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19 May 2015
Energy
Social acceptance in new smart energy districts: a lesson from SpainSocial acceptance in new smart energy districts: a lesson from Spain

Keeping tenants in retrofitted buildings fully informed about the plans helps foster their acceptance of such change in their housing

 

18 May 2015
Energy
Bio-based insulation materials: the construction industry's best kept secret?Bio-based insulation materials: the construction industry's best kept secret?

Currently a niche in construction, their high potential benefits in terms of energy saving and overall cost to the environment give them significant appeal for the future

04 May 2015
Bioeconomy
Food innovation ideas inside and outside Expo MilanFood innovation ideas inside and outside Expo Milan

Food innovation is generating many different products with a significant impact also on health, cultural entertainment, and food education

27 April 2015
Environment
Preventing a Fukushima disaster in EuropePreventing a Fukushima disaster in Europe

Improved safety management and further collaboration between experts are required to minimise the risk of flooding at coastal nuclear plants in Europe

22 April 2015
Energy
Clean and affordable: the wind energy challengeClean and affordable: the wind energy challenge

Taxes and renewable energy surcharges raises the amount of electricity bills in countries increasingly relying on renewable energy sources such as wind power 

21 April 2015
Energy
A green revolution in the heart of SpainA green revolution in the heart of Spain

Today, buildings represent the sector with the highest energy consumption in Europe, covering almost 40 % of the energy demand.

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 

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