Although cheaper and cleaner than fossil fuel-based energy, electricity derived from renewable sources lacks clear regulations that would enable it to be used at large scale.
Cooling and heating public buildings remains an expensive and a mostly unresolved issue in Europe. According to the nonprofit think tank Buildings Performance Institute Europe, Spain has about 11.2 million square metres of ...
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 ...
Choosing novel bread for its nutritious value without losing the attractiveness of white bread, is now possible thanks to European research
Researchers advise warning systems and preparation to mitigate the effects of extreme weather events
As well as being a time for celebration, winter in Europe is a time for serious weather. Blizzards, flash floods, hurricanes, heavy snow fall can cause chaos, major disruption, economic loss, and endanger lives.
One of the biggest challenges of retrofitting projects is to make them attractive to residents. Now, one of them, the EU-funded project R2CITIES, is analysing the initial first feedback received from residents of the Cuatro ...
A holistic approach is necessary to successfully plan and construct energy efficient buildings. But implementing best practices elsewhere is not a straightforward task.
Retrofitting a district is quite different from retrofitting a single building: the technological challenges involved are far greater.
Monitoring so-called key performance indicators enables engineers to evaluate whether a newly erect building is as energy efficient as originally planned.
Anticipating the advent of the quantum computer, related mathematical methods already provide insight into conventional computer science.