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Private building renovations can help achieve climate targets

Statistically, 40 percent of energy consumption and 36 percent of emissions come from buildings.   Although this has prompted energy efficiency to become one of the EU’s top priorities and led the EU to acknowledge that buildings are key...

Sekoya, first platform entirely dedicated to low carbon materials and processes

Eiffage launches Sekoya, the first carbon & climate platform dedicated entirely to low-carbon materials and processes   Eiffage has made innovation and ecological transition two pillars of its strategic plan, and in partnership with...

CUBE2020: why participate? Testimony of RATP Cubists

After having reduced their energy consumption by 12% between 2004 and 2015, the RATP renewed its engagement to reduce energy consumption by obtaining the ISO 50001 certification in 2017, setting a new objective of -20% between 2015-2025...

UK has 'no chance' of net zero without action on energy efficiency, MPs warn

The UK "stands no chance" of slashing greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2050, nor meeting its interim carbon budgets, unless the government takes urgent action to improve the energy efficiency standards of buildings and households, a...

Conference on Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions 2019 – DEADLINE EXTENDED!

SSPCR 2019 aims to answer the question on how can we maximize the impact of academic research, the scaling-up and replicability opportunities of pilot projects, and the added value of local bottom-up initiatives, in relation to complex...

COGEN Europe 2050 Vision

The cogeneration sector is committed to the creation of a resilient, decentralised and carbon neutral European energy system by 2050 with cogeneration as its backbone, empowering European citizens and industry to generate their own...

Tackling energy poverty in Europe

ASSIST is a 3-year H2020 project that started in 2017. It is implemented in six countries: Italy, Spain, UK, Poland, Finland and Belgium.   The idea is to contribute to tackle energy poverty through operators with integrated competencies...

España se desmarca de la tendencia global y reduce sus emisiones de CO2

BP ha presentado en Madrid los resultados del informe Statistical Review of World Energy 2019, una de las publicaciones de referencia del sector energético, que elabora cada año la compañía.   El acto ha estado dirigido por Luis Aires,...

DGNB cooperates in Spain: Green Building Council España becomes new partner

  In a first step, the DGNB criteria for new buildings will be adapted to local peculiarities in Spain and tested in a pilot phase.   This adaptation should be completed by mid-2020. Other forms of certification of the DGNB, for example in...

Helping families to invest in green homes

Steven Borncamp (talking about the project) says: "We are trying to shift buyers’ mind-set from just looking at the home’s sales price to think about the total cost of ownership, including energy, health costs and also repair costs.   If...

In a moment of urgency, put energy efficiency first

  As the world increasingly benefits from the price revolution in renewable energy and the world’s largest investors come to grips with the phase-down of fossil fuels, it has become clearer that we have the technology and the finance...

SBE BEYOND 2020 - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

OUR AMBITION   The overall ambition of the World Sustainable Built Environment conference, BEYOND 2020 is to collectively formulate a transformational plan and set of commitments for the built environment to support the implementation of...

NEW: Ecological loopback, or the benefits of a DHW loopback without the disadvantages

1. Hot water is made available as fast as or faster than with a conventional DHW circulation.   2. Direct hot water only to the faucet that has requested it.   3. No water wastage, you can enter the shower before opening the tap.   4. No...

Cities to Be Congress: the program is online!

Cities to Be will be a highlight for the sustainable building sectors.   For the organizers of this event, Alliance HQE-GBC and Novabuild, Cities to Be intends to be the Congress of commitment, concrete solutions and action.   It will...

EIT Climate-KIC supports digital roadmap for a circular economy

EIT Climate-KIC, along with several European stakeholders, is advocating for the alignment of the EU’s circular economy and digital agendas in a discussion paper published today.   The paper paves the way for a more extensive final study,...

Solar Decathlon Europe - The art of smart building

By today Solar Decathlon has become the world’s most significant architectural innovation competition organized between universities.    The basic goal of the initiative is to foster the cooperation of university researchers and developers...

Call for abstract - Energy Evaluation Europe 2020 Conference (EEE 2020)

2020 is a major milestone of the European energy & climate policy framework. The latest trends in final energy consumption have shown that the main energy efficiency target of 20% overall energy efficiency improvement by 2020 could be...

Energy renovations: market needs at the centre of EU funded projects’ solutions

Within the framework of the achievement of both 2030 energy efficiency targets and the 2050 EU building stock decarbonisation goal, the pressure put on the shoulders of the actors involved in the energy renovation value chain is...

Building circular and climate-neutral buildings for Europe

It is important to remind ourselves that as one of Europe’s largest economic sectors (almost 10% GDP) the construction is a very divers industry that includes a huge number of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs).   These SMEs will be...

Sowing seeds for timber skyscrapers can rewind the carbon footprint of the concrete industry

Recent innovations in engineered timber have laid the foundations for the world’s first wooden skyscrapers to appear within a decade, a feat that is not only achievable—according to the Centre for Natural Material Innovation—but one they...