News & Events

Data from the ExcEED platform: intelligence for better buildings – the H2020 publishes its third short story

Having comparable performance data coming from buildings that could be converted into information and useful knowledge would largely benefit key stakeholders of the building sector (building managers, designers and policy makers). The...

Improving Sustainability Using a Photocell Switch

The modern building is nothing like its ancestors. The concept of architecture has seen a myriad of periods and experiences, from the classical and the neo-classical to Roman and Victorian tastes.   In the olden times, builders would focus...

International Consultant Training in Copenhagen, Denmark

Participate at the three day course in Copenhagen from October 29th - 31st and become an DGNB expert.     During 3 days you will learn about sustainable design and quality control in construction from a holistic life cycle perspective,...

DGNB #BuildTheFuture Event

Join the #BuildTheFuture-Event in Copenhagen on October, 28th. This day is aimed to give visibility to actors in the field of sustainable building and offer opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with pioneering doers. Join this day...

Last chance to apply as a mentee for PROSPECT: dealine on the 30th September

The fourth and last PROSPECT learning cycle on innovative financing for local energy and climate projects will start this November 2019, following an ongoing 2-step recruitment process of mentors and mentees.   The first step, calling for...

The 1st EPB Center newsletter is out!

Be sure to subscribe now to the EPB Center Newsletter for staying informed and do contact us for any questions you might have related to the set of Energy Performance of Buildings standards!

D2Grids Newsletter #1

We are today at an important moment in the way we design our districts and cities. Optimising our energy consumption and developing new renewable energy sources has become a key challenge in Europe. One of the most promising solutions...

After stalling last year, renewable power capacity additions to hit double-digit growth in 2019

After stalling last year, global capacity additions of renewable power are set to bounce back with double-digit growth in 2019, driven by solar PV’s strong performance, according to the International Energy Agency. The IEA expects...

Piraeus Bank joins EUR 650 million EIB green infrastructure investment program

Piraeus is the second leading Greek bank to confirm participation with the scheme, after the National Bank of Greece.   Piraeus Bank will identify and invest in new clean energy projects including wind farms, photovoltaic installations,...

Exploitation of business models for deep renovation

Most of the barriers to energy renovation are non-technical, and financing is one of the main barriers. To deepen this issue, this year, at the Sustainable Places Conference (Cagliari, 5-7 June 2019) the topic of...

Renewable district energy: cities' first step towards decarbonisation

As sustainable energy moves up the political agenda, low carbon solutions for heating and cooling are coming to the fore. District heating in Dresden is turning greener thanks to the Innovation Power Plant Reick   Decarbonization...

How will tenants save money with renewable energies?

As Germany’s recent Tenant Electricity Act opens the door to the so-called tenant electricity, Dresden unveils its "Smart Tenants" project to help them saving energy, money and protecting the climate.   Before mid-2017, Germany...

Oslo and Heidelberg Commit to Make New Buildings “Net Zero Carbon” by 2030

Oslo and Heidelberg join 23 other cities committed to C40’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration.   On 17th September in London (UK), The Governing Mayor of Oslo, Raymond Johansen, and Lord Mayor of Heidelberg Eckart Würzner, committed to...

Apply for European Green Capital & European Green Leaf awards

The prestigious titles of European Green Capital (EGCA) and European Green Leaf (EGLA) are awarded every year to  European cities for their commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability. The European Commission’s...

VELUX makes new inroad into Central Europe with opening of RenovActive house in Slovakia

A free-to-download renovation guide provides a sustainable solution to the ageing building stock in Slovakia and neighbouring countries. The VELUX Group officially opened a model house in Sala today, which is renovated according to seven...

Harnessing the power of digital revolution for urban sustainability and prosperity - 14th Global Forum on Human Settlements productively convened at UN Conference Center in Addis Ababa

As one of the most important global congresses on urban agenda, sustainable cities and human settlements, as well as an observance of Urban October, GFHS 2019 was successfully held on 5-6 September at UN Conference Center in Addis Ababa,...

“From Dream to Reality” Leading Smart City projects to Share Results in Brussels at EU Regions Week 2019

On 8 October 2019, from 14:30-17:00, the first three Smart Cities and Communities projects GrowSmarter, Remourban and Triangulum, funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, are hosting the session “From...

Final Conference of the Interreg MED project ENERJ - Press release

The final conference of ENERJ on September 11 in Thessaloniki brought together the partners of this Interreg MED project with a group of national and international experts to review the results obtained and put them into the larger...

Roger Léron Award 2019: the jury has made its call

The jury made its call, and the 3 finalists of the Roger Léron Award 2019 are finally known: congratulations to  Maria Heras Celemín (ES), Søren Hermansen (DK) and Josep Puig i Boix (ES). The final result will be disclosed during...

Five things you need to know about: decarbonising Europe

We spoke to some experts in the field to find out what needs to happen for Europe to become carbon neutral.   1. It will affect everyone from individuals to industry. According to Dr Kirsten Dunlop, chief executive of the...