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#22 Diamniado's Ecopavilion

Business centre, hotels, universities, hospitals, residential areas, etc., Diamniadio is the new city imagined by the Senegalese government to relieve Dakar and its 3 million inhabitants.   Considered as the city of tomorrow, it will certainly be a...
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[D2Grids] What is the future of heat supply in cities?

Every autumn, the heating in many houses is switched on again. In the Netherlands there is a lot of natural gas being burned in order to get it comfortably warm inside. In 2050 in the Netherlands, the supply of natural gas to the built environment...
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Last trends in energy-saving applications

Empowering energy education is a milestone for a less energy-consuming society. To achieve this, apps may help but the challenge is to make them really usable for the many   From home automation to bill management, our relationship with the electric...
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[D2grids] Residential-tertiary: combining high-performance renovation and decarbonated heating networks

Rather than opposing them, high-performance renovation of buildings should be combined with the deployment of heating networks, in order to achieve the energy transition objectives that France has set out to achieve.   A long way to go for the...
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How we can recycle more buildings

More than 35 billion tonnes of non-metallic minerals are extracted from the Earth every year. These materials mainly end up being used to build homes, schools, offices and hospitals. It’s a staggering amount of resources, and it’s only too likely to...
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[Hot climates - dossier] #18 - An operation for renewed housing in French overseas departments

In the French overseas territories, a large proportion of the population, subject to various constraints, has settled in areas exposed to high risks, particularly coastal areas. The impacts of climate change, in particular the expected rise in sea...
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[Video] Ceremony of the Green Solutions Awards 2019, Batimat - Conclusion (10/10)

Discover the last part of the international ceremony of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards! An event that took place on November 4, 2019 during the Batimat exhibition. The aim of the Green Solutions Awards is to highlight sustainable buildings,...
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[Publication] 5th generation district heating and cooling systems as a solution for renewable urban thermal energy supply

District heating and cooling systems are a viable sustainable solution to provide heat and cold in urban environments. In this paper, experts describe fifth generation district heating and cooling (5GDHC) systems and show how this concept differs...
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[Video] Ceremony of the Green Solutions Awards 2019, Batimat - Health & Comfort Prize (5/10)

Discover the award of the Health & Comfort Prize during the international ceremony of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards! An event that took place on November 4, 2019 during the Batimat exhibition. The aim of the Green Solutions Awards is to...
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EU City facility: Calls for Country Experts & National networks of local authorities

European City Facility (EUCF) – Background   The new pan-European City Facility is set up under the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme for Research and Innovation of the European Union: tailor-made, rapid and simplified financial support (in the form...