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Measuring circularity

A webinar organised by HOUSEFUL partner Housing Europe shed light on the many different available approaches to assess the circularity level of buildings and lead to a more sustainable housing sectorSure, circular buildings are great. But...

Interactive Webinar | Citizen Engagement in Urban Planning

Working with citizens has the potential to generate new ideas to reinvent our cities   This 90’ interactive workshop organised by LIST and R2M Solution aims at: ▶️ Discussing the importance of citizen engagement within urban planning...

iBRoad is among the year’s 3 most innovative European energy projects recognized at the EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2020!

iBRoad is among the year’s 3 most innovative European energy projects recognized at the EU Sustainable Energy Awards 2020!   The H2020 funded project iBRoad stands out as an award finalist in the Innovation category introducing a new era...

Pandemic offers global impetus for sustainable construction

The construction industry seems to be comparatively unscathed by the pandemic – at least at first glance. Work has continued on many building sites. But what about the long-term situation at the global level? Should urban densification in...

Irish Green Building Council call on businesses to take bolder climate leadership by supporting net zero carbon buildings

Buildings account for more than one-third of global carbon emissions. Five years after the Paris Climate Agreement, it is high time to act. To facilitate this process, the IGBC call on Irish businesses and cities to take a leadership role...

21 new projects to support Energy Efficiency research, innovation and market uptake

These projects will further facilitate Europe’s low carbon energy transition by helping to upgrade buildings’ energy performance, enhancing the role of consumers to change the market and developing smart energy services, channeling further...

57 projects launched with Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency support

Approximately €113 million of EU grant funding has been awarded to projects under the following focus areas:   Consumers & Smart Energy Services: 10 projects receive €24 m. Innovative Financing: 11...

Green ‘Superbonus’: Joint statement on supporting the Italian plan to relaunch the building sector

EBC, FIEC and UIPI published a joint statement on 25th May 2020, expressing their support for the green “Superbonus” – a 110% tax discount for energy and anti-seismic renovations – recently proposed by the Italian government to relaunch...

Revised focus & timeline for the 2020 Roger Léron Award

In March 2020, FEDARENE launched the 2020 Roger Léron Award and its call for nominations in order to celebrate outstanding contributions to sustainable energy at local, regional and European level.   In the meantime, Europe and the other...

Call for Papers - ICPRE 2020 - Shanghai

Call for Papers   Papers describing original work are invited in any of the areas listed below. Acceptance will be based on quality, relevance and originality. Both full research reports and work-in-progress reports are...

#EUSEW2020 is going digital!

Great news for energy aficionados! The 15th edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will be held as a digital event, the first one ever since EUSEW started in 2006.   The biggest event dedicated to renewables and efficient energy...

European Green Deal call

What the call aims to do The Green Deal call will mobilise research and innovation to foster a just and sustainable societal transition aiming at ‘leaving nobody behind’. Projects are expected to deliver tangible and...

Call for Papers - 7th International Conference on Environment and Renewable Energy

Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.   The conference's new dates are 19-20.09.2020.Abstract submission deadline - 01.07.2020.   The...

[Survey] Cultural-E data visualisation survey: An easy-to-understand visualisation library for Positive Energy Buildings

Cultural-E is a EU-funded project, which aims to define modular and replicable solutions for Plus Energy Buildings, accounting for climate and cultural differences, while engaging all key players involved in the building life cycle.   Plus...

Life in lockdown has shown us our houses need to work harder for us

As we’ve been living more closely with families and house mates through COVID-19, the more intensive ways we’ve used our houses has perhaps exposed some of their shortcomings. Households have had relative freedom to interact with each...

How does your country perform in energy efficiency?

A survey has been launched in the framework of the Energy Efficiency Watch Project. The survey aims at collecting opinions from experts located in all EU Member States on the progress of energy efficiency policies in their own Member State...

Heatwaves can kill – research uncovers the homes most vulnerable to overheating

Around 19% of EU households get uncomfortably warm during the summer and in some countries, the figure is close to 50%. It isn’t simply a matter of comfort, though – overheating in homes can be fatal. In the UK, there were 892 excess...

COVID-19: What's Happening to Construction Inspections and Repairs?

COVID-19 has forced many businesses to screech to a rather sudden halt. While many retail operations have shut their doors for the time-being, some are still able to operate but are experiencing a decline in revenue.The construction...

EIB and Unión de Créditos Inmobiliarios join forces to boost energy efficiency projects in Spain and Portugal

The European Investment Bank (EIB) and Unión de Créditos Inmobiliarios (UCI) are set to finance green investments in Iberia ranging from the refurbishment of existing buildings to the construction of Nearly Zero-Energy properties.  These...

TightVent Europe newsletter issue #18 - May 2020

Interest & awareness in the field of building and ductwork airtightness continues to grow. The TightVent Airtightness Associations Committee is continuously increasing its members and broadening its scope in line with their activities...