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Green Solutions Awards 2017 has 150 candidates from 19 countries!

On March 15, Construction21 launched the 5th edition of the Green Solutions Awards at MIPIM in Cannes, France.

Angola: Construction of New Dams Increases Power Production

[ANGOP] Moçamedes -The completion of the construction of the Cambambe second power plant and its associated transportation system, as well as the continuity of execution of the main structuring projects, to start operating in the second half of this year, will allow the increase of electricity g

Uganda: UETCL Blames Project Delays On Long Land Acquisition Process

[Observer] The construction of a number of transmission lines remains delayed as government struggles to acquire land.

West Africa: MRU Countries Launch Power Project

[LINA] The Mano River Union (MRU) countries of Liberia, Guinea, Cote d'Ivoire and Sierra Leone have launched an interconnection project to begin the physical construction of the 1,303 kilometre transmission line and sub-stations in member states.

Uganda: Donors Threaten to Withdraw Shs234 Billion for Power Project

[Monitor] Kampala -Donors have threatened to withdraw funding for construction of two high voltage electricity transmission line projects delayed due to lack of timely compensation of land owners.

Wooden construction sector and future of buildings: round table held for stakeholders in Zurich

Open Calls for Decision Metrics and Finance (DMF) Flagships

Field test shows that tenants benefit from information on heat consumption

dena – the Germany Energy Agency- in partnership with the energy service provider ista, the German Tenants’ Association and the Federal Ministry of Construction habe carried out a nation-wide field test of consumption transparency in buildings in the project “Saving Money through Clever Hea

Options for Incentivizing Voluntary, Above-code Construction (Webinar) - 10.05.2017


This BEA webinar, open to BEA cities and partners, as well as the general public aims to help cities identify incentive types that may work to spur above-code development in their local context.

Could bio-based construction materials help earthquake-proof buildings?

Italy is no stranger to earthquakes, suffering deadly seismic events which have shattered communities. Sixty percent of the country’s building stock was built before a law dated 1974, which introduced regulations for constructions in risk areas.

Deployment of Cleaner Fuels and Renewable Energies in Barbados

Funding and finance opportunity for energy efficiency

The objective of this project is to supporting Barbados' energy security by enhancing the energy sector as well as promoting to the use of cleaner fuels and renewable energy solutions.


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