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In order to reach the climate goals in 2050, we must increase the sustainability of almost seven million dwellings and one million buildings in the Netherlands. District heating should be an important part of the solution.   The Planbureau voor de Leefomgeving (PBL) has substantially lowered these expectations by passing on the Climate Agreement draft. How can we increase the potential of district heating after all? The passing of the Climate Agreement draft was disappointing for the Built Environment table.  
Post date: 11 Set 2019
Type: News

The City of Copenhagen’s department Resilient and Sustainable City Solutions within the Technical and Environmental Administration is partnering with Access Cities alliance to find solutions for the City’s most present and acute environmental issues.  
Post date: 4 Set 2019
Type: News

Urban wind power is playing the Arlesian game, Africa is demanding electricity, but is having trouble hosting large-scale solar projects. So, the renewable 2019 trend? It cannot be said.   This is obvious in some countries but not in others. And when we marvel at the solar and wind energy, biomass and biomethane are developing, raising many questions.  
Post date: 4 Set 2019
Type: News

In the 2019 edition of the Green Solutions Awards – Districts, there are 15 case studies participating, projects coming from all over the world, countries such as France, Belgium, Colombia, Russia, Brazil, China, Argentina, Austria and Malaysia.   Among extensions, rehabilitations and renewals, the candidates meet major contemporary urban challenges: preservation and protection of natural resources, reduction of the carbon footprint and social inclusion.  
Post date: 4 Set 2019
Type: News

5th generation heating and cooling networks are now showing up with the promise of new services.   What are these new services and how can blockchain technology facilitate their implementation?   Heating and cooling accounts for 50% of the EU's total energy consumption but only 19.1% comes from renewable sources, and in 5 of the 7 North-West European countries, this share is less than 8.2%.  
Post date: 28 Ago 2019
Type: News

We often speak wrongly of sustainable cities, forgetting that any construction, whatever its scale, is part of a whole from which it is inseparable.   In 2019, a clear trend is emerging, namely to take into account the spatial, but also economic, social and sociological environment of the places to build even more sustainable.  
Post date: 28 Ago 2019
Type: News

Low tech and low carbon do not mean the end of technology.   On the contrary, these Green Solutions Awards seem to show that "technosalvation" is not the only alternative on well-designed projects.   A look back at the 2019 trends in this fifth opus. 5.1. Technology inside the building Construction in a temperate environment is a sure value for the technology.  
Post date: 28 Ago 2019
Type: News

What makes a great woman a leader in the construction industry? On 26 September 2019, at Centrale Lille, 20 women with an exceptional career path from Europe (France, Belgium, Germany, Spain, United Kingdom, Switzerland) and beyond (Canada, USA, Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia) will come to speak and discuss their profession in the Construction industry.  
Post date: 28 Ago 2019
Type: News

Low-tech is trendy in our Western societies, it is also trendy in the 2019 Green Solutions Awards to the point of competing with a major player in sustainable development: the passive.   Explanation and discovery of case studies. 3.1. Frugality is a trend Would the French manifesto for a positive frugality have had an immediate impact on the candidates for the Green Solutions Awards?  
Post date: 21 Ago 2019
Type: News

One of the aspects that we will venture to describe as positive in these Green Solutions Awards is the consideration of the carbon footprint.   Few buildings, of course, offer a formal life cycle analysis (which is a matter of debate), but the reflection is there and serious.   We also notice a real analysis of the use of bio-sourced materials after a few years of (re)discovery.  
Post date: 21 Ago 2019
Type: News