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In this "Health & Comfort" category, we have, for the first time of the Green Solutions Awards history, 2 winners! Since both projects were really appreciated by the jury, one for its human approach, the other for its technical approach. With no further due, let’s present the first winner so you can understand why it was impossible to designate a single one!  
Post date: 5 Dec 2019
Type: News

The University of Environment, after winning the Energy & Hot Climates Award of the International platform, qualified in this category for the final... and won!   A minimal carbon footprint was the main objective behind the construction of this building. To achieve this, stakeholders drew inspiration from traditional constructions and uses of buildings in the region, while providing innovative solutions.  
Post date: 28 Nov 2019
Type: News

We are pleased to announce that the Renewables in Cities 2019 Global Status Report is now available!   Accounting for 55% of the world’s population, 75% of global CO2 emissions and 2/3rds of global energy demand, cities have a crucial role to play in accelerating the sustainable energy transition. While some national governments are working toward a sustainable energy system, city-level initiatives are fundamental as well, especially for transitioning local end-use sectors such as heating, cooling and transport.
Post date: 28 Nov 2019
Type: News

Introduction of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards ceremony. An event that took place on November 4, 2019 during the Batimat exhibition. The aim of the Green Solutions Awards is to highlight sustainable buildings, districts and infrastructures. The winning projects are pioneering constructions that can be widely replicated to help to fight global warming. Part 1/10 - Introduction of the ceremony Discover the 2019 international winners...  
Post date: 28 Nov 2019
Type: News

The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will be back for its 15th edition on 23-24-25 June 2020! The EUSEW is a month-long series of activities to build a secure energy future for Europe.   It brings together public authorities, private companies, NGOs and consumers to promote initiatives to save energy and move towards renewables for clean, secure and efficient power. It is the largest event on sustainable energy in Europe.   
Post date: 28 Nov 2019
Type: News

The Aerem Factory is the two-time winner of the Low Carbon Prize of the Green Solutions Awards, both in France and internationally.   A factory does not necessarily mean a giant carbon footprint, whether in the construction or operating phase. This is proven by this 3,800 m2 positive energy factory. Heating and cooling are generated by a geothermal heat pump. Electricity is obtained through a photovoltaic generator and waste recovery.  
Post date: 28 Nov 2019
Type: News

With over 80 million inefficient heating & cooling (HC) systems still installed across Europe motivating consumers to replace those units with more efficient, greener alternatives will be key for a decarbonised Energy Union fuelled by renewable energy. REPLACE project aims to improve coordination in local networks to implement replacement campaigns in ten target regions by means of action plans fortified with policy and business-related improvements.  
Post date: 28 Nov 2019
Type: News

Every year, FIABCI organises a cycle of global meetings. Among them is the Global Business Summit. Its 38th edition will take place from 4th to 7th December, 2019, in Ghent (Belgium). Construction21, as a partner of the event, will recommend experts from its community.    Discover the programme:   4th of December / Day 0: 
Post date: 28 Nov 2019
Type: News

The consortium Nieuw Utrechts Peil has won the prize for best Dutch retrofit project.  The winning Flat for the Future is a social housing net zero-energy apartment building in Utrecht. It is one of the first of its kind in the Netherlands.  
Post date: 21 Nov 2019
Type: News

The recent UN Climate Action Summit made it clear - net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is the only goal that counts. For Europe, delivering a new Green Deal for its citizens will mean cities and companies putting net zero carbon buildings and massive building renovation programmes at the heart of their climate action plans.
Post date: 21 Nov 2019
Type: News