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Finnish official: ‘Heating is far from being just a local issue’

Achieving climate neutrality by 2050 requires decarbonising the whole economy, including the energy-hungry heating sector, says Finland’s Riku Huttunen. And that will involve cooperation at all levels of government, including local and EU...

BIM4EEB | BIM based fast toolkit for Efficient rEnovation in Buildings: the definition of requirements for an efficient renovation process with digital ICT tools

The digital transformation of the AEC sector is facing several criticalities which have to be solved in order to effectively exploit its different potentialities. For instance, the lack of a proper information management...

New rules make household appliances more sustainable

In a continued effort to reduce Europe's carbon footprint and to make energy bills cheaper for European consumers, the Commission today adopted new eco-design measures for products such as refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers and...

CEN-CE NEWSLETTER 30 September 2019

Check out this streamlined issue of CEN-CE newsletter!   For more information visit also www.cen-ce.eu

Webinar: Using ENERFUND to identify Energy non-Efficient buildings

ENERFUND is a tool that rates and scores deep renovation opportunities. The tool is based on a set of parameters such as the Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) rating, year of construction of the building, cost of...

Data from the ExcEED platform: intelligence for better buildings – the H2020 publishes its third short story

Having comparable performance data coming from buildings that could be converted into information and useful knowledge would largely benefit key stakeholders of the building sector (building managers, designers and policy makers). The...

Improving Sustainability Using a Photocell Switch

The modern building is nothing like its ancestors. The concept of architecture has seen a myriad of periods and experiences, from the classical and the neo-classical to Roman and Victorian tastes.   In the olden times, builders would focus...

International Consultant Training in Copenhagen, Denmark

Participate at the three day course in Copenhagen from October 29th - 31st and become an DGNB expert.     During 3 days you will learn about sustainable design and quality control in construction from a holistic life cycle perspective,...

DGNB #BuildTheFuture Event

Join the #BuildTheFuture-Event in Copenhagen on October, 28th. This day is aimed to give visibility to actors in the field of sustainable building and offer opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with pioneering doers. Join this day...

Last chance to apply as a mentee for PROSPECT: dealine on the 30th September

The fourth and last PROSPECT learning cycle on innovative financing for local energy and climate projects will start this November 2019, following an ongoing 2-step recruitment process of mentors and mentees.   The first step, calling for...

The 1st EPB Center newsletter is out!

Be sure to subscribe now to the EPB Center Newsletter for staying informed and do contact us for any questions you might have related to the set of Energy Performance of Buildings standards!

D2Grids Newsletter #1

We are today at an important moment in the way we design our districts and cities. Optimising our energy consumption and developing new renewable energy sources has become a key challenge in Europe. One of the most promising solutions...

After stalling last year, renewable power capacity additions to hit double-digit growth in 2019

After stalling last year, global capacity additions of renewable power are set to bounce back with double-digit growth in 2019, driven by solar PV’s strong performance, according to the International Energy Agency. The IEA expects...

Piraeus Bank joins EUR 650 million EIB green infrastructure investment program

Piraeus is the second leading Greek bank to confirm participation with the scheme, after the National Bank of Greece.   Piraeus Bank will identify and invest in new clean energy projects including wind farms, photovoltaic installations,...

Exploitation of business models for deep renovation

Most of the barriers to energy renovation are non-technical, and financing is one of the main barriers. To deepen this issue, this year, at the Sustainable Places Conference (Cagliari, 5-7 June 2019) the topic of...

Renewable district energy: cities' first step towards decarbonisation

As sustainable energy moves up the political agenda, low carbon solutions for heating and cooling are coming to the fore. District heating in Dresden is turning greener thanks to the Innovation Power Plant Reick   Decarbonization...

How will tenants save money with renewable energies?

As Germany’s recent Tenant Electricity Act opens the door to the so-called tenant electricity, Dresden unveils its "Smart Tenants" project to help them saving energy, money and protecting the climate.   Before mid-2017, Germany...

Oslo and Heidelberg Commit to Make New Buildings “Net Zero Carbon” by 2030

Oslo and Heidelberg join 23 other cities committed to C40’s Net Zero Carbon Buildings Declaration.   On 17th September in London (UK), The Governing Mayor of Oslo, Raymond Johansen, and Lord Mayor of Heidelberg Eckart Würzner, committed to...

Apply for European Green Capital & European Green Leaf awards

The prestigious titles of European Green Capital (EGCA) and European Green Leaf (EGLA) are awarded every year to  European cities for their commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability. The European Commission’s...

VELUX makes new inroad into Central Europe with opening of RenovActive house in Slovakia

A free-to-download renovation guide provides a sustainable solution to the ageing building stock in Slovakia and neighbouring countries. The VELUX Group officially opened a model house in Sala today, which is renovated according to seven...