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QualDeEPC participated in 3rd stakeholder workshop on the revision of the EPBD

In October 2020, as part of the European Green Deal, the European Commission published its “Renovation Wave Strategy”, which aims at, at least, doubling the annual energy renovation rate of buildings by 2030 and fostering deep renovations. This...

Flexibility Through Multi-Energy System Integration

The European energy system will experience important changes in the near future, in particular due to the targets set for renewable energy integration, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and energy efficiency. Other evolutions like the...

WSED 2021 programme is out!

The World Sustainable Energy Days 2021 will take place both in Wels Austria and online. Have a look at the programme and find out what this year's edition has to offer!   Energy transition ↔ Green recovery!   Europe is aiming for a...

Monks build the largest straw bale building in southern Germany with their own wood and straw

Interview with Brother Andreas Schmidt, OSB, project manager and representative of the builder "Benedictine Abbey Plankstetten"   You needed 300 m3 of straw for the new building. Did this come entirely from your farm?   Yes...

National straw networks

There is a strong network of straw bale construction - nationally and internationally. In many European countries construction experts and those interested in sustainable building with straw are organised in national associations.    In Belgium,...

Is Europe doing enough to tackle climate change?

On 23 April, EIT Climate-KIC CEO Kirsten Dunlop spoke on a panel of leading scientists, policymakers and entrepreneurship experts during a Euronews livestream in partnership with Copernicus and hosted by science correspondent and Climate Now series...

The missing “WHY” for energy efficiency

The Energy Efficiency Watch presents the results of its new survey, bringing together the insights of over 1,200 experts on the progress in energy efficiency policies and key factors for narrative development in all EU Member States.   As the energy...

9th VELUX Daylight Symposium to take place in November 2021

The VELUX Group will be hosting its 9th VELUX Daylight Symposium as a digital event, which will take place on November 15-19 under the theme "Bridging research and practice".   The Daylight Symposium is a biennial conference organised by the VELUX...

Akademiska Hus’ buildings bring flexibility to the fossil-free energy system

Future energy systems need to become more flexible in the way they utilize the functions and energy demands of buildings. As part of the EU-project FlexiGrid, new ways of implementing flexibility technology are currently being tested at Campus...

Treated like dirt: urban soil is often overlooked as a resource

Roisin O'Riordan, Lancaster University.   When you think about soil, you probably think of rolling fields of the countryside. But what about urban soil? With city-dwellers expected to account for 68% of the world’s population by 2050, this...