The City for Tomorrow
News 12/2/2018 The City for Tomorrow

On February 16, 2005, the Kyoto Protocol entered into force. The first global agreement of history to reduce carbon dioxide emissions was based on the scientific consensus that climate change is occurring. Thirteen years later, how do we stand now given the recent developments?

Smart energy starts at home in Nottingham
News 18/1/2018 Smart energy starts at home in Nottingham

In 2015, Nottingham received £5 million of EU Horizon 2020 research funding as one of five lighthouse cities for the Remourban project, to tackle sustainability issues around transport, energy, and ICT

District heating: has its time come?
News 21/12/2017 District heating: has its time come?

Due to its reliance on renewable energy sources, district heating is becoming a preferred energy saving solution. One of the biggest challenges, however, is convincing homeowners of the long-term value of retrofitting buildings to accommodate the smart solution

Cities: How smart strategies can turn into effective action plans
News 18/12/2017 Cities: How smart strategies can turn into effective action plans

Smart innovations are years in the making and require long-term vision. Changes in government and citizens’ sensibilities can halt or alter strategies. So how can they survive to create lasting change?

EU Clean energy package: more chance for “energy citizens”?
News 11/12/2017 EU Clean energy package: more chance for “energy citizens”?

The European Commission stresses the importance of a major “energy democracy” to boost renewables. A process that could also pave the way for alternative finance such as crowdfunding

The Energiesprong approach
News 13/11/2017 The Energiesprong approach

Jane Lumb, head of energy and sustainability policy at Nottingham City Council, discusses a new housing procurement approach being trialled in the region to radically improve the energy efficiency of older homes.

Nottingham first to adopt revolutionary housing approach
News 31/8/2017 Nottingham first to adopt revolutionary housing approach

Ten homes in Sneinton have been selected as part of a UK first pilot to radically improve older houses using energy saving and energy generation measures.  Proposed improvements will make the residents of these homes ultra-low energy consumers, dramatically reducing household energy bills and making homes warmer.

Generation green: smart cities bring new eco-friendly jobs
News 29/5/2017 Generation green: smart cities bring new eco-friendly jobs

Smart cities across Europe are pioneering all sorts of cutting-edge technologies to reduce pollution and boost energy efficiency, becoming green role models for others to follow. The eco-friendly push is not only helping to protect our planet, it’s also stimulating growth and unleashing a new generation of jobs

Are smart buildings safe from hackers and privacy breaches?
News 20/3/2017 Are smart buildings safe from hackers and privacy breaches?

The automated home and office market is predicted to grow quickly in the next few years. But as reports of cyber attacks increase, is it still possible for a home to be a castle in the age of smart buildings, or are we lowering the drawbridge to hackers?

Nottingham City Council to pilot energy efficient homes of the future
News 16/3/2017 Nottingham City Council to pilot energy efficient homes of the future

Four hundred homes in Sneinton are part of a European project to make them warmer, cheaper to run and fit for the future.

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This project has received funding from the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 646511