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24th In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce - Early Bird Discount until August 24!

This year, the 24th annual In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce will take place online for the very first time! The con­fer­en­ce will run from 20 Septem­ber to 8 Oc­to­ber 2020 and includes a multitude of lectures, workshops and...

How to plan and optimise production of district heat

In general, optimisation is about finding the best available values given certain limitations and functions. All processes and systems, such as a district heating system, can be optimised to achieve the best possible values, based on...

Property, cities and innovation: Launch of Paris Real Estate Week in September

A week of MIPIM and PROPEL events dedicated to property, cities and innovation! Paris, June 2, 2020 – Paris Real Estate Week (14 to 17 September) today unveils its initial programme comprising debates, conferences, Awards and an exhibition...

Propel by MIPIM: Sustainability and quality of life at the heart of property innovation

Trending strongly at Propel by MIPIM this year, sustainability and quality of life are two aspirations among city-dwellers that the health crisis has underscored recently by calling our lifestyles into question. From biodiversity, energy...

Third edition of the Challenge Start-ups Construction Tech®: apply now!

The Challenge Start-ups Construction Tech®: how does it work ? This year, BATIMAT launches the third edition of the Construction Tech® Challenge on June 24, 2020 to an international level.   After the epedemic crisis, BATIMAT would like to...

Save the Date for the Virtual ManagEnergy Talk

After two very successful editions featuring story-teller Rob Hopkins and Prof. Per Espen Stoknes, the ManagEnergy Talk is back for its first ever virtual edition. Dr Cara Augustenborg will deliver an inspirational speech on "A...

A welcome collaboration for a sustainable future in Poland – truly Green homes

The Polish Green Building Council (PLGBC) and the Polish Association of Developers (PZFD) signed a cooperation agreement to promote the first Polish Green Certification for residential buildings, Zielony Dom, developed by PLGBC...

Interview on new challenges of HVAC professionals

CEN-CE: There will be a huge financial support from the European Commission via the Green Deal. A building renovation roadmap is announced. New challenges are nearly Zero Energy Building (nZEB) and low carbon footprint. What could...

How to Realize the Promise of a Smart Building

I wouldn’t call the first building I worked in very smart. My desk was in a low walled cube in the middle of the “cube city” surrounded by cinder block walls. The air quality depended on what section you were in, and the temperature varied...

European Green Deal call

The Green Deal call aims to support with €1 billion research and innovation projects on its main priorities. The call is structured in eight thematic areas reflecting the key work streams of the European Green Deal and three horizontal...

[Save the date] Greening our cities with district energy

Decarbonisation of the heating and cooling sector is a major challenge to reach carbon neutrality in a near future. One solution is to provide renewable and low carbon heat thanks to district energy. Today’s most advanced 4th and 5th...

[D2GRIDS] #4 - The D2Grids project newsletter

What is 5th generation district heating and cooling? How does it work? How can it contribute to decarbonising our cities? In this summer newsletter, we invite you to explore 5th generation district heating and cooling and all its...

|Call for abstracts| 13th International Scientific Conference on Energy and Climate Change

Calls & Registration form   4th Open Call deadlines Deadline for abstracts’ submission:         30 August 2020 Notification of acceptance:                     7 September 2020 Deadline for full...

Improving our lives through traditional building methods and natural renewable materials

Could natural and renewable material be a driving force for social-economic development? Could we replace artificial thermal insulation with insulation made of natural and renewable materials? What constitutes green design? These are...

Supporting vulnerable households in tackling energy poverty

The STEP-IN project has rolled out living labs for hundreds of energy vulnerable citizens in three locations in the UK, Hungary and Greece through public workshops and free home energy advisor visits, testing different solutions in an...

Achieving near Zero and Positive Energy Settlements using Advanced Energy Technology

The settlements are located in Cyprus, France, Italy and the UK and consist of different typologies of residential buildings. They are now occupied and a monitoring phase is ongoing to collect data on their energy and environmental...

Commission launches competition to find Europe’s greenest cities

The European Commission launched the competition for 2023 European Green Capital (EGCA 2023) and the 2022 European Green Leaf (EGLA 2022) Awards, recognising cities that are genuinely committed to becoming more sustainable. This year, the...

[Video] Decarbonizing our cities with 5th Generation District Heating and Cooling

Do you know about the D2Grids project yet? This video is an opportunity to understand the functioning and potentialities of 5th generation heating and cooling networks. From the use of renewable energy to the recycling of different sources...

Apple commits to be carbon neutral by 2030

Apple has released a 10-year roadmap to ensure that every device it produces has a net-zero climate impact by 2030, as part of its plans to become carbon neutral. The company announced today its commitment to achieving a net-zero carbon...

Towards EU Member States Economic Recovery: The potential of buildings in delivering jobs and a better quality of life

The EU has long been considered a frontrunner in the field of climate and environment policy. In that perspective, the European Green Deal, a set of policy initiatives by the European Commission with the overarching aspiration of making...