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Late payment in the construction sector

The report provides an analysis of the state of play and impact of late payment on the European construction sector, by analysing in detail the situation with late payment in five countries: France, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom. The...

A Renovation Wave for Europe -greening our buildings, creating jobs, improving lives

Europe’s building stock is both unique and heterogeneous in its expression of the cultural diversity and history of our continent. But not surprisingly, it is also old and changes very slowly. More than 220 million building units, representing 85%...

Newness Touches Conventional History: The Research of the Photovoltaic Technology on a Wooden Church Heritage Building

The case study that determined the present research is the restoration of one Transylvanian wooden church from Cojocna, Cluj county, Romania. The original design (2018, Aqua Prociv Proiect Romanian company's project) assumed all ICOMOS's...

Quality infrastructure for smart mini-grids

Mini-grids are complex systems dependent on different suppliers and used in different applications, often with high regulatory uncertainty over their installation and operation. Creating a viable market for renewable-based mini-grids, with...

World Energy Transitions Outlook: 1.5°C Pathway (Preview)

The World Energy Transitions Outlook preview outlines a pathway for the world to achieve the Paris Agreement goals and halt the pace of climate change by transforming the global energy landscape. This preview presents options to limit...

Integrating low-temperature renewables in district energy systems

Guidelines for policy makers
Reducing the heating and cooling sector’s emissions is critical to mitigating against changes in climate and reducing air pollution. In this regard, district heating and cooling systems can assist in scaling up renewable energy use,...

What do the changes to the Energy Efficiency Directive mean for your Utility

Europe is often cited as the most progressive continent in terms of climate change policy.  The European Union has set a goal of no net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.   The European Green Deal has been established as a collection of...

Late payment in the construction sector

The report provides an analysis of the state of play and impact of late payment on the European construction sector, by analysing in detail the situation with late payment in five countries: France, Ireland, Italy, Spain and the United...

New research emerging from the EU project Sinfonia looks at the importance of considering context when designing behaviour-change interventions in line with retrofitting objectives

Preliminary evidence on the effects of a behaviourally informed intervention integrated in an initial subset of 12 apartments seems to highlight the role that household composition plays in ensuring the effectiveness of behaviour-change...

Renewables in Cities - 2021 Gobal Status Report

REN21’s Renewables in Cities Global Status Report (REC) series provides an overview of the status, trends and developments of renewable energy in cities, using the most up-to-date information and data available.   The REC’s neutral, fact-...