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Pamplona unveils new results from its smart city programme

The Pamplona City Council organised a workshop on Smart cities and Living Labs, where the results of the first edition of the Smart Iruña Lab programme were presented. It included interesting presentations on the local innovation ecosystem and the...

Snøhetta aims to make all its buildings carbon negative within 20 years

Norwegian architect Snøhetta has pledged to only design carbon-negative buildings, meaning their projects will generate more energy than they consume over their lifetime. "For the next 10 years, we have the ambition of having projects on the table...

Finding the optimal solar cell design to maximize energy production

Artificial intelligence has found plenty of time and money saving applications within the solar industry, in the automated production of solar panels and the forecasting of their long-term performance, among other areas.   Now, a team of...

Energy efficiency measures in schools to help children grow as future leaders of energy transition

Implementation of energy efficiency measures in schools and kindergartens, besides leading to energy savings and reduction of environmental pollution, would also improve the conditions in which children spend much of their time. More so,...

Beyond 40%: Fraunhofer ISE hits new module efficiency record

Fraunhofer ISE, in collaboration with the EU-funded CPVMatch project, has set a new record for solar module efficiency at 41.4%.   The module measures 122 cm² and utilizes a multijunction, tandem cell set up, with multiple layers of active...

ECTP Conference 2018 report: Presentations and photos available!

The 8th ECTP Conference took place at the Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels on November 13-14, 2018.   More than 170 stakeholders from the whole construction value-chain and representatives of the European Commission shared their experience...

EUSEW 2019: be part of it!

The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will be held from 17 to 21 June 2019.   Launched in 2006, EUSEW includes a two month-long series of activities organised across Europe annually to promote secure, clean and efficient energy. It brings...

Pilot Training and Educational Courses on Deep Energy Retrofit Starting Under the Fit-to-NZEB Project

Unfortunately, it is true - not all renovation works are of the quality we hope and pray for, and there’s a good reason for that – in general, professionals rarely have the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to...

Deep Retrofit Training Programmes by Fit-to-NZEB Ready to Enter the Vocational Education and Training Practice in Europe

The new training programmes on deep energy retrofit developed by the Horizon 2020 project Fit-to-NZEB are uploaded and ready for use by any interested training institution.   This is the major outcome of the first year of the promising EU-...

MORE-CONNECT research project results overview

The H2020 MORE-CONNECT project “Development and advanced prefabrication of innovative, multifunctional building envelope elements for Modular Retrofitting and smart Connections” has been successfully completed. All the project...