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Help us improve BUILD UP, the European Portal for Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Taking this short survey can be your contribution to making sure BUILD UP truly meets your needs. It will only take a few minutes.   Your contribution...

Net-zero buildings in 2050: Key role for efficiency and integration

As Europe is taking a leading position on tackling climate change, the building sector will play a critical role in delivering carbon neutrality by 2050. Within the long-term perspective of the European Commission’s European Green Deal, key enablers...

iBECOME - Year One Review

iBECOME project started in June 2020 and will run until November 2023 for a total of 42 months. The first year of the project has just ended and a lot of work has been performed in this period from all the project partners...

A “Fit for 55 Package” under the EU Green Deal: an opportunity for DHC

As announced in its work programme for 2021, published at the end of last year, the European Commission has started working on the so called “Fit for 55 Package”, which includes initiatives and revisions of existing directives to be...

Sun carport off at De Meent car park

Instead of only sustainable sports, athletes can now also park sustainably at De Meent Sport Complex in Alkmaar. Within the POCITYF project, 858 solar panels have been placed above the parking lot on the...

Tampere’s IoT Platform Gaining Recognition as one of Finland’s Most Skilled Procurement of the Year

The procurement of Tampere’s IoT platform has been nominated as a finalist for this year’s most skilful procurement competition in Finland.   One way of acquiring and implementing smart city solutions is through public...

An intelligent app to teach people energy efficiency

European researchers have developed a user-friendly smart app to help people improve their energy-saving behaviours. Energy demand is growing across many countries in the world as populations increase and people get richer. In fact, global...

Hints and recommendations regarding Digital Tools for Sustainable and Efficient Energy Behavioural Change

One of the daily challenges of life is, "How do I get people – including myself – to do what I want?". It’s something the app industry has tried to tackle, and it was also one of the questions at the core of eTEACHER....

Nature on the roof

A green roof has been installed on the El Campillo municipal market in Valladolid (Spain). The intervention is one of the nature-based solutions implemented by the EU project URBAN GreenUP. The Spanish city of Valladolid...

Discover Green Hysland

GREEN HYSLAND is a 5-year project financed by the H2020 programme and the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking which started in 2021. It aims to deploy a fully-functioning Hydrogen (H2) ecosystem in the island of Mallorca, Spain,...