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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...

Call for Papers – 6th International Congress on Energy Efficiency and Energy Related Materials

Call for Papers – 6th International Congress on Energy Efficiency and Energy Related Materials   IMPORTANT DATES 01 Abstract Submission Deadline: June 29, 2020 02 Deadline for all Oral Presentation to be...

Rebuilding Europe: Deep energy renovation should be the heart of EU economic recovery

We are just beginning to rebuild Europe after a period of unprecedented economic, social and personal turmoil. With this spirit of renaissance in our hearts, there has never been a better time to rethink and renovate the buildings that...

EUSEW session on the Renovation Wave and recovery

Next Tuesday 23rd June from 14:30 – 15:45 and as part of the EUSEW policy conference, DG-ENER is organising a session on “Boosting the European Green Deal renovation wave - a centrepiece of the Green Deal and an engine for...

Renovating historic buildings for a sustainable future

From small medieval towns in Italy to the elegant nineteenth-century boulevards in Paris; from the zen Buddhist temples in Kyoto to the colourful cathedrals of Mexico’s colonial cities: buildings reflect our culture and need to be...

New business models to de-risk investments and kick start the EU building renovation wave

Energy transition: new business models to de-risk investments and kick start the EU building renovation wave To effectively de-risk investments in the building sector and facilitate the upgrading of building performance and energy...

Architecture Award “Solar architecture in heritage contexts” DEADLINE SOON

In the research project BIPV meets History we are promoting an architectural award “Solar architecture in heritage contexts” dedicated to the energy retrofit of a historical buildings using integrated photovoltaic (BIPV).   Three basic...

Why the EU must renovate to recover

27 European heads of state are discussing the Commission’s proposal for a €1.85 trillion COVID-19 recovery budget. It is a huge sum: €1.1 trillion from the member states themselves and €750 billion to be borrowed on the capital markets....

TΗΕ ZERO-PLUS PROJECT VIDEO

The main concept of the ZERO-PLUS Project is now also available via an easy-to-digest interactive video! The story of NetZero Energy settlements is unwrapped step by step highlighting the importance of creating energy efficient settlements...