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This guide will help you to start saving on your energy bills and to feel more comfortable at home without spending a single cent.   The guide has been released by the EU-funded FIESTA project and will provide European families with helpful advice on lowering their energy bill and their carbon footprint. Aimed at the general public, the document looks at general areas of household energy consumption, from heating and cooling to cooking, outlining simple ways to save money.  
Post date: 3 Aug 2017
Type: Publication

The renovation project "Paint it Green" was undertaken by the owner company CoRI - Coating Research Institute after identifying two important concepts: the need for more space as well as the modernization of the company image. Focusing on these issues, the objective established was to create a building designed in an intelligent and thoughtful way combined with the aspects of being high-tech and durable.  
Post date: 2 Aug 2017
Type: Case

Energy efficient and Cost competitive retrofitting solutions for Shopping buildings     The EcoShopping project aims to build a holistic retrofitting solution for commercial buildings to reduce primary energy consumption down to less than 80kWh/m2 per year and increase the share of RES (Renewable Energy Sources) more than 50% compared to the state of the art.   The approach will be systemic by developing:  
Post date: 1 Aug 2017
Type: Link

Tools for householders to manage their domestic energy use    
Post date: 28 Jul 2017
Type: Tool

Compact REtrofit Advanced Thermal Energy storage - An economically affordable, compact and loss-free heat battery for existing buildings.”  
Post date: 28 Jul 2017
Type: News

  This course, which will be realised from 6 to 14 November 2017 in Darmstadt, Germany, is aimed at all building professionals, including architects, engineers, contractors and builders, who are interested in training in the field of energy-efficient & cost-optimal buildings designing. During the course, they will learn from experts at the Passive House Institute, everything from how to define the thermal envelope to how to overcome frequent planning and construction challenges. The course consists of a 3-day e-learning module and 7 days of in-class training.  
Post date: 27 Jul 2017
Type: Event

The new Horizon 2020 FIT-TO-NZEB project develops innovative training schemes for deep energy retrofit in Eastern and Southern Europe    
Post date: 25 Jul 2017
Type: News

Data centres are among the biggest electrical energy consumers. In the Renew IT project scientists from five countries examined how data centres could be supplied almost entirely with renewable energy. This BINE project info presents a case study of an office building in Stuttgart in which a heat pump cools the in-house data centre and at the same time provides heat to the building.     To download the document, please visit the relevant BINE webpage at the link provided below.
Post date: 19 Jul 2017
Type: Publication

The Solar Keymark was created to certify solar thermal collectors and solar thermal systems, storages and controllers at European level. The aim is to reduce trade barriers and promote the use of high quality solar thermal products in the European market and beyond. The Solar Keymark is a CEN/CENELEC voluntary third-party certification mark for solar thermal products, demonstrating to end-users that a product conforms to the relevant European standards and fulfils additional requirements.
Post date: 17 Jul 2017
Type: Link

The Heat Pump KEYMARK is a voluntary, independent, European certification mark for all heat pumps, combination heat pumps and heat pump water heaters (as covered by Ecodesign, EU Regulation 813/2013 and 814/2013).  
Post date: 17 Jul 2017
Type: Link