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PLEA 2020 Abstract deadline extended 35th Passive and Low Energy Architecture and Urban Design Conference

Due to multiple requests, the deadline for PLEA 2020's call for abstracts has now been extended.   The new deadline for extended abstracts is the 30th of September 2019.   Please check PLEA2020 website at www.plea2020.org  for further...

GSA Trends 2019 #7 Renewable energies

Urban wind power is playing the Arlesian game, Africa is demanding electricity, but is having trouble hosting large-scale solar projects. So, the renewable 2019 trend? It cannot be said.   This is obvious in some countries but not in...

Open Innovation Call targeting air quality and urban heat island effect launched

The City of Copenhagen’s department Resilient and Sustainable City Solutions within the Technical and Environmental Administration is partnering with Access Cities alliance to find solutions for the City’s most present and acute...

GSA Trends 2019 #8 Nature in the city

In the 2019 edition of the Green Solutions Awards – Districts, there are 15 case studies participating, projects coming from all over the world, countries such as France, Belgium, Colombia, Russia, Brazil, China, Argentina, Austria and...

DG Energy News September 2019

The newsletter from DG Energy of the European Commission is now available.   Top stories: - Renewables boost competitiveness of EU industry - Establishing a smart readiness indicator for buildings   Other...

Bamboo architecture: Bali's Green School inspires a global renaissance

Bamboo always has been a basic construction material in tropical latitudes. But generally it has been used for inexpensive shacks, stalls, fences, scaffolding and sunscreens. If not treated, bamboo is highly susceptible to fire and...

RESTORE Newsletter #22 (August 2019)

#22 Newsletter includes:   -Application open to 4th CA16114 RESTORE Training School - The 4-day Autumn 2019 COST RESTORE Training School “Rethinking technologies for regenerative indoor environment” is...

fib ICCS20 Call for Abstracts

The main objective of the conference is to contribute to sustainable development through dissemination of advanced knowledge which is based on research results and developments in the fields of concrete structures and associated...

#1 Edito - Construire durable sous climat chaud

Climats chauds : de quoi parle-t-on ?   La zone climatique chaude considérée dans le cadre de ce dossier correspond peu ou prou aux régions du monde dont le climat est, au sens de la classification de Köppen, un climat...

Premio Sostenibilità 2019

Il PREMIO SOSTENIBILITÀ 2019 giunge quest’anno alla ottava edizione e coinvolge tutto il territorio nazionale.   Il Premio, organizzato da AESS in collaborazione con la Rivista Azero | Edicom Edizioni per il Premio del...

GSA Trends 2019 #5 Technological solutions: a second wind

Low tech and low carbon do not mean the end of technology.   On the contrary, these Green Solutions Awards seem to show that "technosalvation" is not the only alternative on well-designed projects.   A look back at the 2019 trends in this...

5th generation heating networks: A challenge to integrate the new business model

5th generation heating and cooling networks are now showing up with the promise of new services.   What are these new services and how can blockchain technology facilitate their implementation?   Heating and cooling accounts for 50% of the...

Women in Construction, Leadership Summit: Empowering women in the European construction industry

What makes a great woman a leader in the construction industry? On 26 September 2019, at Centrale Lille, 20 women with an exceptional career path from Europe (France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Switzerland) and beyond (Canada...

GSA Trends 2019 #6 Urban solutions and the urban environment

We often speak wrongly of sustainable cities, forgetting that any construction, whatever its scale, is part of a whole from which it is inseparable.   In 2019, a clear trend is emerging, namely to take into account the spatial, but also...

Tampere plants the seeds of a smarter future

This Spring 2019, STARDUST’s Lighthouse city of Tampere networked with various local stakeholders in order to develop the different STARDUST smart urban solutions within the city.   On March 2019, the City of Tampere organised...

GrowSmarter - Combatting CO2 in Cologne

While energy efficiency via retrofitting old buildings and giving more control to citizens over their energy demand are part of the Cologne project, just as they are in many other European cities, the CO2 emissions produced by urban...

4th STUNNING Webinar - Project conclusion / Promoting energy-efficient building renovation

The annual rate of home and commercial building renovation is well under the 3% required to achieve European climate and energy goals.  There is a need to accelerate investments in energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions to boost...

Submit your abstracts for the 41st AIVC – ASHRAE - IAQ 2020 joint Conference

The 41st AIVC & ASHRAE IAQ joint Conference “IAQ 2020: Indoor Environmental Quality Performance Approaches Transitioning from IAQ to IEQ” will be held from the 14th to the 16th of September 2020 in Athens, Greece together with the 9th ...

GSA Trends 2019 #2 - Building and resilience: necessary consideration and frustration

Second opus of our trend analysis of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards.   A short tour in warm climates, where building resilience and adaptation are essential. 2.1. The resilient building: a reality   The construction resilient buildings...

GSA 2019 Trends #3 - When low-tech takes over

Low-tech is trendy in our Western societies, it is also trendy in the 2019 Green Solutions Awards to the point of competing with a major player in sustainable development: the passive.   Explanation and discovery of case studies. 3.1....