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Retail real estate needs Paris-Proof decarbonisation strategy to ensure contribution to global and EU emissions targets, the Buildings Performance Institute Europe says

BPIE – Buildings Performance Institute Europe has released a new report highlighting that despite industry efforts to decarbonise building portfolios, retail real estate asset managers and owners lack a sector-specific trajectory towards...

ASHVIN IoT Platform is up and running

ASHVIN team has released the 1st version of its IoT platform, which will serve as the backbone of key project activities.    ASHVIN IoT platform (AIP) is a modern, scalable and secure IoT platform which can be deployed in...

[Video] PopUp Dorms - A passive and prefabricated student residence

PopUp Dorms, located in the city of Vienna in Austria, is a replicable and relocatable building concept consisting of prefabricated boxes.    This building responds to a long-term approach in its passivity, capability of being transported...

The key to a healthy climate

The 25th International Passive House Conference will take place from September 10-11th in Wuppertal, Germany, and online.   The patronage of the conference was taken by Andreas Pinkwart, North Rhine Westphalia's State Minister for Economic...

Renovation wave approaches Czechia and Slovakia: 15 new training courses for construction professionals presented by the CraftEdu project

The construction sector is an industry that consumes substantial amount of material sources and energy and produces significant volume of waste.   It nevertheless also carries innovation: digital product passports and building certificates...

The Biggest Sources of Energy Loss in Old Commercial Buildings

Those who own old commercial buildings tend to struggle with energy loss. These structures weren’t exactly built with efficiency in mind, especially when compared to new architecture.   Property managers need to tackle this issue to save...

Home Building Finance Ireland offer developers a discounted green development loan using Home Performance Index Certification for sustainable housing developments

Home Building Finance Ireland (HBFI) has launched a new green loan product offering a discount of up to 0.5% on loans to homebuilders for developments certified with Irish Green Building Council’s Home Performance Index certification.   ...

Call for Papers - EREE 2021

  Important Dates   Submission Deadline: March 01st, 2021 Notification Date: April 01st, 2021 Registration Deadline: April 20th, 2021 Conference Dates: July 15-17, 2021 Call for Papers   Environment...

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A magyarországi ingatlanok tulajdonosainak 84 százaléka véli úgy, hogy otthona energiahatékonysági szempontból felújításra szorul - derül ki a Fundamenta-Lakáskassza Zrt. és az NRC piackutató legfrissebb, reprezentatív kutatásából...

Improved urban parks increase communities’ climate resilience

Start Park, a project led by citizens from Florence, Italy, has won “Most advanced idea” at the global Climathon Awards 2020.   The prize rewards the team that has improved the most since taking part in a previous Climathon: a city-based...

How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change

How new design patterns can enable cities and their residents to change with climate change cunaplus/Shutterstock Cameron Tonkinwise, University of Technology Sydney et Abby Mellick Lopes, University of Technology Sydney   Our cities,...

ComAct, the new H2020 project set to lift citizens in CEE and CIS region out of energy poverty by developing and piloting a set of community tailored actions website

In 2019, 6.9% of the EU population said in an EU-wide survey that they could not afford to heat their home sufficiently.   Energy poverty represents a problem all over Europe, and is particularly high in the East, South, South-Eastern and...

[Video] Pazhou West Area and its urban planning policy

Zoom in on this district located in the city of Guangzhou, China. This project is a good example of urban planning to meet the needs of a population that will continue to grow in the coming years.    Its 2.1 square km surface area will be...

Bridging the investment gap: Infrastructuring tomorrow

Over the past year, Dark Matter Labs has been reimagining infrastructures with stakeholders throughout Europe, including the EIT Climate-KIC Healthy, Clean Cities Deep Demonstration.   This article is a lightly edited extract from a full-...

Navigating Changing Safety Precautions in the Construction Industry

Nearly all industries have had to adapt amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Not all sectors have had the same experience in adjusting to prevent spreading the virus, though.   Heavy industries like construction and manufacturing face a unique...

The re-MODULEES project website is now live!

re-MODULEES is a project funded under the EU's Horizon 2020 programme, having as an overall aim the creation of the EU-wide retrofit market activation framework in the residential building sector, supported by digital and physical...

An energy label for installed heating with just a few clicks: Discover the HARP online tool!

The way we heat our homes in the EU today weighs heavily on the environment and our household budgets.   Today the HARP project releases an online tool which will enable consumers in 5 EU countries to assess the energy efficiency of their...

Call for Contributions - KES International COVID-19 Challenge

Important Dates and Deadlines   Deadline for submission of abstracts: 1 March 2021 Pre-recorded talks for conference to be received by: 18 March 2021 Early Registration Deadline: ...

[D2Grids] The 5 principles of 5th generation district heating and cooling

In Europe, heating and cooling represent 50% of the total energy consumption for buildings and the industry.   5th generation district heating and cooling (5GDHC), a highly optimised, low-temperature grid, is a promising solution to...

The 5GDHC system in Brunssum is now done connecting dwellings and operational

The first investment of D2Grids has been completed in Brunssum!   The infrastructure funded by Interreg NWE D2Grids is done connecting dwellings in the areas of Tarcisius, De Egge, and Pastor Savelbergstraat in this former mining city.  ...