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Horizon 2020: 50 new Energy Efficiency projects funded

As part of Horizon 2020's energy challenge for secure, clean and efficient energy for Europe, the European Union has funded 50 new projects under the Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency Call 2015. These projects were selected from a total of 478...

Webcast and launch of CA EPBD 2016 book

BUILD UP looks back at a successful webcast on the Concerted Action on the Energy Performance of Buildings on 2 February 2016.   The webcast marked the launch of the new BUILD UP website and the book 2016 - Implementing the Energy Performance of...

Can sustainable office buildings increase workers’ productivity?

Green buildings can both protect the environment and benefit the people using them. But to do so, users should be involved in the planning right from the very beginning   Efforts to make buildings environmentally...

User's Manual to ASHRAE/USGBC/IES Green Standard Available

On 1 February 2016, ASHRAE announced the publication of a User’s Manual which clarifies the intent and implementation of the building industry’s foremost green building standard by explaining its requirements and providing example...

First issue of ZERO-PLUS newsletter now available

ZERO-PLUS is a project receiving funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme ( Grant Agreement No. 678407) aiming to develop and implement a comprehensive, cost-effective modular system for Net Zero...

Norway's "Treet" breaks tall wood building record

“Treet”, a timber high rise building in Bergen, Norway now holds the world’s record for wood construction. The Norwegian housing association Bergen- og omegn boligbyggelag (BOB), set out to build a sustainable housing project but when...

Share of renewables in the EU rose further to 16% in 2014

Nine Member States have already achieved their 2020 targets     On 10 February 2016, EUROSTAT announced that in 2014, the share of energy from renewable sources in gross final consumption of energy reached 16.0% in the...

International VELUX Award 2016 for architecture students open until April 1

The VELUX Group launches the International VELUX Award 2016 to inspire students of architecture all over the world to work with daylight in architecture. Students must register before 1 April 2016 to be able to participate.   The...

TRIME Project: energy savings for social housing residents

Housing Europe on the advisory board of the TRIME Project   What if saving energy at home could be really simple, help you save money and live a healthier lifestyle? TRIME is a pan-european project that...

Horizon 2020: 50 new Energy Efficiency projects funded

As part of Horizon 2020's energy challenge for secure, clean and efficient energy for Europe, the European Union has funded 50 new projects under the Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency Call 2015. These projects were selected from a total of...