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Green building bonds

Season 2.0 - Special Green Finance and Real Estate Since the Paris Agreement was adopted at COP21, the financial community has come together and taken major steps towards tackling climate change, such as during the One Planet Summit in December 2017...

The energy transition: an investment opportunity for cities and regions

An increasing number of large scale sustainable energy projects from public authorities across Europe are demonstrating the investment opportunity for cities and regions in the energy transition. From Croatia to Ireland, projects are leveraging...

Can Portabella Cultural Centre

“The visibility provided by the Green Solutions Awards, and being selected among the best projects gives us an interesting and positive professional prestige,” says architect Josep Bunyesc Can Portabella project of Bunyesc Arquitectes participated...

Welsh Government offers £200m to support tidal lagoon plant project

The Welsh Government is offering to kick start a faltering clean energy project with the injection of £200 million. The tidal lagoon plant, to be located in Swansea Bay, has been in development for years, but is awaiting a subsidy contract from the...

Interview with Philippe Madec, architect of Ecovillage des Noés

In 2017, the Ecovillage des Noés won the Sustainable City Grand Prize in the Green Solutions Awards France. A great reward for this project located in Ville-de-Reuil, one of the most recent French towns. Philippe Madec, architect of the project,...

Siemens comes on board to support Europe’s largest battery plant

A new partnership between a Swedish energy start up and Siemens is expected to fast track the construction of a major battery factory in Europe.   Stockholm-based Northvolt is in the process of building a demonstration plant to develop industrial...

Drones could add £42 billion to the UK economy, while improving sustainability

Drone technology has the potential to transform our economies to be more sustainable and efficient.   The professional services group looked at the impact that drones could have upon the UK economy, finding significant improvements across all...

Triodos Bank Spain office in Malaga

“Green Solutions Awards help us to raise awareness about the need to pay attention to health in the architecture exercise,” says architect Marta Torralba Triodos Bank Spain office in Malaga, designed by sAtt Arquitectura Abierta, won the second...

Training videos for owners of micro anaerobic digestion plants

In the frame of the BiogasAction H2020 project, the Severn Wye Energy Agency (SWEA) has been concentrating its activities on promoting the concept of small-scale, on-farm and waste based anaerobic digestion (AD).   As part of its capacity-building...

Google launches solar power calculator in the UK

Google has launched a new tool to help UK households work out the solar potential of their homes. The service, called Project Sunroof, combines data from Google’s Earth and Maps platforms to estimate how much untapped solar power there is on roofs...