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Plastic, construction and bio-waste - too valuable to waste

Cities around Europe are piloting and implementing solutions to become more circular. Plastic, construction and bio-waste are three of the waste streams cities are seeking to reduce or reuse due to their environmental impact and socio-economic value...

Kick-off of the Green Solutions Awards 2020-2021

The Construction21 network launches the Green Solutions Awards during the World Green Building Week! In this 8th edition, Construction21 offers committed professionals the opportunity to present their most sustainable projects, to make themselves...

The Future of District Heating in Italy

The Italian District Heating industry has the chance to become a key enabler of the Green Deal Transition, similar to what’s happening in many European countries, after a few years of slow development, that have created the risk to confine it into a...

The Energy Charter Treaty needs updating, but remains a valuable tool for the transition

Last Thursday we published this critique of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT). Created in the 1990s, the ECT was designed to protect cross-border energy investments from political risk.   Critics now say it is being used to protect fossil fuel...

Launch of a MOOC about building with straw : Building for change - Naturally

Six weeks of free training: time to build sustainably! MOOC Building for change - Naturally: training in straw construction    The MOOC "Building for change - Naturally" is a distance learning course written and designed by European partners in...

Social impact questionnaire about Thermal Storage Systems

European Projects have always had a big impact on society. Today, EU programmes are being implemented everywhere around Europe. And their impact on businesses and communities is bigger than ever before.Please take a moment to fill in the...

How to scale heating and cooling demonstrator projects

Scaling is essential, but also very challenging. Learn more about recommendations and frameworks that will help you successfully scale your heating and cooling demonstrator projects.   As indicated by the many successful demonstrator projects within...


The passathon - RACE FOR FUTURE makes it possible experience sustainable buildings a new way. 350 plus energy buildings, passive houses and “klimaaktiv” gold buildings can be found in 16 regions of Austria, extra climate friendly with the bicycle...

ReUseHeat Creates A Web-Based Visualisation Tool

ReUseHeat aims to promote a cost-effective and technically viable decarbonisation of the current heating and cooling system by demonstrating modular and replicable solutions enabling the recovery and reuse of waste heat available at urban level from...

Energy Charter Treaty: reform will only happen when energy ministers get involved

Negotiations are underway for the reform of the Energy Charter Treaty (ECT), an international trade agreement under fire from former Energy Charter executives, members of the European Parliament, and NGOs. Created at the end of the cold war, it was ...