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[D2GRIDS] #5 - The D2GRIDS project newsletter

At a time when our cities are facing many challenges, paving the way towards sustainable solutions to make our cities more resilient and liveable is essential.   As a low-carbon, smart and circular energy grid, 5th generation district heating and...

World Green Building Council highlights innovation in the sustainable building sector with Building A Better Future series

Produced by BBC StoryWorks, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) films explore how sustainable buildings can address climate, health & wellbeing and resource efficiency issues.    11 November 2020, London, UK — World Green Building...

[Book] Circular Economy : From Waste Reduction to Value Creation

Due to the challenges of climate change, the collapse of biodiversity and an increase in inequality, it has become necessary for us to change our habits and to embrace what some might call a “Copernican revolution”.   This collaborative book argues...

The hidden treasures of renovation : Results of the HQE Performance LCA renovation test

A Renovation Wave, which will accelerate the decarbonisation of buildings, is an initiative highlighted in the European Green Deal as an essential to achieving a carbon neutral Europe by 2050.   Buildings account for 40% of the European Union's...

The myth of increased costs in sustainable building

“I would like to build more sustainably, but the costs…”: The fear of additional costs due to sustainability often leads to doubts and hesitations during planning and implementation. A new study from Denmark now shows with regard to new building...

5th generation district heating and cooling: a new platform to help you start your own project

Low-temperature district heating and cooling are setting the way towards decarbonising our cities. To this aim, 5GDHC by delivering low-temperature heat and cold to connected homes in a circular way, is a promising way to decarbonize our cities.  ...

ExpoVirtual Energetic Transition - Latino America

The ExpoVirtual is a digital trade fair for German and Latin American suppliers of energy solutions and environmental technologies.   The trade fair and conference program fosters an international contribution to climate protection and an energy...

[D2GRIDS] Discover 5 pilots implementing 5th generation heating and cooling networks

While heating and cooling are responsible for half of Europe's total energy consumption, 5th generation heating and cooling networks are the solution to help us move towards decarbonised cities. D2GRIDS, a project funded by Interreg NWE, is shaping...

Behind the Scenes: Virtual Workshop on Sustainable Financing

The goal was to bring together representatives of local and regional authorities and energy agencies from across Europe to exchange and learn about innovative mechanisms for sustainable energy and climate projects.   To do this, some of the most...

The 15th Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements was successfully held on Oct 15-16, 2020

Ten UN agencies joined the 15th Global Forum on Human Settlements -- for promoting post-pandemic recovery and transformation towards resilient cities and healthy planet (October 16)   The 15th Annual Session of Global Forum on Human Settlements (...