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European Commission presents new Action Plan for the Planet: Ten initiatives for a modern and clean economy

  Two years after the Paris Agreement, the EU is firmly in the lead in fighting climate change. To that end the Commission announced a series of initiatives for a modern and clean economy at the One Planet Summit.    ...
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EU Invests in the Planet: Ten Initiatives for a Modern and Clean Economy

  The Juncker Commission's contribution to the One Planet Summit, Paris, 12 December 2017     At the One Planet Summit, which took place in Paris on 12 December 2017 marking the second anniversary of the Paris...
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Retrofitting public buildings: where public procurement and innovation meet

Retrofitting public buildings: where public procurement and innovation have to shake hands   In recent years, the word “smart” has started rolling off the tongues and keyboards of policy makers in many areas of our...
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Wood frame building solutions innovation on the rise

Blokiwood® reinvents the wood frame   With the new targets for reducing carbon emissions in construction and government measures to develop the sector, wood is on the rise. A Savoyard company decided to ´make waves´ in the...
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E2VENT Workshop - "Think green, think Smart Façade"

The  E2VENT WORKSHOP which will be held within the BUDMA - International Construction and Architectural Fair in Poznan, Poland.   What is E2VENT? It is a European research project under H2020 programme,...
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Are there EU funded projects – schemes, based on nanomaterials in the construction industry?

The list that follows provides brief information on EU funded projects and clusters in the field of nanomaterials:   ADAPTIWALL project used multi-functional light-weight wall panel based on adaptive insulation and nanomaterials for...
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Which nanomaterials are most commonly used for photocatalytic applications?

Titania (TiO2) is suitable for several environmental applications such as air purifier, waste water treatment cleaning, water disinfection and photo-induced hydrophilic coating with self-cleaning properties. It can be incorporated in bulk...
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What are the critical parameters in the use of nanomaterials in the building sector?

The selection of the appropriate matrix is of importance since it can affect the effectiveness of nanomaterials, or even react in such a way that unwanted by-products may be produced.   The presence of dissolved oxygen...