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[Save the date] The date is set on the 4th of November at Batimat to discover the Green Solutions Awards 2019 winners

Who are the international winners of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards?   You will get the answer on the 4th of November, at Batimat, partner of the competition,    A ceremony bringing together, from all over the world, the pioneers in sustainable...
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Decarbonizing Europe: time to turn up the heat!

Decarbonizing the heat sector is imperative to meeting carbon emissions reduction objectives across Europe. However, progress so far has been sluggish in most European countries.   Sweden is an exception with 80% of its heat coming from locally...
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Health and comfort: the human factor

With almost 200 case studies from 36 different countries, the 2019 Green Solutions Awards provided a fine example of what is being done today to build more sustainable cities and territories.   First opus of our trend analysis. 1.1. Residential:...
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The International Clean Energy Challenge – Solved!

The Energy Agency of Upper Austria (OÖ Energiesparverband), with the support of the Upper Austrian Government and their corporate and institutional partners (see below), organized a 5 days-event (22-26 July) for young professionals from across the...
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Advantages Of Installing A Solar Water Heater

The basic need for hot water is very expensive as it heaps a huge amount of energy. It is believed that more than 18% of domestic energy is used to heat water.  In most homes and businesses this energy is generated from fossil fuels – gas and oil.  ...
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Much more than “just” German – the international role played by the DGNB

Yes, it’s true: the D part of the DGNB name stands for Deutsch. We’re German. This has no impact on our operations as an NPO, however: we act on the global stage. Whether it’s in Europe or many other corners of the world, we set up networks and are...
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Shaping the transition towards a circular economy

In recent years, the term “circular economy” has become increasingly widespread and has also reached the construction industry. There are a variety of levers for implementing the concept in the construction and real estate sector. In the report “...
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How to keep buildings cool without air conditioning – according to an expert in sustainable design

The warmer it gets, the more people crank up the air conditioning (AC). In fact, AC is booming in nations across the world: it’s predicted that around two thirds of the world’s households could have an air conditioner by 2050, and the demand for...
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23rd In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce 2019

Un­der the theme Pass­ive House world­wide this years in­ter­na­tion­al Pas­sice House con­fer­en­ce is tak­ing place in Gaobeidi­an/China.   Re­gister now for two days of in­spir­ing lec­tures and work­shops. As usu­al you will get the chance to...
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Innovation and regulation in the age of PropTech

Although the PropTech sector is certainly booming in Europe, fragmentation ad lack of transparency are key challenges affecting the transformation of the industry.   Common standards, strong collaboration and transparency are seen as the way forward...