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Harnessing the power of digital revolution for urban sustainability and prosperity - 14th Global Forum on Human Settlements productively convened at UN Conference Center in Addis Ababa

As one of the most important global congresses on urban agenda, sustainable cities and human settlements, as well as an observance of Urban October, GFHS 2019 was successfully held on 5-6 September at UN Conference Center in Addis Ababa,...

“From Dream to Reality” Leading Smart City projects to Share Results in Brussels at EU Regions Week 2019

On 8 October 2019, from 14:30-17:00, the first three Smart Cities and Communities projects GrowSmarter, Remourban and Triangulum, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, are hosting the session “From...

Final Conference of the Interreg MED project ENERJ - Press release

The final conference of ENERJ on September 11 in Thessaloniki brought together the partners of this Interreg MED project with a group of national and international experts to review the results obtained and put them into the larger...

Roger Léron Award 2019: the jury has made its call

The jury made its call, and the 3 finalists of the Roger Léron Award 2019 are finally known: congratulations to  Maria Heras Celemín (ES), Søren Hermansen (DK) and Josep Puig i Boix (ES). The final result will be disclosed during...

Five things you need to know about: decarbonising Europe

We spoke to some experts in the field to find out what needs to happen for Europe to become carbon neutral.   1. It will affect everyone from individuals to industry. According to Dr Kirsten Dunlop, chief executive of the...

Eurobarometer survey confirms public support for energy policy objectives

Nine out of 10 Europeans agree that the EU’s energy policy priorities should be to ensure secure, clean, and affordable energy for all Europeans – the main pillars of the EU’s energy union - according to a new Eurobarometer survey...

The dichotomy of artificial intelligence: fighting climate change vs increasing the carbon footprint

AI is changing the way we work, live and solve challenges. It could be most valuable as a range of applications helping us fight our biggest threat - climate change. AI can reinforce climate predictions, enable smarter decision-making for...

Making sense of monitoring data: Hands on demo on the sesible building data handler

In the 4RinEU project, technologies constitute one of the three pillars of the project. In particular, the Sensible Building Data Handler constitutes a technology aimed at gathering, organising and preparing for analysis the large amount...

RenOnBill project: deep energy renovation through on-bill schemes

In order to achieve the European Commission’s long-term energy vision for 2050, yearly energy investments in the EU need to almost double  and of these, energy efficiency improvements in residential buildings represent more than half. Deep...

Breaking down barriers to climate-finance: the City Finance Lab launches second call for proposals

Competition for the five most innovative financing solutions for climate action in cities will run until the end of October. The City Finance Lab (CFL), a joint venture between EIT Climate-KIC and South Pole, opens its second call for...

The district heating network of Heerlen: from flooded coal mines to circular district heating

Now that the gas tap is turned off, new innovative energy sources are needed to heat our homes, offices and other buildings. One of these new energy sources is the circular district heating network of Mijnwater B.V in Netherlands.   What...

How heat grids achieve more CO2 reduction

In order to reach the climate goals in 2050, we must increase the sustainability of almost seven million dwellings and one million buildings in the Netherlands. District heating should be an important part of the solution.   The Planbureau...

EnDurCrete project: new video

The EnDurCrete project is a newly launched research project supported by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme for Research and Innovation (Call H2020-NMBP-2017-two-stage, Project No. 760639) which started in January...

CREATE project: demo site posters

We are working hard to finish all the work at the Create project demo site in Warsaw, Poland. We want to keep you updated, so until the full demo is ready we share with you two posters designed by FENIX TNT for the demo site.   What is the...

FACADES19 Conference /South challenges and beyond - Call for abstracts

Call for Abstracts   We invite you to submit abstracts (in English) according to the format defined below on the following topics: Climate, energy and sustainable building facades Heritage buildings and facades Advanced...

THERMOSS project: updated promo material

We are proud to share with you updated promo materials for the THERMOSS project.   New edition of the THERMOSS project brochure. It contains the map of all the demo sites along with a short description of them. You can also read about four...

THERMOSS project: 4th Newsletter

We are happy to announce that the fourth edition of the THERMOSS project newsletter is online and available for the general public. This edition will inform you about the current progress at THERMOSS project demo sites in Latvia, France,...

RE4 Project: 4th Newsletter

E4 consortium is delighted to introduce the fourth edition of the project newsletter. In this edition of the newsletter, you can find information about the developed RE4 elements, a detailed description of the manufacturing process of the...

#EEDay2019 - Energy Efficiency Day

Along with promoting energy efficiency’s ability to help us all save energy and money, this year’s Energy Efficiency Day is also highlighting how energy efficiency can cut carbon pollution and help everyone to breathe easier.   By...

SSPCR 2019 - Registration is open!

It´s time to register   Early bird registration rates expire on September 15 for the 3rd International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions 2019.   SSPCR 2019 specifically...