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Cities around Europe are piloting and implementing solutions to become more circular. Plastic, construction and bio-waste are three of the waste streams cities are seeking to reduce or reuse due to their environmental impact and socio-economic value. Which levers do cities have to effectively close these materials loops?  
Post date: 28 Sep 2020
Type: News

This report assesses the compliance of the 14 available LTRS (as published on the website of the European Commission on 8 September 2020) against the provisions in Article 2a of the amended 2018 EnergyPerformance of Buildings Directive1 (EPBD).  
Post date: 25 Sep 2020
Type: Publication

New report from BPIE – the Buildings Performance Institute Europe - highlights that more than half of EU Member States are six months late to submit their national Long-Term Renovation Strategies (LTRS), a key element of Europe’s strategy to decarbonise the building stock. Of those submitted only one is fully compliant with EU legislation.  
Post date: 25 Sep 2020
Type: News

A large amount of low-temperature urban excess heat sources is available to play a fundamental role in the decarbonisation of the heating sector, including the present and future of district heating networks. Learn more about how to assess urban excess heat recovery solutions, with the methodology presented in this text. This text focuses on presenting an assessment approach to support further consistent demonstration based on four representative case studies from the ongoing ReUseHeat project.
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
Type: News

European Projects have always had a big impact on society. Today, EU programmes are being implemented everywhere around Europe. And their impact on businesses and communities is bigger than ever before.Please take a moment to fill in the questionnaire, it takes less than 5 minutes. Help us to collect your views and identify your needs, habits and preferences related to Thermal Storage systems. Fill in the questionnaire HERE.    
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
Type: News

The passathon - RACE FOR FUTURE makes it possible experience sustainable buildings a new way. 350 plus energy buildings, passive houses and “klimaaktiv” gold buildings can be found in 16 regions of Austria, extra climate friendly with the bicycle and the "Österreich radelt" app. Single family houses, schools, office towers and many more can be explored. A huge variation of architecture is offered.  
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
Type: News

Negotiations are underway for the reform of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), an international trade agreement under fire from former Energy Charter executives, members of the European Parliament, and NGOs. Created at the end of the cold war, it was designed to protect cross-border energy investments – in a fossil fuel world – from political risk.   Clare Taylor quotes the critics who say it no longer makes sense for the treaty to protect oil and gas investments when the world is committed to phasing them out.
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
Type: News

The workshop ‘Integration of renewable energy technologies in district heating and cooling solutions for sustainable living’ will bring RELaTED the opportunity to present and demonstrate the RELaTED ultra-low temperature dictrict heating concept. A number of EU funded projects are currently working on this topic.
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
Type: News

Scaling is essential, but also very challenging. Learn more about recommendations and frameworks that will help you successfully scale your heating and cooling demonstrator projects.  
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
Type: News

ReUseHeat aims to promote a cost-effective and technically viable decarbonisation of the current heating and cooling system by demonstrating modular and replicable solutions enabling the recovery and reuse of waste heat available at urban level from different sectors in order to cope with the current and future challenges of climate change. To foster this kind of interventions, it is of great importance to quantify and locate the urban waste heat potential from non-conventional sources in the countries of the European Union.
Post date: 21 Sep 2020
Type: News