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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’...

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...

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...

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...

Deliver Adaptable Buildings and Resilient Cities : The First Webinar of GFHS 2020 Was Successfully Held

(July 10, 2020) Covid-19 rages across the world, plunging humanity into an abyss of misery, causing the society total lockdown and throwing the global economy into turmoil, and is considered as a once-in-a-century public health crisis and ecological...

[Webinar - Replay] 5th Generation DHC

Renewable and waste heat resources are readily available in urban environments. A new generation of highly efficient district heating and cooling networks is needed to harvest these resources and use them to meet local energy demand.   How can these...

[Save the Date] The European Energy Efficiency Conference

Boosting economic recovery with energy efficiency – this is the focus of the next European Energy Efficiency Conference from 24 – 26 February 2021 in Wels/Austria.   What is it all about?   Europe has the ambitious goal of becoming...

Energy Hub Aalsmeer - Smart Exchange of Heat and Cold

Part of the Hornmeer district in Aalsmeer is the scene of a unique energy exchange project. Three buildings in the district are now using residual heat from the nearby data centre of NorthC and are therefore completely independent of natural gas. In...

Recovering, upcycling and exchanging energy: making the energy transition with heating and cooling networks a success

As a major component of the Paris-Saclay energy strategy, the heating and cooling network of the Urban Campus is an ambitious project mobilizing local renewable energies and integrated into a vast intelligent multi-energy network. Since 2019, the...

Heat mining in the Ruhr Area : Geothermal reuse of a small mine as seasonal heat storage

The heating and cooling sector is of crucial importance for the implementation of Germany's climate protection goals. Heating and cooling is responsible for half of the total energy consumption in Europe. However, since fossil fuels, in particular...