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Finalists announced for European Green Capital 2019 and European Green Leaf 2018 Awards

20 April 2017

Ghent (Belgium), Lahti (Finland), Lisbon (Portugal), Oslo (Norway) and Tallinn (Estonia) are the five finalists shortlisted for the European Green Capital Award (EGCA) 2019. For the European Green Leaf (EGL) Award 2018 for smaller cities, the finalists are Leuven (Belgium), Ludwigsburg (Germany) and Växjö (Sweden).

Karmenu Vella, EU Commissioner for the Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries,said: “I would like to congratulate the finalists of the European Green Capital 2019 and...

SMARTER TOGETHER lighthouse project launches Club of Cities

20 April 2017

The SMARTER TOGETHER lighthouse project, a part of uropean Union’s Horizon 2020 research program, launches the Club of Cities bringing together cities from Europe and beyond with the objective of improving their capacity to implement Smart City solutions through networking, study visits and online tools. The cities already participating in the Smarter Together project will share their experience in...

Funding support for public procurement of innovative solutions for energy efficiency

11 April 2017

Are you a public body at local, regional or national level and interested in the procurement of more energy-efficient and innovative solutions for products, and/or services, and/or buildings?
Are you willing to go the extra mile to purchase those solutions that exactly meet your needs?

EASME provides funding support for Public Procurement of Innovative...

Newly engineered material can cool roofs and structures with zero energy consumption

29 March 2017

A team of University of Colorado Boulder engineers has developed a scalable manufactured metamaterial — an engineered material with extraordinary properties not found in nature — to act as a kind of air conditioning system for structures. It has the ability to cool objects even under direct sunlight with zero energy and water consumption.

When applied to a surface, the metamaterial film cools the object underneath by efficiently reflecting incoming solar energy back into space while...

Lighthouse projects join forces to replicate smart city solutions

29 March 2017

In their efforts to deliver and replicate smart city solutions, EU’s nine Lighthouse projects - REMOURBAN, SMARTER TOGETHER, GrowSmarter, ...

EC launches public consultation on energy infrastructure projects to be chosen as Projects of Common Interest

28 March 2017

public consultation has opened on the energy infrastructure projects that have been submitted to the European Commission as potential Projects of Common Interest (PCIs). To receive PCI status, a project must be considered essential for completing the EU's internal energy market...

Malmö and Brussels receive sustainable mobility awards

28 March 2017

The European Commission announced the winners of the 2016 European sustainable urban mobility awards at a ceremony held in Brussels (Belgium).

Malmö (Sweden) won the European Mobility Week Award 2016 for its long-term focus on active transport modes such as cycling and walking. The 5th Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning was won by Brussels (Belgium) for its successful freight strategy.

Malmö, the third largest city in Sweden, was rewarded for its efforts in promoting...

BUILD UP and BUILD UP Skills join efforts in sharing knowledge of energy efficiency in buildings

28 March 2017

In the ongoing effort to promote knowledge exchange among peers, BUILD UP and BUILD UP Skills project announced their merger. 

The objective is to combine the content and practical expertise of both initiatives into a single platform to offer additional training and skills to European stakeholders in energy efficiency.

In addition to the regular EU exchange meetings...

Save the date for the SCIS conference 'Empowering smart solutions for better cities'!

24 February 2017

The conference 'Empowering smart solutions for better cities', organised by the Smart Cities Information System, will take place on 2 and 3 October 2017 in Budapest, Hungary. A mix of classic sessions and interactive methods, this event will bring  together key stakeholders from cities and regions, smart cities & energy efficiency projects, industry, business, European Commission and smart cities initiatives.

With the aim of encouraging the...