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E(2)PBD - Energy and environmental performance of buildings - REHVA investigations

REHVA Journal. Volume 46, Issue 2, April 2009, pages 55-58
A survey was performed by REHVA to understand the current situation in the different Europan countries about sustainability assessment methods for buildings. This article analyses the results of this survey.
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EURIMA position on the recast of the EPBD - An EU roadmap for the buildings to become climate savers instead of energy wasters

REHVA Journal. Volume 46, Issue 2, April 2009, pages 22-26
This article gives the opinion of EURIMA (The European Association of Insulation Manufacturers) about the recast of the EPBD.
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Problemy obliczeń mostków cieplnych w przegrodach

The article discusses difficulties concerning calculating thermal bridges in partition walls. Polish norms PN-EN ISO for dealing with the problem of thermal bridges are presented and commented upon. Translation of the title : Difficulties...
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Sustainable Energy Europe - Media Newsletter - July 2009

The Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign Media Newsletter combines a background feature on a project linked to the campaign with an agenda of upcoming events and a selection of sustainable energy news.
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Mostki cieplne - można wykryć także bez kamery termowizyjnej

The article discusses the topic of thermal bridges. The author describes the symptoms that are characteristic of the presence of thermal bridges. Translation of the title: Thermal bridges can be detected without thermovision
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Świadectwa energetyczne a mostki cieplne

The article discusses the methodology of calculating thermal bridges for building energy performance certification. It concentrates on analyzing Polish national regulations concerning this calculation of thermal bridges.
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The Green Home Guide

This free online guide gives tips, tricks, facts and projects about saving energy and water. You can click through an animated home to see the worst spots for wasting power, air and water or explore the interactive map to get energy cost...
This on line digital guide shows to residential building occupants and owners in the USA how to save energy at home.
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Omega Center for Sustainable Living

The Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) is an innovative educational center that combines the most technologically advanced green building and natural wastewater treatment technologies. It is a cutting edge educational facility...
The Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) is a state-of-the art education center and natural wastewater treatment facility. A model of sustainable architecture, the OCSL is a pioneering project in the Living Building Challenge and is...
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KYA για τους όρους εγκατάστασης Φωτοβολταϊκών Συστημάτων, ισχύος μέχρι 10 KW στα δώματα και στις στέγες των κτηρίων

Joint Ministerial Decision on the rules for installation of photovoltaic systems in the roofs of buildings and households in Greece. Κοινή Υπουργική Απόφαση που καθορίζει τους κανόνες εγκατάστασης φωτοβολταικών συστημάτων στα δώματα και...
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ΚΥΑ για την Εγκατάσταση Φωτοβολταικών Στοιχείων στις εκτός σχεδίου περιοχές

Greek Joint Ministerial Decision for the installation of photovoltaics on areas outside urban plan limits.
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Energy Efficient Social Housing in Malta - Birkirkara Tal-Ftieh, a Pilot Study

Due to higher demand for housing in Malta, local single-family dwellings, typically terraced houses, are being demolished to make way for maisonettes and multiple storey apartments. This increases the energy demand per square metre that...
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Passive school in Neckargemünd, Germany

This new passive educational building in Neckargemünd (Germany) has a surface of 14 100 m2 and is occupied since scholar year 2008-2009 by 1300 pupils. The investment is 24 M€ with an overcost of 7% compared to a classical new building and...
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Transposition de l'article 8 "Inspection des chaudières" de la Directive 2002/91CE

This paper explains how France will transpose article 8 of the EPBD about inspection of boilers. The regulation should be published in 2009, in a first step for boilers from 4 to 400 kW. Option b) of article 8 of the EPBD should be chosen...
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Adanced energy design guide for small office buildings

This document is intended to provide a simple approach for contractors and designers who create small office buildings in the USA. Application of the recommendations in the guide should result in 30% energy savings when compared to same...
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Advanced energy design guide for highway lodging

This guide is intended to provide a simple approach for contractors and designers who create small hotels and motels in the USA. It represents a way to build energy-efficient hotels that use significantly less energy than those built to...
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Harmonac - Harmonizing air conditioning inspection and audit in the tertiary building sector - An overview of the project and first findings

This slide presentation shows results from the HARMONAC European Project about inspection of air conditioning systems.
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Energetische Sanierung von Mehrfamilienhaüsern

This brochure explains the requirements of regulations and helps to identify and implement possible actions in order to save energy in the renovation process of multi-family houses. It results from the European project "Implement - the...
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Calculation method for the seasonal performance of heat pump compact units and validation

For the heating of low energy houses according to the MINERGIE® or MINERGIE-P® Standard with significantly reduced heat energy needs heat pump compact units have been developed in the recent years, which combined the functions space...
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The Integrative Design Guide to Green Building: Redefining the Practice of Sustainability

This practical manual: Explains the philosophy and underpinnings of effective integrative design, addressing systems thinking and building and community design from a whole-living system perspective Details how to implement integrative...
The integrative design process offers a new path to making better green building decisions and addressing complex issues that threaten living systems. The Integrative Design Guide to Green Building: Redefining the Practice of...
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Daylighting Design Tips

Optimizing the daylighting design’s performance requires analysis using computer or physical models to accurately determine if the design criteria for daylight has been met. Working together in an interactive fashion as the design...
Effective daylighting design is both an art and a science. The architect, following basic daylighting design principles, creates the daylighting system along with the design of the building, whether intentionally or not.