United Kingdom

Post date: 10 Aug 2009
Type: Link

This tool calculates characteristic indicators for the construction, such as linear (or point) thermal transmittance or the matrix of thermal coupling coefficients (i.e. boundary conditions independent results). AnTherm facilitates generation of geometrical models through a graphic input display of building structures, as well as by providing very fast, fully automated generation and precise solution of the underlying numerical model. AnTherm allows the user to control the precision of numerical solutions through parameters.
Post date: 6 Aug 2009
Type: Tool

These locations are: Whitehill-Bordon in Hampshire, St Austell (China Clay Community) in Cornwall, Rackheath (Norwich) in Norfolk and North West Bicester in Oxfordshire (see the eco-towns location map). All eco-town schemes brought forward at these locations will have to go through the usual local planning process.
Post date: 5 Aug 2009
Type: News

The impact assessment includes the likely costs and benefits of the leading options. 4 options have been assessed in total ranging from doing nothing to 25 % reduction on 2006 Part L Building Regulations from 2010 and 44 % reduction from 2013, and 100 % reduction from 2016 with high energy efficiency and allowable solutions.
Post date: 5 Aug 2009
Type: News

The fund aims to create a financing framework to energy efficiency measures that will cut energy bills and reduce carbon emissions. The savings made on energy costs will be used to pay off the upfront loans and be ploughed back into the fund. As well as energy efficiency measures, the fund may also invest in decentralized energy schemes and new waste technology.
Post date: 5 Aug 2009
Type: News

The way people use and conserve energy in the home is set to be revolutionised in Scotland with the offer of free energy audits, advice on becoming more energy efficient and free or discounted loft and cavity insulations. Read about the individual pilot areas and more at www.scotland.gov.uk
Post date: 5 Aug 2009
Type: News

Cutting energy costs can be easier than many people think. Suggestions for reducing the energy use include also regularly defrosting the fridge and washing clothes at a lower temperature.
Post date: 5 Aug 2009
Type: News

see linked PDF-files.
Post date: 3 Aug 2009
Type: Tool

  AnTherm provides totally new capabilities for evaluating building envelope elements or even whole buildings with particular attention to thermal bridges and (optionally) vapour diffusion. It provides modern three dimensional visualization functionality speeding up the complex evaluation process in terms of qualitative research followed by quantitative (numerical) analysis of results.
Post date: 3 Aug 2009
Type: Tool

The site is designed for anyone whose job is to save energy at work. It provides free guidance on heating, air conditioning, lighting, compressed air, motor-driven equipment, etc., and advice and information on energy management techniques. The editor and his associates are able to answer queries. The site emphasises real-life practical energy-saving solutions and avoids debate about policy, legislation, regulations, carbon trading and global warming.
Post date: 27 Jul 2009
Type: Link