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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...

ETICS are amazing: EAE Awards 2021

For the first time ever the EAE Award 2021 ceremony will be included in the program of the 5th European ETICS Forum, scheduled for 16th September 2021 in Prague/CZ.   The new award aims to honour amazing examples of energy-efficient...

Another round of smart and sustainable innovation in Pamplona

The projects that will test-run smart city solutions for the 2nd edition of the “Smart Pamplona Lab” programme have been selected   This year the Pamplona City Council launched the 2nd edition of the 'Smart Pamplona Lab' programme, an...

[Apply Now] ISC3 Innovation Challenge in Sustainable Chemistry and Renewable Energy

In an effort to accelerate the search for innovative solutions in the chemistry-sphere, the International Sustainable Chemistry Collaborative Centre (ISC3) launched its second Innovation Challenge to engage, award and promote Sustainable...

COP26 climate summit to examine role of buildings

The COP26 climate summit hosted by the UK in November will include a focus on architecture and construction after its president Alok Sharma announced plans to include a ‘built environment day’   Sharma, who last week quit as business...

frESCO: Innovative business models for novel energy service bundles for residential consumers

Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) is a form of ‘creative financing’ for capital improvement which allows funding energy upgrades from cost reductions.   Do you know that despite the large economic energy saving potential in the EU,...

An Ecological Corridor to reunite the city and nature

The Turkish city of Izmir has inaugurated an Ecological Corridor and a natural area that implements Nature Based Solutions   In early October this year, Izmir (Turkey), opened the Mavisehir Peynircioglu Stream Ecological Corridor, a green...

Energy efficiency toolbox for buildings is ready to use

Energy efficiency toolbox for buildings is ready to use and available   EFFECT4buildings project has published a toolbox with financial tools and instruments for energy efficiency in buildings. The toolbox with different...

[D2Grids - Interview] 5th generation district heating and cooling system : a link between the city's coal past and modern energy

At the former site of the Opel car plant the Stadtwerke Bochum Holding built up a 5th generation grid for the cold and heat supply for the new future users. In 2022 the first customers will be connected.   Dr. Frank Peper - Head of the...