World Efficiency, the premer international meeting for the low-carbon and resource-efficient economy, will take place from 12th to 14th December 2017 in Paris (porte de Versailles). During those 3 days, Construction21 will present 6 national Green Solutions Awards winners. Two workshops of 45 minutes each will be organized, one dedicated to Districts and the other one to Infrastructures.
The workshop dedicated to Infrastructures finalists will take place on the 12th of December at 3:30 pm
Urban infrastructures dedicated to energy and environmental transition: Green Solutions Awards workshop at World Efficiency
World Efficiency, the premer international meeting for the low-carbon and resource-efficient economy, will take place from 12th to 14th December 2017 in Paris (porte de Versailles). During those 3 days, Construction21 will present 6 French and international Green Solutions Awards finalists and/or winners. Two workshops of 45 minutes each will be organized, one dedicated to Districts and the other one to Infrastructures.
The workshop dedicated to Infrastructures finalists will take place on the
Exploring the Northern Lights – Remourban goes to Denmark for SmartEnCity conference week
You probably don’t know where Sonderborg is exactly, although by the look of the name you would situate it somewhere in Scandinavia. Remourban project coordinator Miguel García knows exactly where this Light house town lies as he took part in the SmartEnCity conference week held there in early October.
Located near the Baltic Sea in the south of Denmark, Sonderborg played host to a series of talks and meeting organised by Lighthouse project Smartencity. It was timed to coincide with a two-yearly
Helping to “empower smart solutions for smart cities” - Remourban at SCIS conference, Budapest
In early October four REMOURBAN partners headed off to Budapest, Hungary, for the SCIS conference to meet with other Lighthouse and Smart Cities projects and help drive a smart and sustainable vision for Europe.
Entitled “empowering smart solutions for smart cities”, the conference gathered project developers, towns and cities, and industry players, all of whom participated in a series of topical workshops and parallel sessions.
REMOURBAN was represented by Emily Braham from Nottingham City Homes
Solutions firm CVC France Air joins the BIM objects platform BIM&CO
Through the offer "BIM & CO for Manufacturers", France Air and BIM&CO have collaborated closely to design and deliver high quality BIM objects for design and engineering departments around the world. BIM&CO technology has attracted the France Air HVAC solutions brand, who entrusted it with all production and distribution of their BIM objects.
In their search for a partner able to deliver the digitisation and distribution of the company's products for the BIM market, France Air's team was immediately
2nd Skin: a solution to “simplify and scale up” renovations
renovation, 2nd Skin, Climate KIC BTA, innovation, envelope, Netherlands, Waterweg Wonen Housing Cooperation, BIK bouw, Climate-KIC BTA, Provincie Utrecht, TU Delft, TU Munchen, Sto Isoned, Itho Daalderop, Kingspan 22/11/17 15:00
2nd Skin: a solution to “simplify and scale up” renovations
In Vlaardingen, Netherlands, a unique deep retrofit pilot project is taking place: the 2nd Skin project . But what is 2nd Skin? Onno de Wal, Director of BIK bouw, answers that question.
What is the principle behind 2nd Skin?
Onno de Wal: The name is pretty self-explanatory. We add a second skin to a building’s envelope. This additional envelope is a smart solution to solve the energy efficiency issues of aging buildings. 2nd Skin is very flexible as it is based on the Sto Therm Classic technology
Interview with Davida Herzl, CEO and Co-Founder, Aclima
Climate Action caught up with Davida Herzl, CEO and Co-Founder, Aclima, ahead of the Sustainable Innovation Forum, organised on 13-14 November 2017 alongside COP23.
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Aclima delivers environmental intelligence through sensor networks to improve human health and planetary health. We combine leading-edge sensing technology, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence to take the real-time pulse of the invisible world around us. Translating real-time data into actionable
The 8th Sustainable Innovation Forum brought climate leaders together in Bonn
On 13-14 November, Climate Action, in official partnership with UN Environment held the 8th edition of the Sustainable Innovation Forum alongside COP23 in Bonn, Germany.
Chaired by Nik Gowing, International Broadcaster, the 2-days conference started with a keynote address from the COP23 Hosts, Fiji, on “Achieving Measurable Global Action” by Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum, Fijian Attorney-General, and Minister for Economy, Public Enterprises, Civil Service and Communications where he presented the country’s
The FEDARENE is delighted to invite you to the Ceremony of the 3rd Edition of the Roger Léron Award which will take place on the 5th of December at the Bip-House of the Capital Region, in Brussels, at 6pm.
As you may know, the Award was created in honor of Roger Léron, former president of FEDARENE and life-long contributor to the regional and local sustainable energy field. Indeed, the purpose of this Award is to acknowledge a persistent and proactive commitment, contributing successfully to sustainable
Butterfly wings inspire scientists to boost performance of solar panels
Scientists have discovered that the way butterfly wings absorb sunlight could offer engineering insights on how to improve the efficiency of thin-film photovoltaic modules.
Researchers from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Germany have studied the common rose butterfly, due to the fact that this particular species' wings are completely black.
Dr. Hendrik Hölscher of KIT’s Institute of Microstructure Technology explains: “The butterfly studied by us is very dark black. This signifies
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.