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EUSEW 2021: Host a session during the Policy Conference. Apply before the 10th of May.

The Policy Conference of the EU Sustainable Energy Week is the biggest European conference dedicated to renewables and efficient energy use in Europe. The Policy Conference hosts a number of sessions – interactive meetings, each lasting 1....

Krakow: transforming the city towards climate neutrality

Poland’s former capital and one of its oldest cities, Krakow, is embarking on a transformative journey towards fast decarbonisation. The city is taking part in EIT Climate-KIC’s Deep Demonstration of Healthy, Clean Cities, and has set...

How to Monetise your Carbon Footprint

Did you know that the price per tonne of carbon could double over the next 3 years? In fact, this price is having a high impact on the historical record of electricity costs that we are experiencing these days.   But it’s not all bad news...

Climate: Consequences of Covid-19 on the building sector in 2020

In its 2020 Global Synthesis Report on Climate Action by Sector, Climate Chance analyzes the building sector, delivering a synthesis of the main trends and climate strategies in this field. An indispensable synthesis for understanding what...

The largest renovation with Dutch straw

Interview with Wouter Klijn (Strobouw Nederland ).   What was the reason for renovating a sports hall with straw?   In 2016, Strobouw Nederland (The national association for building with straw) invited the...

Healthy Homes Design Competition 2022

Organised by REHVA and sponsored by VELUX Group, this new competition for young professionals and students of engineering will identify solutions for achieving healthy homes. REHVA together with VELUX Group, the primary partner and sponsor...

European cities and regions act for a fairer, climate-neutral Europe

On April 21, the Covenant of Mayors launched its 2050 vision for a climate neutral Europe, inviting all local, regional authorities and energy agencies in joining the movement! The Covenant of Mayors is the world’s largest movement for...

[Replay] Celsius Talk on Stakeholder Engagement

When done properly, stakeholder engagement can be the key to the success of a district energy network. Yet, there are many different stakeholders, and each is to be engaged in a particular way. In the framework of the 2021 Euroheat &...

There's a disconnect between research and urban planning in Africa: how to fix it

An article by Sylvia Croese, University of the Witwatersrand and Ntombini Marrengane, University of Cape Town.   The African continent is fast on its way to becoming one of the world’s largest urban hubs. This has spawned...

How Construction Sites Can Minimize Water Pollution

When evaluating their environmental impact, individuals typically calculate their carbon footprint. Your contribution to air pollution significantly increases your ecological interference. What civilians often forget to examine is their...

An innovative solar system to be installed in Spain

The solar collectors from Inaventa Solar will deliver energy for heating and domestic hot water to a building complex in Spain, owned by the Basque Government. This campus area is defined as a demonstration site within the Horizon 2020...

The ALDREN “Building Renovation Passport, BRP” is delivered to six Spanish hotels to advise them during their renovation process

On the Mediterranean coast of the Valencian region in Spain, the hotels "Poseidón Playa", "Flamingo Oasis", "Les Dunes Comodoro", "Dynastic", "Benidorm Center" and "RH Bayren & Spa", collaborated in the European research project...

No more uncertainties - measuring retrofit performance across portfolios of buildings

A next generation energy efficiency meter named eensight has been created. The eensight tool is based on machine learning and will contribute to the much-needed advancement of the automated measurement and verification (M&V) methods...

Improving Indoor Air Quality: The Future of Air Purification Tech

In the wake of COVID-19, there’s no doubt that ensuring indoor air purification is a renewed priority in residential and commercial buildings alike. Increased awareness of the cleanliness of the air we breathe will likely impact the...

12th International BUILDAIR Symposium

The 12th International BUILDAIR Symposium will take place on June 25 and 26, 2021 –as a bilingual online conference, in view of the corona situation-. The meeting again offers an ambitious programme. Among other things, the presentations...

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...