Switzerland

Three publications will be finalised by end of 2013 and beginning of 2014 showcasing findings from the analysis of the 22 EU projects that have been running in the frame of the CONCERTO initiative (FP6, FP7) of the EU. The meta-project CONCERTO Premium will publish the outcomes of the last three years of their work:
Post date: 20 Nov 2013
Type: Publication

The scope of the eu.bac System Certification Scheme applies to Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS), including e.g. artificial lighting, blinds and shutters, heating controllers, individual single room controllers, building automation systems, room automation systems, and integrated building management systems.BACS is the description of products, software, and engineering services for automatic controls, monitoring and optimisation, human intervention, and management to achieve energy efficient, economical and safe operation of building services equipment.
Post date: 18 Nov 2013
Type: Tool

Part 2: “Technical Recommendations” includes the technical recommendations for functionality of the Building Automation and Control System, to be used for inspection, etc. of a building automation system.The TR includes detailed requirements for energy saving measures that should be included in BACS following the same classification system that is introduced in EN 15232.
Post date: 18 Nov 2013
Type: Tool

Construction21.eu launches first virtual tradeshow for sustainable construction for Europe with the support of 13 Green Building Councils.
Post date: 25 Oct 2013
Type: News

Solar glare and solar heat gain can have a disruptive effect on an employee’s concentration and productivity. Consequently, modern offices are increasingly looking for solutions that protect against the sun and can control workplace temperatures. This EWFA case study outlines how French bank Société Générale installed solar control window film in their historic Zurich offices to deal with excessive solar heat gain. With over 30 people and 100 computers working in a single room, the south-facing 7th floor offices regularly became far too hot, despite window blinds and air conditioning...
Post date: 18 Oct 2013
Type: Case

Estia SA in collaboration with the Laboratory of Urban Architecture and Energy Reflexion (LAURE/EPFL) has developed a suite of software tools which aims to simultaneously assess:
Post date: 8 Oct 2013
Type: Tool

This report summarises the work carried out during the first year of the Concerted Action for the Energy Services Directive II (CA ESD) on informing and advising final consumers (citizens and small and medium enterprises). Information and communication is essential in order to fulfil the obligations of the ESD. However, it is difficult to inform and advice the target groups in ways that are understood by the final consumers. Energy efficiency in itself is not always of highest interest among them.
Post date: 10 Sep 2013
Type: Publication

This report summarises the work carried out during the first year of the second Concerted Action for the Energy Services Directive (CA ESD) on funds and financing for energy efficiency. It focuses on analysing financial measures used for energy efficiency (EE) and finding successful examples of funding and financial mechanisms within the CA ESD.
Post date: 10 Sep 2013
Type: Publication

This report summarises the work carried out during the first year of the second Concerted Action for the Energy Services Directive (CA ESD) on the topic of energy companies and energy services. The objective of the work was to investigate business models, supporting frameworks and policies to develop and foster the energy services market, collecting, presenting and discussing interesting examples and good practice.
Post date: 10 Sep 2013
Type: Publication

This report summarises the work carried out during the first year of the Concerted Action for the Energy Services Directive II (CA ESD) on the theme ―Public sector: national, regional and local initiatives.The main objective was to investigate public procurement as an effective tool to help the public sector in its exemplary role imposed by the ESD, with a focus given to co-operation between different levels of national, regional and local.
Post date: 10 Sep 2013
Type: Publication