Practices

Alternative power First National to hook up 4 fuel cells for electricity

A bank in Omaha, Nebraska plans to use fuel cells as the power supply for its new Technology Center. The steam that is produced will be used as backup heat

Sustainable building pilot project

Kelowna is working on a “ Sustainable Building ” pilot project to identify and clarify building regulations, standards and codes that effect energy efficiency, as part of the federal/provincial Community Action on Energy Efficiency (CAEE)...

Case study of a low-energy multifamily complex in Switzerland. First appraisal after two years of exploitation

A large multifamily complex of about 21’000 square meters (three buildings) was recently raised in the suburb of Geneva (Switzerland) and was certified Minergie®, a Swiss quality label.

Centro nacional de negocios

On january 19, 2005, the centro nacional de negocios in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, achieved LEED - NC v2 certification, making this the first LEED certified project in Mexico.

Shiodome tower

SHIODOME TOWER is a sustainable high-rise building designed to the basic concept of "a sustainable tower that is friendly to people and environment." As an environmental consideration in the architectural design, a highly energy efficient...

Dena's pilot project 'efficient homes'

In 2003, the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) - the German Energy Agency - initiated the pilot project ”Efficient Homes” As part of the project, over 140 buildings have so far been refurbished for high energy efficiency (in some cases...

Solar building Leinefelde 2000

On 14th May 1996 the nation-wide exemplary pilot project „Solar building Leinefelde 2000“ was officially opened. This project is regarded as a front-runner in the sector of energy saving as the building heats itself to a large extent. It...

Wirecom Technologies head office

The conception of the new head office of the company WIRECOM Technologies (Orléans, France) specialised in energy management solutions is based on a combination of traditional principles of construction and very innovative technologies....
ECOSM in figure : Total surface area of the building : 1511 m2 Cost of construction : 2.1 millions euros or 1390 €/m2 42 photovoltaic membranes : 17.14 kWc LED lighting : 786 Watts Heat Pumps : 4 (inside the eco-...

Solar thermal applications in eastern Europe with guaranteed solar results

New and renewable energy sources
A 36 month project to encourage the emergence of a sustainable solar thermal market with the GSR quality approach in Bulgaria, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia in partnership with Austria, France, Germany and Greece

Thermal energy from renewables references and assessment

Renewable energy sources
The ThERRA-project intends to develop and disseminat a methodology for monitoring the total amount of renewable heat produced in the EU.

Pro-efficient cold&lighting products

Project on promotion of energy efficient lighting in house holds.
overall aim is to promote voluntary initiatives for the most eco-energy efficient products.

Chambers Promoting Intelligent Energy for SMEs

Energy efficiency
The CHANGE project helps SMEs optimise their energy use by developing a European network of intelligent energy advisors at Chambers of Commerce and Industry (CCIs) and by kick-starting/enhancing concrete assistance to SMEs.

Energy efficient lighting systems in public utility buildings

Project on promotion of energy efficient lighting in public utility buildings.
The project concerns testing and implementing of PICO method for implementation of energy efficient lighting in public utility buildings.

Environmentally friendly

National contest on sustainability.
The programme is organized by The President of Poland. The best sustainable projects including energy efficiency in buildings are awarded

Polish-Japaneese Energy Efficiency Centre

Kno-how transfer in the area of energy efficiency.

Gaudi Project

Building thermomodernization
The goal of the project is to promote the thermomodernization. The special attention is put on architectural quality of modernization action.

Awareness raising project on building certification in Poland (in the context of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive)

Raising the awareness around the building certification system in Poland.
The project aims to raise the awareness around the building certification system in Poland which has just started its operation in January 2009. Within the framework of the project, a website was developed with crucial information on...

Sustainable Thermomodernization of Public Buildings

Sustainable thermomoderniszation of public utility buildings

Energy-efficient house

Website on energy efficient technologies in buildings
In the framework of the project a website on energy efficient buildings was created. The website contains information on technology, materials, economics and case studies.

Passive church

Passive church
The goal of the project is to construct a passive church.