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Fact check: 90% of our time is spent indoors 54% of waste comes from the construction sector 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions are from real estate and construction.   These are clear indicators why we need more people to change the world for the better by releasing the potential of long-lasting, energy-efficient buildings that comfort the wellbeing of their users.  
Post date: 5 Mär 2021
Type: News

Shutterstock Sonja Pedell, Swinburne University of Technology et Ann Borda, The University of Melbourne Senior citizens need help and encouragement to remain active as they age in their own communities.   Given the choice, that’s what most would prefer. The smart city can provide the digital infrastructure for them to find and tailor the local neighbourhood information they need to achieve this.  
Post date: 4 Mär 2021
Type: News

Introducing BAPAURA – a European project funded by Horizon2020 to support energy renovation in the French region of Auvergne Rhônes-Alpes.    On an autumn day in 2020, national and regional agencies from Auvergne Rhônes-Alpes got together to find a solution to the energy transition challenge.  
Post date: 4 Mär 2021
Type: News

A labyrinth of cobblestone streets, dimly lit and presided over by an imposing castle, Edinburgh’s city center has seen centuries of history.   But the climate crisis is threatening this heritage as summers are getting warmer, extreme rainfall and other severe weather events are becoming more frequent, and the sea level is projected to increase by 10 to 18 centimetres by 2050.  
Post date: 4 Mär 2021
Type: News

Greg Brave/Shutterstock Aysin Dedekorkut-Howes, Griffith University; Elnaz Torabi, Griffith University et Michael Howes, Griffith University With most of the world’s people now living in urban areas, the coronavirus pandemic has highlighted the importance of urban resilience.   It’s just as important for adapting to climate change. Put simply, resilience is the ability of a system, in this case a city, to cope with disruption.  
Post date: 4 Mär 2021
Type: News

The Second Call for Applications of the European City Facility will open on the 29th March 2021. Don’t miss this opportunity! Apply before the 31st May 2021, 17:00 CET.   In this second round, an even larger number of beneficiaries will be selected and receive tailor-made, fast and simplified support and a grant of €60,000 to develop their investment concept: an initial step towards a fully-fledged business and financial plan.  
Post date: 4 Mär 2021
Type: News

Starting today, the seventh edition of the global green business ideas competition ClimateLaunchpad opens for applications.   The program, supported by EIT Climate-KIC and TU Delft, helps aspiring entrepreneurs grow their cleantech ideas into global businesses.   Think of innovations in adaptation, renewable energy, food and agriculture, water, transportation, industrial technology, or any other way to tackle climate change.
Post date: 4 Mär 2021
Type: News

The partners of the UP STRAW project have created a library of more than 400 publications dedicated to building with straw.   It is for everyone - amateurs, construction professionals, promoters, scientists or those who simply want to know more.  
Post date: 4 Mär 2021
Type: News

Seize the opportunity! Construction21 is offering you 10 more days to publish the case study that will take you into the Green Solutions Awards adventure.   You have now until the 25th of March 2021 11:59pm… This extra time is sufficient to finish your application, refine it or even to start another one! A message to those who wish to maximise their chances…  Why participate?  
Post date: 4 Mär 2021
Type: News

According to the International Energy Agency, energy efficiency constitutes in Asia, alongside the deployment of renewable energy, one of the two fundamental leverage points required to achieve the objectives of the Paris Climate Agreement.   However, in the absence of a well-defined regulatory framework and knowledge about the energy consumption of buildings, how can energy efficiency emerge as a priority?  
Post date: 1 Mär 2021
Type: News