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The Center for Resilience: promoting resilient buildings and communities

U.S. Green Building Council is working to transform the way buildings and communities are designed, built, and operated to encourage green building practices—and resilience is a clear extension of this work. The Center for Resilience is a...
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RE4 Project video

RE4 is a collaborative research project of 13 partner institutions from science and industry-funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. The main purpose of the project is to develop a RE4 ...
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Public survey on smart grids in the Eusalp territory launched

Smart grids are intelligent power grids, encompassing all players of the energy system via a communication network. As power supply systems, they coordinate bidirectional communication between producer, consumer, energy storage and the...
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Energy Efficiency in schools - a Green Business Fund webinar

This webinar is for schools interested in learning more about how to embed good energy management practices within day to day activities, and identify opportunities for energy and cost savings.   Schools are pushed to make the most of...
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Got Energy Talent (GET): first call is open!

GOT ENERGY TALENT (GET) is a fellowship programme co-funded by the EU as part of the H2020-MSCA-COFUND programme (Grant Agreement number 754382). GET is run by the University of Alcalá (UAH) as beneficiary of the action in collaboration...
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Faces of energy

Use this interactive map to explore today's global landscape of stakeholders in gender and energy. See what’s happening where and discover opportunities to engage. Explore map: http://facesofenergy.org/.
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What would a heat-proof city look like?

If you’ve felt uncomfortably hot in a city this summer, chances are it’s not just because of the weather. Look around any urban centre and you’ll see the built environment itself exacerbates summer temperatures. Vehicles stuck in traffic...
Cities are already up to 10C hotter than surrounding areas. As temperatures rise, here are four ways to cool cities down – saving both lives and energy.
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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...