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Smart EPC aims to integrate energy efficiency services with other energy services and non-energy benefits, whilst focusing on energy performance contracting and the creation of new revenue streams for local authorities.   The project will...

ENACT - Enabling Commercial Retrofit

Commercial buildings are a substantial contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. In these last few years, the operations of the commercial sector have also undergone a huge change. There are financial, technical, knowledge and behavioural...

TRI-HP Testing systems- Video interview to SPF-OST and IREC

The TRI-HP project came to an end in February 2023. The Consortium realized a project final video to introduce the trigeneration systems developed during the project that allow to provide heating, cooling and electricity to multi-family ...

IsZEB - Intelligent Solutions For Zero & Positive Energy Buildings

The IsZEB Cluster was founded in 2020 with special focus on the Construction domain aiming to provide tools and guidelines for the entire lifecycle of a smart zero or positive energy building.   Established in the region of Central...

Expert Talk - Valeria Ferrando & Eduard Loscos

This month we will be discussing about "Digitalisation in the building sector" with Valeria Ferrando, Associate Director - ICL Consultancy at IES Ltd, and Eduard Loscos, R&D Manager at IDP Engineering and President at Building Digital...
EXPERT TALKS series is an initiative from the BUILD UP portal. In the form of face-to-face interviews, experts from all around Europe and covering the field of Energy Efficiency in buildings from different perspectives share their views,...

EU taxonomy for sustainable activities

In order to meet the EU’s climate and energy targets for 2030 and reach the objectives of the European Green Deal, it is vital that we direct investments towards sustainable projects and activities. The current COVID-19 pandemic has...

Open Thor Living Lab

Open Thor Living Lab is a large-scale living lab where sustainable and innovative energy solutions come to life.   The Open Thor Living Lab is a top-level European innovation environment that focuses on innovative solutions for the energy...

High Level Construction Forum

The High Level Construction Forum is an initiative of the European Commission (DG GROW) which has evolved from the previous Construction 2020 initiative.   Following the update of the EU Industrial Strategy (May 2021), the purpose of the...


Construcity.brussels est le Pôle Formation Emploi (PFE) de la construction à Bruxelles.   C’est le point de rencontre pour s’informer, s’orienter et faire durablement carrière dans la construction.   La construction bruxelloise, et en...

Demo-BLog - Development and Demonstration of Digital Building Logbooks

Transparency and access to information are critical for the European energy efficient and sustainable buildings market. Construction, building occupation/management, transactions and investment and financing decisions heavily rely on...


The COST Action Positive Energy Districts European Network (PED-EU-NET) aims to mobilise researchers and other relevant stakeholders across different domains and sectors to drive the deployment of Positive Energy Districts (PEDs) in Europe...
Positive Energy Districts European Network

INEEXS - Innovative Energy Efficiency Service Models for Sector Integration via Blockchain

The core concept of the LIFE project INEEXS is the deployment of integrated energy services across sectors and carriers, and the tokenization of energy saving data in a public blockchain to facilitate cooperation among market segments and...

Julie Kjestrup: "Energy efficient renovation is about meeting climate targets and lowering energy dependence, but also about delivering on social benefits"

Build Up: You’re the new President of EuroACE and have also been the Vice-Chair of the Implementation Support Group of the Renovate Europe Campaign for the past year already. What is the mission of these initiatives?    Julie Kjestrup: ...
BUILDING CONVERSATIONS UP WITH... Julie Kjestrup, President of EuroACE and Vice-Chair of the Renovate Europe Campaign. Head of Policy and Thought Leadership, EU and Global at VELUX.  Julie Kjestrup has been the President of EuroACE since...

GREENOVET project: Vocational Education and Training (VET) Excellence in Green Innovation across Europe

These centres will concentrate resources and knowledge contributing to the environmental, social and economic development of Europe.   More information about the project. 
GREENOVET is an international project, comprising 18 European Partners and co-funded by Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, to promote training and education in green innovation across Europe by establishing centres of professional...

Retrofit HUB project

The project is active in Croatia, Hungary and Poland, promoting sustainable transformation and contributing to the European Union's climate objectives.   Start date: September 2021 - End date: January 2024   Partners   Croatia Green...
The project focuses on facility management, homeowners and tenants, contributing to a better understanding of environmental sustainability, climate change mitigation measures and retrofitting processes in the building sector. 

REVERTER project

In addition, the project will have ambassadors to help raise awareness of energy efficiency issues in these households.   Start Date: 01/11/2022 - End Date: 31/10/2025   Coordinator   ETHNICON METSOVION POLYTECHNION
This project aims to reduce the causes of fuel poverty, which are high energy costs, energy inefficient buildings and low household incomes. to this end, roadmaps will be designed starting with the worst performing households and a model...


The project aims to minimise some of the impacts of housing renovation, such as logistical, financial and legal, without losing sight of the social dimension with issues such as safety and comfort.    Start date: 1 November 2022 - End date...
The RENOVERTY project works to create roadmaps for the renovation of different rural districts in a way that ensures geographical replicability in regions of Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe.

BOOSTER project

This will help to optimise costs and reduce carbon emissions, which will be implemented during the last year of the project (2024) at various sites in Italy and Germany.   Start date: 1 September 2020 - End date: 31 August 2024   Partners...
The BOOSTER project aims to promote the deployment of organic photovoltaic technology, which adopts an eco-responsible approach and has some advantages such as low payback time and the use of abundant resources. 

European Platform for Urban Greening

Among the main objectives of this project are to identify the current needs of European landscaping, to create attractive and innovative spaces for biodiversity studies and to strengthen green education.   More information of the project...
This platform was created with the aim to increase the necessary knowledge regarding the urban green living environment and to broaden the experience and knowledge of European professionals.

3LoE project

Therefore, the project offers centres of professional excellence on green economy and a wide range of measures linked to vocational training, entrepreneurship or digitisation.   More information about the project here.
The 3LoE project aims to improve skills in a sustainable way, to strengthen the competitiveness of SMEs working in the field of green economy and to raise awareness of the need for young professionals and entrepreneurs.