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Building circular and climate-neutral buildings for Europe

It is important to remind ourselves that as one of Europe’s largest economic sectors (almost 10% GDP) the construction is a very divers industry that includes a huge number of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).   These SMEs will be...

Sowing seeds for timber skyscrapers can rewind the carbon footprint of the concrete industry

Recent innovations in engineered timber have laid the foundations for the world’s first wooden skyscrapers to appear within a decade, a feat that is not only achievable—according to the Centre for Natural Material Innovation—but one they...

EUSEW Energy Day - Session 3: Upskilling the AEC industry

This session brought together experiences from four Horizon 2020 projects (BIMplement, BIMCert, BIMeet, NetUBIEP) working with BIM as a training tool and developing qualification frameworks in order to deliver a high quality performing...

EUSEW Energy Day - Session 2: Raising the bar for LEVEL(S)

The ACE brought together architects and professionals of the built environment for a two hour debate on Level(s) : What is the potential of Level(s) to support sustainable architectural quality? What is the first feedback from pilots? What...

EUSEW Energy Day - Session 1: Bringing solutions together

Five Eu funded projects (TripleA­reno, iBROAD, HAPPEN, ALDREN, Fit­to­NZEB) collaborating on integrated tools and methods for deep retrofitting, looked at key challenges that need to be surpassed for a breakthrough in building energy...

Do you want your project proposal to be successful?

If you are working on your proposal for funding for energy efficiency under the Horizon 2020 call, have a look at EASME article (see link below)    They collected and put together a number of steps and tips from EASME experts to help you...

Have your say on future objectives for EU-funded research and innovation

What do you think are the most pressing challenges that EU-funded research and innovation should tackle? What are the most important impacts – scientific, technological, economic, societal – that EU-funded research and innovation should...

Energy efficiency: adding architectural value to prefab solutions

Architects don’t usually like prefabricated solutions. But they concede there are upsides, and when time is of the essence, saving the planet becomes the priority   Practical or beautiful? The question doesn’t seem to be...

Know your market, save more energy

Homeowner or landlord? To convince people to have energy-saving renovations you need to know what they are really looking for   What would motivate you to renovate your house to make it more energy efficient? The cost? The legal framework...

Welcome to the third edition of the eTEACHER project newsletter!!

The eTeacher project is reaching the final stage of developing the ICT empower tools (What-if-Analysis and eTEACHER app).   What-if-Analysis is a software tool that aims at providing building users with tailored racommendations on how they...

EU ‘climate leaders’ praised on goal-setting but falling short on detail

Finland, Sweden, Portugal, France and Germany are often seen as “climate leaders” when it comes to setting ambitious carbon reduction objectives for 2050.   However, they lack concrete measures to achieve them, according to new analysis...

Cyprus edging toward zero-energy buildings

Cyprus has incorporated into its national law an EU Directive (2010/31/EU) which aims to improve the energy performance of buildings while taking into account the external climatic conditions and indoor climate requirements.   A series of...

Smart cities, smart islands and investment platforms

The conference was focused on the prospects of smart cities, smart islands and investment platforms in the EU; investment platforms – combining financing for smart cities in cohesions countries and creating a Croatian platform for smart...

The Basque Country present its sustainability agenda during EUSEW

The Economic Development and Infrastructural conselor of the Basque Country’s government and the president of the Ente Vasco de la Energía (EVE), Arantxa Tapia and Iñigo Ansola, CEO of EVE, attendeded the European Union Sustainable Energy...

Discover and vote for the Green Solutions Awards candidates of the international Construction21 platform

During four months, the 100 partners of the Construction21 network called for participation. Now, it is time to discover the candidates who responded.   Behind these competing buildings, districts and infrastructures are the next...

The SB&WRC Project was selected to participate in the REGIOSTARS Awards: vote for it

The SB&WRC project (Sustainable Bio&Waste Resources for Construction) which aims to develop 3 innovative and low-carbon prototypes of insulation material for construction made from bioresources and waste products was selected by...

Fuel Cell micro-Cogeneration: Putting empowered European citizens on the road to a low-carbon energy future!

Key challenge for sustainable energy future is the path towards 2050: buildings are responsible for 40% of the energy consumption, and 80% goes for heating and cooling.   Moreover, the intermittent availability of renewable energy sources...

REMOURBAN contributes to new Smart City Guidance Package

The EIP-SCC has launched a guidance package to help towns and cities move towards a sustainable future. The toolbox is the fruit of many European projects, including REMOURBAN.   In early...

Retour sur "Sustainable Retrofitting of Buildings in Urban Areas" 27/05/2019

  Plusieurs entreprises portugaises avaient fait le déplacement pour partager leurs retours d'expériences et pour rencontrer des acteurs belges du secteur de la rénovation.   Elles ont tout d'abord pu constater notre savoir-faire local,...

Singapore's Net Zero Energy Building: A roadmap for the future?

National University of Singapore’s (NUS) School of Design and Environment (SDE) building, the SDE4, certainly stands out for its unique structure.   SDE4 is NUS's foremost net-zero building, and the first of its kind in Singapore to be...