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24 October 2016
Assistant Buildings’ addition to Retrofit, Adopt, Cure And Develop the Actual Buildings up to zeRo energy, Activating a market for deep renovation
International Workshop on ABRACADABRA´s Technical Toolkit.
This international workshop is part of a series of events taking place in the framework of the ABRACADABRA project.

The focus of the workshop will be on the technical feasibility of the ABRACADABRA's approach and to present the Technical Toolkit developed by the project. The Toolkit will consist of a guidance document offering designers, investors and public authorities in charge of design approval a set of standard typologies of intervention, each analysed in technical and economic terms. The international workshop will offer the opportunity to verify the possible application in most EU climate and building types. This Tool Kit, together with the next Tool Kits produced by the following workshops, will help to disseminate the practice of the add-ons, among practitioners, decision-makers, professionals, investors and financing institutes.

The main topics to be discussed during the webinar are:

- Introduction to the ABRACADABRA Project
- Presentation of the Technical Toolkit
- Policy Recommendations (PR) and Tool Kit Technical (TKT)
- Open questions

Please click here to download the programme.

Registration is obligatory for participation. Please confirm your place in the workshop by registering here.
26 - 28 October 2016
Local Renewables 2016
Energising the smart city and region
Freiburg (Germany) & Basel (Switzerland)
Global energy needs are set to increase by around 40 percent by 2030. In response, the EU's Energy Union has recognised the importance of giving cities and regions a central role, making energy more secure, affordable and sustainable. European cities are searching for innovative ways of meeting energy demands, whilst responding to citizen needs. Smart technologies are increasingly considered as effective solutions to improve citizens’ quality of life while addressing the EU’s climate and energy ambitions.

Energy provision and usage are core elements in the move towards a smart city. But can a smart city also be a sustainable city? What role can, and should, smart technologies play in the search for improved energy efficiency and quality of life in urban areas?

What are the opportunities and limitations of new technologies for urban energy transformation? And what is the role of social innovation and citizen engagement? These topics will be at the heart of the discussion at the Local Renewables Conference 2016.

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26 October 2016
Renewable district heating – Small local grids and cooperative utilities
District heating based on local renewable energy sources is becoming more and more an appealing solution for small communities in search of energy independence and of a stable price for their thermal energy supply. Such solutions often foresee a strong and direct involvement of the customers who could even own, at the same time, their heating grid by constituting a cooperative company to run the business.

Examples of such district heating approach, already quite common in Denmark and Germany, are now spreading quickly around Europe. The webinar will present the most exciting, recent and inspiring stories to show how consumers can take the lead in the transition towards a clean and sustainable future.

Speakers and presentations (to be confirmed):

- Per Alex Soerensen, PlanEnergi "Cooperative companies running district heating grids: The Danish experience"
- Oliver Miedaner, Solites "Energy villages" in Baden-Württemberg: Solar thermal and biomass for small scale district heating"
- Per Kristensen "Braedstrup: The renewable district heating success story from Denmark"
- Riccardo Battisti, Ambiente Italia - Moderator

For more information and to register, click here.
30 November - 2 December 2016
Sustainable City Development 2016
Local Implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Malmö, Sweden
The UN's new 17 global sustainability goals mean local challenges and here is neither a lack of will or initiative in Malmö to achieve them. Between the 30th November - 2nd December 2016, Malmö municipality is organising an international conference on how cities can work with global development and how we have made the UN's goals our own on the road to a sustainable city.

To register for the event, click here.

To have a look at the programme, click here.


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