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Passive technologies can maximise primary energy reduction and economic investment in existing buildings
Retrofitting existing buildings with adequate cutting-edge technologies is thought to guarantees spectacular energy savings, by about 50%. The objective of the EU funded project BRICKER is precisely to demonstrate such possibility. ...
Understanding which extreme weather events may have caused problems in the past leads to assess the potential impact of future such events on infrastructures.
How can electric cars increase their driving range before they need to stop and recharge? Traditional batteries cannot keep up with the high storage demand but the complete redesign of lithium ion batteries open up new possibilities
By relying on district heating combined with heat and power production, municipalities in Sweden power their cities from renewable energy sources.
Extreme weather events such as heavy rainfall, storms, floods or forest fires can considerably damage roads, railways, communication systems and power lines. Now, researchers within the EU-funded RAIN project—due to be ...
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 practice.
Retrofitting a district is quite different from retrofitting a single building: the technological challenges involved are far greater.
African swine fever, or ASF, is a viral disease that kills almost every pig it infects and is likened to Ebola. It gained a foothold in Georgia in 2007, when contaminated pig meat landed from a ship from South-East Africa ...
Bioplastics take on traditional petrochemical plastics in food packaging, with some challenges.