Public authorities can serve as examples regarding environmentally friendly procurements. But this topic also raises some issues:
What role do have environmental aspects currently in public procurement in Europe and how can the aim of environmentally friendly procurement be implemented in practice? What kind of initiatives, experiences and criteria do already exist?
Post date: 4 Aug 2020
Hosted by the City of Mannheim, and ICLEI Europe, the European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns will open its doors for the 9th time from 30 September – 2 October 2020. The conference will demonstrate the urgent need for local governments to assume responsibility for urban transformation and lead the way in guiding Europe towards a secure and sustainable future. Join the 9th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns to take transformation forward!
Post date: 4 Aug 2020
The new Central Building of Leuphana University represents an exemplary sustainable campus. It is part of the "Climate-neutral campus" project, which was nominated for the German sustainability award. The building concept and design started from an idea elaborated from a group of students within a university seminar with the architect Daniel Libeskind.
Post date: 30 Jul 2020
Das deutschlandweite Bildungsprojekt für nachhaltige Entwicklung
Unsere Initiative versucht ein Bewusstsein für die Vorteile nachhaltiger Entwicklung zu schaffen. Dabei geht es darum, Herausforderungen und Lösungsmöglichkeiten in den Bereichen Umwelt, Wirtschaftssystem und soziale Verantwortung aufzuzeigen.
Post date: 20 Jul 2020
The Upgrade DH project will support and initiate the upgrading process of eight district heating demo cases in Europe in the following countries: Bosnia-Herzegovina, Denmark, Croatia, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, and The Netherlands and will provide the basis for replication to other cities.
Post date: 17 Jul 2020
On 15 July 2020, the Bavarian Research Alliance (BayFOR) will co-host the online event “Building the future 2020 – boosting innovation in the construction industry”. Projects developing new construction materials to reduce the carbon footprint of buildings and fostering a circular economy will show how this industry can become more sustainable. The event also concludes the EU project INNOVIP.
Post date: 10 Jul 2020
[Report] International experiences with Efficiency First
Post date: 1 Jul 2020
Alnatura Working Environment is in the city of Darmstadt in Germany, and has been designed by Haas Cook Zemmrich STUDIO2050. This building is an example of new construction realized with a people-centric and sustainable design approach.
The building is the working place of 500 employees on three floors with a floor area of approximately 10,000 m2.
Post date: 26 Jun 2020
The H2020 Penny Project - Psychological social & financial barriers to energy efficiency - applies a behavioural science approach to better understand individual behaviour in the domain of energy efficiency. In particular, the project seeks to advance the understanding of consumer decisions in relation to both the use of energy and the adoption of energy-efficient technologies.
Post date: 23 Jun 2020
Energy-efficient buildings have the potential to play a key role in EU energy transition. In the United States, several energy utilities have recently piloted and launched buildings Pay-for-Performance (P4P) programmes making use of possibilities offered by energy metering technologies that provide greater certainty over energy savings and drive improved performance.
Post date: 16 Jun 2020