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New electricity rules enters into force

On 1 January 2020, the Electricity Regulation EU/2019/943 entered into force. An important part of the new electricity market design, agreed under the Clean energy for all European’s package, the regulation establishes the fundamental...

Host a session at the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2020

The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), organised by the European Commission, is the biggest event dedicated to renewable energy sources and efficient energy use in Europe.   It brings together public authorities, private companies, NGOs...

Construction skills: Equipping building professionals with new skills to achieve European energy targets

The EU launched the BUILD UP Skills initiative in 2011 to answer to the lack of adequate construction skills which hampers the developmennt of NZEBs and effective renovations. This initiative aimed to increase the number of qualified trade...

Bauen und Qualität

Building Inspection – der Weg zu mehr Qualität am Bau?   Seit Jahren wird getrommelt: „Energieeffi ziente Bauweise senkt den Energieverbrauch.“ Im Betrieb zeigt sich immer wieder, dass die tatsächlichen Energieverbräuche...

Helsinki launches Climate Watch to track city’s emission reductions

In accordance with the Carbon-Neutral Helsinki 2035 Action Plan, the city launched 147 measures to reduce emissions and to attain the goal of carbon neutrality. This means that after 2035, activities taking place in Helsinki will not...

Call for papers - ICACER 2020 - Barcelona

Paper Submission   Please submit your full paper (for publication and presentation) or abstract (for presentation only) by Easychair Submission System.   Note: The paper should be written in correct English and have at...

Last trends in energy-saving applications

Empowering energy education is a milestone for a less energy-consuming society. To achieve this, apps may help but the challenge is to make them really usable for the many   From home automation to bill management, our...

How we can recycle more buildings

More than 35 billion tonnes of non-metallic minerals are extracted from the Earth every year. These materials mainly end up being used to build homes, schools, offices and hospitals. It’s a staggering amount of resources, and it’s only too...

[Hot climates - dossier] #18 - An operation for renewed housing in French overseas departments

In the French overseas territories, a large proportion of the population, subject to various constraints, has settled in areas exposed to high risks, particularly coastal areas. The impacts of climate change, in particular the expected...

[Video] Ceremony of the Green Solutions Awards 2019, Batimat - Conclusion (10/10)

Discover the last part of the international ceremony of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards! An event that took place on November 4, 2019 during the Batimat exhibition. The aim of the Green Solutions Awards is to highlight sustainable...

[Publication] 5th generation district heating and cooling systems as a solution for renewable urban thermal energy supply

District heating and cooling systems are a viable sustainable solution to provide heat and cold in urban environments. In this paper, experts describe fifth generation district heating and cooling (5GDHC) systems and show how this concept...

CEN-CE newsletter 27 December 2019

Check out this holiday read issue of CEN-CE newsletter!

[Video] Ceremony of the Green Solutions Awards 2019, Batimat - Health & Comfort Prize (5/10)

Discover the award of the Health & Comfort Prize during the international ceremony of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards! An event that took place on November 4, 2019 during the Batimat exhibition. The aim of the Green Solutions Awards is...

Energy efficiency is the first fuel, and demand for it needs to grow

The global economy is set to double in size over the next 20 years. But that does not mean it will need twice as much energy to power all the extra cars, homes and factories such growth will bring. By taking the available opportunities to...

European cities commit to net zero buildings

In this days of climate negotiations, leading European cities and companies have pledged to reduce carbon emissions from their buildings to net zero.   Helsinki (Finland) and Valladolid (Spain) have signed the World Green Building Council’...

Buildings at the centre of the Green Deal

On 11th December Ursula von Der Leyen, recently elected president of the European Commission, presented the new European Climate plan called "Green Deal". Emblematically, this is one of the first acts of the new Commission and this...

Exploitation of 4RinEU results and path to market

The 4RinEU project is developing technological products, software tools, and methodologies, which offer innovative advantages and solutions to needs in the framework of building renovations and energy retrofits.   10 main exploitable...

Call for Presentations - Central & Eastern European Energy Efficiency Forum

Call for presentations   Why are Panel Sessions so important? Parallel Panel sessions are where most of the “magic” happens and they are among the most popular parts of the programme. One of the many...

Call for papers - International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings SEB-20

Following the success of earlier events in the series, SEB-20, the Twelfth International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings will take place in Split, Croatia organised by the KES International.   SEB-20 invites...

Call for Papers - 6th NanoMaterials for Energy and Environment 2020

Nanoscience and nanotechnology are interdisciplinary fields that bring together physicists, chemists, materials scientists, and engineers to meet the potential future challenges that humankind will face, including the search for renewable...