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The European project URBAN GreenUP has released a digital tool to help cities identify the best Nature-Based Solutions to tackle environmental problems and become more resilient to climate change  
Post date: 22 Apr 2020
Type: Tool

Intelligent functional glazing with self-cleaning properties to improve the energy efficiency of the built environment Objective  
Post date: 16 Apr 2020
Type: Link

Pilot implementation underway in the UK, Italy, France and Cyprus   Having as main target achieving zero and positive energy settlements in Europe using advanced energy technology, the ZERO-PLUS project has developed and implemented a comprehensive and cost-effective system composed of innovative solutions for the building envelope, for building energy generation and for energy management at the settlement level.  
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: News

About this Event   The increased focus on the Climate Emergency has led to a stream of declarations to achieve Net Zero. But what does that actually mean to the built environment? Do we really know how to design and deliver a true net-zero building?  
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: Evento

BPIE - The Buildings Performance Institute Europe, developed a set of recommendations for all stakeholders which could support economic recovery post COVID-19, and trigger a renovation wave and achieve climate-neutrality for Europe’s building stock by 2050: An Action Plan for the Renovation Wave: Collectively achieving sustainable buildings in Europe.  
Post date: 13 Apr 2020
Type: Publication

Scottish startup Kenoteq has launched the K-Briq – a more sustainable building brick that is unfired and made of 90 per cent construction waste. Invented by engineering professor Gabriela Medero at Edinburgh's Heriot-Watt University, the K-Briq generates less than a tenth of the carbon emissions in its manufacture than a regular brick.   Medero spent over 10 years developing the product at the Scottish university, driven by the desire to reduce the environmental impact of the construction industry.  
Post date: 7 Apr 2020
Type: News

Located between the Bank of England and St Paul’s Cathedral, Bloomberg’s new European headquarters occupies 3.2 acres and will provide approximately 1.1 million square feet of sustainable office space. Clad in traditional stone and bronze, the building is sympathetic to its context and will improve the surrounding public realm.   Innovation Highlights:  
Post date: 6 Apr 2020
Type: Caso

Due to the current situation, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.   -> "In view of the worldwide health emergency linked to COVID-19, the next edition of the International Conference of Energy and Cities (ICEC2020) hosted by the University of Southampton and scheduled for 1 – 3 July 2020, is postponed.  
Post date: 3 Apr 2020
Type: Evento

Development of environmentally-friendly Bio-sources aerogel as the support Core for vacuum insulation panels (VIPs)
Post date: 2 Apr 2020
Type: Link

Enefirst is an H2020-funded project that seeks to provide the EU with a common vision of the principle of E1st and a holistic pathway to achieving it, embedded across our energy system models, impact assessments, funding and infrastructure decisions, and into all energy and climate policies.  
Post date: 30 Mar 2020
Type: News