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From small medieval towns in Italy to the elegant nineteenth-century boulevards in Paris; from the zen Buddhist temples in Kyoto to the colourful cathedrals of Mexico’s colonial cities: buildings reflect our culture and need to be preserved to tell our grandchildren the same story they told our fathers.  
Post date: 19 Jun 2020
Type: News

The European Commission has today opened a public consultation on boosting the renovation of buildings across the EU. The Renovation Wave initiative is a priority under the European Green Deal and the Recovery play for the EU, aimed at increasing the rate and quality of renovation of existing buildings and thereby help decarbonise the building stock.
Post date: 12 Jun 2020
Type: News

Great news for energy aficionados! The 15th edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will be held as a digital event, the first one ever since EUSEW started in 2006.   The biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe is scheduled to take place from 22 to 26 June 2020, online and under a new theme: Beyond the crisis: clean energy for green recovery and growth.  
Post date: 4 Jun 2020
Type: News

What the call aims to do The Green Deal call will mobilise research and innovation to foster a just and sustainable societal transition aiming at ‘leaving nobody behind’. Projects are expected to deliver tangible and visible results relatively quickly and show how research and innovation can provide concrete solutions for the Green Deal main priorities.   This is why the call will support:  
Post date: 4 Jun 2020
Type: News

Cultural-E is a EU-funded project, which aims to define modular and replicable solutions for Plus Energy Buildings, accounting for climate and cultural differences, while engaging all key players involved in the building life cycle.  
Post date: 4 Jun 2020
Type: News

Representatives of cities, regions, energy agencies, cooperatives, NGOs, research institutes and Europe’s sustainable energy industry come together to call for an appropriate co-financing rate for CSA projects on sustainable energy.  
Post date: 29 May 2020
Type: Publication

The European Investment Bank in cooperation with the European Commission have initiated the Private Finance for Energy Efficiency (PF4EE) instrument, and thus provide access to adequate and affordable financing for energy efficiency.  
Post date: 29 May 2020
Type: Tool

The "Energy Efficiency Watch Survey" collects opinions from experts in all EU Member States on how they see the progress in energy efficiency in the last years in their own country.   Your opinion counts! Make it heard by completing our survey at: www.energy-efficiency-watch-survey.eu. This will only take about 10 minutes of your time.  
Post date: 28 May 2020
Type: News

#4 newsletter is out!   Contents included are: Articles Rebound behaviours, nudges, competition: energy saving is a matter of mindset Nudging energy saving behaviours   News #eTEACHERatHOME: tips to save energy and money, lockdown or not How to stay energy-efficient, healthy and productive in times of lockdown How can ICT solutions contribute to the energy-behavioural change? (webinar) Last trends in energy-saving applications  
Post date: 18 May 2020
Type: News

The European Green Deal aims to make Europe the first climate-neutral continent by 2050. As energy production and use account for more than 75% of the EU’s greenhouse gas emissions.   In order to meet our climate objectives, while also guaranteeing secure and affordable energy for consumers, we need to better link up our energy system and exploit the synergies enabled by an integrated energy system.  
Post date: 17 Apr 2020
Type: News