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Lyon-Confluence, urban planning for a low-carbon district, France - Green Solutions Awards 2019 Winner

The Lyon-Confluence project won first a mention at the French level and then the Sustainable District Grand Prize at the international level of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards.  This district is a very inspiring example of urban planning...

2050 Vision for 100% Renewable Heating and Cooling in Europe published

The European Technology and innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling  has prepared a draft of the strategic document ‘Vision to 2050: the vision for renewable heating and cooling in Europe’. What is the ‘2050 Vision for 100%...

Greenpeace Spain Headquarters, exemplary renovation, Spain - Green Solutions Awards 2019 Winner

A widely titled Spanish winner (Low Carbon Prize, Energy & Hot Climates Prize, Sustainable Renovation Grand Prize and Users' Choice Prize), Greenpeace Spain Headquarters, qualified for the final, also won the Sustainable Renovation...

Costruire case di nuova generazione pensando agli utenti (e alle loro abitudini)

Nel realizzare case che consumano meno, o che addirittura producono più energia di quanta ne consumano, sono diverse le variabili da tenere in conto. Per dirne alcune: bisogna capire le tecnologie a disposizione sul mercato, il loro costo ...

The Open Sustainable Development Goals Data Hub

Discover the Open Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Data Hub – an initiative that promotes the exploration, analysis, and use of authoritative SDG data sources for evidence-based decision-making and advocacy. The initiative goal is to...

Webinar on RELaTED project: Integration of Industrial Waste Heat in District Heating

What’s new in District Heating Systems (DHs)? DHs have traditionally been designed to be operated with central energy production facilities and a variety of distributed consumption locations (dwellings, tertiary buildings...

#6 Newsletter of the Efficient Buildings Community

In this issue: MEDNICE project's outcomes New project EFFICIENT BUILDINGS MED - Mediterranean Energy Debate The technical capitalization of modular projects results: financing schemes and barriers; traning methodologies and capacity...

Green Solutions Awards 2019 international winners: 22 sustainable projects to inspire the profession

Turn the spotlight on the international winners of the Green Solutions Awards 2019 edition!   Twenty-two exemplary buildings, districts and infrastructures were rewarded by the Construction21 network after nine months of competition, first...

Download the brochure of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards international winners

The international winners of the Green Solutions Awards 2019, announced on Monday, the 4th of November at Batimat, will benefit from strong visibility in the coming months. Among the various communications tools used by Construction21,...

Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency Newsletter

In this issue:   Highlight Horizon 2020 Energy Efficiency website: new look and feel tailor-made for you! News Encouraging consumers to use more efficient heating systems New Horizon 2020 energy efficiency...

Summary and presentations of the German CoNZEBs Event available

On 13 June 2019 the national German CoNZEBs event was held in Saalbau Gutleut in Frankfurt. More than 110 practitioners and decision makers attended the event organised as a mix of presentations of nearly zero-energy buildings and beyond...

Time to act as global energy efficiency progress drops to slowest rate since start of decade

Energy efficiency has tremendous potential to boost economic growth and avoid greenhouse gas emissions, but the global rate of progress is slowing – a trend that has major implications for consumers, businesses and the environment,...

Klimahouse 2020 - Sustainable construction for a better lifestyle

Every year, Klimahouse inspires 36,000 visitors from all over Europe. Klimahouse informs - featuring 450 exhibitors from the construction sector and an event program with more than 150 appointments in four days. Klimahouse promotes...

EXCESS project investigates positive energy buildings in four climatic zones

The aim of this 4-year project is to show that it is possible to transform nearly-zero energy buildings into positive energy buildings (PEBs). This means that a building which is producing the majority of the renewable energy it uses...

#15 - A review of the LETCHI conference: sustainable, affordable and comfortable construction in tropical countries

Since COP21 in Paris in 2015, the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC) has been working for efficient, resilient and zero-emission buildings. France being an important member, ADEME immediately turned its attention to...

Together in MED - Mediterranean Energy Debate

On October 10th, the MED - Mediterranean Energy Debate took place in Brussels, in the premises of Brussels-Capital Region during the European Week of Regions and Cities. Members of the Efficient Buildings Community, public authorities and...

ZERO-PLUS newsletter #12 October 2019

The 12th edition of the ZERO-PLUS newsletter has been released!   Enjoy your reading here.

WorldGBC receives an award for leading industry change

Mohammad Asfour, Head MENA Regional Network was in Barcelona to receive an award on behalf of WorldGBC at the newly launched Mediterranean Real Estate Forum international conference. The focus of the conference was the importance of the...

The European Union, Iceland and Norway agree to deepen their cooperation in climate action

Climate change is a global threat and demands global action: the more countries join forces, the bigger the chances we can master this major challenge of our generation. The European Union, Iceland and Norway today agreed to extend their...

Procredit Bank Macedonia secures EUR 1 million to finance energy efficiency in households

Procredit Bank Macedonia will on-lend funds to local households, housing associations and service providers planning to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy projects, the EBRD said on its website.   Possible investments will...