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Housing: an essential piece of the ‘Next Generation EU’ puzzle

The Coronavirus pandemic has put the spotlight on Europe’s housing crisis, exposing the shortcomings of our housing policies that have increased inequalities and destabilized our societies. Now that the “Stay at home” guidelines pushed us...

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...

Sustainable Finance: Commission welcomes the adoption by the European Parliament of the Taxonomy Regulation

The European Commission has welcomed the adoption by the European Parliament of the Taxonomy Regulation – a key piece of legislation that will contribute to the European Green Deal by boosting private sector investment in green and...

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...

What will be the future of the Covenant of Mayors? Have your say!

2020 stands out as a peculiar year for Europe   It is indeed a key moment as the EU should evaluate whether we are on track to achieve the 20% GHG emission reduction target set for 2020 over a decade ago. To keep moving...

Support the Interreg Med Renewable Energy Community! Take part in their Survey!

The Interreg Med Renewable Energy Community has launched a survey to identify needs and concerns from key actors of the Energy Transition in the Mediterranean Area.   The Survey is run by the Ecosystemic Transition Unit created by the...

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...

ΤΗΕ BUSINESS CASE BROCHURE OF THE ZERO-PLUS CONCEPT

For four consecutive years, E Co. has been involved as a Partner in the ZERO-PLUS Project, contributing to its goal: to develop and implement a collaborative management approach to the design and construction of near-zero energy efficient...

InBetween #SmartHabits Photo Contest

Which are the #SmartHabits that allow you to save energy during summer? Take part in InBetween #H2020 Project Photo Contest and win a smart prize!   Summer is at the door and so our need for cooling.   According to the EU...

Preparing the future Renovation Wave initiative – Have your say

The European Commission has today opened a public consultation on boosting the renovation of buildings across the EU. The Renovation Wave initiative is a priority under the European Green Deal and the Recovery play for the EU, aimed at...

CEN-CE NEWSLETTER June 2020 issue

Check out the June 2020 issue of CEN-CE newsletter for getting up to speed with recent and ongoing activities of CEN-CE team! EPB standards covered by CEN-CE scheme Explore synergies with CEN-CE scheme 2nd CEN-CE classroom pilot...

Call for Papers - Building Simulation 2021 Conference

Building Simulation 2021 Conference BS2021 - Creating Impact   We aim at creating impact by translating research results into practice. Bridging the gap between academics and practitioners is key. Special focus on day one...

EIT Climate-KIC supported Accelerator Cities commits to boosting the rate of UK home retrofits

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has entered a major new phase of Accelerator Cities, a project which brings together some of the most ambitious local and combined authorities and other expert stakeholders to drive action to upgrade...

José I. Hormaeche, voice of the Sustainable Industry

Mr Hormaeche, General Manager of the Basque Energy Cluster, provided Fedarene with this thought provoking interview on the role and the potential of the private sector to boost the energy transition.   José Ignacio Hormaeche has been...

Measuring circularity

A webinar organised by HOUSEFUL partner Housing Europe shed light on the many different available approaches to assess the circularity level of buildings and lead to a more sustainable housing sectorSure, circular buildings are great. But...

Interactive Webinar | Citizen Engagement in Urban Planning

Working with citizens has the potential to generate new ideas to reinvent our cities   This 90’ interactive workshop organised by LIST and R2M Solution aims at: ▶️ Discussing the importance of citizen engagement within urban planning...