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  On 4 October 2017, in the context of the October infringements package, the European Commission announced that they are sending a letter of formal notice requesting Spain to ensure the correct implementation of the EU legislation on energy efficiency (Energy Efficiency Directive, Directive 2012/27/EU).  
Post date: 5 Oct 2017
Type: News

Photovoltaics - a key technology Innovations from Austria for tomorrow`s power supply  
Post date: 28 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

Dämmstoffe sind aus dem Baualltag nicht mehr wegzudenken. Ihre Einsatzgebiete reichen von der Fassadendämmung bis zu Spezialanwendungen in der Versorgungstechnik. Nichts desto trotz wird gegenüber Dämmmaßnahmen vermehrt öffentliche Kritik laut, die den Anschein hat, dass sie sich hauptsächlich auf Fassadendämmung mit Wärmedämmverbundsystemen auf Polystyrolbasis konzentriert. Die vorliegende Analyse setzt sich deshalb aus Sicht der Bauforschung mit dieser Kritik auseinander. Sie betrachtet diejenigen Themen, die immer wieder diskutiert werden: Sind Dämmmaßnahmen wirtschaftlich?
Post date: 19 Sep 2017
Type: Link

How to use excess heat from the electricity generation of remote biogas power stations? Can the excess heat contribute to the climate protection? The German Ministry of the Environment is supporting a pilot project in the rural district Landsberg am Lech that develops a mobile heat supply system based on excess heat. The heat of the biogas power stations is distributed in a flexible way to different users, including a retirement home and a high school. Due to the distance between the station and possible users, a heating network would be uneconomical.
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
Type: News

Researchers at the MEET Battery Research Centre at Münster University have developed a new energy storage system based on dual-ion battery technology. Its long service life is promising for stationary applications. The focus of the development was on cost-effective battery systems. The key difference to lithium-ion batteries is the purpose of the electrolyte. Chemist Dr. Tobias Placke from MEET explains further that, “In the lithium cell, it serves only as a transport medium for lithium ions between both electrolytes. In the dual-ion cell, however, it is an active material.”  
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
Type: News

One of the pilot buildings of the Solar Decathlon 2014 will now be rebuilt on the university campus Berlin Charlottenburg. The so-called “Rooftop” building, originally designed as a net energy plus residential building, will now be modified to be used as a seminar room and laboratory. Due to additional measurement technology, the students can learn about energy monitoring with a real building as example.  
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
Type: News

German building ministry offers €11M for building research projects in a new phase of the initiative "Zukunft Bau"  
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
Type: News

Energieeffizienz in Unternehmen Das rechnet sich: Mehr aus Energie machen und Kosten senken  
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

The European ETICS Forum has established as a high-level European platform for information and communication about thermal insulation of buildings. The 4th edition will take place on 5 October 2017 in Warsaw.  
Post date: 4 Sep 2017
Type: Event

Energy positive sewage treatment plants - A sustainable solution for climate protection in municipalities   The municipal wastewater in Europe contains an available chemical energy of about 87,500 GWh per year. This corresponds roughly to the capacity of 12 large power plants. Due to the currently used technologies and the associated energy loss in the individual process steps, sewage treatment in Europe instead consumes primary energy of more than two power plants.  
Post date: 31 Aug 2017
Type: Event