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The 15th Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements was successfully held on Oct 15-16, 2020

Ten UN agencies joined the 15th Global Forum on Human Settlements -- for promoting post-pandemic recovery and transformation towards resilient cities and healthy planet (October 16)   The 15th Annual Session of Global Forum on Human...

A demonstrator project to use of the Blockchain on a 5th generation heating network

Nowadays, heating networks are mainly managed by a single operator running all production means and centralising billing to subscribers.   The paradigm shift proposed by 5th generation district heating and cooling (5GDHC) paves the way...

Official PLURAL project kick-off

The kick-off meeting of the PLURAL project “Plug-and-use renovation with adaptable lightweight systems”, was held remotely on 12th and 13th of October 2020 and was organized by the project coordinator National Technical University...

Have your say: Designing buildings using circular economy approaches

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) are inviting experts in the building construction value chain to take part in a survey and give their views on using circular...

EU launches ‘renovation wave’ for greener, more stylish buildings

The European Commission launched a renovation wave and a “new European Bauhaus” on Wednesday (14 October), aiming to rally popular support behind plans to cut emissions from buildings and reduce energy bills.   Three-quarters of Europe’s...

How data can unlock Europe’s renovation revolution

By starting local and scaling up, data can be the greatest ally of Europe’s upcoming renovation wave, writes Cristina Gamboa.   The COVID-19 wake-up call has shifted EU sustainability policy from ambition to action. We have seen decision-...

Call for Papers - SPACE International Conference 2020 on Housing

Call for Papers - Abstract Submission Deadline : 9 November 2020   SPACE Studies of Planning and Architecture invites researchers, policymakers and social partners to share their knowledge from their fields of expertise...

The DOMOS Project

The domOS project is 36-months research financed by the Horizon 2020 programme of the European Union (EU) aims at developing and prototyping technologies for the digitalization of existing buildings.   Digitalized...

Questionnaire - energy efficient renovation and financial instruments

Within the eCentral project, which aims to enhance the energy efficiency of public buildings by supporting public authorities to define efficient renovation measures and financial instruments, a survey on these topics has been launced in...

A sustainable buildings framework for all : Europe at the forefront of the green transition

The EU aims to lead by example on the issues of sustainability, circularity, and zero carbon emissions. Further fuelled by the health and economic effects of the COVID-19 crisis, 2020 is proving to be “the” year for Europe’s green...

Franco-German Energy Forum: Europe post-COVID-19 – political and economic agendas for the energy transition and the fight against climate change.

On November 3rd, 2020 the Franco-German Energy Forum "Europe post-COVID-19 - economic and political course-setting for energy system transformation and climate protection" will be held.   The conference will be broadcast live from the...

Mutual learning on carbon neutrality and carbon finance

Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Energy Environment Agency (AURA-EE) organised a workshop with 2 local public authorities from different regions.   The objectives were, thanks to the C-Track 50 project, to share experience on carbon neutrality...

INDIGO comes to an end

After more than 4 years, INDIGO project has come to an end.    INDIGO is an Horizon 2020 funded project under GA # 696098 that was born with the objective of developing a more efficient, intelligent and economical generation of District...

Press Release | 24th International Passive House Conference

Darmstadt, Germany. This year the final applause was shared in the chat window: the participants expressed their appreciation for the 24th International Passive House Conference, which was held asan online event for the first time on...

Press Release | Renovation Wave: doubling the renovation rate to cut emissions, boost recovery and reduce energy poverty

The European Commission has published its Renovation Wave Strategy to improve the energy performance of buildings. The Commission aims to at least double renovation rates in the next ten years and make sure renovations lead to higher...

Call for Abstracts - BEHAVE 2020 - Energy Efficiency and Behaviour Conference

BEHAVE 2020 21-23 April 2021   SAVE the DATE and CALL for Abstracts, Papers, and Proposals   BEHAVE 2020 – 6th European Conference on Behaviour and Energy Efficiency   21-23 April 2021  ...

Call for Abstracts - 2nd ESDEIC online Conference

ESDEIC Green and Circular Economy, Sustainable Development and Energy International Research -online- Confrerence   26-27/11/2020   Submission of abstracts: 30th October 2020   ...

Ryder Architecture hails Queensferry High School as exemplar in low carbon design

As the new Queensferry High School (QHS) welcomes its first influx of pupils, international design practice Ryder Architecture has outlined the building’s low carbon qualities.   Designed by Ryder and delivered through hub South East...

The new 55% target for energy efficiency: is it feasible?

On September 16, the president of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen pushed everybody's energy efficiency hopes a little further: she increased the emission reduction target from 40 to 55% in a laudable attempt to turn the...

LEED Lab arrives in Spain via everis and Green Building Factory to promote sustainable construction training

October will see the start of the first LEED Lab in Spain, the leading course on sustainable construction developed by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) in accordance with LEED certification requirements.   The course’s...