The energy and carbon footprint of urban areas will increase with urbanisation and the growing economic activity of urban citizens.
The decarbonisation of cities and city districts presents an imperative and an obvious area of priority.
Districts, in particular, have specific opportunities to drive the decarbonization efforts as they know best about their local needs and locally available infrastructure and resources.
Post date: 19 Aug 2019
The European Technology & Innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling (RHC ETIP) organises the event 100% RHC for a Sustainable Future, the opportunity for RHC experts to learn, network and present their RHC innovative projects.
The RHC ETIP gathers industry representatives, researchers and policy makers to network and exchange their expertise on RHC innovative projects, challenges and opportunities to thrive in the long term.
Post date: 19 Aug 2019
The overall aim of the THERMOS project is to provide the methods, data, and tools to enable more sophisticated thermal energy system planning rapidly and cheaply.
THERMOS aims to accelerate the development of new low-carbon heating and cooling systems across Europe, and enable faster upgrade, refurbishment, and expansion of existing systems.
Objective and Methodology:
Post date: 18 Jun 2019
EnergyVille is a collaboration between the Flemish research partners KU Leuven, VITO, imec and UHasselt in the field of sustainable energy and intelligent energy systems. Our researchers provide expertise to industry and public authorities on energy-efficient buildings and intelligent networks for a sustainable urban environment.
Post date: 21 May 2019
The recently revised EU Renewable Energy Directive recognises heating and cooling as a key sector in accelerating the decarbonisation of the energy system. In order to facilitate the penetration of renewable energy in the heating and cooling sector, each Member State is required to increase the share of renewable energy supplied for heating and cooling by an indicative 1.3 percentage points as a yearly average for the periods of 2021-2025 and 2026-2030.
Post date: 28 Jan 2019
For HRE4, it is the closing event where the final low-carbon heating and cooling strategies will be presented and their implementation at the national level will be discussed.
The complementary ReUseHeat workshop will focus on mapping of urban excess heat sources, business models and bankability of such projects.
Post date: 8 Jan 2019
Heat pump technology can deliver major economic, environmental and energy system benefits to Europe. Heat pumps use renewable energy and may be the single most efficient technology for heating and cooling, particularly when both services are required in the same location and at the same time.
Post date: 12 Nov 2018
Transitional spaces are meant as “a space in between indoor and outdoor climate, or between two indoor environments, which thermal characteristics can be or not modified by mechanical control system and where occupant may experience the dynamic effect of this change”. Nowadays, transitional spaces are pivotal in non-residential architecture and the proportion of such areas may vary between 10% up to 40% of the total volume depending on the typology. Mixed-mode buildings are desings with by both active and passive systems.
Post date: 21 Sep 2018
CLIMA 2019 deadline is approaching: one more week to go!
The deadline to submit you abstract for CLIMA 2019 Congress is 1 September 2018. Check out for more information on abstract and paper submissions and deadlines: http://www.clima2019.org/paper-submission/.
Post date: 24 Aug 2018
This report summarizes the highlights from the European Copper Institute's (ECI) inputs to the Interim Report and the Second Progress Report by the consortium on the Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) for buildings. ECI welcomes the Commission’s effort to establish a comprehensive methodology, but has also some important recommendations to improve the current version of the methodology and prevent it from acting against the very purpose of the SRI.
Post date: 20 Aug 2018