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Call for good practices - Cultural Heritage in Action

Cultural Heritage in Action is one of the actions of the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage  of the European Commission. It is a peer-learning programme that will allow over 100 local and regional policy makers to...

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...

Call for good practices - Cultural Heritage in Action

Cultural Heritage in Action is one of the actions of the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage  of the European Commission. It is a peer-learning programme that will allow over 100 local and regional policy...

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...

In focus: Energy efficiency in buildings

Collectively, buildings in the EU are responsible for 40% of our energy consumption and 36% of greenhouse gas emissions, which mainly stem from construction, usage, renovation and demolition. Improving energy efficiency in buildings...

District heating: the key to decarbonising Europe’s heating

Renewable and waste heat sources are foreseen at the same time as decarbonized heat sources and the way to guarantee competitive energy costs with limited influence of fossil fuel supply price volatility. To achieve this, a transition is...

Engineered Wood Takes the Carbon Out of the Construction

Humans have been trying to realize the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change of net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphereby maintaining global warming below 2° Celsius and capping it at 1.5 C.  ...

A new platform for smarter energy performance contracts for Europe

A new concept for adding flexibility in the Energy Performance Contracting model is currently being developed at a European level. This approach aims to support building owners and investors by promoting comfort and energy-cost savings...

Workshop agenda: Energy flexible buildings and integrated energy grids

On 9th March 2020 Eurac research is hosting a workshop at NOI Techpark (Bolzano) within the FESR project INTEGRIDS funded by ERDF/ EFRE/ FESR EU Program of Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen, under the grant n. FESR1042. The main...

Pamplona unveils new results from its smart city programme

The Pamplona City Council organised a workshop on Smart cities and Living Labs, where the results of the first edition of the Smart Iruña Lab programme were presented. It included interesting presentations on the local innovation ecosystem...