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ENDURCRETE project: Promo materials

We are proud to share with you updated promo materials for the ENDURCRETE project.   New edition of the ENDURCRETE project brochure. It contains the map of all the demo sites. You can also read about ENDURCRETE key concept which is based...

SCORES Project

We are proud to share with you updated promo materials for the SCORES project.   New edition of the SCORES project brochure. It contains the overall concept and project objectives. You can also read about a demonstration of the integrated...

Powerskin+ project: updated promo material

We are proud to share with you updated promo materials for the POWERSKIN+ project.   New edition of the POWERSKIN+ project brochure. It contains a brief description of the project. You can also read about the concept of the POWERSKIN+...

Call for good practices - Cultural Heritage in Action

Cultural Heritage in Action is one of the actions of the European Framework for Action on Cultural Heritage  of the European Commission. It is a peer-learning programme that will allow over 100 local and regional policy...

Τhe third booklet of ZERO-PLUS

Τhe third booklet of ZERO-PLUS has been published! The Project’s results are described emphasizing on the case studies of the UK, Italy, France & Cyprus, all of which have now been constructed, commissioned and occupied.   View the...

One step closer to making sustainable and smart cities

The STARDUST project supported the 2019 edition of the Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions Conference in Bolzano. During the event, STARDUST partners from Eurac Research gave two presentations on the STARDUST smart urban...

7 Merits Associated With Sustainable Construction

Sustainable construction focuses on creating structures that are built and operate efficiently. Sustainable construction is needed to reserve the limited amount of resources we have on earth. It becomes more imperative to produce...

European City Facility has been officially launched!

Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum ended its second day on 19 March on a high note as a record of more than 600 participants awaited the launch of the EU City Facility (EUCF).   The EUCF will support local authorities and groupings of...

Valencia, 50/50: an educational project to reduce energy consumption in schools

The City Council of Valencia, Spain, has launched an initiative to reduce the consumption of energy and water in Municipal schools. It is called 50/50 as a half of the money saved is run by pupils and the other half by the school...

New sensors to monitor energy consumption in buildings in Valencia

In Valencia's maritime area, state-of-the art technologies are being used to improve energy efficiency in buildings and to change collective behaviours   In many European cities the rational use of energy is one of the main issues for...

In focus: Energy efficiency in buildings

Collectively, buildings in the EU are responsible for 40% of our energy consumption and 36% of greenhouse gas emissions, which mainly stem from construction, usage, renovation and demolition. Improving energy efficiency in buildings...

District heating: the key to decarbonising Europe’s heating

Renewable and waste heat sources are foreseen at the same time as decarbonized heat sources and the way to guarantee competitive energy costs with limited influence of fossil fuel supply price volatility. To achieve this, a transition is...

Engineered Wood Takes the Carbon Out of the Construction

Humans have been trying to realize the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change of net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphereby maintaining global warming below 2° Celsius and capping it at 1.5 C.  ...

A new platform for smarter energy performance contracts for Europe

A new concept for adding flexibility in the Energy Performance Contracting model is currently being developed at a European level. This approach aims to support building owners and investors by promoting comfort and energy-cost savings...

Workshop agenda: Energy flexible buildings and integrated energy grids

On 9th March 2020 Eurac research is hosting a workshop at NOI Techpark (Bolzano) within the FESR project INTEGRIDS funded by ERDF/ EFRE/ FESR EU Program of Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen, under the grant n. FESR1042. The main...

Pamplona unveils new results from its smart city programme

The Pamplona City Council organised a workshop on Smart cities and Living Labs, where the results of the first edition of the Smart Iruña Lab programme were presented. It included interesting presentations on the local innovation ecosystem...

The seven cities that will enlighten Europe

The STARDUST project has released a series of short, easy-to-understand videos featuring all of its seven cities namely Pamplona, Tampere, Trento, Cluj-Napoca, Derry, Kozani and Litoměřice. The goal is to invite ...

When clean energy becomes a reality

The Pamplona City Council has recently installed the prototype Plug&Play solar roof on the Municipal Police building to provide energy for self-consumption.   The Pamplona City Council has recently installed a Plug&Play solar roof...

Snøhetta aims to make all its buildings carbon negative within 20 years

Norwegian architect Snøhetta has pledged to only design carbon-negative buildings, meaning their projects will generate more energy than they consume over their lifetime. "For the next 10 years, we have the ambition of having projects on...

French public buildings to be built with 50 per cent wood

The French government has announced plans for a sustainability law that will ensure all new buildings to be built with 50 per cent timber or other bio-based materials by 2022. Bio-based materials are made from material derived from living...