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Smart buildings: meet EU innovators

With a staggering 97%[1]  of the housing stock estimated as being energy inefficient, the building sector represents a tremendous potential for energy savings, that still needs to be unlocked.   To that end, buildings need to transform from...
This webinar took place on the 25th February, 12.00 to 13:15 Watch it here.

Lightweight solutions for high insulating building envelopes – The EENSULATE project

Buildings account for around 40% of energy consumption and 36% of CO2 emissions in the European Union.   Curtains walls, associated with modern architecture and large office building stock, are often criticized for their limited insulation...
This webinar took place on the 11th February, 12.00 to 13.00 Watch it here.  

GridRule tool

GridRule is one of the COMPILE projects tools that enables the community managers (aggregators, micro-grid operators, etc.) an operation and management of the local grid within network limits. It sets up the coordination of individual...

Framework for carbon neutral buildings and sites

The Framework for carbon neutral buildings and sites of the DGNB makes a significant contribution to making the decarbonisation of the building stock practically feasible by 2050. The current version of August 2020 is based on an initial...

Sustainable Energy Skills in the construction sector

‘Sustainable Energy Skills in the construction sector’ is a series of webinars devoted to energy efficiency area from different perspectives. It is organized jointly by 7 EU founded projects: BIMEET, BUSLeague, INSTRUCT, HP4ALL, The nZEB...
This webinar took place on the 27th May, 13.00 to 14:30. Watch it here

Innovation actions reinforcing and complementing the current building energy performance schemes

With the Renovation Wave Strategy, the European Commission aims to at least double renovation rates in the next ten years and make sure renovations lead to higher energy and resource efficiency. This will enhance the quality of life for...
This webinar took place on the 19th May, 12.00 to 13:30. Watch it here

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) - 4RinEU project

As European buildings are responsible for 36% of CO2 emissions, the subject of deep renovation of buildings has become central in its role for making Europe climate neutral by 2050. Henceforth, there is a compelling need for a new set of...

Mapping culture and climatic energy drivers: A new visual library to achieve successful Plus Energy Building design

A new online GIS tool is helping designers, researchers and policymakers to understand how different European climates and cultures can influence energy demand in buildings. Researchers from RMIT University, Eurac Research and University...
The Cultural-E project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement Number 870072. This article reflects only the author's view and the Commission is not...

Open Research Europe tool

Open Research Europe is an open access publishing platform for the publication of research stemming from Horizon 2020 funding across all subject areas. The platform makes it easy for Horizon 2020 beneficiaries to comply with the open...

X-tendo toolbox

The X-tendo toolbox enables you, as a public authority or implementing agency, to improve the current Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) scheme of your country, evolving towards the next-generation.   The elements of the X-tendo toolbox...