Knowledge hub

Knowledge Hub provides a comprehensive range of resources and insights that are critical to supporting the target groups (mainly SMEs) and the success of the four pilot initiatives. Our aim is to provide valuable information and support the implementation of the pilot projects in the areas of green building, digital energy solutions, regenerative agriculture and renewable gases:

  1. Eco-Construction Insights

Sustainable building materials: advice on selecting and procuring environmentally friendly materials for construction projects.

Standards and certifications for green building: Overview of global and European certifications for green building.

Case studies: Success stories of green building projects in the Central European region and beyond.
Useful links:

https://worldgbc.org/europe/

https://single-market-economy.ec.europa.eu/industry/sustainability/buildings-and-construction_en

https://climate-pact.europa.eu/priority-topics/green-buildings_en

  1. Digital Energy Solutions

Smart grid technologies: Introduction to smart grids and their role in improving energy efficiency.

Renewable energy integration: Best practises for integrating solar, wind and other renewable energy sources into existing energy systems.

Energy Management Systems (EMS): Using digital tools to optimise energy consumption in buildings and industry.

Useful links:

https://www.smartgrids.eu/

https://digital-strategy.ec.europa.eu/en/policies/digitalisation-energy

  1. Regenerative Farming

Soil health and biodiversity: Techniques to improve soil quality and promote biodiversity in agriculture.

Water management in agriculture: Innovative approaches for efficient water utilisation and conservation in agriculture.

Agroforestry and permaculture: Exploring the benefits of integrating trees and perennials into agricultural landscapes.

Useful links:

https://ec.europa.eu/enrd/index.html

https://www.fao.org/sustainability/news/detail/en/c/1262439/

  1. Renewable Gases and Bioenergy

Biogas production and utilisation: Comprehensive guide to the production and utilisation of biogas from organic waste.

Biomethane for energy: The potential of biomethane as a renewable energy source and its applications.

Hydrogen economy: Insights into the role of hydrogen in the green transition and its potential for the future.

Useful links:

https://www.europeanbiogas.eu/

https://hydrogeneurope.eu/

POLICY AND REGULATORY FRAMEWORK

EU and national policies for the green transition: analysing current policies to promote sustainability and adaptation opportunities for businesses.

Legal requirements for sustainable practises: Overview of legal obligations for companies in the environmental sector.

Useful links:

https://eur-lex.europa.eu/homepage.html

https://www.eea.europa.eu/policy-documents#c0=10&c5=all&b_start=0

 

National Policy Databases Overview of Table for GREET CE Countries:

Country

Relevant Green Policy

Link

Slovenia

National Environmental Policy…

URL…

Croatia

Energy Efficiency Strategy…

URL…

Hungary

Renewable Energy Plan…

URL…

Romania

Sustainable Agriculture Practices…

URL…

Poland

Climate and Resilience Framework…

URL…

Slovakia

Bioeconomy Strategy…

URL…

 

EDUCATION AND CAPACITY BUILDING

Workshops and training programmes: Announcement of upcoming educational offerings related to the GREET CE pilots.

Webinars and online courses: Curated list of online learning resources for stakeholders interested in green technologies and sustainability.

Useful links:
https://academy.europa.eu/

https://energy.ec.europa.eu/index_en

 

SUSTAINABILITY TOOLS AND RESOURCES

Carbon footprint calculator: Tools to assess and reduce the carbon footprint of companies and projects.

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA): Introduction to LCA and its importance for assessing the environmental impact of products and services.

Useful links:

https://green-business.ec.europa.eu/eco-innovation_en

https://eplca.jrc.ec.europa.eu/

 

FUTURE TRENDS IN GREEN INNOVATION

Emerging technologies in sustainability: exploring cutting-edge technologies that are driving the green transition.

Sustainability in 2030 and beyond: predictions and insights into the future of sustainability and environmental practises.

Useful links:

https://research-and-innovation.ec.europa.eu/research-and-innovation/research-area/environment/innovation-and-technology-sustainable-future_en

https://www.climate-kic.org/