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[Video] The Green Solutions Awards, a competition of solutions for a more sustainable world

Making real sustainable solutions emerge from territories, promoting them and contributing to their adoption by a growing number of professionals, these are the purposes that the Green Solutions Awards, the international competition...

EXPERT TALK: COMPARING ONE JOULE TO ANOTHER

We all like it to be comfortably warm, not too warm though, so thermal comfort is important! To realise the energy transition in an efficient manner it's crucial that the right energy sources are used for the right applications and that...

ReCO2ST Special Session in Advanced Building Skins Conference

On 27 October 2020, the Horizon 2020 ReCo2ST project will chair a special session at the Advanced Building Skins Conference, in Bern, Switzerland.   The special session topic is “Innovative Approaches to Building Refurbishment”.   The...

The Innovation Fund, a funding programme for low-carbon technologies

The EU launched applications for its Innovation Fund, one of the largest funding programmes for low-carbon technologies.    It aims to support technologies, processes and products that tackle greenhouse...

Baringa and EU to undertake assessment of potential to expand Renewable Energy contracts

An increasing number of utility and non-utility corporates are aiming to meet part, or all, of their energy demand through renewable energy (RE) sources. Several options exist, but many are exposed to price risk due to market fluctuations...

Polish bank signs $18.6 million energy efficiency pact with EIB

The two banks will finance energy efficiency and renewable energy projects deployed by Polish homeowners, micro-farmers and housing associations.   Leveraging the agreement with EIB, BNP Paribas Bank Polska will be able to provide €166.7...

ZERO-PLUS Project Guidebook: Designing Net Zero Energy (NZE) Settlements

The comprehensive Guidebook titled “Designing Net Zero Energy (NZE) Settlements” describing the project’s concept and implementation has now been released.   The Guidebook presents and analyses the ZERO-PLUS approach, its benefits...

Energy performance in buildings is key to meeting 2030 emissions target

Fine words renovate no building. But President Ursula von der Leyen’s State of the Union speech was a political knockout. The bottom line: the European Union cannot meet 55% by 2030 emissions reduction target without at least doubling...

What role can finance play in the green recovery? EIT Climate-KIC and UNEP Finance Initiative ask leading thinkers to weigh in

Stakeholders in financial markets, capital and investment are key players in tackling climate change, supporting solutions for climate adaptation, and reducing global greenhouse gas emissions.   But to enable our economy and society’s...

Recap: One year of QualDeEPC

QualDeEPC has completed one-third of its duration, time to take a brief look at the (interim) results and activities of the first project year:   In October 2019, the QualDeEPC consortium representing ten institutions from...

Five countries to become the field of behavioural experiments to encourage energy efficiency habits

Achieving the full energy transition potential calls for a paradigm shift, and many solutions are investigated to involve as much people as possible and support them reducing their energy consumption.   This September 2020, 10 partners...

Towards zero energy buildings in Europe: LowUP Final Conference

LowUP is a European Union project aiming at developing and demonstrating cutting-edge solutions for net-zero energy buildings.   About this Event After 4 years of intense efforts of research, development, and innovation, LowUP partners are...

How to optimise district energy flexibility

Improve efficiency and balance the energy system at the same time!In the district energy networks, there are many ways to utilise cost-effective flexibility.   However, it is a challenge to optimise these more complex systems. The Flexi-...

ZERO-PLUS newsletter #15 October 2020

The 15th and final edition of the ZERO-PLUS newsletter has been released! Enjoy your reading here.

Five cost-effective ways to reduce your carbon footprint at home

60225Since the pandemic struck, most people have been spending the majority of their time in the house. Those working from home have become ever more reliant on electricity for running office essentials, including computers, printers,...

RESTORE Newsletter #36

September 2020 newsletter from RESTORE project is out!   Status quo on RESTORE Final Book   Our RESTORE Editors, Andreucci, Marvuglia, Baltov & Hansen, and the Sponsor, RESTORE Grant Holder Eurac Research, have signed...

HP4ALL, a project to bring Europe to the forefront of the climatization sector

HP4ALL is led by the Limerick Institute of Technology and formed by six other partners from five different countries HP4ALL has received almost €1 million funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme  ...

Five countries to become the field of behavioural experiments to encourage energy efficiency habits

Achieving the full energy transition potential calls for a paradigm shift, and many solutions are investigated to involve as much people as possible and support them reducing their energy consumption.   This...

Leading Experts Recommend Solutions for Green Restart and Radical Transformation of Bulgarian Economy

An unprecedented coalition with the participation of leading organizations from the innovative ecosystem, scientists, and environmentalists have prepared solutions for a green restart of the Bulgarian economy.   MOVE.BG, WWF Bulgaria,...

Launch of a MOOC about building with straw : Building for change - Naturally

Six weeks of free training: time to build sustainably! MOOC Building for change - Naturally: training in straw construction    The MOOC "Building for change - Naturally" is a distance learning course written and designed by European...