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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...

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 and tools...

Boosting the EU's green recovery: Commission invests €1 billion in innovative clean technology projects

The Commission has launched the first call for proposals under the Innovation Fund, one of the world's largest programmes for the demonstration of innovative low-carbon technologies, financed by revenues from the auction of emission...

Eurac Research's advice to the Ukrainian government on renewables

For the past 15 months Eurac Research has been offering extensive advice to the Ukrainian government on promoting sustainable development and renewable energy. The consultancy, implemented by an Italo-Austrian team, included the Austrian...

The NEWCOM competence database

With the aim of a Europe-wide comparability of acquired skills, a competence database has been developed. This database provides a basis for the mutual recognition of skills of professionals throughout Europe. The...

New business model encourages ESCOs to join forces with demand response aggregators

The idea is that by cooperating with demand response aggregators, ESCOs can access both energy efficiency savings and revenues from offering the site’s flexibility to the grid, thus enabling faster repayment of the initial investments. An...

Horizon 2020 newsletter from EASME

Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency newsletter is out!   Here are the contents:   News:   NOVICE: New business model encourages ESCOs to join forces with demand response aggregators Training professionals and craftsmen...

ReCO2ST newsletter #4

#4 newsletter of ReCO2ST project is out!   Here are the contents: ReCO2ST demo sites’ news: London, Vevey, Cadiz, Frederikshavn) ReCO2ST Publications Latest activities: 5th Progress...

EU Recovery Plan: we need an EU concerted action to prioritise the built environment!

While the Covid-19 pandemic is still ongoing and the analysis of its impact will require time, the European institutions are discussing the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and the EU Recover Plan, notably the overall financial size...

Construction 2050 Alliance officially presented at Commission Forum

On 17th June the European Commission hosted the 8th annual meeting of the High-Level Tripartite Strategic Forum of Construction 2020, a 2012 Strategy by the EC to boost the competitiveness of the European construction sector. The meeting...