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Energy efficient retrofit of a nursing home in Stuttgart - The German BRITA in PuBs demonstration building

One of the 8 demonstration buildings out of the EU 6FP ecobuildings project BRITA in PuBs was the renovation of the nursing home Filderhof in Stuttgart, Germany. The aim of all demo projects was to reduce the primary energy consumption by...
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Bringing Retrofit Innovation to Application - BRITA in PuBs

The Ecobuildings project BRITA in PuBs was started in May 2004 to increase the market penetration of innovative and effective retrofit solutions in order to improve energy efficiency and implement renewables with moderate additional costs...
The BRITA in PuBs project from 2004 to 2008 aimed at rasing awareness on energy conservation and increasing the market penetration of innovative and effective retrofit solutions with moderate additional costs. To demonstrate such solutions...
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Proevehallen Cultural Centre

Building Roof: The roof was a so-called minimal construction – meaning that its load bearing capacity was very limited. It turned out that it could hardly carry the weight of the insulation according to the requirements in the building...
Description of the renovation and its purpose The building, Proevehallen ("The test hall") was together with the building, Ovnhallen, right next to it, part of an industrial complex - a porcelain fabric. In Ovnhallen the porcelain was...
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ΕΝΕΡΓΕΙΑ ΚΑΙ ΚΤΙΡΙΟ - Ενεργειακή κατανάλωση κτιρίων και οι νέες τεχνικές για την μείωσή της

Article which refers to the energy consumption in buildings and suggestions for energy conservation.
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Encouraging energy conservation in the home

Article which refers to a recent study for the psychology behind energy usage and behaviour change to help inform energy strategies.
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Βιοκλιματικός Ενεργειακός Σχεδιασμός

The main purpose of this article is to provide information about what is it bioclimatic architecture.
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EPBDのためのCEN基準に関するより詳細な情報 - More information on the set of CEN standards for the EPBD

This report is a follow up on Information Paper P02 on CEN standards developed to support the implementation of the EPBD in the EU Member States. It contains additional details and an update of the status of the standards.
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EPBD(建物のエネルギー性能にかかわる欧州指令)建物枠組み: 総合的な背景と活動 - EPBD Buildings Platform: Overall context and activities

This information paper describes the actions supported by the European Commission for a successful implementation of the EPBD as well as the services than can be expected from EPBD Buildings Platform.
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建物のエネルギー性能にかかわる欧州指令(EPBD)の実施をサポートする5つの新たなSAVEプロジェクト - Five new SAVE projects supporting the implementation of the EPBD

The main purpose of this paper is to give an overview of five SAVE projects started late 2006 and early 2007 which can help for an efficient implementation of the EPBD. The paper also includes an overview of all the EPBD focused SAVE...
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Keep it personal: how to encourage energy efficiency

Household energy consumption accounts for over a quarter of all energy consumption in the EU, but previous campaigns to encourage energy efficiency in the home have proved unsuccessful. Researchers now say energy efficiency campaigns would...
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Simple tool to evaluate the impact of daylight on building energy consumption

This paper presents a simple building simulation tool for integrated daylight and thermal analysis. The tool is capable of importing the thermal and visual properties for different glazings and shading positions from the Window Information...
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Characterization and performance evaluation of solar shading devices

In the decision process of office building design, it is important to take the effect of solar shading devices into account as they have a large influence on the indoor climate and energy consumption. This paper describes a user-friendly...
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Solar Shading System Based on Daylight Directing Glass Lamellas

The overheating problems in office buildings must be solved with efficient solar shadings in order to reduce the energy demand for cooling and ventilation. At the same time the solar shading should not reduce the daylight level in the...
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Diffuse ceiling ventilation, a new concept for healthy and productive classrooms

In most Dutch classrooms high draught risks result in insufficient ventilation and poor air quality in the heating season, while in the rest of the year the risk of overheating is high due to the high internal heat load. In this study a...
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A Handbook of sustainable building design and engineering: an integrated approach to energy, health and operational performance of buildings

The combined challenges of health, comfort, climate change and energy security cross the boundaries of traditional building disciplines. This authoritative collection focusing mostly on energy and ventilation provides the current and next...
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Building Energy Manager's Resource Guide

ex tract: "This Guide is divided into five main sections: Section 1 | Energy in Buildings - Why it Matters Section 2 | Management Actions - Setting the Goals Section 3 | Data - Information is Power Section 4 | Technical Solutions -...
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Public sector programme overview - Sustainable Energy Ireland

The programme has three funding elements: the Design Studies Support Scheme, the Model Solutions Investment Support Scheme and the Energy Management Bureaux Scheme. The Design Studies Support Scheme provides support for professional...
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House for Tomorrow - Building for the Future

extract: "The House of Tomorrow Programme had its origins in the Government’s Green Paper on Sustainable Energy in 1999, which highlighted deficiencies in the energy performance of Irish housing. Among the actions proposed to tackle this...
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ΕΘΝΙΚΟ ΠΡΟΓΡΑΜΜΑ ΜΕΙΩΣΗΣ ΕΚΠΟΜΠΩΝ ΑΕΡΙΩΝ ΦΑΙΝΟΜΕΝΟΥ ΘΕΡΜΟΚΗΠΙΟΥ (2000-2010)

The Greek National Action Plan for the reduction of CO2 emissions 2000-2010.
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Homeowners' Guide to Renewable Energy: Achieving Energy Independence Through Solar, Wind, Biomass and Hydropower

The "Homeowner's Guide to Renewable Energy" tells you how to implement improvements in home energy efficiency and efforts to tap into clean, affordable, renewable energy resources to heat and cool homes, to provide hot water and...