United in the face of adversity, L'Aquila, Lorca and Mostar decided to turn a challenge into an opportunity and rebuild their cities in a 'smart' way, according to sustainable development principles. While facing harsh times, the cities have just signed a friendship agreement, on 10 November 2011, to submit a joint proposal for a Smart Cities and Communities project. The project foresees the allocation of a total funding amounting to € 40 million. Sustainable energy, energy security and a better quality of life are essential parts of the reconstruction plans of the cities.
Post date: 30 Nov 2011
According to Article 14 of Directive 2006/32/EC all Member States shall submit to the Commission the following EEAPs:— a first EEAP not later than 30 June 2007;— a second EEAP not later than 30 June 2011;— a third EEAP not later than 30 June 2014.
Post date: 21 Nov 2011
Why use this wiki > Find out what has been already done by/in other cities, regions and countries > Share your experience Is your City already playing a role in this field? Either the answer is yes or no, we hope it is willing to know more and learn from the others' achievements and mistakes. And if your City has already something to show, the wiki is there for the appropriate visibility. Register NOW and join the CommunityBe part of the community!
Post date: 17 Nov 2011
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The “review and research” phase of the REQUEST programme aimed to identify best practices across Europe for increasing the uptake of EPC recommendations and promoting an integrated supply chain for low-carbonrenovation. In total, 95 case studies were identified and analysed – 77 from the REQUEST partner countries and 18 from non-participating countries (EU and beyond). 29 of these were considered best practice. (http://www.building-request.eu/info/review-and-research)
Post date: 15 Nov 2011
The program included the following visits:
Post date: 4 Nov 2011
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ESTEC 2011 is setting new trends for solar thermal! For the first time, the biennial European Solar Thermal Energy Conference is being held outside Germany, the largest European market by far. In selecting France as the host country, ESTIF and ENERPLAN - the co-organizer of ESTEC 2011 - wanted to stress that the solar thermal market growth is increasingly coming from other large European countries, and in choosing Marseille, the gateway to the Mediterranean, highlight this region’s huge potential both from the northern and southern shores.
Post date: 25 Ott 2011
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IDES-EDU structure of education
One of the core outputs of the IDES-EDU project is the design of two full courses on Integral Sustainable Energy Design of the Built Environment. These courses will apply to students (Master level) and to professionals (Post-Graduate level) and will focus on a multi-disciplinary approach integrating elements of architectural, civil, environmental and mechanical engineering. The Master course will take four semesters while the Post-Graduate course will take two semesters.
Post date: 18 Ott 2011