Renewable energies

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Experiences with low-temperature district heating and cooling in the Netherlands

In this article, we describe the ambitions, considerations, and choices of five Dutch project teams working within the nation (...)

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Survey of 53 fifth generation district heating and cooling grids (5GDHC) in Germany

This article presents a survey conducted among utility companies and engineering offices in Germany to collect data on 5 (...)

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Net-zero energy buildings: the future of sustainable commercial construction

Carbon emission is a significant factor in the worsening climate change condition. It's a greenhouse gas with the highest (...)

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SmartBuilt4EU Final Conference: ‘Smart buildings in Europe’ Register now!

The world is evolving at a rapid pace, and the advancement of technology has been a significant contributor. Therefore, as (...)

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Townfield Head Farm

Existing building The house was built in 1790, with no footings except for cellar. The walls are made of stone with rubble (...)

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Public housing in Tarm

69% less CO2 footprint than BR23 Tarm is a climate-optimized passive house-plus housing development with 31 public housing (...)

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Six barriers holding back Europe's energy transition

Hard-hitting report spotlights the pain points in Europe’s energy sector – and how they can be remedied Barriers include (...)

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Recapturing excess heat could power most of Europe, say experts

Preventing heat waste largely being ignored as solution to energy crisis, say environmental campaigners. Excess heat produced (...)

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District heating carries geothermal energy into homes, thereby reducing fossil fuel consumption

Geothermal energy can be very useful for delivering heat to buildings, safeguarding the environment while generating economic (...)

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Decarbonising heating and cooling: a climate imperative

The EU has met its target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20% by 2020, compared with 1990 levels. However, meeting (...)

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Solar developers may benefit from a new stormwater calculator

Stormwater management practices, permitting, and regulations at solar sites often do not account for the unique characteristi (...)

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Dynamic energy management using batteries and photovoltaics

One challenge facing the widespread adoption of renewable energies is the fluctuating output of photovoltaic systems — for (...)

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Spain as an energy island: securing through connection

Read this conversation with Alfonso Arroyo Gonzalez, FEDARENE Vice-President for Renewable Energy Sources about the energy (...)

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Building a roadmap to decarbonise Ireland

The construction and built environment sector accounts for 37% of Ireland´s carbon emissions.The roadmap assesses the impact (...)

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ICSD 2023 : 11th International Conference on Sustainable Development, 6 - 7 September Rome, Italy

European Center of Sustainable Development in collaboration with Canadian Institute of Technology will organize the 11th (...)