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Are smart buildings safe from hackers and privacy breaches?

The automated home and office market is predicted to grow quickly in the next few years. But as reports of cyber attacks increase, is it still possible for a home to be a castle in the age of smart buildings, or are we lowering the...

Watch the A2PBEER Technology videos on Youtube

The Affordable and Adaptable Public Buildings through Energy Efficient Retrofitting (A2PBEER) Project now has its own Youtube Channel, where you can find a series of videos produced for training purposes on energy efficient retrofitting of...

Investment Plan for Europe: EUR 75 million to finance the construction of NZEBs in Sweden

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a EUR 75 million loan with real estate company Castellum for the construction of nearly zero-energy buildings (NZEBs) in Stockholm and Örebro, Sweden. The loan was made possible by the support...

Roger Léron Award 2017 – 3rd Edition

Acknowledging a persistent contribution to sustainable energy at the regional and/or local level in Europe.   The Roger Léron Award aims to acknowledge impressive contributions to sustainable energy (not for a single project) at the...

Construction21 platform revamps profiles features, company pages and communities

Construction21 evolves to adapt to new uses and thereby accelerate and facilitate exchanges between building professionals and the city, but also to allow you to expand your network. Discover below the new options available.   1. A...

10th BUILD UP Skills EU exchange meeting to take place on 30-31 May in Rotterdam

The next (and last) BUILD UP Skills EU exchange meeting will take place on the 30th and 31st of May at the Bilderberg Hotel in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. As usual, this meeting is open for BUILD UP Skills project coordinators and partners...

From teenager to pensioner: the green energy crowdfunders

Boosting the use of renewable energy has long been an ambition in Europe, but some efforts have powered down amid an ever-changing political landscape and dwindling finances. Now crowdfunding is pulling in a new generation of green...

Clean Energy Summit and Mission Innovation in China: Contribute to the clean energy revolution!

The European Union is sending a delegation to the Mission Innovation 2 and 8th Clean Energy Ministerial meeting in Beijing, China on 6-8 June 2017 and is looking for clean energy projects to exhibit at the summit's Technology Exhibition...

European countries present national renovation strategies at BUILD UPON Leaders Summit

  On 20 February 2017, in Brussels, the BUILD UPON Leaders Summit brought together countries and actors from across Europe to present future plans for the renovation of the region’s buildings – ending a year-long campaign of over 100...

Climate-KIC presents Report ‘Towards Water Smart Cities’

The Climate-KIC Pathfinder ‘Towards Water Smart Cities’ has resulted in a co-designed inspiring and viable business case to demonstrate and reproduce integrated Water Smart Cities innovations on district level in both The Netherlands and...

World Sustainable Energy Days: Construction SMEs – key players in energy efficiency

The World Sustainable Energy Days, which take place in Austria from 1 to 3 March, are one of the biggest events about sustainable energy in Europe. The key role of construction SMEs for the energy renovation of the European building stock...

Inspekce začala plošně kontrolovat průkazy energetické náročnosti budov: chyby obsahuje skoro polovina

Na nekvalitní zpracovatele průkazů energetické náročnosti budov (PENB) se od loňského roku zaměřila Státní energetická inspekce (SEI). Zkontrolovala už přes tisíc průkazů. Jak se ukazuje, chyby obsahuje cca 40 procent z nich. Nejvyšší...

EU Sustainable Energy Week: Call for EUSEW 2017 Networking is now open!

Lead a debate, host a stand or present your project at EUSEW 2017 Networking Village. A highlight is the Spark Show, a game-style pitching event before a panel of journalists.     EUSEW 2017 will take...

EU Energy Council debates Clean Energy package and State of the Energy Union

On 27 February 2017, the European Energy Council met in Brussels, Belgium, bringing together EU Energy Ministers, European Commission Vice-President Maroš Šefčovič, and European Commissioner for Energy and Climate Action Miguel Arias...

Two new guidebooks by Energy Cities: financing energy renovation of public and residential buildings

These guidebooks are good examples of learning how to develop and implement three innovative financing schemes that have been tested by 11 European cities and regions.   Although many cities and regions have engaged into the energy...

Kvarit project: coalescence of energy efficiency, environmental compatibility, resource efficiency and economy

 Innovation project: European IPPC (2007), the Bureau is considering about 50 techniques for pollution prevention and control in the ceramic industry. The proposed project will change all this. Technical specification of...

Carbon Reporting Essentials - When Compliance Meets Intelligence

WEBINAR: Automated Carbon Emissions Reporting     For ESCO clients, identifying major emission sources can mean savings opportunities in the future. As energy manager, you are probably aware that your work has an impact on...

BUILD UP Skills EnerPro project - 12 new training programmes and other best practice results

12 new training programmes, 433 trained building professionals and improved state educational standards as a result of the BUILD UP Skills EnerPro project   In late 2014, the BUILD UP Skills EnerPro project set as its...

STEP-2-SPORT Final event summary: Reducing the energy consumption of sports buildings

The Final Dissemination Event of STEP-2-SPORT project took place on 21st February 2017 in Brussels at the Delegation of the Government of Catalonia to the European Union. It was an open public event with the objective to disseminate the...

Meet the BUStoB project

BUStoB (BUILD UP Skills to Business) is a Horizon 2020 project directed towards establishing and upgrading large-scale qualification and training schemes in the Netherlands for craftsmen and other on-site workers, in...