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As a result of the weekend’s favourable weather conditions on 9 April, energy generated from renewable sources set new records in the UK. Solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind power benefitted from ideal conditions, with a period of prolonged sunshine followed by high winds. According to the energy monitoring site MyGridGB, on Sunday 9 April, the country witnessed new records set by renewable and low carbon generators.
Post date: 21 Apr 2017
Type: News

It’s been 25 years since Dr. Wolfgang Feist built the first Passive House building in Darmstadt, Germany. Katrin Krämer, press officer for the Passive House Institute, sat down with him to find out how it all began.
Post date: 21 Apr 2017
Type: News

Daylight is vital to our long-term health and wellbeing. Yet, our modern way of living challenges our daily access to daylight and connection to nature, ultimately leading to a daylight deficit. So what role is left for architects and planners when we are trailing out of sync with natural lighting cycles? How can we rethink buildings so they address challenges posed by modern societies?  
Post date: 20 Apr 2017
Type: News

Climate-KIC is pleased to announce its joining of the Steering Committee for the Low Emission Development Strategies Europe & Eurasia Platform (LEDS-EEP). The LEDS-EEP’s mission is to create and support a community of practitioners that will promote and implement Low Emission Development Strategies (LEDS) across Europe & Eurasia, which is comprised of Europe and the nations of the Black Sea region.
Post date: 20 Apr 2017
Type: News

VELUX has published its 2016 Corporate Social Responsibility report, which details the company’s ongoing commitments and progress in the area of CSR.
Post date: 20 Apr 2017
Type: News

Climate-KIC welcomes the launch of Climate-KIC Australia, a self-financed, independent and separate legal entity from Climate-KIC, based on the successful European Knowledge and Innovation Community (‘KIC’) model for catalysing climate innovation from the European Institute of Innovation and Technology.
Post date: 20 Apr 2017
Type: News

Darmstadt, Germany/Innsbruck, Austria. When it was inaugurated four years ago, the Raiffeisen Tower in Vienna was the first high-rise building in the world built to the Passive House Standard. Four years later, great progress has been made. This summer, in New York, around 350 students will move into a 26-storey dormitory, being built to the Passive House Standard. The structure of the 88 metre tall Passive House building "Bolueta" in Bilbao, Spain, will be completed within a few weeks.
Post date: 7 Apr 2017
Type: News

In March 23, 2017, Construction21 China Platform Work Kick-off Meeting was successfully held in China Academy of Building research (CABR), which marked that the related work of Construction21 (China) and the website was officially launched (http://www.construction21.org/articles/h/construction21-opens-its-12th-platform-in-china.html).
Post date: 6 Apr 2017
Type: News

More and more companies are realising the transformational benefits of setting an ambitious energy productivity goal. They range from huge cost savings and improved energy security to driving innovation throughout the company. And crucially, many companies are achieving an immediate impact on profitability as well as safeguarding future returns.
Post date: 6 Apr 2017
Type: News

All common hot water loops waste a lot of energy, the only ECS loop that does not waste energy is operated by the tap lever. It is easy to measure the amount of energy lost in the hot water circulation loop by installing a calorie counter on the loop return with the temperature sensors at the ends of the loop and a counter on the power supply of the circulator.
Post date: 6 Apr 2017
Type: News