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The modern building is nothing like its ancestors. The concept of architecture has seen a myriad of periods and experiences, from the classical and the neo-classical to Roman and Victorian tastes.   In the olden times, builders would focus on developing extravagant buildings. Today, however, the idea is to create sustainable and energy-efficient establishments. The One Angle Square building in Manchester is among the best examples of sustainable construction.  
Post date: 25 Sep 2019
Type: News

Join the #BuildTheFuture-Event in Copenhagen on October, 28th. This day is aimed to give visibility to actors in the field of sustainable building and offer opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with pioneering doers. Join this day to widen your network on an international scale and find like-minded persons to drive sustainable building.  
Post date: 25 Sep 2019
Type: News

Participate at the three day course in Copenhagen from October 29th - 31st and become an DGNB expert.     During 3 days you will learn about sustainable design and quality control in construction from a holistic life cycle perspective, taking environmental as well as economic and social criteria into consideration. Thereby an overview of the DGNB Criteria is given and relevant topics and background knowledge will be discussed in detail.  
Post date: 25 Sep 2019
Type: News

The fourth and last PROSPECT learning cycle on innovative financing for local energy and climate projects will start this November 2019, following an ongoing 2-step recruitment process of mentors and mentees.   The first step, calling for mentors during the summer, resulted in the applications of more than 20 cities, regions and energy agencies (local and regional), from 13 different EU countries.  
Post date: 25 Sep 2019
Type: News

The prestigious titles of European Green Capital (EGCA) and European Green Leaf (EGLA) are awarded every year to  European cities for their commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability. The European Commission’s competition to find the next winner of the EGCA and EGLA titles are open for applications.  
Post date: 18 Sep 2019
Type: News

As one of the most important global congresses on urban agenda, sustainable cities and human settlements, as well as an observance of Urban October, GFHS 2019 was successfully held on 5-6 September at UN Conference Center in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dr. Eng. Seleshi Bekele, Minister of Water, Irrigation and Energy of Ethiopia, Mr. Raila Odinga, former Prime Minister of Kenya, High Representative for Infrastructure Development at the African Union Commission, and Mr.
Post date: 18 Sep 2019
Type: News

A free-to-download renovation guide provides a sustainable solution to the ageing building stock in Slovakia and neighbouring countries. The VELUX Group officially opened a model house in Sala today, which is renovated according to seven principles that form the basis for the RenovActive concept. An online guide is also launched, explaining how to make healthy, energy-efficient and sustainable living environments out of houses similar to this in the region.  
Post date: 18 Sep 2019
Type: News

Competition for the five most innovative financing solutions for climate action in cities will run until the end of October. The City Finance Lab (CFL), a joint venture between EIT Climate-KIC and South Pole, opens its second call for ideas for cutting edge climate finance solutions for cities today. With hundreds of cities and local governments across the world declaring climate emergencies, the need for innovative climate finance solutions has become ever more pressing.  
Post date: 11 Sep 2019
Type: News

In order to reach the climate goals in 2050, we must increase the sustainability of almost seven million dwellings and one million buildings in the Netherlands. District heating should be an important part of the solution.   The Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving (PBL) has substantially lowered these expectations by passing on the Climate Agreement draft. How can we increase the potential of district heating after all? The passing of the Climate Agreement draft was disappointing for the Built Environment table.  
Post date: 11 Sep 2019
Type: News

Now that the gas tap is turned off, new innovative energy sources are needed to heat our homes, offices and other buildings. One of these new energy sources is the circular district heating network of Mijnwater B.V in Netherlands.  
Post date: 11 Sep 2019
Type: News