InnovationSeeds – Maximising the value of environmental researchEU-GUGLE - Sustainable Renovation Models for Smarter CitiesETFE-MFM – PV integrated ETFE for architectural façade lightingECO-SEE- Improving the indoor environment of energy efficient buildingsWASTECOSMART – Innovative solid waste management through research and co-operation

InnovationSeeds – Maximising the value of environmental research

Ensuring market uptake of environmental research remains a key challenge in greening the economy. The InnovationSeeds platform is designed to boost uptake of results and presents findings in a variety of areas, from water and waste management, to energy and resource efficiency.

EU-GUGLE - Sustainable Renovation Models for Smarter Cities

In order to meet its 2020 energy targets, Europe will have to undertake renovation of its building stock, which is currently responsible for 40% of total energy consumption. The EU-GUGLE Smart Cities project will test nearly-zero energy building renovation models at the district level, aiming to renovate 260,000m2 of living space, and achieve 40-80% energy savings per pilot district, whilst increasing the share of renewable energy sources by 25%.

ETFE-MFM – PV integrated ETFE for architectural façade lighting

The ETFE-MFM project will develop, evaluate and demonstrate an ETFE module with integrated photovoltaics, LED technologies and flexible circuits to provide a building module which is suitable for energy harvesting, glazing, lighting and acoustic and thermal insulation.

ECO-SEE - Improving the indoor environment of energy efficient buildings

The ECO-SEE project will create natural eco-materials for healthier indoor environments through hygrothermal regulation and the removal of airborne contaminants through both chemical capture and photocatalysis.

WASTECOSMART – Maximising resource efficiency in European regions

The WASTECOSMART project aims to strengthen and increase the innovation capacity of regional research-driven clusters in resource efficiency through co-operation, research and technological development within the waste sector.

7th European Conference on Sustainable Cities & Towns