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New solar photovoltaic (PV) installations are set to reach a record high this year, driven by improving markets in Europe and the United States and fast growth in India and Vietnam, consultancy Wood Mackenzie said on Thursday. Low auction prices are also expected to help boost new solar PV capacity by the end of this year to 114.5 gigawatts (GW), 17.5% higher than 2018 and the first time new installations have exceeded 100 GW.  
Post date: 30 Lug 2019
Type: News

Introduction to this issue:   This newsletter contains a selection of information dedicated to Research & Innovation for the Construction & Built Environment sector. Access all the news published on ECTP website here.
Post date: 30 Lug 2019
Type: News

Mexico City will proudly host next year’s FIDIC International Infrastructure conference from 8-10 September 2019. Continuing the future-gazing approach of Berlin 2018, in Mexico City we will turn our attention to how technology is revolutionising the way companies and the industry conducts its business.  
Post date: 29 Lug 2019
Type: Evento

The University of Chester’s Energy Centre at Thornton Science Park is working with PowerHouse Energy to ‘turn off the plastic tap into the ocean’ to ultimately clean it up. The innovative technology turns waste plastic into electricity and low-cost hydrogen, which can be used for transport fuel. The process takes all mixed waste plastic in an untreated unsorted contaminated form and requires no sorting or washing. This ground breaking technology has the potential to not only create a green fuel but to clean up plastic from the world’s oceans.  
Post date: 29 Lug 2019
Type: News

Concept   Partner States from 13 countries are working together in the transnational European Cooperation Programme for the Mediterranean area, The Interreg MED Programme 2014-2020.   The transnational setup allows them to tackle challenges beyond national borders, such as the rise of low carbon economy, the protection of natural and cultural resources and the strengthening of innovation.  
Post date: 29 Lug 2019
Type: Link

Although the PropTech sector is certainly booming in Europe, fragmentation ad lack of transparency are key challenges affecting the transformation of the industry.  
Post date: 24 Lug 2019
Type: News

Population growth, urbanisation and climate changes show the built environment is facing great challenges. Professionals have a great responsibility in ensuring our future is sustainable.   In doing so we will also ensure real estate investments are future-proof.  
Post date: 24 Lug 2019
Type: News

Un­der the theme Pass­ive House world­wide this years in­ter­na­tion­al Pas­sice House con­fer­en­ce is tak­ing place in Gaobeidi­an/China.   Re­gister now for two days of in­spir­ing lec­tures and work­shops. As usu­al you will get the chance to roam through the at­tend­ant ex­hib­i­tion and get in touch with oth­er people at the first Pass­ive House con­fer­en­ce out of europe.    
Post date: 24 Lug 2019
Type: News

On the 19th of June, during the EU Sustainable Energy Week, project partners and participants of IMEAS and C-track 50 discussed how to achieve a better understanding of interactions between actors at various governance levels – a knowledge which represents a key element for a successful energy transition.   In different EU countries, different governance levels have dissimilar backgrounds, conflicting mechanisms, incentives and reporting tools.  
Post date: 24 Lug 2019
Type: News

While most industries have been through fundamental changes over the past few decades, the construction industry has been hesitant to embrace digital innovation.   This does not mean that there is no innovation helpful for the sector. Building Information Modelling (BIM), the Internet of Things, 3D laser scanning and component printing, big data analytics, augmented reality, drones etc. are some examples of innovations, which could have a major impact on the construction sector.
Post date: 22 Lug 2019
Type: Publication