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World Sustainable Energy Days 2018 – Call for Papers & Speakers

More than 700 delegates from over 50 countries from business, public sector and the research community are expected to participate in the World Sustainable Energy Days 2018, one of Europe’s largest annual events on energy...

cPPP Impact Workshop 2017: Report and Presentations available

This 7th Impact Workshop, organised by the European Commission on 17 May 2017, gathered representatives of Horizon 2020 projects funded under the 2014-2016 cPPP calls for proposals, and the members of the cPPP Partnership Boards.   The...

START2ACT project launches interactive e-learning on energy efficiency

START2ACT project launches first chapter of interactive e-learning on energy efficiency   Summer has been a busy season for START2ACT – apart from the Knowledge Base, the Interactive Online Platform was amplified with an...

EU construction activity: growth in all subsectors in beginning 2017

Good beginning of the year for the UE construction activity. The first quarter of 2017 marked by growth in all subsectors.   Comparing data for the first quarter of 2016 and 2017,  production in the EU construction...

JRC presents Level(s), a common language for sustainable buildings

In August 2017, the Joint Research Centre (JRC) released two Technical Reports presenting Level(s), a common EU framework of core indicators for the sustainability of office and residential buildings.   The first report, ...

Novel sheep's wool insulation and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

Worried about indoor air quality? Breathe easy with novel sheep's wool insulation   Air pollution has been in the news a lot recently, with the UK and France announcing future bans on petrol and diesel cars in an attempt...

European Commission boosts circular economy amongst SMEs in Europe

Call for expression of interest     The European Commission invites Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) support organisations, green solution providers and regional authorities in the European Union to put...

BUILD UPON project cited in Forbes as example of large scale transformation

A recent Forbes article on “Four Major Success Factors In Large-Scale Transformation” cites the BUILD UPON project as an example of large-scale transformation, alongside examples of disruptive platform businesses such as Airbnb and Uber,...

Innovative ECO-SEE wall coatings offer natural air conditioning

If you have visited the new Apple store in Brussels then you would have seen first-hand the striking façades coated with white clay. Natural lime and clay based plasters are an increasingly popular choice among architects and homeowners...

Growing interest in CITyFiED methodology for district-scale retrofitting

Growing interest in CITyFiED’s methodology for district-scale energy efficient retrofitting   A more confident approach to mass-market deployment and replicability of district-scale energy efficient retrofitting is...

Energy efficiency becomes more important in the office real estate market

A study from the German Energy Agency-Dena, based on a survey among decision makers of 20 important office building investors and 20 major renters of office areas in Germany has resulted in sustainability and energy efficiency becoming...

Inauguration of Efficiency House Plus settlement near Augsburg

On 14 July 2017 a settlement of plus energy houses was inaugurated with a ceremonial key hand over to the building owners. All 13 houses (nine single-family houses and four double house halves) fulfil the efficiency house plus standard...

U.S. Department of Energy selects 13 energy projects on Indian land

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Indian Energy Policy and Programs has selected 13 tribal energy projects to receive funding of $7.8 million. The projects will install energy systems on tribal buildings and on community scale...

Project "CityTrees" provides clean air for citizens

A start-up company called Green City Solutions has developed 4m high vertical plant walls with moss, called CityTrees. These moss installations feed on dirty air; they filter CO2, NOx and dust pollution and convert them to their own...

BMUB starts ideas competition for increased building renovation rate

A team consisting of the German Energy Agency (dena), Energie- und Umweltberatung Pöschk and the agency mc-quadrat is working on the concept of a new ideas competition for increasing the building renovation rate on behalf of the German...

Berliner Klima Schulen 2017 - 1. Preis für Grundschule aus Alt-Hohenschönhausen

Unter dem Titel „Wissen macht Wandel“ nahm die Brodowin-Grundschule in Berlin Alt-Hohenschönhausen am Wettbewerb Berliner Klima Schulen 2017 teil. Seit Anfang Juli steht fest, die Schule hat den Wettbewerb gewonnen und erhält die 5.000 €...

Klimadatensätze: Neue deutsche Testreferenzjahre erhältlich

Der Deutsche Wetterdienst hat im Rahmen eines Forschungsprojekts neue Testreferenzjahre (Test Reference Year = TRY) veröffentlicht. Diese enthalten stündliche meteorologische Daten an einem Standort und werden z.B. von Planern und...

Green living: encouraging investors to go retro

Making our homes greener and more energy efficient is crucial if Europe is to realise its environmental targets and ambitions. But securing financial fuel to retrofit existing properties is tough, with investors often wanting to inject...

20 Berliner Schulen engagieren sich als Leuchttürme für den Klimaschutz

Zwanzig Berliner Schulen engagierten sich als Leuchtturmschulen im Projekt „Energie und Klimaschutz an Schulen“. Drei Schulen wurden jetzt durch den Berliner Staatssekretär für Umwelt- und Klimaschutz Stefan Tidow ausgezeichnet. Die...

Gewinnerprojekte aus dem BMBF/BMWi-Wettbewerb "Energieeffiziente Stadt" stehen fest

Im Jahr 2016 veröffentlichten die beiden Bundesministerien für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) und für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) gemeinsam eine Förderbekanntmachung zum Thema „Energieeffiziente Stadt“. Seit Juli 2017 stehen nun die 6...