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Open Research Europe tool

Open Research Europe is an open access publishing platform for the publication of research stemming from Horizon 2020 funding across all subject areas. The platform makes it easy for Horizon 2020 beneficiaries to comply with the open...

Take part in the e-SAFE survey!

e-SAFE is a recently launched four-year project funded under the Horizon 2020 Programme of the European Union and aiming at developing and demonstrating fast, cost-effective and tailorable integrated...

TRANS-PED project

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 857160.

Positive energy districts and neighbourhoods (PEDs) are a promising approach to rapidly achieve decarbonisation goals while creating more resilient and liveable cities. However, PEDs are challenging to implement because they require...

Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) for buildings

This study is executed under the authority of the European Commission DG Energy.

The 2018 revision of the European Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) aims to further promote smart building technologies, in particular through the establishment of a Smart Readiness Indicator (SRI) for buildings.  A first...

Whole life carbon assesment of 60 buildings


Possibilities to develope benchmark values for LCA buildings ​Whole life carbon assessment of 60 buildings - Possibilities to develop benchmark values for LCA of buildings assesses the hitherto largest number of building cases collected in...

Expert Interview - Jessica Grove-Smith, Joint Managing Director & Senior Scientist at Passive House Institute

Primary Energy Renewable and future climate Impact on buildings Jessica Grove-Smith is senior scientist and joint managing director of the Passive House Institute in Darmstadt. Her areas of expertise include energy...

EuroPACE Webinar: Cities and Regions kickstarting the Renovation Wave

This webinar took place on the 25th March 2021. 

This webinar hosted by JAE explored the mechanisms by which cities and regions can kick-start their renovation wave through the facilitation of collaboration between the public and private sector.   EuroPACE was presented alongside the...

Association IBO - Austrian Institute for Healthy and Ecological Building

As an independent scientific association, the IBO has been researching the interactions between humans, buildings and the environment since 1980. One of its central tasks is the development and promotion of the fundamentals of ecological...