Energy efficiency technologies and materials

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FME Research Centre on Zero Emission Neighbourhoods in Smart Cities (ZEN)

What do they do? At the ZEN Research Centre, they conduct research on zero emission neighbourhoods (ZEN) in smart cities. Their goal is to develop solutions for future buildings and neighbourhoods with no greenhouse gas emissions and...
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Special Eurobarometer 490 – Climate change

Climate change is one of the most serious challenges facing our world today. Its effects are being felt on all continents and are predicted to become more intense in the coming decades. These changes have the power to transform our world,...
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Programma di Cooperazione Interreg V A “Italia – Svizzera 2014-2020”

Operazione co-finanziata dall’Unione Europea, Fondo Europeo di Sviluppo Regionale, dallo Stato Italiano, dalla Confederazione elvetica e dai Cantoni nell’ambito del Programma di Cooperazione Interreg V-A Italia-Svizzera. (ID n. 613474 / CUP...

Progetto “Qualità dell’Aria negli Edifici Scolastici – QAES” Descrizione sintetica del progetto   QAES – Sviluppo di nuovi standard per il miglioramento della qualità dell’aria e dell’ambiente interno delle scuole. Il...
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SHC Programme – Renovating historic buildings towards zero energy project

Historic buildings make up a considerable part of our building stock (one fourth for Europe). They are the trademark of numerous cities, and they will only survive if maintained as a living space. This means, that in order to save this...
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CULTURAL-E project

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 870072.

Climate and cultural based design and market valuable technology solutions for Plus Energy Houses CULTURAL-E aims to define modular and replicable solutions for Plus Energy Houses (PEHs), accounting for climate and cultural differences,...
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EXCESS project

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No. 870157.

FleXible user-CEntric Energy poSitive houseS The EXCESS project builds up on nearly-zero energy multi-storey building (consumption below primary energy threshold) residential concepts of the main 4 EU climatic zones towards Energy fleXible...
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POCITYF project

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No.864400.

A POsitive Energy CITY Transformation Framework Objective POCITYF is a smart city-oriented project, whose major goal is to deliver a set of Positive Energy Blocks – a limited geographic...
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Symposium on valuing the multiple benefits of energy efficiency

The EU-funded “Multiple Benefits” project and the German project “Multiple benefits as drivers for building renovation” invite businesses, decision-makers and interested stakeholders to share and discuss methods, lessons and tools to promote...

The building and industry sectors combined represent about 85% of Europe’s CO2 emissions and about 70% of final energy use. Increasing energy efficiency and reducing energy demand is thus a key strategy to reducing carbon emissions from...