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International Passive House Association Blog

The International Passive House Association Blog is filled with entries related to highly energy efficient buildings. Topics include summer comfort, the first Passive House hospital, energy efficient high rises, integrating renewable...
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Cultural Heritage in Action

What is ‘Cultural Heritage in Action’?   Cultural Heritage in Action is one of the actions of the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage of the European Commission. It is a peer-learning programme that will allow over 100 local...
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ELENA LEUVEN project

Lower Energy Use Via an Extraordinary Network (LEUVEN) The Project Delivery Unit (PDU) will consist of four persons with an administrative, financial and technical background. The PDU will employ two full time working experts and one...
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TOMORROW project

TOwards Multi-stakehOldeRs transition ROadmaps With citizens at the centre What is TOMORROW?   TOMORROW is a Horizon 2020 funded project, aiming at empowering local authorities to lead the transition towards low-carbon, resilient and more...
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 847136
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Expert Talks - Ulrich Santa, director of Agenzia CasaClima

Director of Agenzia CasaClima (KlimaHaus), Ulrich Santa, will be the first expert to be interviewed for the new BUP Expert Talks section.   The focus of this interview is on digitalization and sustainable building focused in the design...
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CHESS SETUP Project

CHESS SETUP is a H2020 funded project designing a technology solutionaiming to increase the energy efficiency, self-sufficiency and renewables in buildings.   The building sector is one of the most resource consuming sectors as it accounts...
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme under Grant Agreement No 680556.
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ProjectZero

ProjectZero is the vision for creating a ZEROcarbon future for the city Sonderborg in southern Denmark by 2029 based on sustainable growth and with many new green jobs as a result.   The ProjectZero concept is based on energy efficiency...
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CREATE project video - story of the project

CREATE project is in its end and this video shows the main results achieved over the last four years. CREATE developed and demonstrated a heat battery, i.e. an advanced thermal storage system based on Thermo-Chemical Materials (TCMs), that...
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SENSEI project

Smart energy services integrating the multiple benefits from improving the energy efficiency of the European building stock The EC Horizon 2020 SENSEI is a 36 months project coordinated by IEECP, focussing on the Energy Performance...
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 847066
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GUARDIAN project

Eco-friendly smart doors for non-residential building fire protection There is a growing demand for building green or sustainable buildings. New building designs often feature open spaces, with less barriers such as doors and walls, and...
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 883740
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PIPER project

Printing of Ultra-Thin, Flexible Perovskite Solar Cells and its Commercial Application The impact of buildings to European final energy consumption has been assessed at 40%, making the building stock responsible for 36% of CO2 emissions....
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 889405
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BEEP project

BIM for Energy Efficiency in the Public sector About the project   Buildings are responsible for 36% of global final energy consumption and nearly 40% of total direct and indirect CO2 emissions. In such a challenging situation, renovating...
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GreenBuilding project

Minimising Energy Consumption for Green Buildings respecting present uses and public needs About the project   Mediterranean countries need to reduce energy consumption and adverse environmental impacts due to the high dependence on fossil...
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Syn.ikia project

Syn.ikia aims at achieving sustainable plus energy neighbourhoods with more than 100% energy savings, 90% renewable energy generation triggered 100% GHG emission reduction, and 10% life cycle costs reduction, compared to nZEB levels. This...
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 869918
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Construye 2020+ project

Construye 2020+ aims to boost ‘green’ employment in the construction industry by promoting professional training and accreditation in Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Systems and Near Zero Energy Buildings.   Construye 2020+ tries to...
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 785019
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AZEB project

Do you know that Europe is currently failing at making nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEBs) the standard? Because they are considered too expensive, and there are too many uncertainties in such projects regarding the return on investment....
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 754174
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INNOVIP project

Innovative multi-functional Vacuum-Insulation-Panels (VIPs) for use in the building sector INNOVIP Consortium will reinvent the top-of-the-line insulating material vacuum-insulation-panels (VIP) by improving their thermal performance over...
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723441
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cs-BIPV-FS project

Next-generation transparent PV for Building Integrated Photovoltaics PV technology for building energy self-sustainability   Commercial and residential buildings guzzle as much as 40 % of the energy in the EU. The growing need for self-...
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 887915
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ENEFIRST project

Making Energy Efficiency First principle operational Enefirst will identify the most relevant policy areas where the E1st principle can be applied to achieve the highest impact in terms of energy system benefits. The project partners...
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 839509
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CONDAP project

Digital Skills for Workplace Mentors in Construction Sector Apprenticeships (CONDAP) is an EU-funded project with the objective to enhance the digital skills of mentors in construction apprenticeships. Instructus Skills are working...
This project has been funded with support from the European Commission.