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UK renewables set new records last weekend

As a result of the weekend’s favourable weather conditions on 9 April, energy generated from renewable sources set new records in the UK. Solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power benefitted from ideal conditions, with a period of prolonged sunshine...

The first Passive House: Interview with Dr. Wolfgang Feist (part 1)

It’s been 25 years since Dr. Wolfgang Feist built the first Passive House building in Darmstadt, Germany. Katrin Krämer, press officer for the Passive House Institute, sat down with him to find out how it all began. The kids were excited –...

Daylight Symposium program is now available

Daylight is vital to our long-term health and wellbeing. Yet, our modern way of living challenges our daily access to daylight and connection to nature, ultimately leading to a daylight deficit. So what role is left for architects and planners when...

Climate-KIC joins steering committee of the Low Emission Development Strategies - Europe & Eurasia Platform

Climate-KIC is pleased to announce its joining of the Steering Committee for the Low Emission Development Strategies Europe & Eurasia Platform (LEDS-EEP). The LEDS-EEP’s mission is to create and support a community of practitioners that will...

VELUX Publishes 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report

VELUX has published its 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility report, which details the company’s ongoing commitments and progress in the area of CSR. Highlights of 2016 report include: 98% of wood used in manufacturing sourced from certified,...

European Climate-KIC model successfully adapted for the launch of Climate-KIC Australia

Climate-KIC welcomes the launch of Climate-KIC Australia, a self-financed, independent and separate legal entity from Climate-KIC, based on the successful European Knowledge and Innovation Community (‘KIC’) model for catalysing climate innovation...

Passive House buildings aiming high

Darmstadt, Germany/Innsbruck, Austria. When it was inaugurated four years ago, the Raiffeisen Tower in Vienna was the first high-rise building in the world built to the Passive House Standard. Four years later, great progress has been made. This...

China Academy of Building research (CABR) launches the Construction21 China platform

In March 23, 2017, Construction21 China Platform Work Kick-off Meeting was successfully held in China Academy of Building research (CABR), which marked that the related work of Construction21 (China) and the website was officially launched (http://...

The Transformative Benefits of Energy Productivity

More and more companies are realising the transformational benefits of setting an ambitious energy productivity goal. They range from huge cost savings and improved energy security to driving innovation throughout the company. And crucially, many...

The comfort of a DHW loop without the waste of energy

All common hot water loops waste a lot of energy, the only ECS loop that does not waste energy is operated by the tap lever. It is easy to measure the amount of energy lost in the hot water circulation loop by installing a calorie counter on the...