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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 focus on...

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 target?  ...

Shaping the transition towards a circular economy

In recent years, the term “circular economy” has become increasingly widespread and has also reached the construction industry. There are a variety of levers for implementing the concept in the construction and real estate sector. In the...

How to keep buildings cool without air conditioning – according to an expert in sustainable design

The warmer it gets, the more people crank up the air conditioning (AC). In fact, AC is booming in nations across the world: it’s predicted that around two thirds of the world’s households could have an air conditioner by 2050, and the...

Smart solutions for tomorrow’s energy-efficient buildings

Climate change is driving Europe to transform its energy sector. As we transition from a fossil-based to a zero-carbon economy in the next few decades, we will use more renewable energy, and the electricity we generate won’t come from a...

Shoppers ‘can’t afford’ energy efficient cars, homes - researchers

Less than 2% of properties sold in Ireland between January 2017 and October 2018 were A rated – the highest energy efficient rating for homes – despite many technologies available to upgrade homes. And just 11% of dishwashers and 14% of...

RESTORE - Newsletter #21 July 2019

#21 Newsletter includes: -The RESTORE project in Flyer and Poster format -WG3 final Booklet now available! The main question Working Group 3 faced is how a building can be built, operated and maintained in a regenerative manner. The WG3...

President of Georgia joins Global Commission for Urgent Action on Energy Efficiency

President Salomé Zourabichvili of Georgia has joined a high-level global commission that is studying how to quickly speed up energy efficiency progress through new and stronger policy action. The new panel is composed of senior government...

Global solar installations to reach record high this year

New solar photovoltaic (PV) installations are set to reach a record high this year, driven by improving markets in Europe and the United States and fast growth in India and Vietnam, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said on Thursday. Low auction...

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 ...