Energy efficiency technologies and materials

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Co-housing in the UK

The scope of the project is to promote, though architecture, the set-up of a collaborative community living in passive houses. In fact, the building has shared facilities, encouraging social contacts and individual space in a community...

RESTORE Final Conference 2020 & 5th MC Meeting

In light of Covid-19 restrictions on travel and venues, the RESTORE Final Conference will be online – DECEMBER 3rd

RESTORE Final Online Conference, Dec. 3rd, 2020 & 5th MC Online Meeting on the 4th.   Your invitation, on Eventbrite is now open for registration here   Agenda: RESTORE Online Final Conference Flyer...

15 positions open for early-stage researchers - MSCA-ITN "RE-DWELL. Delivering affordable and sustainable housing in Europe"

  RE-DWELL (Here) will train a new generation of professionals with the transdisciplinary skills to address the urgent need of affordable and sustainable housing, a major challenge for European societies.   Applications for 15 early-stage...

Public consultations launched on reviewing the EU directives on energy efficiency and renewable energy

The Commission has launched 2 public consultations today on the revision of the Renewable Energy Directive and the Energy Efficiency Directive.   The objective of these 12 week consultations is to seek a wide range of views on to what...

Solar-heated multi-family buildings gain popularity in Germany

Author: Bärbel Epp


Many new largely solar-heated houses in Germany are multi-family buildings, and their number is growing, according to Sonnenhaus-Institut (Solar House Institute), an alliance of about 300 architects, planners, building companies and system...

How to cut carbon out of your heating

Author: Laura Cole


When it comes to heating, retiree Lucy Craig’s bungalow in north London is high tech. A self-professed gadget lover, when she refurbished eight years ago, she was keen to find the most carbon friendly methods for keeping her home warm. She...

RESTORE Newsletter #38

November newsletter of project RESTORE is out!   RESTORE Online Final Conference as ZOOM Webinar: will take place on 3rd December with two keynote speeches by Joey Pringle on "Regenerative Sustainability" and Emmanuel...

SPEEDIER organises its first virtual training event on energy efficiency management for SMEs

SPEEDIER organises its first virtual training event on energy efficiency management for SMEs • Over two, half-day sessions, participants will be trained on the SPEEDIER Service: a new approach to selling energy audits...