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How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change cunaplus/Shutterstock Cameron Tonkinwise, University of Technology Sydney et Abby Mellick Lopes, University of Technology Sydney   Our cities, designed for one set of climatic ranges, are increasingly “out of place” as average temperatures rise.  
Post date: 18 Feb 2021
Type: News

Zoom in on this district located in the city of Guangzhou, China. This project is a good example of urban planning to meet the needs of a population that will continue to grow in the coming years.    Its 2.1 square km surface area will be measured and planned to maintain a living environment for its inhabitants while preserving the environment. One of the interests of this proje  
Post date: 11 Feb 2021
Type: News

Over the past year, Dark Matter Labs has been reimagining infrastructures with stakeholders throughout Europe, including the EIT Climate-KIC Healthy, Clean Cities Deep Demonstration.   This article is a lightly edited extract from a full-length version, first published on Dark Matter Labs’ blog.   It has often been stated that societies, civilisations and cities live or die by the infrastructure they build.
Post date: 11 Feb 2021
Type: News

Nearly all industries have had to adapt amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Not all sectors have had the same experience in adjusting to prevent spreading the virus, though.   Heavy industries like construction and manufacturing face a unique challenge concerning new safety precautions. At the peak of COVID-19 regulations, 42% of the workforce was working from home.  
Post date: 11 Feb 2021
Type: News

In Europe, heating and cooling represent 50% of the total energy consumption for buildings and the industry.   5th generation district heating and cooling (5GDHC), a highly optimised, low-temperature grid, is a promising solution to decarbonise our building stock.  
Post date: 4 Feb 2021
Type: News

The first investment of D2Grids has been completed in Brunssum!   The infrastructure funded by Interreg NWE D2Grids is done connecting dwellings in the areas of Tarcisius, De Egge, and Pastor Savelbergstraat in this former mining city.  
Post date: 4 Feb 2021
Type: News

On 25 January 2021, the QualDeEPC project held its EU-level expert workshop:   Next generation Energy Performance Certificates and Deep Renovation to discuss with important EU stakeholders the proposals developed in the Green paper on good practice in EPC assessment, certification, and use.  
Post date: 4 Feb 2021
Type: News

This beautiful building was built for the Soignes forest brigade, south-east of Brussels. The premises are divided into two parts: a logical part, reserved for tools and vehicles, and a functional part with offices, a refectory and changing rooms.    The building blends perfectly into its environment: the theme "wood" is found in its structure, cladding and heating system.    
Post date: 4 Feb 2021
Type: News

This building, located in Utrecht, Netherlands, has been deeply renovated to achieve the net zero energy level.   The success of this project can be explained by the integration of solutions like a heat pump or photovoltaic panels, but also by the commitment of all stakeholders through all the process.  
Post date: 29 Jan 2021
Type: News

Samot/Shutterstock Poorly constructed housing can seriously affect people’s health and wellbeing. And with the UK having some of the oldest buildings in Europe, that’s a lot of housing not fit for purpose.   Almost 2.5 million families in the UK live in poor housing conditions and suffer from fuel poverty. This means they are unable to maintain a reasonable temperature in their homes due to low income.  
Post date: 21 Jan 2021
Type: News