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29 January 2015
Energy
Virtual models to make cities greenerVirtual models to make cities greener

Retrofitting districts with sustainable energy systems can be a success if enough data is available to analyse the suitability of each chosen energy-saving solution

28 January 2015
Energy
Matteo D’Antoni – In-depth analysis required prior to retrofitting old buildingsMatteo D’Antoni – In-depth analysis required prior to retrofitting old buildings

Passive technologies can maximise primary energy reduction and economic investment in existing buildings

14 January 2015
Environment
Hilppa Gregow – Learning from the past to prepare for future extreme weather eventsHilppa Gregow – Learning from the past to prepare for future extreme weather events

Understanding which extreme weather events may have caused problems in the past leads to assess the potential impact of future such events on infrastructures.

13 January 2015
Energy
Luigi Crema – how to make solar energy systems more widespreadLuigi Crema – how to make solar energy systems more widespread

A novel modular technology paves the way for a potential 50% decrease in monthly energy bills of public buildings 

12 January 2015
Energy
District heating: Sweden is leading the way out of fossil fuelsDistrict heating: Sweden is leading the way out of fossil fuels

By relying on district heating combined with heat and power production, municipalities in Sweden power their cities from renewable energy sources. 

 
08 January 2015
Environment
Mitigating the impacts of extreme weatherMitigating the impacts of extreme weather

Meteorologists use data of past weather events and climate modelling to improve weather warnings for operators of transport, energy and communication infrastructure

04 January 2015
Energy
Cities join forces to retrofit districtsCities join forces to retrofit districts
All over Europe cities and towns strive to become climate smart. They revamp their energy districts, step-by-step, while looking across borders to learn from best practices.
18 December 2014
Energy
Multifold challenges for districts level retrofittingMultifold challenges for districts level retrofitting

Retrofitting a district is quite different from retrofitting a single building: the technological challenges involved are far greater.

17 December 2014
Bioeconomy
Pig plague threatens EuropePig plague threatens Europe

Europe’s valuable pig industry is threatened by a plague on its eastern borders with vast destructive potential known as African swine fever. Scientists are fighting back. 

16 December 2014
Environment
Alan O’Connor - Taming nature’s wild characterAlan O’Connor - Taming nature’s wild character

Nature can still shock us with its ferocity. Hence, the need to minimise the impact on the most modern transport, energy and communication networks of Nature’s extreme events.

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