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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 Jan 2021
Type: News

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 Jan 2021
Type: News

Image: Eurac Research  Surface area is an important but limited resource in cities that aim to become climate neutral. It can be used to, for example, generate heat or electricity via active solar systems, improve air quality via greening, or provide cooling thanks to highly reflective and emissive materials.  
Post date: 15 Jan 2021
Type: News

In an effort to accelerate the search for innovative solutions in the chemistry-sphere, the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) launched its second Innovation Challenge to engage, award and promote Sustainable Chemistry innovators from around the world.   The Innovation Challenge 2020/2021 calls for innovations in the field of Sustainable Chemistry and Renewable Energies.  
Post date: 14 Jan 2021
Type: News

At the former site of the Opel car plant the Stadtwerke Bochum Holding built up a 5th generation grid for the cold and heat supply for the new future users. In 2022 the first customers will be connected.   Dr. Frank Peper - Head of the District Heating, Water and Energy Projects Department at Stadtwerke Bochum Holding GmbH - gives us an overview of the project.   
Post date: 13 Jan 2021
Type: News

ePANACEA’s methodology aims to contribute to the harmonisation of energy performance assessment and certification of buildings across the European Union, enhancing market trust and user friendliness in terms of clarity and accuracy of the information provided.   ePANACEA’s methodology will be demonstrated and validated in five European pilot countries through 15 real case studies.  
Post date: 6 Jan 2021
Type: News

It is an unfortunate fact that every year thousands of construction employees are injured on the job.   According to OSHA’s reports, the leading cause of serious injury and even deaths on construction sites are falls, strikes from objects, electrocutions, and accidents involving equipment or construction materials.  
Post date: 6 Jan 2021
Type: News

The First Preparatory Webinar of The 16th Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements Theme:   International Green Model City Initiative - Call for Stronger Actions Towards Healthy, Resilient, and Carbon-Neutral Cities 9a.m – 11:30a.m, Central European Time, January 15, 2021 Format: Virtual Meeting + Live Streaming Language: English & Chinese Register Now Background and Objectives 2020 is an extraordinary year in the history of human development.  
Post date: 5 Jan 2021
Type: News

The objective of the ePANACEA stakeholder analysis is to understand who the EPC end users are, what they know about the EPC, how they use it and what interests they have regarding the EPC.   In addition, the objective is to consider other stakeholders who get in (in)direct contact with end users and the EPC and therefore possibly influence end users’ behaviour and decision-making regarding energy efficiency measures.  
Post date: 5 Jan 2021
Type: News

Fundación Asturiana de la Energía (FAEN), the regional energy agency of the Asturias region, is participating in the C-Track 50 H2020 project. In line with the project objectives, they have been preparing the Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plans (SECAPs) together with 10 municipalities of the region.  
Post date: 10 Dec 2020
Type: News