Energy efficient buildings, cases

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Post date: 15 Feb 2010
Type: Event

Möglichkeiten, in Krankenhäusern Energie zu sparen, gibt es viele. Der Abschlussbericht "Energieeffiziente Krankenhäuser" des Fraunhofer-Instituts UMSICHT zeigt die größten Einsparpotenziale und wie sie lohnenswert erschlossen werden können. Der Bericht ist kostenfrei online zugänglich. Wo stecken die größten Einsparpotenziale von Krankenhäusern und welche können lohnenswert erschlossen werden? Diesen Fragen ist Fraunhofer UMSICHT in einem Forschungsprojekt nachgegangen und hat die Energienutzung in 20 Krankenhäusern im Detail untersucht.
Post date: 12 Feb 2010
Type: Publication

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Post date: 10 Feb 2010
Type: Event

The 12 winning communities are:
Post date: 8 Feb 2010
Type: News

EnergyHome for Life produces more energy than it consumes. With an energy surplus of 9 Wh/m²/year, it takes approximately 40 years for the house to generate the same amount of energy that was used to produce its building materials. At that point, the house will have returned more to nature than it consumed. A solar heat pump and 7 m² solar collectors generate energy for heating and hot water, while 50 m² solar cells generate more electricity than the home consumes.
Post date: 5 Feb 2010
Type: Case

Indoor climateThe generous ceiling heights created by the pitched roofs allow air to circulate around the nursery’s rooms and the roof is scattered with Velux roof lights, which will automatically open and close to naturally ventilate the building. The roof lights are also a key element in introducing natural light into the nursery. The building is very compact and is designed as a triangle, with the two longest facades facing south east and south west.
Post date: 5 Feb 2010
Type: Case

Until recently, the focus of many EPB-regulations and much standardisation work has more strongly been on the energy consumption for space heating. However, in recent years growing attention is being given to the aspect of summer comfort (if possible without active cooling) or to the energy consumption caused by cooling. Nevertheless, it is clear that, generally speaking, the methods for summer comfort and cooling are not yet as advanced as the methods for space heating, where several decades of operational experience have led to proven and mature
Post date: 4 Feb 2010
Type: Publication

Organised by European Commission's Directorate General for Energy, the European Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation, the European Institutions, major energy actors and private companies, the EUSEW is the key annual event of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign and the reference point for sustainable energy issues in Europe. So far over 100 events are being organised in Brussels and all over Europe, and many more will come. Take a week to change tomorrow: come to the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2010 and you will enter the European network of best energy solutions.
Post date: 2 Feb 2010
Type: News