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ene.field project to install first fuel cell micro-CHP in the region of Alsace, France

Initiated by Gaz Réseau Distribution France (GRDF) and the Mulhouse city authorities and carried out in the framework of ene.field and EnergieVie Pool projects, the first fuel cell micro-CHP was installed in the region of Alsace, France....

Impact Workshop for the EeB cPPP projects – Presentations available

On April 18 and 19, 2016 the EC workshop: “Impact of the Energy-efficient Buildings Public-Private Partnership (EeB cPPP)” took place in Brussels, with the aim to present the impact achieved by the ongoing EeB cPPP projects and identify...

Νέα έκθεση σχετικά με την αξιολόγηση της εφαρμογής της Οδηγίας για την Ενεργειακή Απόδοση

  Τον Απρίλιο του 2016, οι Υπηρεσίες Έρευνας του Ευρωπαϊκού Κοινοβουλίου δημοσίευσαν έκθεση για την αξιολόγηση της εφαρμογής της Οδηγίας για την Ενεργειακή Απόδοση (EED) στην Ευρώπη. Η έκθεση συνοψίζει τα αποτελέσματα μιας έρευνας σχετικά...

World Sustainable Energy Days 2016 - call for events

Energy Days 2016 – call for events   Do you know an individual or organisation who could raise awareness of sustainable energy use and renewables? Invite them to organise an Energy Day – events and activities that are part...

New report investigates the risks of overheating in the UK care sector

A new report, published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, looks into the risks of summertime overheating and the readiness level of care facilities, with respect to the consequences of climate change. The report reviews existing evidence...

BRESAER project on Green buildings: is the market ready to pay more for them?

Certifications for sustainable construction materials and buildings are amply available. But to what extent is the market ready to invest in them?     The European construction industry and home-builder citizens are increasingly aware...

Smart consumers and smart buildings: the active role of buildings in a transforming energy system

This event forms part of the EUSEW 2016 conference and is organised by BPIE. The aim of this event is to inform and enable decision makers, industry and innovators on the role buildings could play in an interactive integration with the...

EeB-CA2 offers trainings on technology transfer, Brussels, 15-17 June

EeB-CA2 CSA is pleased to offer 3 full-day trainings, taking place during the EU Sustainable Energy Week, in Brussels. The trainings are opened to participants of EeB projects and other interested stakeholders. Wednesday 15 June: the...

Risk Management and Liability Considerations for Construction Projects

The United States is the second largest construction market worldwide. In 2014, the American construction project market value was in excess of 37.2 billion dollars. With increased production in the industry worldwide, the practice of risk...

Through the years with the residential net zero energy community: ideas to reality

 Zero Energy Residential Construction: Competition helps us move from Ideas to reality   Those of us in the residential net zero energy community have lived on the fringe for quite a few years now. Each year we expect more...

Energy efficiency retrofits topic included as relevant theme at upcoming European Real Estate Society (ERES) conference

23rd Annual Conference - European Real Estate Society (ERES)   Focus Areas: Profitability assessments in energy efficiency retrofits   In June 2016, the 23rd annual conference will take place at the University Regensburg,...

Germany: New impulses for increased energy efficiency

On May 12 2016, Germany’s Minister for Economy launched a broad offensive for improved energy efficiency. The impulse shall contribute to achieving the ambitious climate protection goals of Germany and fulfilling the resolutions of the...

BMWi started neue Offensive zur Steigerung der Energieeffizienz

Bundeswirtschaftsminister Sigmar Gabriel hat am 12. May 2016 eine breit angelegte Offensive zur Steigerung der Energieeffizienz gestartet. Dieser Impuls soll zum Erreichen der ehrgeizigen Klimaschutzziele und der Beschlüsse vom Klimagipfel...

Neue Förderrunde zum bezahlbaren und klimafreundlichen Bauen in der Forschungsinitiative Zukunft Bau

Bis 30. Juni sind noch Anträge für die neue Förderrunde der „Forschungsinitiative Zukunft Bau“ des deutschen Bundesbauministeriums möglich. Innovative Projekte mit den Schwerpunkten kostengünstiger Wohnungsbau, Energieeffizienz und...

Multi-family houses of pre-war time retrofitted to achieve efficiency house plus level

On May 2 2016, the first renovated multi-family houses, to generate more energy than they consume annually, were inaugurated in Neu-Ulm, Germany. The nearly 80 years old buildings have been modernised in an energy efficient and top-quality...

Sanierte Mehrfamilienhäuser aus der Vorkriegszeit erreichen Effizienzhaus Plus Standard

Am 2. Mai 2016 wurden in Neu-Ulm die ersten sanierten Mehrfamilienhäuser, die mehr Energien erzeugen als sie benötigen, eingeweiht. Die fast 80 Jahre alten Gebäude wurden einer energieeffizienten und baukulturell gelungenen Modernisierung...

Stand der deutschen Energiewende im Gebäudesektor

Die Allianz für Gebäude-Energie-Effizienz (geea) hat basierend auf den Zahlen des 4. Monitoring-Berichts zur Energiewende des Bundeswirtschaftsministeriums (BMWi) einen PolitikBrief veröffentlicht in dem sie darauf aufmerksam macht, dass...

Status of the German energy transition in the building sector

The Alliance for Building Energy Efficiency (geea- Allianz für Gebäude-Energie-Effizienz) has written a policy brief based on the figures of the 4th Monitoring Report on the Energy Transition by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy...

Green Tec Award for houses made of waste-paper

The Swiss enterprise ECOCELL has received the renowned Green Tec Award in the category “Building and Living”. ECOCELL is a building system that consists mainly of waste-paper and does not include concrete, grit or sand. The system is...

Green Tec Award für Häuser aus Altpapier

Das schweizerische Unternehmen ECOCELL AG hat am 12.5.2016 den renommierten Green Tec Award in der Kategorie „Bauen und Wohnen“ erhalten. ECOCELL hat ein überwiegend aus Altpapier bestehendes Bausystem entwickelt, das auf Beton, Kies und...