[D2Grids] Vito delivers the results of its market survey on the best technologies currently available

Tags: market survey, D2grids, Vito, renewable energy
Date : 16/01/20 14:00

Author : D2Grids Communication

The goal of D2Grids is to speed up the decarbonizing energy transition by rolling out 5th generation district heating and cooling networks (5GDHC). The first step in the strategy was to make up a status of  the existing relevant technologies. Therefore Greenflex, together with VITO and BRGM, completed a Market Survey. The sources of these thermal network can vary for every region: geothermal; sea or riverbed and lake systems; waste heat recovery; thermal solar . Besides of sources, thermal storage

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[D2Grids] A need for multiple areas of expertise to optimize heating networks managed by local "energy communities" (ESCOs).

Tags: D2Grids, EcoTransFaire, social sciences, heating networks
Date : 16/01/20 11:02

Author : D2Grids Communication

The D2Grids project, which can be seen as a technico-economic project at first glance, is designed with a multi-dimensional approach in which various perspectives from the technical sciences and the human and social sciences converge. EcoTransFaire, as a partner in the project, addresses the notion of appropriation by local actors (decision-makers, inhabitants, professionals) in the creation of an efficient heating network requiring the establishment of "energy communities". For such a project to

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[D2grids] Residential-tertiary: combining high-performance renovation and decarbonated heating networks

Tags: D2Grids, construction, energy, buildings, heating, cooling
Date : 14/01/20 10:30

Author : Mathilde Henry

Rather than opposing them, high-performance renovation of buildings should be combined with the deployment of heating networks, in order to achieve the energy transition objectives that France has set out to achieve. A long way to go for the energy transition in the residential-tertiary sector There is still a long way to go to comply with the Paris Agreements and effectively fight global warming. In France, the government has translated its commitments through various objectives in the energy-climate

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[Podcast] Micromobility industries : at the intersection of regulation and new mobility

Tags: mobility, micromobility, transportation, city, technology
Date : 14/01/20 10:29

Author : Construction21 Communication

This week, Oliver interviews Emily Castor Warren, one of the first employees at Lyft and then Lime in the policy space. We have an amazing conversation about the history of rideshare and micromobility, especially as it pertains to regulation, and where operators are getting it right and wrong. Emily is currently working with Fontinalis, a VC firm investing the future of mobility. She has some of the deepest experience in the weeds with regulating new mobility, and yet at the same time able to see

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E-scooters, bikes and urban mobility: lessons from the streets of Paris

Tags: mobility, paris, scooter
Date : 14/01/20 10:18

Author : The Conversation Global Perspectives

Mobility is a crucial challenge for global cities in the 21st century. The growing impact and immense risks of climate change are becoming clearer every day, and cities are on the front line. Globally, transportation generates 14% of all greenhouse gases, much of it for personal transportation. To reduce their carbon footprint and increase mobility options, many cities have been investing in bike-share systems. One of the largest is Paris’s Velib’, with more than 14,000 bicycles. Launched in 200

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Cities need to innovate to improve transportation and reduce emissions

Tags: cities, design, innovation, transporation
Date : 14/01/20 10:16

Author : The Conversation Global Perspectives

Mobility is essential to urban life. It contributes to people’s ability to access work, food, education, leisure and more. It also contributes to climate change. According to C40 Cities, cities are both a significant source of challenge in the climate crisis, responsible for 70 per cent of the world’s CO2 emissions, and the place where actions can make the greatest difference. Transportation is one of the leading contributors of greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution worldwide. Given the role

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Helsinki launches Climate Watch to track city’s emission reductions

Tags: Helsinki, carbon neutral, climate, tool
Date : 14/01/20 10:09

Author : Build Up

In their aim to become carbon neutral by 2035, the City of Helsinki recently introduced the Climate Watch, an online tool that allows everyone to monitor and keep track of the city’s progress in achieving the 2035 goal. In accordance with the Carbon-Neutral Helsinki 2035 Action Plan, the city launched 147 measures to reduce emissions and to attain the goal of carbon neutrality. This means that after 2035, activities taking place in Helsinki will not contribute to future warming of the climate

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3rd SPACE International Conference 2020 on Sustainable Architecture Planning and Urban Design + SPACE International Conference 2020 on Building and Construction

Tags: architecture, planning, urban, buildings, construction
Date : 14/01/20 10:05

Author : Build Up

The 3rd International Conference on “Sustainable Architecture Planning and Urban Design” addresses all the aspects of sustainability aiming to discuss sustainability from different perspectives and research areas. The meeting always attracts a substantial number of participants from all over the world. Thus, the Conference establishes an ideal platform to recent advances and research results in the fields of architecture, planning, urban design and all related areas such as engineering, education

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FOR PASIV 8th Trade Fair for Low-energy, Passive and Zero-energy Buildings – Prague

Tags: zero-energy, passive, buildings, construction
Date : 14/01/20 10:00

Author : Build Up

The seventh edition of the Trade Fair for Low-energy, Passive and Zero-energy Buildings FOR PASIV has registered a large growth of interest among both exhibitors and visitors this year again. This was supported in a significant way also by the FOR WOOD Trade Fair where more than 70 firms were presenting their products and services this year. The offer of wooden buildings and constructions enjoyed a large interest on the part of visitors, and the trade fairs together created an integrated offer of

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Integrating home renovation services through one-stop-shops: CA EPBD public stakeholder workshop with live webstreaming

Tags: renovation, energy, building, assurance, finance
Date : 14/01/20 09:51

Author : Build Up

Tuesday 10 March 2020, Sofia | 14:00 - 17:30 Sofia time (EET) In order to contribute to Europe’s climate and energy targets, the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Directive 2018/844/EU) foresees the decarbonisation of the EU’s building stock by 2050. Existing buildings hold a large potential for improvement and energy savings, and can play a key role in the clean energy transition. The renovation of the residential sector is particularly important, but home renovation is a complex process

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RE4 project: WEBINAR 2

Tags: house, prefabricated, building, webinar, circular economy, sustainability
Date : 14/01/20 09:47

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. Now the project is at its end and would like to share the outcomes during the four consecutive

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Last trends in energy-saving applications

Tags: education, energy efficiency, energy education, gamification
Date : 09/01/20 17:09

Author : Alessandra Barbieri

Empowering energy education is a milestone for a less energy-consuming society. To achieve this, apps may help but the challenge is to make them really usable for the many     From home automation to bill management, our relationship with the electric systems in buildings is nowadays mainly based on the use of applications. In 2019 energy-saving software is hardly a novelty, and app stores are full of solutions to help consumers to manage electricity in the most virtuous way.   Panoramic Power, Eco

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[D2Grids] What is the future of heat supply in cities?

Tags: heating, supply, city, cooling, storage
Date : 09/01/20 11:40

Author : D2Grids Communication

Every autumn, the heating in many houses is switched on again. In the Netherlands there is a lot of natural gas being burned in order to get it comfortably warm inside. In 2050 in the Netherlands, the supply of natural gas to the built environment will be cut off in order to achieve a more sustainable and environmentally friendly future. How are the Dutch going to heat their houses without the use of natural gas? What innovative solutions are there to warm homes in cities? PhD student Stef Boesten

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G20 energy efficiency finance and investment 2019 stocktake report

Tags: G20, energy, finance, investment, building
Date : 09/01/20 11:14

Author : Build Up

Building on the outcomes of the G20 Global Summit on Financing Energy Efficiency, Innovation and Clean Technology which was held in Tokyo on June 12 2019, the G20 Energy Efficiency Finance Task Group (G20 EEFTG) has collated leading practices by financial institutions and participating member countries in scaling up the energy efficiency investment market to the trillions of US dollars required. Innovation in business models, financing practices, data management, digitalization and technology is

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European cities commit to net zero buildings

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Date : 09/01/20 11:12

Author : Build Up

In this days of climate negotiations, leading European cities and companies have pledged to reduce carbon emissions from their buildings to net zero.   Helsinki (Finland) and Valladolid (Spain) have signed the World Green Building Council’s (WorldGBC) Net Zero Carbon Buildings Commitment, alongside property sector leaders Carbon Credentials, Grimshaw Architects and Grosvenor Group. They join 26 other leading cities across the world that have already signed the Commitment. Helsinki has pledged to

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53 : Beautiful e-bikes for billions of people - The Vanmoof Story with CEO Taco Carlier

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Date : 09/01/20 11:10

Author : A.K. Sharma

In today’s episode, Taco Carlier, CEO of Vanmoof joins Oliver to talk about building beautiful e-bikes, the role of design and how to get the next billion people on bikes in cities across the world. It’s a great discussion with someone who’s been in the space for a long time (Vanmoof was founded 10 years ago!). .  Specifically, we dig into: Vanmoof’s story from the early stages through to today, including how being based in Amsterdam influenced the company. The company's mission 'to build the

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Buildings at the centre of the Green Deal

Tags: Green Deal, efficience, climate, carbon neutrality
Date : 09/01/20 10:58

Author : Build Up

On 11th December Ursula von Der Leyen, recently elected president of the European Commission, presented the new European Climate plan called "Green Deal". Emblematically, this is one of the first acts of the new Commission and this stresses the importance of climate action for the new European government.   The Green Deal aims at reaching carbon neutrality in 2050 and thus promoting economic growth. To do so it foresees a program of massive public expenditure that crosses all sectors of European

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3rd Annual Digital Construction Summit - Berlin 2020

Tags: event, summit, digital, construction, technology
Date : 09/01/20 10:50

Author : Build Up

Venue: Hotel Riu Plaza Berlin   Join us and global executives as we return for our 3rd Annual Digital Construction Summit in Berlin, Germany on February 27th and 28th. This edition will focus on modern technologies in digital construction, AR/VR application, BIM/VDC technology, Digital Twin/Simulation technology, big data in construction, design & information management. This event will bring together experts in the field of virtual design and construction, construction management, construction

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Biodiversity and our brains : how ecology and mental health go together in our cities

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Date : 09/01/20 10:46

Author : The Conversation Global Perspectives

  Mental health in our cities is an increasingly urgent issue. Rates of disorders such as anxiety and depression are high. Urban design and planning can promote mental health by refocusing on spaces we use in our everyday lives in light of what research tells us about the benefits of exposure to nature and biodiversity. Mental health issues have many causes. However, the changing and unpredictable elements of our physical and sensory environments have a profound impact on risk, experiences and recovery

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Webinar | Digitalisation of the Building and Construction sector

Tags: digitalisation, building, construction, europe, BIM, innovation
Date : 09/01/20 10:35

Author : Build Up

This webinar will take place Thursday, 16 January 2020, at 11:00 CET. ABOUT THE PROJECT  BIMcert is a European wide project, funded by The European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, aimed at providing a training and qualification scheme for the skills required to support the implementation of BIM across the construction supply chain. The BIMcert project will develop a blended, fully supported suite of Building Information Modelling training curriculum and tools, which will

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