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What are the available tools providing technical and financial support for local action in building renovations? What can we learn from leading European and Canadian cities' experience and what do they need to reach their climate goals?Join the European Commission, Natural Resources Canada, representatives from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the EIB and the Covenant of Mayors and many representatives of cities and local authorities across Europe and Canada on May 18th, 2021 – 16:00-18:00 CET | 10:00-12:00 EST.  
Post date: 11 May 2021
Type: Event

The U.S. Department of Energy's next Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit will take place May 17-20, 2021. This virtual, no-cost event will feature engaging and interactive sessions, as well as opportunities for attendees to network with their fellow industry peers and experts.   Register and check out the latest agenda and session details below.  
Post date: 30 Apr 2021
Type: Event

In its new analysis of the Renovation Wave, BPIE (Buildings Performance Institute Europe) urges the European Commission to intensify political coordination and coherence in the implementation phase of the Renovation Wave strategy, to ensure full decarbonisation of the EU building stock in line with EU climate goals.  
Post date: 30 Apr 2021
Type: News

Want to know how financing can drive a clean energy future? Join us for the 13th Energy Efficiency Finance Forum (EEFF) — the premier conference for industry leaders like you — to explore the vital role that financing will play in cutting-edge initiatives and major opportunities to finance projects that save energy, reduce costs, and create jobs.  
Post date: 29 Apr 2021
Type: Event

While 2021 has (so far) presented similar challenges to 2020, there’s light at the end of the pandemic’s dark tunnel. But just how bright that light will be depends on our actions today.   Putting energy efficiency at the center of our recovery provides a brighter economy and environment for everyone. That’s why we are thrilled to announce that this year’s EE Global Forum will focus on how we can Build Back Brighter.  
Post date: 20 Apr 2021
Type: Event

procuRE tackles the common challenge of achieving 100% Renewable Energy Supply (RES) in existing stock. The Buyers Group compromises six cities operating a stock of 21,000 buildings. Procurers invest €7.68 million in R&D services to develop innovative solutions. The pre-commercial procurement has three phases.  
Post date: 1 Apr 2021
Type: Event

The 12th annual Symposium on Simulation for Architecture and Urban Design (SimAUD) offers a platform to unite researchers and practitioners in the fields of architecture, urban design, urban planning, building science, and data science.  
Post date: 29 Mar 2021
Type: Event

Five Days of Networking, Learning, & Business Growth   ATTEND FROM ANYWHERE!  
Post date: 5 Mar 2021
Type: Event

This webinar will feature high-level presentations on the EU and Canada’s overarching plans and investment strategies to boost energy efficient renovations in buildings, as part of their sustainable economic recovery strategies.   Session one will look at the Government of Canada’s overarching plan to boost energy efficient renovations in buildings towards its net-zero by 2050 goal and how it supports sustainable economic recovery.   
Post date: 25 Feb 2021
Type: Event

Delivering the vision of climate-neutrality by 2050 as defined in the Paris Agreement is only achievable if the whole building stock, including retail real estate portfolios, is thoroughly renovated and sustainable design of new buildings is adopted.  
Post date: 25 Feb 2021
Type: Publication