To complement their peer-learning initiative, the PROSPECT programme has released 5 thematic handbooks (tackling Public buildings, Private buildings, Transport, Public lightning and Cross-sectoral initiatives) aimed at referencing and explaining innovative financing schemes for cities’ sustainable energy and climate plans.
This set of publications reference funding methods from public institutions, the private sector but also from the civil society (e.g. crowdfunding). They include detailed features
The URBAN FUTURE global conference is Europe’s largest event for sustainable cities. It’s the place to meet the most passionate and inspiring CityChangers from all over the world.
Cities are key to a sustainable future of our planet. Massive changes are necessary to fight climate change and social inequalities. So far, much is talked about technological solutions.
We believe, that what is most important for solving the urban challenges are the people driving positive change.
The URBAN FUTURE
EIT Climate-KIC announces partnership with Silicon Valley innovation hub
EIT Climate-KIC has announced its partnership with cleantech innovation hub, Prospect Silicon Valley (ProspectSV). This strategic partnership will build an alliance between California and Europe and help address climate change through innovation and entrepreneurship. Both organizations are committed to this effort by supporting innovations to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through clean power generation, energy storage and energy efficiency.
Neil Walmsley, Business Development and Partnerships Lead
Achieve better buildings : passive house conference
3 and 4 May 2019 at Stadthalle Heidelberg
Look forward to two days of inspiring lectures, workshops, an accompanying exhibition and extensive networking opportunities! And all this in one of the most beautiful cities in Germany!
Look forward to lectures and workshops on current topics such as cooling and dehumidification, retrofits, tools, airtightness and much more!New formats, such as an interactive exchange of experiences among planners in the form of a Passive
[Podcast] Regulating Micromobility - A Panel from the recent Micromobility Summit
In this episod, Oliver runs over recent news in the scooter/micromobility space with Michal Naka (@michalnaka) and we release the government regualtor panel from the recent Micromobility California Summit talking about the experiences from LA, Portland, Oakland and Claremont in regulating scooter operators.
In the news section, we discuss: - The emergence of Grin in South America, and what this means for scooters in Latam.- Lime's recent $310m raise and how this reflects the consolidation of the
Cohousing is an inclusive approach to smart, sustainable cities
Build Up, NZEB, energy efficiency, sustainable buildings19/03/19 09:48Build Up
Existing nZEB business models
This report summarizes activities and results of Workpackge 5, nZEB Business Models of the Horizon2020 CRAVEzero project.
The overall aim of this work package is to screen the European markets for interesting already existing business models for nearly Zero-Energy Buildings (nZEBs) and the general market-uptake potential in the major markets. Moreover, the collected business models are examined in terms of how they can be characterised and what makes them successful. This knowledge builds a reliable
Guideline I - Nearly-zero Energy Buildings Processes
Cost optimal and nearly zero energy performance levels are principles initiated by the European Union’s (EU) Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, which was recast in 2010 and amended 2018. These will be major drivers in the construction sector in the next few years because all new buildings in the EU from 2021 onwards are expected to be nearly zero energy buildings (nZEB).
While realised nZEBs have clearly shown that nearly-zero energy target could be achieved using existing technologies
A workflow for retrofitting façade systems for daylight, comfortable and energy efficient buildings
The building façade not only provides the aesthetic signature of a building, but also important functions, such as daylight provision, glare protection, solar gain management and visual contact with the outside, which make the building usable and energy efficient. These functions often oppose each other, so the selection and design of façade systems and their control for a certain building application should depend on those functions that the designer wants to promote to the detriment of the other
SPACE International Conference 2019 on Sustainable Architecture, Planning and Urban Design
This spring, a global community of changemakers will convene in Seattle to turn ideas into action at the 2019 Living Future unConference. This event brings together a diverse group of leaders – from the AEC Community, Manufacturers, Government + Non-profit, and Owners + Developers – collaborating in pursuit of transformative action. Featuring 50+ sessions and keynotes from Bill McKibben and other climate leaders, the unConference is a chance to come together and continue the momentum that we have
Bill Gates lists EIT Climate-KIC’s Climeworks on 2019 Breakthrough Technologies list
Bill Gates was invited to be the first guest curator of the MIT Technology Review‘s 10 Breakthrough Technologies. Climeworks, supported by EIT Climate-KIC, was listed as one of three key players in ‘catching’ carbon dioxide from the air and storing it safely.
The article reports that “Zurich-based Climeworks’s direct air capture plant in Italy will produce methane from captured carbon dioxide and hydrogen, while a second plant in Switzerland will sell carbon dioxide to the soft-drinks industry.”
Green Solutions Awards: let’s start the 7th edition
Green Solutions Awards 2019, #GreenSolutions, Construction21, contest, Green Solutions Awards, buildings, districts, infrastructures, sustainable solutions, climate14/03/19 11:30C21 France La redaction
Green Solutions Awards: let’s start the 7th edition
For the 7th year in a row, the Construction21 network is launching its Green Solutions Awards. The kick-off is given on March 14 at MIPIM, on the BNP Paribas Real Estate booth, sponsor of the competition.This contest is the concrete embodiment of all statements on ecological transition: it promotes already existing solutions, integrated in building, districts and infrastructures, which, if they are replicated on a broad scale, have a real capacity to fight against climate change.
REMOURBAN webinar "High Performance District: Deep retrofitting, low temperature district heating/cooling"
Join us on Thursday, 28th March 2019, 16.00h (UTC+3) / 14.00h (UTC+1) to find out how high-performance district goal can be achieved in Turkey. The webinar will be held in Turkish.
Energy efficiency is the predominant criterion in building indices, which, in turn, contributes to sustainable development. The need to optimize the energy behavior of buildings’ has been enforced by scientific and government policies. The public debates are focused on the quality of the urban environment, as more energy
Vie for Sustainable Cities And Human Settlements Award 2019
Sustainable Cities And Human Settlements Awards (SCAHSA)is a worldwide prize annually awarded by Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS) and supported by renowned international organizations including UN Environment, and it is focused on promoting the implementation of 2030 Sustainable Development Goals, notably goal 11. It has been successfully held for 13 times to date and the awardees come from different parts of the world. GFHS Secretariat accepts applications all year round, from cities, towns
Construction21 is a collaborative platform dedicated to building professionals, to help them discover and develop new ways of sustainable building. Initially developed with the support of European Union (IEE project), Construction21 platforms are managed by non-profit and academic organizations closely linked to building sector in each country.