Workshop Explores Pathways to Decarbonising Energy Use In European Buildings with a User-Centric Approach
With buildings accounting for more than 40% of energy consumption in Europe, renewable technologies and related measures provide an opportunity to reduce fossil fuel use. The EU-funded RES4BUILD project hosted a workshop in Brussels on 29 March 2023 with participants from research, industry, policy, and end users to discuss the developments required to accelerate this change.
Technical Article - The crucial role of Education in achieving sustainability and low carbon economy
Reducing energy costs in the industrial sector
We are pleased to announce our upcoming webinar where our experts discuss consumption and savings in the industrial sector to help you identify areas of improvement and opportunities, using real-life examples. Hosted by our team of energy experts, the webinar will take place on Wednesday the 4th of May at 11am.
Green roofs and walls: enhancing energy efficiency and biodiversity in commercial buildings
Level(s) and the New European Bauhaus: support EU efforts to build a sustainable future
A new European Commission publication shows how buildings professionals can contribute to the New European Bauhaus movement for sustainable living, inclusiveness and aesthetics with help from Level(s) ─ the EU framework for sustainable buildings.
La sede de NTT DATA en Barcelona es reconocida como la oficina más sostenible de Europa
Webinar - “Let’s talk circular social and affordable housing” (HE)
The Role of Citizen Hubs in Catalysing the European Renovation Wave: Sharing Good Practices and Guidance for the Benefit of Local Governments
The past three years have been marked by unprecedented shocks and stresses for the European community. Both the devastating pandemic and the Russian invasion of Ukraine have put our homes in the spotlight: the importance of energy efficient homes to protect vulnerable groups from energy price shocks and to provide healthy as well as comfortable living environments has never been more evident.
Technical Article - Fostering knowledge transfer and sharing of data about the European building stock: BuiltHub project
PLURAL Project: Smart Energy Management and Fault Detection tools
Partners Angelos Mylonas, Jordi Macia and Jordi Pascual from IREC - Institut de Recerca en Energia de Catalunya have written a press release about the PLURAL project's latest development in smart energy management and fault detection tools.
POWERSKIN+ Project: Assembling Opaque Modules for Demo Site
POWERSKIN+ Project is excited to share the process of assembly of the opaque modules for the Powerskin+ demo site.
A new EU initiative on sustainable investment - EU environmental taxonomy
PLURAL Project: M30 General Assembly meeting
THe PLURAL M30 General Assembly meeting was hel in Barcelona, Spain.
The meeting was kicked off by the host ITeC - Institut de Tecnologia de la Construcció de Catalunya and Project Adviser Susana Xará. The first day of the meeting was packed with informative presentations and productive discussions among the partners.
POWERSKIN+ Project: Article in the Energy Journal
POWERSKIN+ Project partners at Instituto Pedro Nunes and Brunel University London have recently published a research article "Formulation and phase change mechanism of Capric acid/Octadecanol binary composite phase change materials" in the Energy Journal.
New launch of a training programme on energy communities
The Community Energy Academy shares knowledge about energy citizenship and energy communities, citizen engagement, energy systems, and practical action planning tools to implement people-centred initiatives. In this context, the academy has launched a training programme on energy communities. The course is designed for public administrators, leaders and members of energy communities, researchers, and other sustainability experts.
Webinar - Knowledge transfer for energy efficiency and renewable energy sources in buildings
Successful implementation of “ReBUSk” Stakeholder Workshop
The revised Energy Performance of the Building Directive (EPBD) introduces Zero Emission Buildings as scale of the future buildings 2050. In order to achieve this goal, the needs of the entire value chain in the construction industry has to be taken into account and building experts have to be armed with new knowledge, skills and competences.
How to encourage the take up of air-source heat pumps in UK homes
Air-source heat pumps can help to halve the carbon emissions compared to gas-fired heating systems. Nevertheless, the uptake of air-source heat pumps in the UK is the lowest in Europe. Why?
What is about district heating in Fit for 55 Package?
Decarbonisation of district heating has an important role in all three energy directives: Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), EU Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) and