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ECTP Technologies webinars on Energy Efficient Buildings now available!

To share success stories and increase awareness on promising technologies among the Energy efficient Buildings Public-Private Partnership (EeB PPP) projects, 7 webinars were organised in October and November 2016 under the framework of EeB...

Essen officially becomes the European Green Capital for 2017

On 21 January 2017, the town of Essen in Germany officially becomes the European Green Capital for 2017. In the official European Green Capital Handover Ceremony, Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and...

EASME webinar recordings and presentations | 60-minute comms workout

On 17 January 2017, the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) organised a one-hour interactive webinar to provide those interested in communicating their projects with ideas on how to increase their outreach and...

Committed of... Committed of... Committed of... BUILD UP now available in multiple languages!

BUILD UP is pleased to announce that our webportal is now available in selected European languages. Users can now browse and read content in English, French, Italian, Spanish, German, Croatian and Polish. To do so, please select from the...

Commissioner Arias Cañete in Greece to deepen energy integration

On 19 January 2017, Climate Action and Energy Commissioner Miguel Arias Cañete kicked off a two-day visit to Greece. The purpose of the visit is to follow up on the Clean Energy for All Europeans package presented by the European...

Horizon 2020: New calls on energy efficiency now open!

On 19 January 2017, a series of Calls for Proposals opened in the context of Horizon 2020 Work Programme for 2016-17 in the area of Energy Efficiency.   The Energy Efficiency area of this Work Programme has been designed for 2016/2017...

Project save@work – using behaviour change to drive down workplace energy use

Keeping our office buildings warm and lit uses a lot of energy and nearly 40% of final energy consumption can be attributed to buildings, in which 12% of the EU building stock is either publically owned or occupied.  The public sector is a...

BUILD UP content now on your website for free

BUILD UP has released the opportunity to embed its customised content to external websites.   Presenting relevant content regarding your area of interest directly on your website has never been easier. You can now select and publish...

Première Plateforme de formation dédiée au bâtiment

Construction21 s'associe à l' ADEME et au Plan Bâtiment Durable pour lancer la première plateforme de formation dédiée au Bâtiment Durable!   Vous le savez, le secteur du bâtiment est en pleine mutation. La transition...

User’s Manual for 2016 IAQ Standard Published by ASHRAE

ATLANTA – A manual to help users navigate the changes in ASHRAE’s 2016 ventilation standard is now available.   The User’s Manual for ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 62.1-2016, Ventilation for Acceptable Indoor Air Quality, provides information on...

Final QUALICHeCK Project events

The following QUALICHeCK events have now been confirmed; they are the final events to be carried out under the QUALICHeCK Project, which ends on 28 February 2017.   Participation is free for all, but prior registration is required...

ExcEED project website now live!

The EU-funded project, ExcEED – standing for “European Energy Efficient building district Database”-, promises to establish a robust and durable return of knowledge mechanism collecting actual buildings energy performance data and...

Stunning Visualisation Reveals Europe’s Real-Time Electricity Emissions

An open source project visualises the emissions of electricity generation across Europe along with the potential for renewable energy.   The Electricity Map project has integrated live data feeds into an interactive map of Europe to show...

A Smart Building Connection to Bill Gates

You probably heard the big news yesterday (after all, even Barack Obama tweeted about it): Bill Gates and a celebrity list of fellow tech titans announced the launch of Breakthrough Energy Ventures: a billion-dollar cleantech...

Thermally efficient social housing for young adults

When young people move out of supported accommodation the leap to independent living can be tough. A new project in the north west of England is converting a former sheltered housing block for elderly people into managed...

Over €100M to finance energy innovation in SMEs across Europe

    Renewable energy i.e. solar, wind and biomass, and energy efficiency projects account for 40% of the investments made through the SME Instrument in the field of energy. Top three countries include Spain, Italy and the United Kingdom...

Parquetry and Underfloor Heating

Everything New Is Actually Well-Forgotten Old   The meaning of the sentence is that people don’t really invent new things, they only rediscover what someone already found in the past. It certainly holds true for underfloor heating...

European Conference on the Energy Transition – Data4Action – 26 Jan 2017 in Bordeaux

The European Energy Transition Conference is the main annual meeting of local energy transition stakeholders: elected representatives in charge of energy, climate plans or planning, heads of local authority departments, businesses and...

VIDEO | The Edge, Amsterdam: World's Greenest Office Building

      The Edge, in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, is officially the greenest office building in the world. It's also the testing ground for a radical, highly connected new way of working, where employees have no set workspaces and can dial...

What are your energy efficiency predictions for 2017? Participate now!

This is the second annual DEXMA Energy Efficiency Survey, whose main aim is for your understanding of energy innovation challenges and exploring new opportunities to help make your work as energy managers easier and simpler.   Three...