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Third edition of the Challenge Start-ups Construction Tech®: apply now!

The Challenge Start-ups Construction Tech®: how does it work ? This year, BATIMAT launches the third edition of the Construction Tech® Challenge on June 24, 2020 to an international level.   After the epedemic crisis, BATIMAT would like to highlight...
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Propel by MIPIM: Sustainability and quality of life at the heart of property innovation

Trending strongly at Propel by MIPIM this year, sustainability and quality of life are two aspirations among city-dwellers that the health crisis has underscored recently by calling our lifestyles into question. From biodiversity, energy saving, and...
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[Save the date] Greening our cities with district energy

Decarbonisation of the heating and cooling sector is a major challenge to reach carbon neutrality in a near future. One solution is to provide renewable and low carbon heat thanks to district energy. Today’s most advanced 4th and 5th generation...
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[D2GRIDS] #4 - The D2Grids project newsletter

What is 5th generation district heating and cooling? How does it work? How can it contribute to decarbonising our cities? In this summer newsletter, we invite you to explore 5th generation district heating and cooling and all its advantages: watch...
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Commission launches competition to find Europe’s greenest cities

The European Commission launched the competition for 2023 European Green Capital (EGCA 2023) and the 2022 European Green Leaf (EGLA 2022) Awards, recognising cities that are genuinely committed to becoming more sustainable. This year, the financial...
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[Video] Decarbonizing our cities with 5th Generation District Heating and Cooling

Do you know about the D2Grids project yet? This video is an opportunity to understand the functioning and potentialities of 5th generation heating and cooling networks. From the use of renewable energy to the recycling of different sources of heat,...
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We need Behaviour Change and “Life Efficiency”, because efficiency gains and clean energy will never be enough

Behaviour change – reducing emissions by changing how we live our lives – should be part of every government and think tank’s sustainable scenario, explains Schalk Cloete. That’s because impressive advances in energy efficiency and clean energy won’...
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SMUD declares climate emergency; sets goal to be carbon neutral by 2030

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Board of Directors adopted a climate emergency declaration, committing to working toward the goal of delivering carbon neutral electricity by 2030.   The utility said it has previously helped to...
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SHIFFT: Sustainable Heating: Implementation of Fossil-Free Technology

The declaration of a climate emergency means we must all look at how we can make big changes within our own communities. The current COP25 meeting in Madrid will highlight the society wide approaches which must be taken across the industrialised...
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2 questions to Catherine Papillon, Global Head of Sustainable Development & CSR at BNP Paribas Real Estate

Today, more than half of the world's population lives in cities. Demographic pressure in urban areas will continue to increase, raising questions in terms of density, urban sprawl, and living environment. At the heart of these challenges: the place...