissions. District heating has proven to be a convenient and sustainable way to recover energy...

Energy efficiency and residential values: a changing European landscape

On the 5th of March, RICS, with the support of the REVALUE project, published an insight paper - Energy efficiency and residential values: a changing European landscape. Written by Professors Sarah Sayce and Sara Wilkinson, the report...

Register for BUILD UP skills workshop at CONSTRUMAT’19

Are IoT, BIM, robotics and smart buildings a foreign language for your building professionals? Join us at one of Europe’s biggest building industry events to discover and share how the buildings sector could become fluent in digital...

European Commission launches EPBD art. 19a feasibility study

The European Commission has launched a feasibility study to clarify the need, possibilities and timeline for the potential introduction of EU provisions in relation to:   a) the inspection of stand-alone ventilation systems b) an optional...

South-East Europe parliamentarians prepare Joint Declaration on future of energy efficiency in Energy Community

The Joint Declaration, consolidating inputs by Members of parliament from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, and Serbia was also presented at the Energy Community Parliamentary Plenum, which was held back...

New ways for prosumers to interact with energy market, grid operators

The consumer’s behaviour regarding their own energy needs will change in the future. Energy users won’t just be simple electricity, gas or heat consumers anymore but prosumers who produce energy through, for example, photovoltaic panels (a...

Energy for heating and cooling from renewable sources

In 2017, renewable energy accounted for 19.5 % of the total energy used for heating and cooling in the European Union. This is a significant increase from 10.4 % in 2004. Increases in industrial sectors, services and households contributed...

Webinar on STUNNING: Innovative business models and smart financing for the deep renovation of buildings

The annual rate of home and commercial building renovation is well under the 3% required to achieve European climate and energy goals. There is a need to accelerate investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to boost...

Webinar on Assessing the energy performance of a building, put energy efficiency first

The countdown to transpose the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) has started! Member States have until March 2020 to translate into national law all the new requirements from the EU energy efficiency legislation...

The H2020 project ExcEED launches a new infographic on Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

The EU-funded project ExcEED, standing for European Energy Efficient building district Database, collects data from new and energy efficient buildings (such as energy performance, CO2 emissions, etc.), gathered into a database. Through the...

Croatia planning national energy efficiency measures

It is assumed that 330 households will take part in the program annually. The state will approve financing to these households to replace old refrigerators, built in 1989-2000, with fridges with an energy efficiency standard of A+, as well...

Towards a climate-neutral Europe: EU invests over €10bn in innovative clean technologies

EU innovative climate action has a range of benefits for the health and prosperity of Europeans with an immediate, tangible impact on people's lives – from the creation of local green jobs and growth, to energy-...

More European funds available to support energy efficiency in residential buildings

  The EU Member States agreed in December 2018 to reduce energy consumption by 32.5 % by 2030 as compared to business as usual projections. This target, a central provision of the clean energy package, implies huge investments,...