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Horizon 2020 project nominated for the prestigious Zukunftspreis for innovation, using CO2 as a raw material to make plastics

Dr Christoph Gürtler, Prof Walter Leitner and Dr Berit Stange have have proven that CO2 currently emitted by industries to the atmosphere could be turned into tangible and marketable materials for future products. Researchers and industry have...

U-CERT news article October 2019 issue REHVA Journal

Under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), all EU countries have established independent energy performance certification systems supported by independent mechanisms of control and verification. However, current practices and tools...

Concerted Action EPBD - public survey

In the Concerted Action EPBD, we strive to support implementation of energy performance policies for buildings as much as possible, and we are looking for the most suitable and effective ways to communicate with relevant stakeholders. In...

EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) 2020!

The EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW) will be back for its 15th edition on 23-24-25 June 2020! The EUSEW is a month-long series of activities to build a secure energy future for Europe.   It brings together public authorities, private...

Aerem, positive energy factory, France - Green Solutions Awards 2019 winner

The Aerem Factory is the two-time winner of the Low Carbon Prize of the Green Solutions Awards, both in France and internationally.   A factory does not necessarily mean a giant carbon footprint, whether in the construction or operating...

University of Environment, an almost autonomous vegetal building, Mexico - Green Solutions Awards 2019 winner

The University of Environment, after winning the Energy & Hot Climates Award of the International platform, qualified in this category for the final... and won!   A minimal carbon footprint was the main objective behind the...

Just Launched: Renewables in Cities 2019 Global Status Report is now available!

We are pleased to announce that the Renewables in Cities 2019 Global Status Report is now available!   Accounting for 55% of the world’s population, 75% of global CO2 emissions and 2/3rds of global energy demand, cities have a crucial role...

[Video] Ceremony of the Green Solutions Awards 2019, Batimat - Introduction (1/10)

Introduction of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards ceremony. An event that took place on November 4, 2019 during the Batimat exhibition. The aim of the Green Solutions Awards is to highlight sustainable buildings, districts and...

ESCAN: The project on HC system replacement campaigns starts

With over 80 million inefficient heating & cooling (HC) systems still installed across Europe motivating consumers to replace those units with more efficient, greener alternatives will be key for a decarbonised Energy Union fuelled by...

Green Buildings and Innovative Urban Planning: 38th FIABCI Global Business Summit in Ghent, Belgium

Every year, FIABCI organises a cycle of global meetings. Among them is the Global Business Summit. Its 38th edition will take place from 4th to 7th December, 2019, in Ghent (Belgium). Construction21, as a partner of the event, will...