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The first investment of D2Grids has been completed in Brunssum!   The infrastructure funded by Interreg NWE D2Grids is done connecting dwellings in the areas of Tarcisius, De Egge, and Pastor Savelbergstraat in this former mining city.  
Post date: 4 Φεβ 2021
Type: Ειδήσεις

On 25 January 2021, the QualDeEPC project held its EU-level expert workshop:   Next generation Energy Performance Certificates and Deep Renovation to discuss with important EU stakeholders the proposals developed in the Green paper on good practice in EPC assessment, certification, and use.  
Post date: 4 Φεβ 2021
Type: Ειδήσεις

This beautiful building was built for the Soignes forest brigade, south-east of Brussels. The premises are divided into two parts: a logical part, reserved for tools and vehicles, and a functional part with offices, a refectory and changing rooms.    The building blends perfectly into its environment: the theme "wood" is found in its structure, cladding and heating system.    
Post date: 4 Φεβ 2021
Type: Ειδήσεις

This building, located in Utrecht, Netherlands, has been deeply renovated to achieve the net zero energy level.   The success of this project can be explained by the integration of solutions like a heat pump or photovoltaic panels, but also by the commitment of all stakeholders through all the process.  
Post date: 29 Ιαν 2021
Type: Ειδήσεις

Samot/Shutterstock Poorly constructed housing can seriously affect people’s health and wellbeing. And with the UK having some of the oldest buildings in Europe, that’s a lot of housing not fit for purpose.   Almost 2.5 million families in the UK live in poor housing conditions and suffer from fuel poverty. This means they are unable to maintain a reasonable temperature in their homes due to low income.  
Post date: 21 Ιαν 2021
Type: Ειδήσεις

The British Geological Survey and Coal Authority have released maps that for the first time reveal the extent to which heat is stored in Britain’s abandoned coal mines. According to the Coal Authority, one quarter of the UK’s population live above abandoned coal mines.   The mines are warmed by natural geothermal processes and where the mines are flooded, these are now being developed as a source of low carbon energy to heat homes and businesses.  
Post date: 21 Ιαν 2021
Type: Ειδήσεις

Cefn Hengoed Mine water discharge, South Wales. Source: BGS © UKRI  Join BGS, IEA Geothermal and the Department for BEIS for a symposium on mine water geothermal energy.    BGS is co-organising a symposium on mine water geothermal energy, in association with IEA Geothermal and the Department for BEIS.     Registration is free and there are 400 spaces available.  
Post date: 21 Ιαν 2021
Type: Ειδήσεις

Nottingham is one of the 5 pilot sites who will experiment 5th generation district heating and cooling (5GDHC) through the D2Grids project.   Positive findings from the project’s feasibility study indicate that a 5GDHC project sourced from mine water is likely to be technically viable: exciting times as 5GDHC becomes a reality for this demonstrator! Several drilling locations providing access to mine waters close to the future network  
Post date: 19 Ιαν 2021
Type: Ειδήσεις

Effective and ambitious policies are urgently needed to unlock the widespread benefits offered by using renewable energy in buildings and industry, as fossil fuels persist as the main fuel for heating and cooling, releasing harmful particulates, worsening air pollution and contributing to greenhouse gas emissions.   With this pressing need in mind, IRENA, IEA and REN21 have joined forces again to produce a report on the status and developments of policies for renewable heating and cooling.
Post date: 15 Ιαν 2021
Type: Ειδήσεις

Throughout the world architects are designing green buildings, whether it’s in their sustainable construction, environmentally friendly operation or actually green by style. It’s broadly titled biophilia, connecting people with nature, and it can lead to some creative and innovative designs.   But now we are finding that literally greening the world — by covering building walls and roofs with vegetation — can also come with some unexpected problems.     
Post date: 15 Ιαν 2021
Type: Ειδήσεις