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E2VENT project: Energy Efficient Ventilated Facades for Optimal Adaptability and Heat Exchange

The old buildings, which represents the vast majority of the building stock, are predominantly of low energy performance and subsequently in need of refurbishment work. Within the existing European building stock, a large share (...
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The Overshoot Day 2018: how will you #MoveTheDate?

How many Earths would we need if everyone in the world lived the average lifestyle in your country?   We are using 1.7 Earths.   We use more ecological resources and services than nature can regenerate through overfishing,...
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How to influence green policies at your local school

Have you ever observed a sustainability challenge at school—a lack of recycling, or school buses idling—and felt unsure of how you could help address it? Whether you are a student, parent or teacher, you know things could be done better....
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Pan-European Thermal Atlas 4: mapping heating and cooling demand across Europe

Heat Roadmap Europe 4 is a Horizon 2020 funded research project, with a consortium of 23 partners, running from 2016 until 2019. Its main goal is to study the heating and cooling sector in Europe by quantifying the effects of increased...
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Tracking Clean Energy Progress

The International Energy Agency’s newly-enhanced Tracking Clean Energy Progress provides a comprehensive and rigorous assessment of a full range of energy technologies and sectors that are critical in a global clean-energy transition. It...
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The Passive House Database

The Passive House Database is a common project of the Passive House Institute, the Passivhaus Dienstleistung GmbH, the IG Passivhaus Deutschland and the iPHA (International Passive House Association) and Affiliates. You can find a...
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Apply now for the new call of the Covenant twinning programme!

The call for a new edition of the twinning programme of the European Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy is now open. The Covenant twinning programme offers cities, regions and provinces across Europe the opportunity to take part in...
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Financial instruments: a georeferenced map of 100 best practices from FINERPOL project

FINERPOL project partners identified around 100 best practices around the world of financial instruments for energy efficiency and renewable energy and evaluated them according to criteria developed together by the partnership. These...
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IEA Building Energy Efficiency Policies (BEEP) Database

The BEEP database was launched in 2012 as part of the work of the IEA’s Sustainable Buildings Centre (SBC). It provides a detailed breakdown of policies for energy efficiency in buildings around the world, including those supporting...
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ENERGISE project: an online database of sustainable energy consumption initiatives

Scientific research and public policies in the field of energy consumption have primarily focused on drivers towards greater carbon efficiency. However, such an approach does not consider the long-term success of such measures within...
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RISE: Regulatory Indicators for Sustainable Energy

RISE is a set of indicators to help compare national policies and regulatory frameworks for sustainable energy. It assesses countries’ policy and regulatory support for each of the three pillars of sustainable energy—access to modern...
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Clima-Host: innovative solutions for climate protection and energy efficiency in the hotel and catering industry

The alpine-wide contest “ClimaHost – Climate protection and energy efficiency in hotel and restaurants” was launched on 7 June by the German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Svenja Schulze, the...
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Energy Management Campaign: 50,001 global certifications to ISO 50001 by 2020

Through the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Energy Management Campaign, leaders from the public and private sectors are uniting to promote a proven framework to manage energy use: the ISO 50001 international energy management system standard...
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Mission Innovation Champions: a programme to celebrate innovative individuals who are accelerating the clean energy revolution.

Mission Innovation Champions is a new programme to celebrate innovative individuals who are accelerating the clean energy revolution. This programme will recognize exceptional researchers and innovators who are developing novel ways of...
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ABRACADABRA project: call for case study buildings

ABRACADABRA is the acronym of a title summarizing the project’s strategy: Assistant Buildings’ addition to Retrofit, Adopt, Cure And Develop the Actual Buildings up to zeRo energy, Activating a market for deep renovation. ABRACADABRA is...
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Strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reductions: give your feedback

The European Commission has launched a public consultation on a strategy for long-term EU greenhouse gas emissions reduction. All interested citizens and stakeholders can send their contributions by 9 October 2018. In March 2018, EU...
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2nd Skin: A systemic deep retrofit pilot in Vlaardingen

EIT Climate-KIC’ Building Technologies Accelerator (BTA), Waterweg Wonen Housing Cooperation, BIK bouw, Provincie Utrecht, TU Delft, TU Munchen, Sto Isoned, Itho Daalderop and Kingspan work together to realize a unique deep retrofit...
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The Climate Group launches a new call to action on global companies to install LED lighting

To keep global warming well below 2 degrees Celsius, accelerating a radical shift to smarter energy use is crucial. Within the private sector the transition has already begun, yet it is not happening fast enough – and millions of dollars...
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The Energy Transition is happening

State and regional governments are in a unique position to drive innovative and ambitious climate and clean energy policies around the world. The Climate Group brings these governments together to make sure the best ideas are spread...
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Here's how Paris is building the eco-community of the future

Every so often, an environmentally friendly building gives us a glimpse of the low-carbon future so many climate plans envision. With the development of Clichy-Batignolles, the city of Paris has created a groundbreaking eco-village filled...