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University of Environment, an almost autonomous vegetal building, Mexico - Green Solutions Awards 2019 winner

The University of Environment, after winning the Energy & Hot Climates Award of the International platform, qualified in this category for the final... and won!   A minimal carbon footprint was the main objective behind the...

Just Launched: Renewables in Cities 2019 Global Status Report is now available!

We are pleased to announce that the Renewables in Cities 2019 Global Status Report is now available!   Accounting for 55% of the world’s population, 75% of global CO2 emissions and 2/3rds of global energy demand, cities have a crucial role...

[Video] Ceremony of the Green Solutions Awards 2019, Batimat - Introduction (1/10)

Introduction of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards ceremony. An event that took place on November 4, 2019 during the Batimat exhibition. The aim of the Green Solutions Awards is to highlight sustainable buildings, districts and...

ESCAN: The project on HC system replacement campaigns starts

With over 80 million inefficient heating & cooling (HC) systems still installed across Europe motivating consumers to replace those units with more efficient, greener alternatives will be key for a decarbonised Energy Union fuelled by...

Green Buildings and Innovative Urban Planning: 38th FIABCI Global Business Summit in Ghent, Belgium

Every year, FIABCI organises a cycle of global meetings. Among them is the Global Business Summit. Its 38th edition will take place from 4th to 7th December, 2019, in Ghent (Belgium). Construction21, as a partner of the event, will...

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...

TightVent Europe newsletter issue #17 - November 2019

Welcome to the November 2019 issue of the TightVent Europe newsletter! In this edition we present the highlights of the 2019 joint AIVC – TightVent – venticool conference “From Energy crisis to sustainable indoor climate – 40 years of AIVC...

2ND CEN-CE STAKEHOLDERS' WORKSHOP - 04 NOVEMBER 2019 - BRUSSELS, BELGIUM

CEN-CE team organized under the leadership of REHVA the 2nd CEN-CE Stakeholders' Workshop on 4 November (10h00-12h30) during REHVA Brussels Summit (4-5 November) for enquiring, engaging and exploring synergies with key stakeholders across...

'Delivering net zero carbon buildings for all' - BUILD UPON European Leaders’ Summit

The recent UN Climate Action Summit made it clear - net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is the only goal that counts. For Europe, delivering a new Green Deal for its citizens will mean cities and companies putting net zero carbon buildings...

Dutch consortium wins Green Solutions Award 2019 for apartment building

The consortium Nieuw Utrechts Peil has won the prize for best Dutch retrofit project.  The winning Flat for the Future is a social housing net zero-energy apartment building in Utrecht. It is one of the first of its kind in the Netherlands...

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...

FACE | Façades Architecture Construction Engineering (4th edition)

April – November 2020 | Applications are now open!   EURAC research offers a training course aimed at increasing the know-how of companies and freelance professionals operating in the field of complex technological...

The first Train the Trainer workshops were held in Austria, Hungary, the Netherlands and Slovakia

To support the professional execution of nearly zero-energy buildings new pilot “Train the Trainer” courses were implemented in Austria, Hungary, the Netherlands and Slovakia for flat roofer, ventilation installer and building...

Climate change: Significant drop in EU emissions in 2018 but further effort needed to reach 2030 target

The EEA report ‘Trends and projections in Europe 2019 — Tracking progress towards Europe’s climate and energy targets’ presents analysis of the EU progress towards the 2020 and 2030 targets for climate and energy. The analysis is based on...

World Energy Outlook 2019 highlights deep disparities in the global energy system

Deep disparities define today’s energy world. The dissonance between well-supplied oil markets and growing geopolitical tensions and uncertainties. The gap between the ever-higher amounts of greenhouse gas emissions being produced and the...

Zero carbon standard launched for Irish homes

Besides energy efficiency, the new zero carbon standard also considers the upfront carbon emissions associated with the construction of the homes. It also encourages home builders to actually measure how the homes perform after they are...

New energy audit tool for companies to meet EU Energy Efficiency Directive

The legislation requires all large enterprises based in the European Union - with at least 250 employees, or annual revenues over €50 million and an annual balance sheet of over €43 million - to comply with the national energy audit...

RESTORE Industry Workshop WG4

This Call is also available here in German, in English and in Italian. The event will be in Italian and English, with the possibility of asking questions in German.   WHY RE-THINKING TECHNOLOGIES   Proper technology...

How can local and national governments accelerate energy retrofitting in condominiums?

According to Eurostat 2017, 42% of the European population currently live in flats (condominiums, multi-owned properties, tenements, social housing, etc.). Retrofitting condominiums (tenements and flatted buildings) is highly strategic for...

Prioritising investments in energy efficiency

The lack of the overall understanding of the impact of energy-efficient investments has made it difficult for policymakers to integrate it into their policymaking process. There is a need to gather evidence on the benefit of energy...