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A successful renovation: the story of Mariënheuvel

The makeover of 4RinEU demo case in the Netherlands was completed in July 2020. According to the latest estimates, energy demand will be reduced by 80%.   Mariënheuvel is a residential building for elderly people located in Soest and owned by the...

RES4BUILD project advances development of integrated renewable energy based solutions tailored to end user needs and requirements

The Renovation Wave aims to accelerate improvements in the energy performance of 35 million buildings across Europe by 2030.   Much emphasis is on advancing technology integration by developing integrated and compatible technology packages for...

BauZ! 2021: Info - Presentations

BauZ! 2021: Info   BauZ! was held as a virtual event!  Presentations will be accessible for delegates as rebroadcast for 14 days, until April 9.   Bundle-Action conference proceedings (.as pdf) together with the link to...

ManagEnergy Expert Mission to Lyon, in France

Read about the ManageEnergy Expert Mission To ALEC Lyon – the local energy agency of the Lyon Municipality – which was completed on the first week in January. The goal of the expert mission was to understand how the agency could best scale...

Why the End is Just the Beginning, When Retrofitting Homes

by Mark Douglas Wessel Whether it’s a goal of putting someone on the moon for the first time, coming up with a vaccine for COVID-19 or in the EU’s case becoming carbon neutral by 2050, announcing such admirable goals while inspiring, is...

AIVC March 2021 Newsletter

The March 2021 issue of the AIVC newsletter has just been released. Specific contents include: Foreword 13 ‐15 September 2021 – 41st AIVC ‐ ASHRAE IAQ joint conference in Athens, Greece AIVC 2022‐2026 AIVC & EBC annex 86 upcoming...

The Financial Incentives to Build a Green Construction Company

There’s no denying that sustainable businesses are more popular than ever. Because climate change continues to pose serious threats, companies must rework their systems to reduce emissions, waste, and other practices that put the planet at...

Cities can lead the decarbonisation of buildings and be trailblazers for renewables

The Renewables in Cities 2021 Global Status Report shows that more than 1 billion people – about 25% of the urban population – live in a city with a renewable energy target and/or policy. Over 1,300 cities, from the Americas to Sub-Saharan...

Buildings Renovation in Germany: success story or potential failure?

The German Federal Association of Housing and Real Estate Companies (GdW) has claimed that money and effort spent on the nation’s buildings renovations have not worked. But Andreas Rüdinger at IDDRI has looked into the evidence and...

Commission launches a competition to find Europe’s greenest cities

Will your city be the next European Green Capital or European Green Leaf winner?   The European Commission launched the competition for 2023 European Green Capital (EGCA 2023) and the 2022 European Green Leaf (EGLA 2022) Awards,...