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'Delivering net zero carbon buildings for all' - BUILD UPON European Leaders’ Summit

The recent UN Climate Action Summit made it clear - net zero carbon emissions by 2050 is the only goal that counts. For Europe, delivering a new Green Deal for its citizens will mean cities and companies putting net zero carbon buildings...

Dutch consortium wins Green Solutions Award 2019 for apartment building

The consortium Nieuw Utrechts Peil has won the prize for best Dutch retrofit project.  The winning Flat for the Future is a social housing net zero-energy apartment building in Utrecht. It is one of the first of its kind in the Netherlands...

U-CERT news article October 2019 issue REHVA Journal

Under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), all EU countries have established independent energy performance certification systems supported by independent mechanisms of control and verification. However, current practices...

FACE | Façades Architecture Construction Engineering (4th edition)

April – November 2020 | Applications are now open!   EURAC research offers a training course aimed at increasing the know-how of companies and freelance professionals operating in the field of complex technological...

The first Train the Trainer workshops were held in Austria, Hungary, the Netherlands and Slovakia

To support the professional execution of nearly zero-energy buildings new pilot “Train the Trainer” courses were implemented in Austria, Hungary, the Netherlands and Slovakia for flat roofer, ventilation installer and building...

Climate change: Significant drop in EU emissions in 2018 but further effort needed to reach 2030 target

The EEA report ‘Trends and projections in Europe 2019 — Tracking progress towards Europe’s climate and energy targets’ presents analysis of the EU progress towards the 2020 and 2030 targets for climate and energy. The analysis is based on...

World Energy Outlook 2019 highlights deep disparities in the global energy system

Deep disparities define today’s energy world. The dissonance between well-supplied oil markets and growing geopolitical tensions and uncertainties. The gap between the ever-higher amounts of greenhouse gas emissions being produced and the...

Zero carbon standard launched for Irish homes

Besides energy efficiency, the new zero carbon standard also considers the upfront carbon emissions associated with the construction of the homes. It also encourages home builders to actually measure how the homes perform after they are...

New energy audit tool for companies to meet EU Energy Efficiency Directive

The legislation requires all large enterprises based in the European Union - with at least 250 employees, or annual revenues over €50 million and an annual balance sheet of over €43 million - to comply with the national energy audit...

RESTORE Industry Workshop WG4

This Call is also available here in German, in English and in Italian. The event will be in Italian and English, with the possibility of asking questions in German.   WHY RE-THINKING TECHNOLOGIES   Proper technology...

How can local and national governments accelerate energy retrofitting in condominiums?

According to Eurostat 2017, 42% of the European population currently live in flats (condominiums, multi-owned properties, tenements, social housing, etc.). Retrofitting condominiums (tenements and flatted buildings) is highly strategic for...

Prioritising investments in energy efficiency

The lack of the overall understanding of the impact of energy-efficient investments has made it difficult for policymakers to integrate it into their policymaking process. There is a need to gather evidence on the benefit of energy...

EEA Report "Trends and projections in Europe 2019" with input from VITO/Energyville

This report was prepared by the EEA and its European Topic Centre for Climate Change Mitigation and Energy (ETC/CME). The ETC/CME is coordinated by VITO/EnergyVille and is a consortium of European institutes that assists the EEA in...

Building energy epidemiology as a tool to support European building energy performance improvement

What does the transition towards lowcarbon building stock mean for Europe?   European building stock is responsible for around a third of CO2 emissions, and the EU has set a target of 20 % reduction by 2020 and 60 % by...

The Energy Efficiency Work Programme for 2020 has just been published

With a total of 18 topics in these priority areas, the work programme features a new focus on "Buildings in energy transition", highlighting how decarbonisation of buildings constitute the major challenge of the next decade. At the same...

Un edificio capaz de absorber 8 toneladas de emisiones contaminantes

El edificio verde más grande de Europa estará en Londres. Desde Sheppard Robson lo han bautizado como Citicape House, una estructura que contará con una fachada viviente de 400.000 plantas que el estudio de arquitectura pretende usar como...

9th International Hemp Building Symposium

The 9th International Hemp Building Symposium will be held in the heart of the North Yorkshire countryside, Hornington Manor is a unique venue. The Grade II listed Manor was built in 1770 and has been lovingly restored to provide luxury...

Lyon-Confluence, urban planning for a low-carbon district, France - Green Solutions Awards 2019 Winner

The Lyon-Confluence project won first a mention at the French level and then the Sustainable District Grand Prize at the international level of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards.  This district is a very inspiring example of urban planning...

2050 Vision for 100% Renewable Heating and Cooling in Europe published

The European Technology and innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling  has prepared a draft of the strategic document ‘Vision to 2050: the vision for renewable heating and cooling in Europe’. What is the ‘2050 Vision for 100%...

Greenpeace Spain Headquarters, exemplary renovation, Spain - Green Solutions Awards 2019 Winner

A widely titled Spanish winner (Low Carbon Prize, Energy & Hot Climates Prize, Sustainable Renovation Grand Prize and Users' Choice Prize), Greenpeace Spain Headquarters, qualified for the final, also won the Sustainable Renovation...