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First round of 15 winners of Reinventing Cities competition announced

Teams in Chicago, Madrid, Milan, Oslo, Paris and Reykjavík chosen to transform underused sites in their cities into more sustainable and resilient spaces.   C40 Cities and EIT Climate-KIC have announced 15 winners of its Reinventing Cities...

WCEF 2019: The challenges and potentials of circular procurement in cities

Increasing population growth and urbanisation intensifies the pressure on cities globally. In addition, resources are used inefficiently in the current linear system, which makes cities largely unsustainable.   Considering their high...

[Video] SB&WRC Project: Prototype 3 - Insulation material based on wheat straw bale

The SB&WRC project is part of the Programme Interreg VA France (Channel) England and benefits from financial support from the ERDF.   This project, designed and led by Nomadéis, a sustainable development consultancy agency, aims to...

[Invitation] Meet the SB&WRC project partners and discover the insulation prototypes

The SB&WRC project is part of the Programme Interreg VA France (Channel) England and benefits from financial support from the ERDF.   The SB&WRC project partners are pleased to invite you to the closing event of the project. It...

RICS supports Construction 2050 - A New vision for the European Construction sector

As part of the European Construction Forum, RICS and other leaders representing the European construction industry call for a new inspiring EU policy framework for the future of the sector, presenting a joint initiative to the European...

Greening your home: better information and novel solutions can boost the energy behaviour change

Last BUILD UP webinar counted on the participation of the EU-funded projects dealing with energy users engagement to improve energy performances in buildings.   Although many people are concerned about the environment, this does...

Climate becomes top priority in EU’s 2020 budget

The European Commission proposed on 5 June 2019 a budget worth €168.3 billion for the bloc in 2020, aimed at promoting a more competitive European economy and solidarity and security in the EU. This is the last budget under the 2014-2020...

Building energy efficient communities

In many EU countries multi-family dwellings represent the dominant residential solution. But structural renovations to cut emissions and save energy may be a real challenge in such contexts, if the communities are not properly...

PARENT final conference results | Building on experience: connecting people for a sustainable urban future

The PARENT project’s final conference brought together political actors, researchers and civil society organisations concerned with energy and sustainability in Brussels on 4-5 June.     Over this two days, the conference discussed the...

Applications invited for 15th Regional Summer School to focus on energy and climate planning

REIC (Regional Education and Information Centre for sustainable development in south-east Europe) in collaboration with GIZ(deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) is delighted to...

BUILD UPON2 - Boosting low-carbon building renovation across Europe

On 23rd May 2019, the World Green Building Council’s European network in collaboration with eight cities and partners announced the launch of BUILD UPON2, the next phase of the world’s largest collaborative project on...

The deep renovation cluster worked on exploitation at Sustainable Places 2019

As for the last year, the Sustainable Places Conference (Cagliari, 5-7 June 2019) was the occasion for a working sessions of the H2020 project dealing with deep renovation of buildings.   This year, the topic of discussion was “...

BIMplement training program in France: current status and follow-up

One of the objectives of BIMplement’s project is to create a new generation of professionals and craftsmen, qualified to deliver high quality nZEB-projects by using technical, cross-trade and BIM skills and competences.   To this end,...

Call for applications Horizon Europe mission boards deadline extended to 16 June

Following requests from the community of potential applicants, and especially to encourage applications from outside the research and innovation community (innovators, civil society, patient groups etc.) the deadline to submit applications...

World Green Building Council to shine a light on building lifecycle as campaign focus for World Green Building Week 2019

New report on embodied carbon to be issued as a ‘call to action’ for the building and construction industry.   The World Green Building Council (WorldGBC) will use the 10th annual World Green Building Week (23-29 September 2019) to focus...

[Video] SB&WRC Project: Prototype 1 - Insulation material based on corn marrow

The SB&WRC project is part of the Programme Interreg VA France (Channel) England and benefits from financial support from the ERDF.       This project, designed and led by Nomadéis, a sustainable development consultancy agency, aims to...

Call for papers – 2020 World Sustainable Energy Days

What are the World Sustainable Energy Days (WSED)? The new Clean Energy Package is changing Europe‘s energy markets. “Energy efficiency first” and “global leadership in renewables” are at the core of Europe’s commitment to a clean energy...

[Video] SB&WRC Project: Prototype 2 - Polyester insulation panel based on recycled duvet covers

The SB&WRC project is part of the Programme Interreg VA France (Channel) England and benefits from financial support from the ERDF.       This project, designed and led by Nomadéis, a sustainable development consultancy agency, aims to...

4th Renewable Energy Sources – call for abstracts deadline July 5, 2019

The 4th Renewable Energy Sources - Research and Business conference (RESRB) 2019 will be held on July 8-9, 2019 in Wrocław (Poland).   Conference themes include: -1) bioenergy, -2) wind,...

Conference on Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions 2019 – call for proposals

The call for abstracts for the 3rd International Conference on Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions 2019 (SSPCR 2019) is finally open.   Following the success of the last years, Eurac Research is organizing a new...