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#DecarbHeat 2017 - Presentations available

As part of the DecarbHeat Initiative, the #DecarbHeat conference, which took place in Brussels on 11 and 12 May 2017, aimed to collect ideas from a broad audience on the next steps towards the vision of a 100% decarbonised heating and...

Supermarket giant commits to 100% renewables

A multinational supermarket in the UK has pledged to source all of its electricity from renewables by 2030 in addition to cutting its emissions by 60 per cent by 2025. This international retail company has become the 93rd RE100 company to...

Berliner Energietage 2017: Präsentationsfolien jetzt erhältlich

Die Energietage 2017 in Berlin sind vorüber – über 300 Referent*innen und tausende Veranstaltungsteilnehmer diskutierten in 50 Einzelkongressen drei Tage lang die Energiewende in Deutschland.   Veranstaltungsmaterialien und Hintergründe...

BUILD UP survey: Give us your opinion!

Since January, the BUILD UP webportal is accessible in seven languages in order to foster exchange of information among peers across Europe.   Although translation is automatically generated, we would be interested in your views on...

UK | New report calls for attention and action on IAQ

According to a new report published by the Adaptation and Resilience in the Context of Change (ARCC) network UK homes are experiencing poor indoor air quality (IAQ) at a scale and magnitude that needs immediate national-level attention and...

New North-American standard for determining and expressing building energy performance

ASHRAE (The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) has just announced the publication of the following standard: ANSI/ASHRAE Standard 214-2017, Standard for Determining and Expressing Building Energy...

New French decree requiring energy renovation of public and commercial buildings

The Decree 2017-918 of the French Government requires the improvement of the energy performance of existing commercial and public buildings. It applies to buildings or parts of buildings belonging to a single owner, for offices, hotels,...

Austrian campaign for the replacement of old heating appliances

On 8 March 2017, the Vereinigung Österreichischer Kessellieferanten (VÖK), together with the representatives of the Austrian installers and chimney sweepers, presented the “Energy Savings Offensive”, introducing a label for the installed...

FosterREG project completes capacity building activities for public stakeholders

After nearly two years of collaboration between ten partners from Spain, Croatia, Poland and the Netherlands, the FosterREG project is coming to an end.    FosterREG is a European Horizon 2020 project aimed at enhancing the capacity of...

228 energy-related SMEs seek funding under the SME Instrument Phase 1

On 10 May 2017, the  Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) announced that the European Commission has received 2165 proposals for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises SME Instrument Phase 1 before the...

Interview with nominee in The Green Solutions Awards 2016 Sustainable Construction Grand Prize category

Hans Goverde: "World-wide competitions like the Green Solutions Awards can bring a big spotlight"   Hans Goverde received a special jury mention in The Green Solutions Awards 2016 for Venlo City Hall, a building...

#GreenSolutions Awards: by participating, you are already a winner!

To highlight your realizations towards hundreds of thousands of professionals around the world, submit your case studies for the 2017 Awards before June 1st. The winners and all the candidates of the 2016 edition tell it...

Interview (02) with international finalists in Energy & Hot Climates category of the Green Solutions Awards 2017

Périne Huguet:"Proof that the combat gray matter against gray energy can be won"   Périne Huguet, national winner for France and international finalist of the Green Solutions Awards 2016 in the Hot Climates category,...

Interview with international nominee in Smart Buildings category for Green Solutions Awards 2017

Eva Kouraki, HSB Living Lab: "Our participation to the Awards certainly increased study visits"   In 2016, HSB Living Lab received a special mention of the jury in the Green Solutions Awards, for the Smart Buildings...

The EeB PPP Project Review 2017 is now available

The Energy Efficient Buildings Committee of ECTP is pleased to announce the 6th edition of the EeB PPP Project Review 2017. This yearly publication presents the progress and results of 110 co-funded projects within the EeB PPP under the...

Life - OPERE Newsletter Nº 4 is out!

The 4th edition of the OPERE newsletter focuses on the analysis of data from the system of management, as well as the actions of system optimisation.   The newsletter also reflects the activities developed by the researchers for the...

EU Sustainable Energy Week – vote for EU's most sustainable energy project!

A public online vote will determine the winner of the 2017 Citizens’ Award for EU's most sustainable energy project at the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW 2017), which will take place from 19 to 25 June. Cast your vote for...

EUBCE: A Cross-Border Platform for Contacts, Knowledge, Discussion and Solutions

The European Biomass Conference and Exhibition celebrates its 25th edition in Stockholm.  With a full agenda of horizontal topics the EUBCE is a key event for the biomass and bioenergy community. A unique platform promoting the transfer of...

EASME Workshop | Financing energy efficiency in Central Europe – Presentations available

Finance and policy experts from across Central Europe met in Prague on 27 April 2017 to discuss new strategies for investing in energy efficiency.   The event, organised the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME...

IEA-EBC Annex 62 launches tool to assess ventilative cooling potential

A new tool developed in the framework of International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA- EBC) Annex 62 Ventilative Cooling has just been launched. The ventilative cooling potential tool (VC tool) aims to...