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ECTP Newsletter July 2019

Introduction to this issue:   This newsletter contains a selection of information dedicated to Research & Innovation for the Construction & Built Environment sector. Access all the news published on ECTP website ...

University helps develop solution to world's waste plastic problem

The University of Chester’s Energy Centre at Thornton Science Park is working with PowerHouse Energy to ‘turn off the plastic tap into the ocean’ to ultimately clean it up. The innovative technology turns waste plastic into electricity and...

Taking complexity out of the building site

Researchers in Europe are developing a new kind of prefabricated energy efficient building façades, equipped with special insulation and solar panels.   These solutions are built far from the construction site, in...

23rd In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce 2019

Un­der the theme Pass­ive House world­wide this years in­ter­na­tion­al Pas­sice House con­fer­en­ce is tak­ing place in Gaobeidi­an/China.   Re­gister now for two days of in­spir­ing lec­tures and work­shops. As usu­al you will get the...

Innovation and regulation in the age of PropTech

Although the PropTech sector is certainly booming in Europe, fragmentation ad lack of transparency are key challenges affecting the transformation of the industry.   Common standards, strong collaboration and transparency are seen as the...

“Connecting the Unconnected” a recap of the IMEAS and C-track 50 event

On the 19th of June, during the EU Sustainable Energy Week, project partners and participants of IMEAS and C-track 50 discussed how to achieve a better understanding of interactions between actors at various governance levels – a knowledge...

RICS plays leading role on sustainable finance for EU buildings sector

Population growth, urbanisation and climate changes show the built environment is facing great challenges. Professionals have a great responsibility in ensuring our future is sustainable.   In doing so we will also ensure real estate...

The H2020 project ExcEED publishes a new short story: ‘How to close the gap between designed and real energy consumption?

The purpose of the EU-funded ExcEED project builds on the statement that there is a lack of structured and comprehensive set of buildings data which can be used to elaborate useful information and knowledge for market players and policy...

Che cos’è un “edificio sostenibile” per un investitore? Risponde la Commissione Europea

Il settore finanziario ha un ruolo chiave nel guidare gli investimenti verso tecnologie e imprese più sostenibili, finanziare una crescita di lungo termine e contribuire alla creazione di un'economia circolare, a basse emissioni di...

EBC Newsletter July 2019

The fifth newsletter of the Efficient Buildings Community is out! Discover the latest news of the Modular Projects and the next events of the Community, including the final conference the 10 October 2019 in Brussels.   In this newsletter...

Private building renovations can help achieve climate targets

Statistically, 40 percent of energy consumption and 36 percent of emissions come from buildings.   Although this has prompted energy efficiency to become one of the EU’s top priorities and led the EU to acknowledge that buildings are key...

Sekoya, first platform entirely dedicated to low carbon materials and processes

Eiffage launches Sekoya, the first carbon & climate platform dedicated entirely to low-carbon materials and processes   Eiffage has made innovation and ecological transition two pillars of its strategic plan, and in partnership with...

CUBE2020: why participate? Testimony of RATP Cubists

After having reduced their energy consumption by 12% between 2004 and 2015, the RATP renewed its engagement to reduce energy consumption by obtaining the ISO 50001 certification in 2017, setting a new objective of -20% between 2015-2025...

UK has 'no chance' of net zero without action on energy efficiency, MPs warn

The UK "stands no chance" of slashing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, nor meeting its interim carbon budgets, unless the government takes urgent action to improve the energy efficiency standards of buildings and households, a...

Conference on Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions 2019 – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

SSPCR 2019 aims to answer the question on how can we maximize the impact of academic research, the scaling-up and replicability opportunities of pilot projects, and the added value of local bottom-up initiatives, in relation to complex...

COGEN Europe 2050 Vision

The cogeneration sector is committed to the creation of a resilient, decentralised and carbon neutral European energy system by 2050 with cogeneration as its backbone, empowering European citizens and industry to generate their own...

Tackling energy poverty in Europe

ASSIST is a 3-year H2020 project that started in 2017. It is implemented in six countries: Italy, Spain, UK, Poland, Finland and Belgium.   The idea is to contribute to tackle energy poverty through operators with integrated competencies...

España se desmarca de la tendencia global y reduce sus emisiones de CO2

BP ha presentado en Madrid los resultados del informe Statistical Review of World Energy 2019, una de las publicaciones de referencia del sector energético, que elabora cada año la compañía.   El acto ha estado dirigido por Luis Aires,...

DGNB cooperates in Spain: Green Building Council España becomes new partner

  In a first step, the DGNB criteria for new buildings will be adapted to local peculiarities in Spain and tested in a pilot phase.   This adaptation should be completed by mid-2020. Other forms of certification of the DGNB, for example in...

Helping families to invest in green homes

Steven Borncamp (talking about the project) says: "We are trying to shift buyers’ mind-set from just looking at the home’s sales price to think about the total cost of ownership, including energy, health costs and also repair costs.   If...