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Women in Architecture Award 2017 - Registration

ARVHA, Association for Research on the City and Housing, launches the fifth edition of Women Architects Prize - 2017 (Prix des femmes architectes) with the support of Ministry of Culture and Communication and the Ministry of Family, childhood, and...

Foyer Anderlechtois Social Housing Association to renovate 86 properties using VELUX’s RenovActive concept

The VELUX Group today announces that its RenovActive concept will be used by Belgian Social Housing Association, “Le Foyer Anderlechtois” to renovate 86 of their properties in the Anderlecht area of Brussels. VELUX’s RenovActive project took a...

France pledges to increase climate action commitments

France has vowed to go beyond its initial international commitments under the Paris Agreement, and will launch a new initiative to attract climate change expertise from across the globe. According to government spokesman, Christophe Castaner,...

Pittsburgh to aim for 100% renewable energy by 2035

The city of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania plans to transition to 100% renewable energy, including wind and solar, by 2035, Mayor Bill Peduto said on Friday 2 June.  Mayor Peduto announced that he was joining the coalition “Mayors for 100% Clean Energy...

European Energy Service Award 2017 – Results

On the 31 May, the 2017 edition of the European Energy Service Award was celebrated. The winners of the competition have been honoured at a high level award ceremony at Red Town Hall Berlin by Berlin’s Senator for Economy, Energy and Public...

Maison des Yvelines - Nubian Vault

This amazing Nubian Vault* building, inaugurated on Dec 4, 2016, is one of AVN's major recent achievements in Senegal. Financed in part by the French Conseil Départemental des Yvelines, in collaboration with the NGO Le Partenariat and the Regional...

The First ECO-SANDWICH House

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The First ECO-SANDWICH® House is a unique example of a holistic and innovative approach to sustainable architecture. The house is the first of twelve planned passive house energy standard multi-family houses in the green area...

Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre

​   ​Baptized "UAE's first sustainable autonomous house", this new office building in Dubai, was built in 2016 as a pioneering “pilot project” for MBRSC, a governmental research body. It is the first one to obtain the certification by the Passive...

Every Building On the Planet Must Be ‘Net Zero Carbon’ by 2050 to Keep Global Warming Below 2°C, New Report

Building Sector—Responsible for 30 Percent of Global Emissions—Has Steep Climb Toward Achieving Paris Agreement Targets    The building sector, which is responsible for global emissions roughly equivalent to that of China, must operate at “net zero...

UrbanWINS project launches its online agora, a virtual space for debate on waste prevention and management

UrbanWINS, an EU-funded project aiming at developing and testing methods for designing and implementing eco-innovative strategic plans for waste prevention, has launched its “UrbanWINS agora”, a participative virtual community to share knowledge and...