One of the lowest carbon emission heating options available today is the heat pump using electricity.
The use of heat pumps for domestic heating and hot water supply is expected to increase in Europe, which is important in the shift to a low-carbon future.
Post date: 1 Mar 2021
The Commission officially launched a new, revamped website for the EU-UN initiative Energy Efficiency Financial Institutions Group (EEFIG), which aims at addressing the investment gap on energy efficiency.
The objective of the new website is to keep stakeholders in the financial sector better informed on EEFIG activities, including synergies between the existing EEFIG structures and new EU initiatives foreseen under the European Green Deal, notably in the renovation wave initiative.
Post date: 3 Ian 2021
Architecture firm Dialog has revealed plans for a cross-laminated timber higher education building in Canada, which it says will be the first of its kind.
The project, called A-Block Building Expansion, is a six-storey addition to an existing building at Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology in Scarborough, which is about a 20-minute drive from downtown Toronto.
Post date: 2 Ian 2021
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Post date: 22 Sep 2020
The purpose of this roadmap is to support a common language and vision for the complete decarbonisation of the buildings across their life cycle and to support the development of national or subnational strategies and policies, including for example, Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs). It outlines the range of actions that stakeholders can take in the short, medium and long term to achieve a built environment that is zero-emission, efficient and resilient.
Post date: 24 Aug 2020
Andreas Gyr remembers his first car fondly: a 1982 Ford Escort, which had the gas parts ripped out and replaced with 17 golf cart batteries and an electric motor. “It had about a 15-mile range and it topped out at like 58 miles per hour,” Andreas remembers. “I’d carry an extension cord around and plug it into friends’ wall outlets to make it home.” It might have been inconvenient, but it made him excited about the future. “It was different, it was hopeful, we charged it with solar panels!” he says.
Post date: 21 Aug 2020
The process is beginning with a review of the Renewable Energy Directive (2018/2001/EU) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (2012/27/EU and 2018/2002/EU). The review will be essential to identify how energy policies on renewables and energy efficiency will contribute in achieving the climate and environmental targets of the European Green Deal, the commission said.
Post date: 20 Aug 2020
The new Central Building of Leuphana University represents an exemplary sustainable campus. It is part of the "Climate-neutral campus" project, which was nominated for the German sustainability award. The building concept and design started from an idea elaborated from a group of students within a university seminar with the architect Daniel Libeskind.
Post date: 30 Iul 2020
Apple has released a 10-year roadmap to ensure that every device it produces has a net-zero climate impact by 2030, as part of its plans to become carbon neutral.
The company announced today its commitment to achieving a net-zero carbon footprint across its product life cycles and manufacturing supply chains in 10 years' time. Apple said its global corporate operations are already carbon neutral but plans for its entire business, including all of its devices, to have a net-zero climate impact by 2030.
Post date: 30 Iul 2020
Europe’s heating and cooling is a climate time bomb, with the sector responsible for almost half of the EU’s energy consumption and a third of its CO2 emissions.
Ageing buildings bear much of the blame, with a large part of the energy used to heat our homes going to waste due to poor insulation. A wave of deep renovation is desperately needed, but that is not the whole story.
Post date: 29 Iul 2020