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Behind the Scenes: Virtual Workshop on Sustainable Financing

The goal was to bring together representatives of local and regional authorities and energy agencies from across Europe to exchange and learn about innovative mechanisms for sustainable energy and climate projects.   To do this, some of...

Feature: Israel introduces mandatory national green building standards to improve environmental sustainability

Starting March 2022, any new building in Israel will be constructed according to the national green standards.   "We are pioneers and very proud of this," said Ran Avraham, head of the green building unit at the Israeli Ministry of...

|Online course| Safe operation of buildings and HVAC systems during the COVID-19 pandemic

Interested participants in the REHVA COVID-19 COURSE, can now enroll and learn how to resume activities, safely operate buildings and specifically use densely occupied indoor spaces during the COVID-19 pandemic.   The online course...

EEnvest´s Brochure and Poster are out!

We have exciting news! We have just published our latest Brochure and Poster at our webpage!   If you think that there is a need for achieving solid knowledge-based evaluation methods to perform technical/ financial due-diligence and...

Press Release: ASHVIN H2020 project

A newly gathered consortium made up of 14 partners from 9 EU countries with strong expertise in construction, engineering & the most advanced relevant tech, is proud to announce the launch of the new H2020 project Ashvin - assistants...

Is it possible to turn plastic waste into affordable housing?

For decades, companies have relied on disposable plastic packaging to bag and contain products worldwide.   Today, the staggering detrimental effects of this plastic dependence are well-known: since the 1950’s, over 9 billion tons of...

The 15th Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements was successfully held on Oct 15-16, 2020

Ten UN agencies joined the 15th Global Forum on Human Settlements -- for promoting post-pandemic recovery and transformation towards resilient cities and healthy planet (October 16)   The 15th Annual Session of Global Forum on Human...

A demonstrator project to use of the Blockchain on a 5th generation heating network

Nowadays, heating networks are mainly managed by a single operator running all production means and centralising billing to subscribers.   The paradigm shift proposed by 5th generation district heating and cooling (5GDHC) paves the way...

Official PLURAL project kick-off

The kick-off meeting of the PLURAL project “Plug-and-use renovation with adaptable lightweight systems”, was held remotely on 12th and 13th of October 2020 and was organized by the project coordinator National Technical University...

Have your say: Designing buildings using circular economy approaches

The Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs are inviting experts in the building construction value chain to take part in a survey and give their views on using circular economy principles in the design of buildings.   The...

EU launches ‘renovation wave’ for greener, more stylish buildings

The European Commission launched a renovation wave and a “new European Bauhaus” on Wednesday (14 October), aiming to rally popular support behind plans to cut emissions from buildings and reduce energy bills.   Three-quarters of Europe’s...

How data can unlock Europe’s renovation revolution

By starting local and scaling up, data can be the greatest ally of Europe’s upcoming renovation wave, writes Cristina Gamboa.   The COVID-19 wake-up call has shifted EU sustainability policy from ambition to action. We have seen decision-...

Call for Papers - SPACE International Conference 2020 on Housing

Call for Papers - Abstract Submission Deadline : 9 November 2020   SPACE Studies of Planning and Architecture invites researchers, policymakers and social partners to share their knowledge from their fields of expertise...

The DOMOS Project

The domOS project is 36-months research financed by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union (EU) aims at developing and prototyping technologies for the digitalization of existing buildings.   Digitalized...

Questionnaire - energy efficient renovation and financial instruments

Within the eCentral project, which aims to enhance the energy efficiency of public buildings by supporting public authorities to define efficient renovation measures and financial instruments, a survey on these topics has been launced in...

A sustainable buildings framework for all : Europe at the forefront of the green transition

The EU aims to lead by example on the issues of sustainability, circularity, and zero carbon emissions. Further fuelled by the health and economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis, 2020 is proving to be “the” year for Europe’s green...

Franco-German Energy Forum: Europe post-COVID-19 – political and economic agendas for the energy transition and the fight against climate change.

On November 3rd, 2020 the Franco-German Energy Forum "Europe post-COVID-19 - economic and political course-setting for energy system transformation and climate protection" will be held.   The conference will be broadcast live from the...

Mutual learning on carbon neutrality and carbon finance

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energy Environment Agency (AURA-EE) organised a workshop with 2 local public authorities from different regions.   The objectives were, thanks to the C-Track 50 project, to share experience on carbon neutrality...

INDIGO comes to an end

After more than 4 years, INDIGO project has come to an end.    INDIGO is an Horizon 2020 funded project under GA # 696098 that was born with the objective of developing a more efficient, intelligent and economical generation of District...

Press Release | 24th International Passive House Conference

Darmstadt, Germany. This year the final applause was shared in the chat window: the participants expressed their appreciation for the 24th International Passive House Conference, which was held asan online event for the first time on...