This technical memorandum released by the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) provides a domestic overheating risk assessment methodology. It can be applied to dwellings, care homes and student residences. The methodology is intended for use by designers in order to influence building design for the better. It could be used at the planning stage to assess risk, as well as at later stages of design.
Post date: 17 May 2017
dena – the Germany Energy Agency- in partnership with the energy service provider ista, the German Tenants’ Association and the Federal Ministry of Construction habe carried out a nation-wide field test of consumption transparency in buildings in the project “Saving Money through Clever Heating”. The key outcome of the project was that tenants who receive monthly information on their heating consumption can reduce it by an average of 10 per cent.
For further information please visit the relevant dena webpage at the link provided below.
Post date: 4 May 2017
QUALICHeCK FACT SHEET #54: Ductwork airtightness in France: Regulatory context, control procedures, results
Post date: 27 Apr 2017
Supporting the creation of Green Homes through a credible, cost-effective certification program represents an opportunity for residential investors & developers to differentiate the quality and environmental performance of their construction projects while educating consumers about the financial and other benefits. Financial institutions – through the issuance of Green Mortgages tied to certified Green Homes – can significantly reduce their mortgage default risk and raise the asset valuation of homes they finance and can, therefore, offer a lower cost of financing.
Post date: 18 Apr 2017
This report of the French Association for Heat Pumps (AFPAC) concerns heat pump solutions for the production of domestic hot water in dwellings. These solutions are now little known and little used. In a context where domestic hot water has become an issue for reducing the energy consumption of residential buildings, this document aims at presenting a synthesis of the systems available, as well as a number of examples where they are used.
Post date: 6 Apr 2017
Although many cities and regions have engaged in an energy transition, financing sustainable energy measures remains a great challenge. Project investment costs are high and it seems difficult to cover them using the municipal budget and traditional financing methods only. Local and regional authorities have to be resourceful and open-minded to invent and test new financing mechanisms, business models, organisational structures and partnerships to make their sustainable energy projects happen.
Post date: 27 Mar 2017
Ekonomikas ministrija un Attīstības finanšu institūcija Altum informatīvās kampaņas „Dzīvo siltāk” ietvaros 2017. gada februārī uzsāk semināru ciklu par pieejamo valsts atbalstu energoefektivitātes pasākumu īstenošanai daudzdzīvokļu ēkās.
Post date: 23 Mar 2017
The MLEI PDA project PSEE Alsace has produced a number of short videos on the integrated home renovation service Oktave, to help homeowners get acquainted with this service.
Post date: 21 Mar 2017
In this series of white papers on the electrical installations of houses, flats and residential units, Leonardo Energy aims to stimulate carefully considered design, taking into account how the occupants live and their needs and wishes. These white papers are mainly targeted to architects, specification writers, decision makers, installers and students.
Post date: 20 Mar 2017
An Independent Review of Consumer Advice, Protection, Standards and Enforcement for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Post date: 6 Mar 2017