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Driving innovation in low-energy buildings: key lessons from experience in the UK and Europe

Paula Kivimaa & Mari Martiskainen Buildings use around 40% of our total energy consumption and account for over 30% of Europe’s greenhouse gas emissions, but innovative building concepts – such as passive houses, zero-carbon buildings and whole house retrofits –

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Intermediary actors in low energy transitions

Intermediary actors can be crucial for bringing about low energy transitions. This blog explores what they are and provides some key insights about intermediaries in low energy transitions. It has long been recognised that changing the way we produce and use

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Insights on climate and environmental policy evaluation from the 4th European Environmental Evaluators Network Forum in Florence, 17-18 September 2015

The European Environmental Evaluators Network (EEEN) kicked off over three years ago, in 2012, in an event organised by the University of Leuven and by the now director of the European Environment Agency (EEA), Hans Bruyninckx. Taking example of the

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Synergistic policy mixes are important to achieve low carbon and sustainable mobility

Achieving low-carbon and sustainable mobility systems is a challenge in the context of expanding urban areas across the world. It’s therefore useful to take a close look at recently introduced public policies to see how they are likely to contribute

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Energy Performance Certificates and renting in Brighton – From “nice to know” to improved houses?

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Usually as a researcher I base my insights on the research and systematic empirical studies I carry out. However, on this particular occasion, the insights are of a more personal nature. Having started to do research on building energy efficiency

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