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Horizon 2020 project nominated for the prestigious Zukunftspreis for innovation, using CO2 as a raw material to make plastics

Dr Christoph Gürtler, Prof Walter Leitner and Dr Berit Stange have have proven that CO2 currently emitted by industries to the atmosphere could be turned into tangible and marketable materials for future products. Researchers and industry have...

U-CERT news article October 2019 issue REHVA Journal

Under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), all EU countries have established independent energy performance certification systems supported by independent mechanisms of control and verification. However, current practices and tools...

Commission launches online public consultation to gather stakeholder views on EU 2030 climate ambition increase

As part of the European Green Deal, the Commission will put forward a comprehensive plan to increase the EU’s 2030 climate target in September this year. The plan will propose to increase the EU’s current 2030 target of at least -40%...

Plug and play for deep renovation: lessons learned on the decision-making process

The decision-making process is one of the biggest challenges for deep renovation: difficulty to reach an agreement between parts, lack of sufficient financing schemes, and no clear vision of expected results, just to mention a few issues....

[Survey] Call for experts: Help enefirst consortium identify barriers to implementation of "efficiency first" principle

Enefirst is an H2020-funded project that seeks to provide the EU with a common vision of the principle of E1st and a holistic pathway to achieving it, embedded across our energy system models, impact assessments, funding and infrastructure...

Enefirst - Making Efficiency First operational: New project aims to support policy makers put the European guideline into practice in view of the EU Green Deal

The Enefirst consortium has launched its first publication, which defines the principle of Efficiency First (E1st) in a way to make it operational. The 2.5-year project, funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme for Research...

Have your say for the new LIFE programme – consultation launched!

The online consultation is open until 27 April 2020.   Share your expertise and have your say on EU support for the energy transition!    LIFE will be the only EU funding programme dedicated exclusively to environment,...

Homes4Life, the new European certification for ageing in place

Our living environments have a tremendous impact on our health and wellbeing. Ensuring their suitability and adaptability to people’s needs and preferences – including when these needs and preferences evolve over time – is one of the most...

European City Facility launches first call to support sustainable energy investment concepts

Municipalities and local authorities are at the frontline of Europe’s energy transition, but often struggle to mobilise the financial resources required for sustainable energy investments.   Funded under Horizon 2020, the new European City...

First school in Belgium insulated with straw

The theme of the 2019 UP STRAW YEARBOOK is ’the straw experience to learn in’. It aims to inform and inspire you about the application of straw as a building material in schools and educational buildings. The article we highlight today...