Cooling demand is expected to increase almost 60% by 2030 in Europe. District cooling (DC) can support satisfying this demand in a sustainable way by utilising the most efficient cooling supply options available and distributing the produced cooling to consumers rather than using stand‐alone, often inefficient and poorly maintained distributed systems. This also has the potential to significantly decrease primary energy consumption.
Post date: 11 Mar 2020
This report (D2.5) is one of various RELaTED reports describing low temperature concepts from different perspectives. The report refers to other RELaTED reports when relevant.
Post date: 25 Sep 2019
This Deliverable has been prepared under Work Package 2 (Formulating recommendations on national energy policy priorities for 2050 and fostering multi – level cooperation and governance). It provides information about national long-term energy and climate policy priorities, indicates bottom-up recommendations on targets, priorities and actions for 2050 and sets recommendations for multi - level governance improvements in each project country.
Post date: 12 Sep 2019
The DGNB has made it its primary goal to plan, operate and use the built environment of the present day for the benefit of all, and in such a way that the generations that follow us can fully utilise their own potential and not be constrained in their opportunities by the decisions that we make today.
Post date: 6 Aug 2019
The information system of the IMPULSE project is an online tool developed in the framework of the Interreg MED Programme 2014-2020. IMPULSE introduces an integrated management support system for planning energy efficiency interventions in public buildings.
Post date: 26 Iul 2019
The first release of the THERMOS tool has been developed within the EU H2020 project THERMOS (October 2016 – June 2020). It is a free, open-source software that offers local authorities address-level data for the optimised expansion of an existing system, the planning of an entirely new system, or assessing the performance of specific networks or non-networked solutions via direct comparison.
Post date: 18 Iun 2019
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 invite you on the xv regional summer school “energy and climate planning”.
The 7-day education program will be held in ethno village čardaci (municipality Vitez), the central part of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Post date: 17 Iun 2019
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 edition that will be held on December 9-13, 2019 in Bolzano (Italy), with a theme of “Turning visionary approaches into planning policies and tools”.
Post date: 12 Iun 2019
Several Mediterranean islands are not connected to the main electricity grid yet meaning that independent local grids cater for their power requirements, mainly using imported fossil fuels whose resources scarcity, especially during the high-demand summer months, is a significant challenge. Seasonal variability in power demand, fuel price volatility, as well as a growing tourism development, impose some additional complexity.
Post date: 9 Ian 2019
A new guidebook on "How to develop a Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP)" has just been released by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.
Now aligned with the 2030 Covenant of Mayors target, the guidebook has been enriched with information on climate change adaptation, which is one of the three pillars of the movement in Europe.
The guidebook is divided into three parts:
Post date: 5 Dec 2018