The urban transformation gets real: REMOURBAN project meeting marks a turning point from theory to action
After stretching the imagination in search of innovation, analysing solutions and lining up the necessary human, technical and financial support, REMOURBAN is ready to get to work on some serious urban transformation.
Post date: 31 Mar 2016
The challenges of exploiting lower temperatures and lower power are not only technological
Organic Rankine Cycle uses heat in water or exhaust gases to produce electricity. Often it uses waste heat. Most engineering companies implementing ORC-solutions do so for large systems at high temperatures and pressures.
The technology is now in the making to also exploit less powerful resources at lower temperatures.
Post date: 25 Feb 2016
On 11 February 2016, the Passive House Institute announced the certification of the first Passive House projects in Greece and Turkey. A complex of terraced houses in Greece and an environmental education centre in Turkey are the first buildings to fulfill the criteria of the Passive House Standard in these two Mediterranean countries.
Post date: 23 Feb 2016
International HVAC & Refrigeration, Pumps, Valves, Fittings, Water Treatment and Insulation
ISK Sodex is an international trade fair for sanitation, plumbing, heating, refrigeration and air conditioning technology, which takes place every two years in Istanbul, Turkey. It is the third largest fair of its kind in the world and the largest in the Eurasian region. This year's event will take place at the Istanbul Expo Center, on 4-7 May 2016.
Post date: 9 Feb 2016
It’s ‘work in progress’ at the R2CITIES demo site in Kartal, Turkey
After finalizing the tender procedure for renovation, the construction work has now begun at the housing complex for the elderly (one of three demo buildings earmarked under R2CITIES project for renovation) in Kartal’s Yakaçık district.
Post date: 3 Feb 2016
On 28 January 22016, in Istanbul, the European Commission and Turkey held a high-level dialogue on the matter of energy. Discussions focused on integrating the Turkish energy market with the EU, energy efficiency and renewables, climate change and a follow-up on the COP21 climate negotiations in Paris, gas markets and interconnections, the development of the Southern Gas Corridor, and the Trans-Anatolian gas pipeline (TANAP) which is part of the Southern Gas Corridor – Turkey is a key transit country for these gas routes to the EU.
Post date: 1 Feb 2016
Endowed with renewable resources, such as wind, sun, geothermal and hydro, the country is still relying on coal and other fossil fuels to produce its energy. Forward-looking public policies could make the difference and lead to sustainable and less polluted urban areas in the coming decades
Turkey’s energy production for urban areas could be 100% based on renewables within 30 years if appropriate public policy is implemented.
Post date: 24 Dec 2015
New technologies and tailor-made solutions for usersFrom thermally activated technologies to personalised microclimates, researchers look for new ways to save energy and increase comfort in public buildings
Post date: 4 Dec 2015
New near zero energy buildings are increasingly springing up around Europe, though their impact on reducing the region’s energy consumption will remain a drop in the ocean without a drive to take new technologies to existing building stock
Post date: 4 Dec 2015
CITy Voices: Councillor Ramsey Milne
Interview with Councillor Ramsey Milne, Aberdeen, Scotland
Why did Aberdeen choose to participate in the CITyFiED project, and how does it fit in with your energy and environment strategy?
Post date: 20 Nov 2015