When clean energy becomes a reality

Tags: clean energy, renewable energy, solar roof, photovoltaics, BIPV - Building-integrated photovoltaics
Date : 18/02/20 15:49

Author : Angelique Lusuan

The Pamplona City Council has recently installed the prototype Plug&Play solar roof on the Municipal Police building to provide energy for self-consumption.   The Pamplona City Council has recently installed a Plug&Play solar roof on the building of the Municipal Police. This is one of the first smart solutions developed within the EU-funded project STARDUST to be implemented in the city. This innovative roof is a complete modular, insulated wooden deck with high quality and high energy performance

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Engineered Wood Takes the Carbon Out of the Construction

Tags: engineered wood, carbon, construction, energy efficiency
Date : 18/02/20 14:28

Author : Jaydutt Tailor

Humans have been trying to realize the long-term goals of the Paris Agreement on climate change of net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases (GHGs) into the atmosphereby maintaining global warming below 2° Celsius and capping it at 1.5 C. To date, the efforts have been centered mainly on de-carbonizing the two economic sectors- electric power and transportation as they are responsible for the most emissions.  Efforts have also been made to do away with carbon from the atmosphere and store it through

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The Importance Of Insurance While Signing The Contract With A Builder For Your Next Project

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Date : 18/02/20 13:14

Author : Daniel Clark

Many of us are familiar with the term ‘risk insurance of the builder’ and if one has heard this term for the time time, you are reading the right article, especially if one is trying to browse custom builders in Melbourne. It is a type of insurance made for land or property and permits to covers the construction prone area; where it is about to happen or will happen in the near future. It helps to cover the major aspects like land and the materials that will be used for the construction. It is the

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Buildings should be at the heart of the European Green Deal – discussion paper

Tags: buildings, european green deal, construction
Date : 18/02/20 12:37

Author : Build Up

The European Green Deal (EGD) offers the opportunity to create a carbon-neutral Europe, a fairer society and a reinvigorated industrial powerhouse. Europe’s citizens must be at its heart – and nowhere is this more apparent than in the buildings sector. Buildings are where we spend most of our time, and much of our money: for those who can afford it, buying a house is likely to be the biggest investment of a lifetime. Making our buildings climate-proof is not only about reducing the 36% of CO

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Comprehensive study of building energy renovation activities and the uptake of nearly-zero energy buildings in the EU

Tags: climate, energy, european commission, renewable energy
Date : 18/02/20 12:29

Author : Build Up

Within the 2030 climate and energy framework, the European Union (EU) has committed to several key targets for 2021-2030. The overall target for 2030 is to cut the energy system greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 40% as compared to the 1990 levels. Furthermore, the Renewable Energy Directive requires a binding minimum share of 32% of renewable energy for final energy use as EU-average.  The Energy Efficiency Directive sets an indicative target of at least 32.5% improvement in energy efficiency

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ManagEnergy Expert Mission in Tartu – Estonia

Tags: Energy transition, Estonia, residential retrofitting
Date : 18/02/20 12:27

Author : FEDARENE - Energy Agencies

Tartu Regional Energy Agency (TREA) was formed in 2009 and now has a staff of 10 people.  An ambitious team of engineers, scientists, and energy and climate experts are investigating new ways in which they can lead the energy transition in Tartu and Estonia.  The three-day expert mission began with an information session to understand the structure, strategy and operational features of TREA.  The political, economic and societal conditions which influence the energy and climate agenda in Estonia

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RE4 project: Best practice booklet

Tags: recycled house, buildings, construction, energy, prefabricated
Date : 18/02/20 12:23

Author : Build Up

Build a fully recycled house? Yes, you can with RE4 prefabricated building elements incorporating up to 100% of construction demolition waste! RE4 is a H2020 project which after 4 years has developed and tested on three demo sites in Europe and one demo in Taiwan, an energy efficient prefabricated elements for building refurbishment and construction, including an innovative mobile robotic sorting system.   Find out more about the RE4 project results in this training material! The booklet contains demons

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Pamplona unveils new results from its smart city programme

Tags: climate change, indoor air quality, energy transition, sustainable mobility, smart irrigation, smart cities, local innovation ecosystem
Date : 18/02/20 12:13

Author : Angelique Lusuan

The Pamplona City Council organised a workshop on Smart cities and Living Labs, where the results of the first edition of the Smart Iruña Lab programme were presented. It included interesting presentations on the local innovation ecosystem and the evolving Entrepreneurial Discovery Process   On the 21st of January 2020, the Pamplona City Council, partner of the EU-funded project STARDUST, organised the workshop “Smart cities and Living Labs: New opportunities for entrepreneurs, startups and businesses

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New tools help communities measure and reduce their emissions locally

Tags: Climate change, Emissions, Carbon emissions, Emissions trading, municipal climate action, Greenhouse gas emissions, Climate action
Date : 18/02/20 12:00

Author : The Conversation Global Perspectives

The slogan “What you can measure, you can manage” has become a guiding principle for local climate action. There’s an accounting standard made for this purpose: the Global Protocol for Community-scale Greenhouse Gas Emission Inventories. Free online CO₂ emissions snapshots for municipalities in Australia, recently launched by Ironbark Sustainability and Beyond Zero Emissions, make the protocol more accessible than ever for local governments and communities that want to know what their emissions are

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Webinar: Technologies and methodologies for deep energy renovation of residential buildings

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Date : 18/02/20 10:39

Author : Institute for Renewable Energy Eurac Research

The building sector is the single largest energy consumer in the EU and it has been observed that 75% of the EU’s buildings are energy inefficient. Modernising and refurbishing building stocks is therefore pivotal to the transition to a smarter, renewable-intensive and decarbonised energy system, and in the longer term to a climate-neutral economy. 4RinEU in collaboration with BuildHeat and UIPI invites you to a webinar to discover innovative approaches, lessons learned and results achieved in the

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The seven cities that will enlighten Europe

Tags: building insulations, smart lampposts, renewable sources, e-mobility, change mobility habits, photovoltaics heat pumps, photovoltaic, reducing emissions, electric buses, ICT, innovation hubs.
Date : 18/02/20 09:54

Author : Angelique Lusuan

The STARDUST project has released a series of short, easy-to-understand videos featuring all of its seven cities namely Pamplona, Tampere, Trento, Cluj-Napoca, Derry, Kozani and Litoměřice. The goal is to invite everyone to dig deeper and partake in its campaign in replicating smart urban solutions across Europe Europe’s Dark Age has passed many centuries ago yet another battle has yet to be won: our environment today. Massive urbanisation has led to not only the rapid growth of cities but also a

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THERMOSS project workshop

Tags: district heating
Date : 13/02/20 10:44

Author : Build Up

We would like to invite you to the THERMOSS public workshop! The workshop is dedicated to researchers, industrial companies, professionals and wide public. Projects representatives from THERMOSS will introduce their results and lead interactive discussions related to the topic. The registration is free of charge.   THERMOSS is an EU funded project within Horizon 2020 programme and it proposes an industry-focused, innovation-intensive approach to ease and foster the introduction of cutting-edge

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District heating: the key to decarbonising Europe’s heating

Tags: district heating
Date : 13/02/20 10:40

Author : FEDARENE - Energy Agencies

Renewable and waste heat sources are foreseen at the same time as decarbonized heat sources and the way to guarantee competitive energy costs with limited influence of fossil fuel supply price volatility. To achieve this, a transition is needed in DHs, comprising not only measures to improve overall performance (temperature level reductions, improvement of substations, etc.), but to guarantee system viability as a whole in a context of reduced heat loads with the transition to Near Zero Energy Buildings

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In Europe pay for performance to drive energy efficiency

Tags: energy efficiency,refurbishment of buildings,innovative financing,business models
Date : 13/02/20 09:14

Author : Carsten Gydahl

Improving energy efficiency as a market-based procurable resource Pay-for-performance (P4P) is a way to achieve significant, larger-scale energy savings in the European building stock and attract additional investments and new business models.This approach encourages long-term investment and transparent cash-flows (pay) in energy efficient buildings by metering energy savings smart and getting return-of-investment based on proven and measured savings in the buildings (performance). Improving energy

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Singapore Institute of Technology Selects ENGIE to Build District Cooling System

Tags: singapore, district cooling system, Engie
Date : 11/02/20 13:00

Author : La rédaction C21

“Cooling is a major source of energy consumption in tropical countries like Singapore and will be a key factor in deciding whether nations meet their environmental obligations,” said Pierre Cheyron, CEO, ENGIE South East Asia. ENGIE has been selected by the Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) to construct the district cooling system (DCS) for its new campus at Punggol Digital District.   Being the first DCS plant in Singapore to meet the latest green mark platinum requirements, plant efficiency

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100% renewables by 2050: a technology, market, system, business model toolset for your nation

Tags: renewable energy, technology, market
Date : 11/02/20 12:00

Author : La rédaction C21

A growing number of countries are announcing increasingly ambitious renewable energy targets. But how do you deliver the results? IRENA’s Elena Ocenic explains that they have developed a toolset for countries to plot their unique pathway to success. Those tools range widely across technology, market design and regulation, system operation practices, and business models. The article lists the tools, and runs through some notable successes. Ocenic emphasises that, today, there is enough evidence to

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Financing energy efficiency projects - comparing the perspectives of investors and contractors

Tags: energy efficiciency, webinar, finance
Date : 11/02/20 11:55

Author : Build Up

Discover how to succeed in obtaining finance from investors for energy efficiency projects in our next webinar!  Join us on 26th February 3-4 pm CET to find out more! We will compare the perspectives of investors and project developers and explain the differences between how a project developer typically calculates their project margins and how an investor calculates their ROI.   Registration is now open! News published on Build Up EventsConsult the source

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The ALDREN event in the EU parliament: Make the EU Green Deal implementation more efficient

Tags: europe, european parliament, green deal
Date : 11/02/20 11:42

Author : Build Up

The 22nd of January the ALDREN project organised an event in the European parliament with the support and participation of several Members of the European Parliament (MEP), hosted by MEP Ljudmila Novak, and the European Commission, on the topic “ALDREN Alliance for Deep RENovation in buildings: encouraging investments and accelerating the movement towards a nearly zero-energy non-residential building stock”. The key message from the MEPs and European Commission the need to address climate and energy

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Accelerating energy renovation investments in buildings

Tags: investments, energy renovation, buildings
Date : 11/02/20 11:31

Author : Build Up

Financial and fiscal instruments across the EUAt today's renovation rate of around 1% of buildings per year, a timely transition of the EU building sector towards climate-neutral levels by 2050 cannot be ensured. To accelerate energy efficiency investments in this area, the European Commission has intensified its efforts in recent years, with specific calls to strengthen the existing financial framework, increase funding levels, diversify types of financial models and explore new supporting mechanisms

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Technologies and Methodologies for Deep Energy Renovation of Residential Buildings

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Date : 11/02/20 10:25

Author : Angelique Lusuan

The building sector is the single largest energy consumer in the EU and it has been observed that 75% of the EU’s buildings are energy inefficient. A modernised and refurbished building stock therefore has a key role to play in the transition to a smarter, renewable-intensive and decarbonised energy system, and in the longer term to a climate-neutral economy. BuildHeat in collaboration with 4RinEU and UIPI invite you to its final webinar to discover innovative approaches, lessons learned and results

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