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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 have...

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 and tools...

Fill in our survey to help us make heating more efficient

The HARP project has launched a survey to understand what motivates customers to switch to a more efficient heating system: is it the prospect of saving money? reducing CO2 emissions? an improved indoor air quality?   Knowing this will...

Brigade, passive building integrated into the forest, Belgium - Green Solutions Awards 2019 winner

In this "Health & Comfort" category, we have, for the first time of the Green Solutions Awards history, 2 winners! Since both projects were really appreciated by the jury, one for its human approach, the other for its technical...

New York City buildings to receive "energy efficiency grade" in 2020

New York City has introduced a bill that will rank and grade large buildings according to energy efficiency.    The Local Law 95 implemented by the New York Department of Buildings will require structures that are 25,000 square feet (2,322...

Liquid windows and the energy-efficient buildings of tomorrow

They look like ordinary windows but they're not. Inside each pane, there is a continuous flow of distilled water and glycol. The windows have been designed by researchers and architects working to create the energy-efficient buildings of...

Introducing the new EU energy label system

What is your project about? The objective of our project is to support the implementation of the new EU energy label system developed by the European Commission. The most important is to ensure the smooth transition from...

Concerted Action EPBD - public survey

In the Concerted Action EPBD, we strive to support implementation of energy performance policies for buildings as much as possible, and we are looking for the most suitable and effective ways to communicate with relevant stakeholders. In...

EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2020!

The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will be back for its 15th edition on 23-24-25 June 2020! The EUSEW is a month-long series of activities to build a secure energy future for Europe.   It brings together public authorities, private...

Aerem, positive energy factory, France - Green Solutions Awards 2019 winner

The Aerem Factory is the two-time winner of the Low Carbon Prize of the Green Solutions Awards, both in France and internationally.   A factory does not necessarily mean a giant carbon footprint, whether in the construction or operating...