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What Corporate & Government Climate Leadership Can & Should Look Like

RINNO’s Joanna McGowan joined the Dublin City University Centre for Climate and Society inaugural conference in May - as did Michael D. Higgins, President of Ireland. Read on for our key takeaways and insights into what governments and corporations alike can and must do to tackle the climate crisis. Let’s begin with the basics: what [...]

“Restoring our Road to Nature” – President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins addresses Ireland’s response to climate change.

On May 5th 2022, the inaugural conference for the new DCU Centre for Climate and Society was held at DCU St. Patricks campus, Ireland. The DCU Centre for Climate and Society was established in 2021 and is the first centre in Ireland devoted to leading the societal response to climate change. The Centre for Climate [...]

Transformational Adaptation, Tech & Policy Change for Environmental Sustainability

Dublin City University, academic partner to the RINNO project, this semester launched the ‘Climate and Environmental Sustainability’ BA programme. We speak to Dr Darren Clarke, Environmental Geographer and Lecturer at DCU’s School of History & Geography, to better understand what it means to foster environmental sustainability in education, policy, and technology. Watch the full interview […]

The Newest in ClimateTech: Bill Gates & AI for the Self-Assessment of Building Energy Performance

This October, RINNO’s Antonia Egli joined the SOSV ClimateTech Summit and Sustainable Energy Week virtual events that brought together ClimateTech entrepreneurs and policymakers to discuss the challenges and opportunities ahead. Read on for our key takeaways and insights into the latest developments in climate technologies. “To get to zero [emissions], you have to do the […]

“30 Years of Blah, Blah, Blah,” COP26 and the Ongoing Fight Against Climate Change

Earlier this week, Swedish climate activist, Greta Thunberg, mocked the arguably inconsequential efforts of political leaders and climate representatives at the Youth4Climate summit in Milan, Italy. But climate ministers contend that progress is indeed being made - and will convene to further progress this during the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) this November [...]

The EU Tech Chamber on Smart Cities: Retrofitting Existing Buildings a Key Challenge in Green Tech Development

By 2050, 65% of the global population is expected to reside in cities. This July, RINNO’s Antonia Egli joined the EU Technology Chamber’s whitepaper launch of ‘10 Key Recommendations for Smart Cities,’ introducing key challenges and requirements for the cities set to be home to an ever-growing number of citizens.Cities will grow as crucial economic […]

RINNO Partner, DCU, Wins 2021 Green Business & Sustainability Award For Drastically Reducing On-Campus Water Consumption

Dublin City University (DCU), ranked in the top ‘100 under 50’ on the Times Higher Education and in the ‘Top 50 under 50’ on the QS World University Rankings, has been awarded the ‘Sustainable Water Achievement Award’ in the Green Awards 2021. How did their bid to drastically reduce water consumption across five campuses in […]

Climate Change: Why What We’re Currently Doing Is Not Enough

On May 19th and 20th, 2021, RINNO’s Antonia Egli attended the virtual Dublin Climate Dialogues featuring high-profile speakers such as John Kerry (US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate), and Mary Robinson (Adjunct Professor of Climate Justice, Trinity College Dublin, Chair of the Elders, and former President of Ireland). The two-day event gave room for discussions […]

The BITCI Low Carbon Pledge

SAMBHAVI SUDHAKAR (DCU) provides an overview of Business in the Community Ireland’s (BITCI) revised Low Carbon Pledge launched in March 2021  RINNO recently attended the launch of Business in the Community Ireland’s (BITCI) revised Low Carbon Pledge. This revised Low Carbon Pledge updates and expands commitments laid out in previous versions of the Pledge. It […]

From Horizon 2020 To Horizon Europe: What Researchers Need To Know

From Horizon 2020 To Horizon Europe: What Researchers Need To Know ANTONIA EGLI (DCU) joined Horizon Europe’s Irish launch event and explains this new funding body’s impact on EU research initiatives. On March 25th, 2021, Horizon Europe was launched in Ireland. The virtual event brought together over 2,000 international viewers and welcomed notable speakers such […]

Creative Approaches to Sustainable Building

Windows & Wastewater as Contributors of Energy Efficiency & Sustainability in Construction and Renovation Projects RINNO joins Advantage Austria’s “Creative Approaches to Sustainable Building” event and reports on the latest in GlassTech and wasterwater management for sustainable construction and renovation solutions. On March 4th, 2021, RINNO attended Creative Approaches to Sustainable Building, a full-day virtual […]

GlassTech: How Can it Contribute to Energy Efficiency

RINNO partners Greenstruct explain how two relatively new innovations, photovoltaics and thermochromic glass, will be explored within the four-year RINNO project.One of the areas that RINNO will be employing to increase the energy efficiency of our pilot sites is so-called GlassTech in construction. Humans have been making glass for thousands of years, whether for tools, […]

Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (nZEB): Passive House Standards Can Help Meet nZEB Requirements

Stefan Pallantzas discusses how building and renovating houses to passive house standards can help meet nZEB requirements under the EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive and how the Hellenic Passive House Institute will demonstrate this in the RINNO project.The EU Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) requires all new buildings from 2021 (public buildings from […]

European Green Cities: Leading State Of The Art Tech Transformation In Greece, Denmark and Poland through RINNO

ELSEBETH TERKELSEN discusses European Green Cities role in the RINNO project and the potential for drones in deep renovation projects.11% of Europe’s population still experiences energy poverty due to poor building quality. If the rate of deep renovation does not accelerate, it could take more than 100 years to renovate the entire EU building stock. […]

Book Launch: ‘Ireland and the Climate Crisis’

On December 9th, 2020, RINNO was present at Dublin City University’s launch of the recently published book ‘Ireland and the Climate Crisis’ edited by David Robbins, Diarmuid Torney and Pat Brereton. The virtual gathering was joined by guest speakers Professor Daire Keogh, President of Dublin City University, Eamon Ryan, Minister for Environment, Climate, Communications and […]

Demand Response in the EU: Market Perspectives & Business Opportunities

On November 19th, 2020, RINNO joined the DELTA Project’s community in their newest webinar on services, market activities, regulatory issues and future business opportunities in EU demand response networks. Similar to RINNO, DELTA is a Horizon 2020-funded project benefiting from the contribution of 10 partners from 8 countries. The project aims to deliver a new […]

RINNO partners discuss motivations, innovative technologies and project milestones

We interview key RINNO partners to gather their insights into the newly launched, four year Horizon 2020 deep renovation project. “We are acting today to make the EU the world’s first climate neutral continent by 2050. The Climate Law is the legal translation of our political commitment, and sets us irreversibly on the path to [...]

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