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European Energy Service Award 2019: Submit your sustainable energy project!

Are you an innovative and highly qualified energy service provider or promoter? Have you implemented a successful and pioneering sustainable energy project? Then apply to the European Energy Service Award (EESA) 2019!   The ...

COP24: EU plays instrumental role in making the Paris Agreement operational

The Paris rulebook will enable the Parties to the Paris Agreement to implement, track and progressively enhance their contributions to tackling climate change, in order to meet the Agreement's long-term goals.   EU action...

Energy efficiency in property valuation - what the future looks like

After sharing the research conclusions, the REVALUE project partners took the opportunity to talk with some key stakeholders about the role of energy efficiency in the European housing sector, both now and moving forward.   1. An...

LIFE ASTI project kicks off

The Launch Event of the project “Implementation of a forecAsting System for urban heaT Island effect for the development of urban adaptation strategies – LIFE ASTI” was held on Friday, November 16th 2018, in Thessaloniki. The project is co...

Aulario IndUVA (Spain): Sustainable Construction Grand Prize Winner - Green Solutions Awards 2018

The construction of the Aulario building for University of Valladolid’s School of Industrial Engineering represents a great opportunity for research and improvement of technics already applied on net zero energy buildings of the campus....

House of Île-de-France (France): Energy & Temperate Climates Winner - Green Solutions Awards 2018

Zero Energy! Zero Carbon! Zero Nuclear Waste! Located in the International University Campus in Paris, the 5,000m2 House of Ile-de-France is unprecedented in France. With its 100% solar energy strategy, this student residence features two ...

The Beehive (France): Low Carbon Winner - Green Solutions Awards 2018

The Beehive is a social experiment born from the will of the city of Bègles to have an exemplary participative project on its territory. After a 4-year human adventure, 11 families enjoy a collective residence with 7 housings and 4...

Wild South Media Library (France): Energy & Hot Climates Winner - Green Solutions Awards 2018

The Wild South Media Library, on the Reunion Island, is based on a specific sustainability approach to the tropical and subtropical climates and interrogates contemporary architecture of the Reunion Island. The library creates a...

Landsea New Mansion (China): Health & Comfort Winner - Green Solutions Awards 2018

The Landsea New Mansion project is located in the west suburbs of Shanghai and covers a 13,433m2 area, with three 5-storey residential buildings. This project capitalizes on the construction manager’s years of experience in healthy and ...

CLK Passive House (Luxembourg): Smart Building Winner - Green Solutions Awards 2018

This passive house demonstrates that connected building can go hand in hand with sustainable housing. Beyond the work for a very efficient and eco-responsible envelope, the contractor wanted to install the EnOcean technology for its...

COP24: Social innovation to drive just transition of coal regions

With the carbon costs of travel in mind, key EIT Climate-KIC COP24 session summaries are available online for those who cannot attend—and for review for those present. These summaries aim to extract important debates, dialogues, and...

KTR Headquarters (France): Sustainable Renovation Grand Prize Winner - Green Solutions Awards 2018

KTR, a German industrial group specialized in mechanical transmissions, wanted a building reflecting the image and the values of the company for its French headquarters: innovative and offering excellent work conditions for its employees, ...

#GreenSolutions Awards 2018: Discover these winners whose solutions already shape the zero carbon city

The Green Solutions Awards 2018 winners were revealed in Katowice, a Polish mining town that made the shift to commit to the energy transition and COP24 theatre. The Construction21 network, organiser of the contest, rewarded the winning...

Green Building Councils urge European Commission to recognise unparalleled potential of the built environment sector in delivering a climate neutral Europe

Today, over 20 countries from the World Green Building Council's Europe Network, (WorldGBC Europe) have signed an open letter urging the European Commission to recognise the vital role of the built environment sector in delivering a...

Useful Steam - Heat Recovery

While the United Nations Climate Change Conference (UNFCCC) takes place from the 2nd to the 14th of December 2018 in Katowice, Poland, we have been investigating how district heating can contribute to the reduction of greenhouse gases.  ...

iBRoad publishes "The iBRoad Concept in practice"

Report on suggested elements, content and layout of the iBRoad tools.   The Report “The iBRoad Concept in practice” aims to elaborate on the concept and benefits of the Individual Building Renovation Roadmap, giving an...

Finding the optimal solar cell design to maximize energy production

Artificial intelligence has found plenty of time and money saving applications within the solar industry, in the automated production of solar panels and the forecasting of their long-term performance, among other areas.   Now, a team of...

COP24: huge untapped potential in greener construction, says UN environment agency

“It’s critical we have a big change over the next couple of years in how we do buildings and construction”, said Joyce Msuya, Deputy Executive Director of UNEP. “We only need to look at the current norms and quality of many buildings to...

COP24: Time to address the building and construction sector’s total emissions impact

The recent IPCC report removes all doubt: the building and construction sector must decarbonise by 2050 to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement. As nations all over the globe tackle operational emissions from buildings, we must challenge...

4 Key challenges and solutions to achieving carbon neutrality

The International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has issued a recent report stipulating that without drastic measures to cut carbon emissions, reduce energy use and remove carbon already in the atmosphere, we are “extremely unlikely” to...