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Organise an Energy Day during EUSEW 2011

What's in it for you? Be part of a European movement to promote energy efficiency and renewable energy by organising an Energy Day in Europe or an Event in Brussels. Three good reasons why others have joined:Raise the...

«Χτίζοντας το μέλλον»- το Πρόγραμμα για τα Βιώσιμα Κτίρια και την Πράσινη Ανάπτυξη

The Greek Ministry announced the programme "Building the Future"

Zum Sanieren motivieren

Es scheitert oft daran, dass die aktuellen Instrumente sowie Kommunikations- und Beratungsangebote nur unzureichend auf die komplexe Entscheidungssituation der Eigenheimbesitzer abgestimmt sind, so die These der Wissenschaftler. Sie gehen...

Future energy strategy: EU Parliament resolution says energy efficiency should top the EU agenda

Energy efficiency and implementation of legislation MEPs stress that energy efficiency should be at the top of the EU agenda, as a cost-effective way to cut energy dependency, combat climate change, create jobs and curb...

Energy efficiency in urban restructuring projects

Background and aims of the ENPIRE project All over Europe local governments are involved in projects to improve the quality of houses in the urban environment. These involve not only the development of new urban areas but...

Die Gebäude der Zukunft auf der BAU 2011

Das Forschungssymposium gibt am ersten Veranstaltungstag Einblicke in die neuesten Trends, Entwicklungen und Methoden unter dem Schlagwort Gebäude der Zukunft. So werden Strategien für mehr Nutzerkomfort und optimierte Betriebsführung,...

Intelligent Energy Europe info day 2011 – book the date

Close the Door Campaign: New research proves closing a shop door in winter saves up to 50% in energy usage and carbon emissions

The research found that closing a shop door when heating is being used:Reduces energy usage by up to 50% Cuts a shop’s annual CO2 emissions by up to 10 tonnes of CO2, equivalent to 3 return London to Hong Kong flights Assists with...

Bundesumweltministerium vergibt Deutschen Kältepreis 2011

Gewerbliche und industrielle Kälteanlagen bestehen aus verschiedenen Komponenten, die jeweils individuell entsprechend den baulichen und sonstigen Bedingungen zusammengestellt und vor Ort montiert werden. Um zusätzliche Impulse für die...

Energy performance of buildings: the Commission asks Italy and Spain to ensure full compliance with European legislation

The European legislation is aimed at achieving a significant reduction in the energy consumption of buildings, thus helping to combat global warming and strengthen the EU’s energy security. Large energy savings will also enable households...

Review of the use of Structural Funds for energy efficiency in housing

Kids4Future: The Rainmakers concept

The overall objective of the action has been to contribute to increased energy knowledge by addressing the world’s most important target group – namely our children. They will meet the climate and energy supply challenges when they become...

£5 million green housing scheme for abandoned site in Upton, UK

The properties have been built on brownfield land in Upton, near Pontefract. The land has previously been used for housing built after the First World War that was demolished in the 1980s. All of the properties are being constructed to...

Smart Home: Energieeffizienz-Haushalt der Zukunft

MeRegioMobil ist ein Gemeinschaftsprojekt von Wirtschaft und Wissenschaft. Unter Federführung der EnBW kooperieren die Partner KIT, Opel, Daimler, Bosch, SAP, die Stadtwerke Karlsruhe sowie das Fraunhofer Institut für System- und...

UK Housing Minister Grant Shapps: New common sense code to build greener homes

Mr Shapps said the Code has been updated to take into account the tougher new rules for energy efficiency in buildings, and help developers make new homes greener without getting bogged down in unnecessary 'gold plated' design features....

Klimaschutz-Kampagne sucht Schülerprojekte

Unter www.energiesparmeister.de oder auf dem gleichnamigen Profil beim Social-Media-Dienst schülerVZ können Schüler am „Gründe Deine Klima-AG“ Wettbewerb teilnehmen. Auf beiden Seiten finden sie zudem Tipps und Ratschläge für ihre Klima-AG...

UK: Code for sustainable homes technical guide- Nov. 2011

This technical guidance sets out the requirements for the Code for Sustainable Homes. It sets out the process by which a Code assessment is reached. It aims to make gaining a Code assessment as simple, transparent and rigorous as possible...

USGBC, LEED targeted by class-action suit

Alleged fraud and deceptive practices The suit alleges that USGBC’s claim that it verifies efficient design and construction is “false and intended to mislead the consumer and monopolize the market for energy-efficient...

Deutschland: Energieverbrauch der privaten Haushalte für Wohnen rückläufig

Bei der Betrachtung nach Energieträgern fällt besonders der starke Rückgang des Verbrauchs von Mineralölen auf: er verringerte sich seit 2005 um knapp ein Viertel. Der Verbrauch von Erdgas reduzierte sich leicht um 3,6%. Nachdem der...