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Low-carbon cooling technologies keep spaces comfortable in a sustainable way  
Post date: 22 Jun 2021
Type: Link

Klimaaktiv Gold   Meine Heimat is a residential building in the 2nd construction phase of the Ledenitzen residential complex. The 3-storey structure consists of 12 residential units including a lift and parking areas. The apartments are oriented to the south-east. The heat is supplied via the heating system from the first construction stage. A solar system will also be installed on the roof.   General data:
Post date: 22 Jun 2021
Type: Case

procuRE tackles the common challenge of achieving 100% Renewable Energy Supply (RES) in existing stock. The Buyers Group compromises six cities operating a stock of 21,000 buildings. Procurers invest €7.68 million in R&D services to develop innovative solutions. The pre-commercial procurement has three phases.   procuRE is currently carrying out an Open Market Consultation (OMC) in the form of a series of events, which aims to:
Post date: 22 Jun 2021
Type: Event

Energy poverty is getting more and more poignant around Europe. According to the latest pan-European report by the EU Energy Poverty Observatory, 37.4M people were unable to keep warm in 2018, 33.8M had arrears on their utility bills, and 19% of households reported being uncomfortably hot during summer.  
Post date: 22 Jun 2021
Type: Link

Transforming our energy systems and increasing the share of renewable energy requires, amongst other things, an increasing engagement of citizens. People will play a key role in the management of energy flows, combining their traditional role as consumers with active participation in the production process, thereby becoming prosumers.  
Post date: 21 Jun 2021
Type: News

DHC Investor Workshop   The REWARDHeat DHC Investor workshop will take place on 24th June from 10:30-12:00 CET. The event focuses on potential investors in the field of district heating and cooling to inform about the potential of the project’s innovations and to explore ways to leverage private financing into the sector.  
Post date: 21 Jun 2021
Type: Event

The Handbook aims to provide decision-makers with a comprehensive NBS impact assessment framework, and a robust set of indicators and methodologies to assess impacts of nature-based solutions across 12 societal challenge areas: Climate Resilience; Water Management; Natural and Climate Hazards; Green Space Management; Biodiversity; Air Quality; Place Regeneration; Knowledge and Social Capacity Building for Sustainable Urban Transformation; Participatory Planning and Governance; Social Justice and Social Cohesion; Health and Well-being; New Economic Opportunities
Post date: 18 Jun 2021
Type: Publication

Buildings account for more than 70% of U.S. electricity use, and a comparable share of power sector CO2 emissions. Improving the way electricity is consumed and reducing the overall amount of electricity consumed in buildings would significantly reduce energy costs to consumers and facilitate the transition to a decarbonized economy.   Overview of the roadmap:
Post date: 18 Jun 2021
Type: Publication

For EU to become climate-neutral by 2050, buildings need to transform from passive isolated elements to energy-efficient and smart-grid ready buildings, able to act as active nodes well integrated to the energy grids and other infrastructures, while answering occupants needs.  
Post date: 17 Jun 2021
Type: News

iBECOME project started in June 2020 and will run until November 2023 for a total of 42 months. The first year of the project has just ended and a lot of work has been performed in this period from all the project partners. More specifically the highlights of our first year are listed below.   IEQ Virtual Sensors  
Post date: 16 Jun 2021
Type: News