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A new American standard for the design of high-performance green buildings

The energy efficiency goal of Standard 189.1 is to provide significant energy reduction over that in ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007. It offers a broader scope than Standard 90.1 and is intended to provide minimum requirements for the...

German minister for environment presents key points for the new feed-in tariffs for PV generated energy

Further information on the background of the planned reduction, but also on the planned adjustment of the tariffs can be found (in German) at:http://www.bmu.de/erneuerbare/energien/doc/45543.php

Call for Case Studies for the ManagEnergy Local Energy Action Award 2010

The winning project will be selected by a jury with representatives from Energy Agencies, the industry and Cities. Besides having a chance to win the Local Energy Action Award, submitted Case Studies have the opportunity to be: -...

Online training helps small UK businesses to cut energy use with a single click

BUILD UP at the ASHRAE conference in Orlando

Further information is available on the ASHRAE conference website at: http://www.ashrae.org/events/page/2478. ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of 51,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating,...

Canada's economic action plan: Investing in clean energy projects

The Clean Energy Fund is investing nearly $1 billion in technology development and demonstration. Total investments under the Clean Energy Fund for large and small demonstration projects are benefiting Canada's economy by leveraging nearly...

Saving household energy with your cell phone

Each device is given a power plogg, which is a small adapter located between the power plug and the power outlet. It reports the power consumption on any given time to a PC via a radio signal. People can tell which device is guzzling the...

German poll says economic crisis decreases investments in energy efficiency

California will require mandatory inspection of energy systems in non-residential buildings

Country reports on impact, compliance and control of EPBD

New tariffs in France for electricity produced from renewable energy sources

Additional information for other renewable energy sources: The solar photovoltaic ground facilities will still benefit from a tariff of 0.314 €/kWh. In addition, for solar PV ground facilities of more than 250 kWpeak, the price will now...

A boiler replacement plan launched in England

Σε δημόσια διαβούλευση ο Κανονισμός Ενεργειακής Απόδοσης Κτιρίων

The Greek "Regulation on Energy Efficiency of Buildings" in public consultation

German cities introduce tighter energy performance requirements for buildings than fixed in the German energy decree

Further information on communities' energy performance requirements can be found (in German) at the following links.

Internet information session on good building practice for thermal bridges offered on January 19, 2010

Cost and registration:The participation to the web event is free, but requires you to register for the event. The web event will be limited to a maximum of 200 persons. The session will take place on January 19, 2010 from 10:00 to 12:00 (...

German federal state Baden-Württemberg requires renewable energy also for heating system renovations

Alternative measures include additional insulation of the building envelope. With the renewable heat act for renovations the responsible Minister for the Environment, Tanja Gönner, is expecting an impulse for the renewable energy industry...

Registration for the IEE European Info Day (Brussels, 3 February) is open

Languages: Presentations will be given in English. There will be simultaneous translation into French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.Date: 3 February 2010 Place: Charlemagne Building of the European Commission, Rue de la Loi 170,...

RICS analysis of the draft of EPBD recast

New website from the US Department of Energy to bring energy technology information to the public