Remarkable award for a housing company in Tampere, Finland

  Tampere’s EU-GUGLE BEST 7 was awarded with the Heat Pump City of the Year award by European Heat Pump Association EHPA. The award was appointed to the limited housing company Pohjolankatu 18-20 and Enermix Ltd., which acts as a building’s energy monitoring service company. The housing company building is utilizing several different innovative energy […]

SAVE THE DATE: INNOVATIVE APPROACHES TO SUSTAINABLE URBAN PLANNING

The EU-GUGLE project will hold its final conference on sustainable urban planning solutions in Madrid on 11 December 2018. Building on the experiences of pioneer cities involved in large scale energy efficiency projects, the conference will bring together urban planners, local policy makers, researchers, entrepreneurs and energy efficiency experts to discuss effective approaches and solutions to […]

Towards Class A schools – Teaching sustainable renovation in Milan

On Friday 25 May, the city of Milan organised a seminar to discuss the impact of the introduction of energy classification in the building sector and in particular the upcoming steps towards the energy efficient renovation of schools in Italy.  In that framework, several school renovation projects and initiatives promoting sustainable school refurbishment towards Nearly […]

WEBINAR | How inter-municipal cooperation on procuring green ICT can combat climate change | 12 June

Do you work for or represent a European Municipality? Don’t miss the upcoming webinar on “How inter-municipal cooperation on procuring green ICT can combat climate change” organised by our friends from the smart cities project SHARING CITIES (http://www.sharingcities.eu) on 12 June 2018 from 11:00 to 12:00 Register ASAP here: http://bit.ly/KSFwebinar Development in the field of […]

Tenant engagement: two solutions to avoid rebound effects in energy efficient refurbishment projects

How to ensure the effectiveness of energy efficient renovation projects in the long run? In the framework of the EU-GUGLE Smart City Initiative, the six pilot cities have bet on tenant engagement to maximise energy savings in their freshly renovated buildings. Currently, one of the main risks limiting the impact of energy efficiency renovation measures […]

Heat pumps: a versatile solution for low-carbon cities

Europe badly needs to make its buildings more energy efficient: but what if an easy solution would already exist? For over a century, heat pumps hidden in basements, on roofs and in machine rooms, have been saving million tonnes of greenhouse gases emissions each year. Multiple uses of heat pumps Their operating principle is simple: […]

EU-GUGLE project presented at the Smart Cities Information Systems’ conference in Budapest

On 3 October, EU-GUGLE project coordinator CENER, Spain’s Renewable Energy Centre, presented the Smart City solutions that are currently being implemented in the six pilot cities of the project at the “Empowering Smart Solutions for Better Cities” conference, organised by the Smart Cities Information System in Budapest.   The conference aimed to present the most […]

Cooperating for renovation – how to improve energy efficiency in Tampere limited liability housing companies

Citizen engagement and transparent decision making processes are at the core of the Smart City concept. In Tampere, tenant involvement has been a key factor for the successful renovation of over 32,000 square metres of living space, achieved in the framework of the EU-GUGLE Smart City Initiative. As part of this initiative, eight pilot buildings […]