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Save-the-date for Second European Vocational Skills Week in November!

The second European Vocational Skills week will take place Brussels (Belgium) and various other locations, 20-24 November 2017.   Mid-March, Commissioner Marianne Thyssen announced that there will be a Second European Vocational...

EU Council agrees on proposal for a revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive

Energy efficient buildings: increased energy savings and better living conditions       On 26 June 2017, the EU Council agreed its position on a proposal for a revised directive on the energy performance of buildings....

CREATE project and its progress

Compact REtrofit Advanced Thermal Energy storage - An economically affordable, compact and loss-free heat battery for existing buildings.”   The CREATE project is a research project supported by the European Commission under...

"Let’s build changes" conference materials available

Early July 2017, the European Commission brought together industry leaders, finance professionals, policy makers, SMEs and start-ups to discuss how the construction’s value chain could meet its ever-evolving challenges.   The 2017...

Give and take: REMOURBAN at the EU Sustainable Energy Week

As part of this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), REMOURBAN’s Miguel García Fuentes (CARTIF) and Philip James (Nottingham City Homes) joined two discussion events in Brussels about smart cities.     Organised...

Market day at the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities

During the EU Sustainable Energy Week, the EIP-SCC held a series of practical Action Cluster Meetings bundled into a one-day event entitled « Building a market for Smart Cities and Communities ».  The gathering was part of ongoing efforts...

ARE WE HAPPY WITH THE QUALITY OF BUILDING RENOVATION?

The new Horizon 2020 FIT-TO-NZEB project develops innovative training schemes for deep energy retrofit in Eastern and Southern Europe     Undoubtedly, it is a hard decision to invest your family’s savings in renovating your...

El Plan de inversión para Europa: BEI para financiar la construcción de 2,198 alquilar unidades de vivienda social en Barcelona

El Banco Europeo de Inversiones (BEI) proporcionará un EUR 125m préstamo para el Barcelona Municipal de la Vivienda de la Junta (una entidad pública bajo la responsabilidad del Gobierno de la Ciudad), con el objetivo de construir 2,198...

Design of envelope modules in Northern European countries

Retrofitting to existing buildings for improved energy efficiency is technically possible but conditions vary in different regions in Europe. “Northern Europe” is spanning in north south direction equally long as the distance between Malmö...

1st Seminar on the Promotion of Innovative Projects in Green Economy

Organised jointly by R20 MED, the R20 NGO's office for the Mediterranean region, École Nationale Polytechnique d'Oran Maurice-Audin ( ENPO-MA ) and École des Mines de Saint-Etienne ( EMSE ) 1st Seminar on the Promotion of Innovative...