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The cultural heritage challenges a sustainable future

Several heritage organisations reacted to the fact that protected sites don’t play an important role in the EU Green Deal’s strategy against climate change, even though historic buildings represent a significant share of the stock...

More than 190 candidates for the Green Solutions Awards 2020-21: discover them and vote!

Professionals can now discover the projects in competition for the Green Solutions Awards 2020-21. The competing buildings, districts and infrastructures are exemplary: these case studies that Construction21 will disseminate on a large...

Lacaton and Vassal: how this year's Pritzker prize could spark an architectural revolution

Article by Maria Vogiatzaki, Anglia Ruskin University   Starting out as an architect in the 1990s, I was so eager for work, and excited about the creative possibilities, that turning down a project seemed inconceivable. It...

A brand new “Urban Future” is coming up!

Instead of the scheduled Conference in Rotterdam, Urban Future is moving online, inspiring CityChangers 24/7. The live Conference will be back in 2022!   Every year, the Urban Future Global Conference gathers the Urban Future community,...

Energy Storage Systems Make Renewable Power Possible for More Projects

An increased demand for green energy requires a change in industry practices. Construction companies may benefit from utilizing stored renewable energy to fuel various projects. To understand the ways this can aid builders, you must first...

[MOOC] Sustainable Construction in the Tropical Humid Zone (1st Edition)

The tropical zone is home to about half of the world's population. Much of this zone enjoys a relatively mild humid climate. Vernacular architectures were able to take advantage of the climate and local materials to produce comfortable...

New Alliance for Energy Cooperation in European Industries created

The Alliance has been set by five Horizon 2020 projects: EMB3Rs, INCUBIS, R-ACES, SO WHAT and S PARCS, which together have received a total of €14.5 million in funding from the European Commission. The...

Opengela as a reference for urban regeneration in the Basque Country

Opengela started in May 2019 to produce a model of replicable local offices which serve neighbourhoods during their urban regeneration processes, and more specifically, with the refurbishment of their buildings.   Now, having crossed the...

SMART-SPACE: Smart lightning system for North-Western European cities

The SMART SPACE project promotes the uptake of smart lighting in small/mid size municipalities. Learn more about the outcome of the project during their webinar series.   Street lamps account for about 30% of municipalities’ total...

Cultural-E newsletter #3

The 3rd newsletter of the Cultural-E project is out!   Contents included are:   Cultural-E latest results Cultural-E first-year results on CORDIS Introducing the Beta Version of the 2CAP-Energy Atlas: A European Climate...

domOS project LEATFLET

We are happy to share our new project leaflet!   The general concept of the project with locations of demonstration sites and project partners can be found there!   Download a leaflet  HERE!

Webinar - Why and how to create a shared BIM library?

This webinar is aimed at anyone interested in creating a shared BIM object library for their company. Is it essential to have a shared object library? Here at BIM&CO, we would answer that question with a resounding "yes".   Much has...

BauZ! 2021: Info - Presentations

BauZ! 2021: Info   BauZ! was held as a virtual event!  Presentations will be accessible for delegates as rebroadcast for 14 days, until April 9.   Bundle-Action conference proceedings (.as pdf) together with the link to...

procuRE: Achieving 100% RES in existing buildings - innovation procurement

Horizon2020 project procuRE: Pre-commercial Procurement of Breakthrough Solutions for 100% Renewable Energy Supply in Buildings is starting the Open Market Consultation. Six cities (Barcelona, Istanbul, Velenje,...

Successful stories from the European City Facility

The European City Facility (EUCF) supports municipalities in developing investment concepts for sustainable energy projects. Simple financial support (in the form of € 60,000 lump sum) as well as knowledge transfer and learning through...

The Second EUCF Call is out!

The European City Facility (EUCF) supports municipalities in developing investment concepts for sustainable energy projects. Simple financial support (in the form of € 60,000 lump sum) as well as knowledge transfer and learning through...

ManagEnergy Expert Mission to Lyon, in France

Read about the ManageEnergy Expert Mission To ALEC Lyon – the local energy agency of the Lyon Municipality – which was completed on the first week in January. The goal of the expert mission was to understand how the agency could best scale...

Why the End is Just the Beginning, When Retrofitting Homes

by Mark Douglas Wessel Whether it’s a goal of putting someone on the moon for the first time, coming up with a vaccine for COVID-19 or in the EU’s case becoming carbon neutral by 2050, announcing such admirable goals while inspiring, is...

AIVC March 2021 Newsletter

The March 2021 issue of the AIVC newsletter has just been released. Specific contents include: Foreword 13 ‐15 September 2021 – 41st AIVC ‐ ASHRAE IAQ joint conference in Athens, Greece AIVC 2022‐2026 AIVC & EBC annex 86 upcoming...

The Financial Incentives to Build a Green Construction Company

There’s no denying that sustainable businesses are more popular than ever. Because climate change continues to pose serious threats, companies must rework their systems to reduce emissions, waste, and other practices that put the planet at...