energy

  PROJECT DESCRIPTION Six regional development agencies, a region and two scientific partners, together with over 30 European municipal administrations, have worked to bridge the gap of skills and capabilities needed to plan measures in line with the European 2030 climate & energy framework and to achieve the new targets of the GHG emission, renewable energy consumption and energy efficiency. The goal of the EMPOWERING project was to strengthen local authorities in the...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The European Directive 2010/31/EU (EPBD) introduced the concept of "nearly zero-energy building" (nZEB), an abbreviation that indicates a building with very high energy efficiency. The low amount of energy required by this type of buildings should be covered for the most part by energy produced from renewable sources, including energy produced on site or nearby. The 20/20/20 objective has for some time been pushing all member states of the European Union to...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The purpose of the BISCOL project was to reduce the environmental impact of the dyeing process in the textile industry. Each phase of the textile production process requires huge quantities of water, energy and chemical compounds (coloring agents, surfactants etc.) to obtain products which satisfy the consumer demand. The daily water consumption of a medium-sized company with a production of about 8.000 kg of fabric per day is about 1,6 million liters of...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The objective of the EGIDA project was to promote the activities of the GEO intergovernmental initiative (Group on Earth Observation) by stimulating the involvement of an increasing number of stakeholders and users of scientific and technological communities (research centers, national and international agencies, companies) in accessing and supplying data and information through the Global Earth Observation System of Systems (GEOSS), as well as in the...
  PROJECT DESCRIPTION The production of flooring materials, in particular ceramic tiles and concrete bricks, has a strong environmental impact in terms of greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption, considering the quantity of energy required for the production and the generated air pollution. The energy consumption varies from 1.710 to 2.805 kJ for each kg of tiles or bricks produced, 90% of which comes from the combustion of natural gases; the consumption levels can instead...
PROJECT DESCRIPTION CLIM-RUN Project (2011 – 2014) is aimed mainly at the developing of a communication protocol by which climate information has been transferred from the researchers to the stakeholders in order to develop suitable climate informed decisions. CLIM-RUN Project developed a protocol for applying new methodologies and improved modeling and downscaling tools for the provision of adequate climate information at regional and local scale that is relevant to and usable by...