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How the EU is helping fight deadly air pollution in Poland

In the EU, air pollution is responsible for around 400,000 premature deaths every year. Poor air quality can lead to lung cancer, strokes, heart attacks and acute respiratory diseases in children.    Poland’s Małopolska region, along with...

The Minister for Communications announced the 57 successful applicants to the SEAI Communities grant scheme

This scheme will support these communities to deliver energy upgrades to nearly 700 homes and 570 community and commercial buildings in their local area, eliminating 34,676 tonnes of CO2 annually – this is the equivalent of taking more...

Open applications for PROSPECT peer-to-peer learning programme

The 4th and last call for applications for H2020 PROSPECT is now open! Is your city/region trying to secure financing to achieve ambitious energy and climate objectives? Or do you have projects/activities in sustainable financing that you...

18 Latin American cities unite to upscale green building action

On Wednesday 28 August 2019, the World Green Building Council (WorldGBC), The Building Efficiency Accelerator (BEA), the World Resources Institute (WRI) and C40 cities hosted a BEA Regional Workshop in Bogotá, Colombia.   The BEA is a...

How flexibility markets can drive the energy transition

Association for digital and decentralised energy solutions smartEn recommends some important regulatory changes that should be introduced in order to foster the development of these valuable flexibility tools in a paper published this week...

Grants awarded for energy efficiency audits of 80 public buildings in Vojvodina

The grants are part of a EUR 100,000 project funded by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) under a Memorandum of Understanding signed in July with the Secretariat for Energy, Construction, and Transportation of the...

PLEA 2020 Abstract deadline extended 35th Passive and Low Energy Architecture and Urban Design Conference

Due to multiple requests, the deadline for PLEA 2020's call for abstracts has now been extended.   The new deadline for extended abstracts is the 30th of September 2019.   Please check PLEA2020 website at www.plea2020.org  for further...

GSA Trends 2019 #7 Renewable energies

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...

Open Innovation Call targeting air quality and urban heat island effect launched

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...

GSA Trends 2019 #8 Nature in the city

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...

DG Energy News September 2019

The newsletter from DG Energy of the European Commission is now available.   Top stories: - Renewables boost competitiveness of EU industry - Establishing a smart readiness indicator for buildings   Other...

Bamboo architecture: Bali's Green School inspires a global renaissance

Bamboo always has been a basic construction material in tropical latitudes. But generally it has been used for inexpensive shacks, stalls, fences, scaffolding and sunscreens. If not treated, bamboo is highly susceptible to fire and...

RESTORE Newsletter #22 (August 2019)

#22 Newsletter includes:   -Application open to 4th CA16114 RESTORE Training School - The 4-day Autumn 2019 COST RESTORE Training School “Rethinking technologies for regenerative indoor environment” is...

fib ICCS20 Call for Abstracts

The main objective of the conference is to contribute to sustainable development through dissemination of advanced knowledge which is based on research results and developments in the fields of concrete structures and associated...

#1 Edito - Construire durable sous climat chaud

Climats chauds : de quoi parle-t-on ?   La zone climatique chaude considérée dans le cadre de ce dossier correspond peu ou prou aux régions du monde dont le climat est, au sens de la classification de Köppen, un climat...

Premio Sostenibilità 2019

Il PREMIO SOSTENIBILITÀ 2019 giunge quest’anno alla ottava edizione e coinvolge tutto il territorio nazionale.   Il Premio, organizzato da AESS in collaborazione con la Rivista Azero | Edicom Edizioni per il Premio del...

GSA Trends 2019 #5 Technological solutions: a second wind

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...

5th generation heating networks: A challenge to integrate the new business model

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...

Women in Construction, Leadership Summit: Empowering women in the European construction industry

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...

GSA Trends 2019 #6 Urban solutions and the urban environment

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...