New ManagEnergy Website

Managenergy, Fedarene 21/02/18 16:11 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/new-managenergy-website.html New ManagEnergy Website

ManagEnergy is a European Commission initiative dedicated to regional and local energy agencies with the objectives of assisting them in becoming leaders in the energy transition and of increasing sustainable energy investments in regions and cities. The focus of ManagEnergy is now on sustainable energy investments. The new website will inform sustainable energy actors on the most recent developments in the area of energy efficiency policies and financing opportunities. Master Classes (by leading

European energy demand to increase with climate change

climate change, energy consumptions, heating, cooling, study, Climate KIC, European Commission, Europe 21/02/18 16:08 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/european-energy-demand-to-increase-with-climate-change.html European energy demand to increase with climate change

According to a study led by a climatologist working for the European Commission, projections of both climate change and population shifts indicate that energy demand is to increase overall in Europe. How energy demand for heating and cooling is estimated The indicator ‘Heating Degree Days’ is a measure that reflects the amount of energy needed, for a given day or period, to heat the internal environment in a cold climate to a specified base temperature. Likewise, the indicator ‘Cooling Degree Days’

International praise for CITyFiED innovation and impact continues with US ‘Smart 50’ Award

CITyFiED, innovation, Smart Cities Connect, awards 20/02/18 17:43 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/international-praise-for-cityfied-innovation-and-impact-continues-with-us-smart-50-award.html International praise for CITyFiED innovation and impact continues with US ‘Smart 50’ Award

CITyFiED is honoured to be recognised as a leading international example of “innovative and influential” work in urban transformation by a panel of global city leaders. The awards are set to take place at the Smart Cities Connect conference and Expo March 26-29 in Kansas City, Missouri. The project was selected as a winner alongside prestigious North American and international initiatives in the energy category - where the scale of CITyFiED’s renovation of more than 220,00M2 of living space and

Green Solutions Awards 2018: launch at MIPIM on March 15

Launch, 2018 Green Solutions Awards, #GreenSolutions, MIPIM, booth, BNP Paribas Real Estate, competition, sustainable solutions, Construction21 20/02/18 16:00 https://www.construction21.org/france/articles/fr/green-solutions-awards-2018-launch-at-mipim-on-march-15.html Green Solutions Awards 2018: launch at MIPIM on March 15

Every year, the Green Solutions Awards come back. And 2018 is no exception! This year, this international competition of sustainable solutions organised by the Construction21 network will be launched at MIPIM, on the BNP Paribas Real Estate booth (R7.E73) on March 15 at 11am. Disseminate innovation Built by the different Construction21 chapters in Europe, Maghreb and China, the Green Solutions Awards aim to accelerate the transformation of the sector towards sustainability by giving professionals

Nordic countries ushering in new era of green finance

Nordic countries, green finance, Scandinavia, climate change, opportunities, Climate Bonds, The Green Bond Market in the Nordics 19/02/18 10:07 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/nordic-countries-ushering-in-new-era-of-green-finance.html Nordic countries ushering in new era of green finance

Scandinavia has long been known for its progressive tendencies, and this is particularly true when it comes to recognising climate change’s threats and opportunities. New research has highlighted how the Nordic countries are also leading by example in the green finance market. The non-profit organisation Climate Bonds Initiative has analysed progress made by Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Iceland in issuing loans which are ring-fenced to find solutions to climate change. The Green Bond Market

Floating wind farm powers through Scottish winter

wind farm power, renwable energy, Scottish, The Hywind project, Statoil 19/02/18 10:02 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/floating-wind-farm-powers-through-scottish-winter.html Floating wind farm powers through Scottish winter

The world’s first floating offshore wind farm has performed better than expected after its initial three months of operation. The Hywind project, located 15 miles off the north-east coast of Scotland, consists of five turbines with a maximum capacity of 30 megawatts. Going at full pelt they can power 20,000 homes in the UK. The project was built by Norwegian state-owned company Statoil, and has been operating since November. The company has released figures this week that show during its first three

Apply now for the clim@ competition!

clim@ competition, energy conservation, innovative business, CO2, 19/02/18 09:53 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/apply-now-for-the-clim-competition.html Apply now for the clim@ competition!

Fostering energy conservation, renewable energy and resource efficiency is key to a sustainable future. clim@ is a new competition for innovative businesses or projects that have the power to change cur-rent practices and demonstrate strong positive climate impact. The competition is now open globally for businesses, experienced start-ups, NGOs, research bodies or other relevant organisations, who are working to transfer and scale up market-ready concepts in the fields of sustainable energy and

EmBuild presents a template for the energy efficient renovation of buildings

Embuild,renovation, energy efficiency, building, European Union, Horizon2020, H2020 19/02/18 09:49 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/embuild-presents-a-template-for-the-energy-efficient-renovation-of-buildings.html EmBuild presents a template for the energy efficient renovation of buildings

EmBuild presents a template for the public sector energy efficient renovation of the building stock. This guidance and template aim to be a useful tool to support public authorities in developing renovation strategies, with a particular focus on the renovation of public buildings. The EmBuild project is co-funded by the European Union under the Horizon 2020 (H2020) Programme (call EE-07-2015) and it is designed to empower the public authorities at local, regional and national level, to formulate

Webinar on public procurement of innovation for energy retrofit of buildings

webinare, interreg mediterranean, prominent MED 16/02/18 08:56 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/webinar-on-public-procurement-of-innovation-for-energy-retrofit-of-buildings.html Webinar on public procurement of innovation for energy retrofit of buildings

In this webinar the context and perspectives of suppliers, a practical look at the different tools and approaches that can be used, and the benefits, challenges and success factors of effective engagement with the market will be discussed.  This webinar is dedicated to public procurers dealing with the issue of energy retrofit of buildings. It will last 1 hr and 30 minutes from 10.30 to 12.00 CET. For more information and registration click here. This webinar is organised by the partners of the Prominent

Good governance: a key to Re-naturing Urban Plans’ success

Izmir, Urban GreenUP, Turkey, Energy, Environmenta,l Economic, Policies 16/02/18 00:00 https://www.construction21.org/articles/h/good-governance-a-key-to-re-naturing-urban-plans-success.html Good governance: a key to Re-naturing Urban Plans’ success

Izmir organized its first International Green Infrastructure Workshop to highlight the governments’ role in moulding policies that support nature-based solutions and to announce its Green Infrastructure Strategy Right after the second periodic meeting of Urban GreenUP, the Metropolitan Municipality of Izmir (Turkey) organized a special event called “Izmir International Green Infrastructure Workshop”. A total number of 150 attendees coming from the local and national academia, municipalities, professional

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