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The OptEEmAL Platform is a great tool to design any energy efficient retrofitting project at building and district level. It provides the user with a holistic tool that reduces time and costs in the design phase, and improves the whole process in terms of management, information flows and design quality.   Explore it yourself. You'll find an introduction video and a video explaining exactly how the platform work, as well as more videos from our final conference here:
Post date: 28 Giu 2019
Type: Note

This document sets out the results of the work to date undertaken by the Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance in relation to the development of an EU classification system for environmentally sustainable economic activities (hereafter ‘Taxonomy’). It has six parts:  
Post date: 27 Giu 2019
Type: Publication

We are delighted to announce the new GlobalABC Webinar series: How to Incorporate Fundable Buildings Sector Action in NDCs, a series of four webinars: Global, Asia, Africa and Latin America.   The current scope and ambition of buildings sector commitments are insufficient to meet the Paris Agreement goals.  
Post date: 26 Giu 2019
Type: News

In celebration of Europe Day and ahead of the European Elections, the regions, energy agencies and islands of FEDARENE declared once again their clear and immovable commitment to support the European Union in its climate action and energy transition.   Indeed, the regions, energy agencies and islands of  FEDARENE have witnessed how energy transition unites territories and citizens and believe it is the driver Europe needs to overcome disunity and achieve sustainable solidarity.
Post date: 26 Giu 2019
Type: News

During the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2019, the session co-organised by DecarbHeat and FEDARENE, “The Green Revolution Starts at Home” took place in order to presents the heating and cooling sector in Europe and the resources available for local, regional and national authorities.    Various innovative tools and projects such as RELaTED, PLANHEAT and Hotmaps are being developed to assist cities and regions for decarbonizing heating and cooling.  
Post date: 26 Giu 2019
Type: News

Since the Sibiu Summit on the 9th of May, when 210 European Mayors and leaders of cities across Europe urged the European Council and Member States to step up the EU’s climate commitments, over 100 Mayors joined the call to show global leadership and drive ambition to make rapid progress in the implementation of the Paris Agreement.  
Post date: 26 Giu 2019
Type: News

Trivess Moore, RMIT University; Michael Ambrose, CSIRO et Stephen Berry, University of South Australia     New housing in Australia must meet minimum energy performance requirements. We wondered how many buildings exceeded the minimum standard.  
Post date: 26 Giu 2019
Type: News

Industry representatives, regional experts, academics and EU officials held the first public meeting of the research study group: ‘Infrastructure needs of an EU industrial transformation towards deep decarbonisation’.   The initiative aims to identify what infrastructure will be needed to meet energy and carbon-intensive industrial areas new demands for electricity and hydrogen.  
Post date: 26 Giu 2019
Type: News

The European Commission has welcomed the publication of the three new important reports by the Technical Expert Group (TEG) on sustainable finance, including key recommendations on the types of economic activities that can make a real contribution to climate change mitigation or adaptation (see official press release).   The first report, supported by EIT Climate-KIC’s expertise, provides a classification system – or taxonomy – for environmentally-sustainable economic activities.
Post date: 26 Giu 2019
Type: News

As Theresa May signs into law a commitment to bring the UK’s carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, one city in the UK is on its way to achieving this goal 22 years sooner   As one of her final acts as Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced that she will be signing into law a pledge to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2050. This would make Britain the first member of the G7 to make such a commitment official.  
Post date: 26 Giu 2019
Type: News