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Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is a well-tested and successful tool that has been helping building owners reach their energy and climate targets more quickly than with traditional implementation of energy saving measures.    Still there is potential for more use of EPC to reach unrealised saving potential in public sector.  
Post date: 22 Feb 2021
Type: Tool

Those who own old commercial buildings tend to struggle with energy loss. These structures weren’t exactly built with efficiency in mind, especially when compared to new architecture.   Property managers need to tackle this issue to save money and prioritize sustainability. Here’s where to identify energy loss in old commercial buildings.  
Post date: 19 Feb 2021
Type: News

Start Park, a project led by citizens from Florence, Italy, has won “Most advanced idea” at the global Climathon Awards 2020.   The prize rewards the team that has improved the most since taking part in a previous Climathon: a city-based 24-hour ideathon organised by EIT Climate-KIC, where citizens are invited to brainstorm solutions to lessen the impact of the extreme weather events their city is already facing or will have to face in the near future.  
Post date: 18 Feb 2021
Type: News

How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change cunaplus/Shutterstock Cameron Tonkinwise, University of Technology Sydney et Abby Mellick Lopes, University of Technology Sydney   Our cities, designed for one set of climatic ranges, are increasingly “out of place” as average temperatures rise.  
Post date: 18 Feb 2021
Type: News

Concept:   The countries in the Central and Eastern European (CEE) region and in the former Soviet Union republics (CIS region) have the most energy-poor people in Europe.    This is mainly due to high energy prices and poor energy efficiency of the buildings, heating systems and household appliances.  
Post date: 17 Feb 2021
Type: Link

In 2019, 6.9% of the EU population said in an EU-wide survey that they could not afford to heat their home sufficiently.   Energy poverty represents a problem all over Europe, and is particularly high in the East, South, South-Eastern and Baltic regions of Europe, where GDP per capita often falls below the EU average.  
Post date: 15 Feb 2021
Type: News

Concept and objectives:   The 2018 revision of the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) aims to further promote smart building technologies, in particular through the establishment of a Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) for buildings.  
Post date: 15 Feb 2021
Type: Link

Stijn Verbeke is senior researcher at EnergyVille/VITO and University of Antwerp. He is an innovator on smart buildings and data-driven tools for improving the energy performance of buildings and districts.   Stijn holds a PhD degree in applied engineering and lectures courses on building physics and energy performance of buildings for engineering students at the University of Antwerp.  
Post date: 15 Feb 2021
Type: Link

Zoom in on this district located in the city of Guangzhou, China. This project is a good example of urban planning to meet the needs of a population that will continue to grow in the coming years.    Its 2.1 square km surface area will be measured and planned to maintain a living environment for its inhabitants while preserving the environment. One of the interests of this proje  
Post date: 11 Feb 2021
Type: News

Over the past year, Dark Matter Labs has been reimagining infrastructures with stakeholders throughout Europe, including the EIT Climate-KIC Healthy, Clean Cities Deep Demonstration.   This article is a lightly edited extract from a full-length version, first published on Dark Matter Labs’ blog.   It has often been stated that societies, civilisations and cities live or die by the infrastructure they build.
Post date: 11 Feb 2021
Type: News