The next edition of EU Green Week, with the theme ‘Green cities for a greener future’ will take place from 21 to 25 May 2018. Organised by the European Commission, the event will explore ways in which the EU is helping cities to become better places to live and work. Showcasing policy developments on air quality, noise, waste and water management, it will promote participatory approaches to urban development, networking schemes, and tools for sharing best practices, engaging local authorities and citizens, and encouraging them to share their vision of a sustainable future.
Post date: 20 Nov 2017
The focal points of the largest urban development project in Europe are the topics public space and microclimate as well as cross-building energy supply. Landmark projects will be implemented in the areas residential buildings, office/industry buildings and mobility.
Post date: 13 Nov 2017
The development concept for the new quarter in Vienna (a former airfield) demands a great deal of sustainability: overall energy strategy, sustainability criteria as financial incentives for applicants for building permits and construction of sustainable and energy efficient buildings.
Post date: 13 Nov 2017
Building for Health. The nexus of green buildings, global health, and the U.N. sustainable development goals
The United Nations (UN) have developed a framework, known as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), to encourage sustainable, equitable, and environmentally-conscious development by governments, private sector, and society over the subsequent 15 years. This report explores how green buildings intersect with 11 of the 17 goals, namely:
Post date: 1 Nov 2017
This webinar, organised by the Smart Cities Information System (SCIS), will take place on 2 November 2017 at 10:30.
Post date: 31 Oct 2017
Ideate. Collaborate. Become part of a Global Community. All in 24 Hours!
On 27 October 2017, Aephoria.net, in collaboration with The Cube Athens & Οργάνωση Γη - Organization Earth, is hosting Athens' first Climathon, inviting startups, students, entrepreneurs & technical experts to a 24-hour event that will create a roadmap of innovative solutions for local climate change challenges, based on UN's Global Goal 13 "Climate Action".
Post date: 20 Oct 2017
Energy positive sewage treatment plants - A sustainable solution for climate protection in municipalities
The municipal wastewater in Europe contains an available chemical energy of about 87,500 GWh per year. This corresponds roughly to the capacity of 12 large power plants. Due to the currently used technologies and the associated energy loss in the individual process steps, sewage treatment in Europe instead consumes primary energy of more than two power plants.
Post date: 31 Aug 2017
This EU Seminar will take place on 22 September 2017 in Padova, Italy, aiming to capitalise on a solid bulk of EU-funded research and innovation actions on sustainable urban development.
Post date: 30 Aug 2017
Roadmaps for Energy (R4E) is an EU funded project under the Horizon 2020 programme, aiming to develop a new type of energy strategy through visions and roadmaps for the 8 partner cities, in co-creation with relevant local stakeholders. The project focuses on three areas within the domain of sustainable energy that are closely linked to the municipalities main responsibilities: smart buildings, smart mobility, and smart urban spaces.
Post date: 17 Aug 2017
The Horizon 2020 funded project SIMPLA (Sustainable Integrated Multi-sector PLAnning) supports local authorities in harmonising their Sustainable Energy Action Plans (SEAPs) and Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans (SUMPs).
The project targets small and medium-sized municipalities with a population between 50.000 and 350.000 inhabitants proposing a four-step approach to foster harmonised planning.
Post date: 15 Aug 2017