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OVERVIEW | Alleviating Urban Heat Island in the Context of Climate Change

by Vasileios Ntouros (NKUA)   Urban Heat Island (UHI) is known to have significant impacts on the environment, giving rise to ambient temperatures in and around rural areas. At the same time, climate change issues are intensifying the UHI...
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OVERVIEW | Energy efficient university campus projects

By Heike Erhorn-Kluttig (Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics)   Similarly to energy efficient school projects, university complexes offer the possibility to reduce the energy...
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EeB PPP Project Review 2018

The 7th edition of EeB PPP Project Review has been published. Every year, this publication presents the progress of a portfolio of European research projects aiming at developing new technologies for energy efficient buildings. The 2018...
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#EUSEW2018:a week of ideas and innovation; find out next events!

The sustainable energy transition is the key for an EU energy sector carbon neutral and a competitive, flexible, integrated market, responsive to consumer demands. ‘Lead the clean energy transition’ has been the topic of EUSEW2018: the...
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Financing the Renovation of Buildings in Poland

Poland is the biggest beneficiary of EU funds under the 2014-2020 Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), receiving up to around €80 billion from the Cohesion Policy budget. Only 2.8% of this funding is dedicated to energy efficiency in...
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A Proposal for Defining nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) Requirements For Renovation Of Single-Family Houses In Poland

It is estimated that more than 70% of the detached single-family houses in Poland (3.6 million) have no, or inadequate, thermal insulation. Heating technology is outdated and the most frequently used fuel is coal, burned in old coal-fired...
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Renovating Belgrade - A framework for exploring the potential to renovate the City of Belgrade

The UN Environment Programme (UN Environment) is supporting the Belgrade public authorities to improve energy efficiency of buildings and associated energy systems, as part of its role in the Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA) and...
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R2Cities crosses the finish line: the results

The EU project on smart districts has unveiled its energy saving achievements after its renovation works in three residential areas   Genoa, Valladolid and Kartal (Istanbul): three different cities, countries and climates, and more than...
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International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme: Annual Report 2017

The annual report of 2017 of the International Energy Agency’s Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA-EBC) Programme presents an overview of progress made by the EBC Programme, including summaries of new, ongoing and recently completed...
IEA-EBC Annual Report- 2017
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Energy in Buildings and Communities News, June 2018

The International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA-EBC) Programme newsletter contains updates on ongoing and forthcoming research projects, and features new publications and website information, as well as topical...
IEA EBC News, June 2018, Issue 67