News & Events

The Commission is in the process of updating some of the content on this website in light of the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union. If the site contains content that does not yet reflect the withdrawal of the United Kingdom, it is unintentional and will be addressed.

New sensors to monitor energy consumption in buildings in Valencia

In Valencia's maritime area, state-of-the art technologies are being used to improve energy efficiency in buildings and to change collective behaviours   In many European cities the rational use of energy is one of the main issues for...

ASSISES conference: New financial schemes for energy transition in territories

FEDARENE attended the ASSISES conference on energy transition from the 28th to the 30th of January 2020 in Bordeaux, France. On the second day, the FEDARENE team conducted the talk on New financing services for energy transition in...

EU Taxonomy shows the way to net zero by 2050

The Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance has released its final recommendations to the European Commission on the EU Taxonomy. EIT Climate-KIC was represented in the EU Taxonomy’s work group by EIT Climate-KIC Board Member...

Valencia, 50/50: an educational project to reduce energy consumption in schools

The City Council of Valencia, Spain, has launched an initiative to reduce the consumption of energy and water in Municipal schools. It is called 50/50 as a half of the money saved is run by pupils and the other half by the school...

Designing energy models for smart cities

Engineers in Spain are working to produce urban models based on data from cities that have introduced innovative solutions in the energy field. The aim is to enable other towns to replicate the technologies adopted and boost smart...

[Houseful co-creation workshops] The call for circular ideas is open

The first set of co-creation workshops organised by the European project HOUSEFUL is right behind the corner: join Spanish and Austrian stakeholders in the housing sector and contribute to the design of more circular and sustainable...

Slovenia approves package for energy renovation of municipal buildings

The Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy has given the goahead for energy conservation measures in local communities in four rounds. Municipalities can apply to have as much as 40% of eligible costs covered in...

District Cooling Planning Tool

Cooling demand is expected to increase almost 60% by 2030 in Europe. District cooling (DC) can support satisfying this demand in a sustainable way by utilising the most efficient cooling supply options available and distributing the...

Estonia has the most energy efficient new nearly zero energy buildings

A recent study carried out by an international group of building scientists showed that Estonia is among the countries with the most energy efficient buildings in Europe.   Among the analysis of NZEB energy performance of buildings in four...

The 2020 call for energy efficiency is now open!

The funding is available for proposals submitted under 10 topics addressing 5 main areas:   buildings innovative finance public authorities consumers services The call is managed by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized...

Green Deal at the C4E Forum 2020

The C4E Forum puts the Green Deal, and what it can mean for Central and Eastern Europe, center stage. The topic for the first high level plenary session is The Green Deal: How do we make it work for the CEE buildings?...

Remourban Final Video: voices from the Lighthouse cities

Watch the video about our three lighthouse cities, Valladolid, Nottingham and Tepebasi/Eskisehir and discover Remourban's main outcomes   Fighting climate change is the challenge of our century. Since about 80% of all people are...

The call for circular ideas is open

The first set of co-creation workshops organised by the European project HOUSEFUL is right behind the corner: join Spanish and Austrian stakeholders in the housing sector and contribute to the design of more circular and sustainable...

A geospace odyssey

There is a vast amount of data generated across the built and natural environments – data which has massive potential to have a positive impact on our cities and societies. To some extent this potential is already being realised, but...

Geocluster strategic network to broaden the application range of 4RinEU deep renovation solutions

The scope of the Geocluster strategic network is to investigate the potential application of 4RinEU deep renovation approach in three different EU contexts (Poland, Hungary and Ireland).   In each country, an Early Adopter team made of...

MIPIM / WBEF Sustainability Forum - Resilient & liveable cities, a RICS conference

Urbanisation is at a turning point as technology opens new possibilities, growing populations need sustainable and resilient communities in which to thrive, and world leaders set ambitious climate goals. These driving forces create...

[Opinion] Mapping urban sustainability parameters

Built environment professionals have a compelling opportunity to help manage the risks arising from climate change and its impact on European cities. By Dr. Leyre Echevarría Icaza MRICS   Climate change is already resulting in major global...

Investing in Green Buildings

The latest World Built Environment Forum series of webinars discussed the importance of green buildings and how to encourage greater investment in them.   The buildings sector is responsible for 30% of total final energy use around the...

European Users Club - Municipalities and regions on the energy retrofit of condominiums.

Municipalities and regions have a key role to play in the energy retrofit of condominiums. Many of them are already addressing the residential sector as part of their climate policies, but they are still often unaware of the specific...

Webinar - District Heating and cooling: planning & digitalisation

Some learnings of two european projects about district heating and cooling will be at the core this free webinar. The webinar will be hold on the 10th of March 2020 from 10h30 to 12h (CEST). AGENDA Introduction by Mr Gabriele Pesce (...