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The SmartBuilt4EU project has set up four task forces investigating issues related to smart buildings: their objective is to identify the remaining challenges and barriers to smart building deployment, and the associated research and innovation gaps that should be addressed in the near future. Task force 1 investigates how the interactions between any smart building and its users can be facilitated and improved, as a key success factor for the market uptake of smart building solutions.  
Post date: 10 Jan 2023
Type: Publication

The current global energy crisis has led to a surge of heat pumps installations across Europe and the world. This acceleration of heat pumps sales is particularly made by Europe where heat pump sales rose by 35% in 2021 (compared to global sales of 15%).  
Post date: 23 Dec 2022
Type: News

The Architects Newspaper has selected innovative and successful facades of buildings that have been presented during 2022. The facades are made of different materials, such as terra-cotta, rammed earth and mass timber which offer different building envelope solutions based on the climate zones in which they are based.
Post date: 20 Dec 2022
Type: News

IRENA´s report highlights the previous and ongoing work to support countries in implementing energy transition measures and reach the climate commitments. The Agency is directly involved in supporting 83 countries, that are Parties to the Paris Agreement under the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), to effectively implement national policies and plans to become more sustainable.
Post date: 20 Dec 2022
Type: Publication

How is Australia handling the implementation of energy efficient measures in houses? The answer is...not so well. Australia is indeed 20 years behind the rest of the world in climate friendly house standards. This means Australian houses are not expected to the reach net zero by 2050.  
Post date: 20 Dec 2022
Type: Publication

Renewables 2022 is the IEA’s primary analysis on the sector, based on current policies and market developments. It forecasts the deployment of renewable energy technologies in electricity, transport and heat to 2027 while also exploring key challenges to the industry and identifying barriers to faster growth.  
Post date: 11 Dec 2022
Type: Publication

Energy Efficiency 2022 is the IEA’s primary annual analysis on global developments in energy efficiency markets and policy. It explores recent trends in energy intensity, demand and efficiency-related investment, innovation, policy and technology while also discussing key questions facing policy makers.   
Post date: 4 Dec 2022
Type: Publication

The Global Status Report for Buildings and Construction (Buildings-GSR) is a flagship publication of the UNEP-hosted Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GlobalABC).
Post date: 11 Nov 2022
Type: Publication

Bold action to phase out fossil gas and expand clean energy could save hundreds of thousands of lives, generate jobs and enable cities to meet their climate targets, groundbreaking new research by C40 suggests.   Fossil gas accounts for roughly one quarter of the world's energy supply, and around one fifth of global CO2 emissions from energy. The use of fossil gas contributes significantly to urban greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and catastrophic climate heating.   
Post date: 21 Oct 2022
Type: Publication

The presentations these EU-funded projects took place in two sessions:   Part 1: “Upgrading smartness of existing buildings through innovations for legacy equipment” Part 2: Smart operation and building dynamic optimization This article gives an overview on the projects presented, the innovations and lessons learnt / next steps in the project.  
Post date: 12 Oct 2022
Type: Link