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The 2030 climate and energy framework includes EU-wide targets and policy objectives for the period from 2021 to 2030.   Key targets for 2030:  
Post date: 22 May 2020
Type: Link

Innovative Circular Economy Based solutions demonstrating the Efficient recovery of valuable material Resources from the Generation of representative End-of-Life building materials Objective
Post date: 22 May 2020
Type: Link

The first global energy storage conference held in Paris in 2014 concluded that to achieve the European goal of energy-neutral built environment in 2050, harvesting, converting and storing seasonal energy is essential. The 2020 climate and energy package calls for a substantial increase in renewable energy by 2020.  
Post date: 21 May 2020
Type: Event

GREen Advanced TEchnologies for the Retrofitting of masonry Structures Using natural fibre meshes to retrofit old buildings  
Post date: 20 May 2020
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An innovative, thin and quick-to-install prefabricated ‘click-in’ underfloor heating system capable to be installed directly on the existing floor and connectable to the radiator system. Innovative underfloor heating system to reduce energy consumption  
Post date: 20 May 2020
Type: Link

BPIE – The Buildings Performance Institute Europe has published an analysis of the economic opportunity for Europe’s building sector, which could help mitigate economic damage of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Post date: 20 May 2020
Type: News

Energy transition: new business models to de-risk investments and kick start the EU building renovation wave
Post date: 20 May 2020
Type: Event

+CityxChange (Positive City ExChange) is a smart city project, that has been granted funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme in the call for ‘Smart cities and communities.’ The Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) is the host and leads the +CityxChange consortium together with the Lighthouse Cities Trondheim Kommune and Limerick City and County Council.     WHY?  
Post date: 19 May 2020
Type: Link

Looking to respond constructively to the COVID-19 pandemic, many architects have turned to what they know best: design and innovation. The new restrictions placed on society have been a catalyst to rethink much of what we take for granted in the built environment. The way the world has adapted to this new lifestyle may forecast new normals following the COVID-19 outbreak.  
Post date: 19 May 2020
Type: News

Buildings account for around 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the European Union.   Do you know that the annual rate of home and commercial building renovation is well under the 3% required to achieve European climate and energy goals?  
Post date: 19 May 2020
Type: News