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Post date: 28 May 2010
Type: Event

How can intelligent energy be implemented in cities if we do not speak the same language? ACE and ECP have worked together on a freely available web-based tool, the aim of which is to bring to an end the confusion that reigns when authorities, policy-makers, consumers, planners and the construction industry as a whole are talking about sustainable construction. This tool will also contribute towards facilitating knowledge transfer, and thus to the achievement of intelligent energy in cities.
Post date: 27 May 2010
Type: News

The International Reference Life Cycle Data System (ILCD) Handbook provides detailed guidance on how to conduct a Life Cycle Assessment to quantify the emissions, resources consumed and the pressures on the environment and human health that can be attributed to a product. It has been developed by the European Commission's Joint Research Centre in cooperation with the Directorate-General for Environment. The ILCD Handbook is in line with international standards and has been established through a series of extensive public and stakeholder consultations.
Post date: 26 May 2010
Type: Publication

Compliance and control are essential parts of successfully implementing the EPBD. The main recommendations and findings from reports collected vary significantly regarding EPBD implementation, the large potential for further savings, the needs for infringement procedures by the European Commission, the importance of an integrated approach to buildings and their systems, support for innovative technologies, the necessity of investment in awareness and motivation actions. The publication is a Summary report prepared in the framework of ASIEPI project.
Post date: 26 May 2010
Type: Publication

The conclusions and recommendations on a given topic are then presented in full in part A of the summary report. These constitute the most important result of the project. Part B gives an overview of all other project material related to the given topic, which allows you to easily identify the information most pertinent to your interest at any time. Part C lists the project partners and sponsors. Within the ASIEPI work on thermal bridges the following aspects have been addressed:
Post date: 26 May 2010
Type: Publication

The Parties have agreed the following preliminary overarching themes for this MoU:Globally consistent metrics and protocols for measuring, accounting and reporting of energy use and the resulting impacts particularly with respect to greenhouse gas emission of buildings. Joint leadership and collaboration in the development of the core metric and protocol. Discrete leadership and decision rights for complimentary metrics/ programmes with support from the Parties. Note:
Post date: 26 May 2010
Type: News

The whole dissertation consists of four parts. In the first chapter of part 1 (chapters 2–4), the development of a theoretical occupant‐behaviour model is described based on the comprehensive literature review. In this context, the reference level is introduced as the entity to which all input values deriving from the body’s sensory systems are compared. Therefore, the reference level has a special place in the model, because the decision whether to perform or not to perform a certain type of behaviour is based on the outcome of this comparison.
Post date: 25 May 2010
Type: Publication