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UK survey: One in ten home owners want to include energy efficiency in the improvement of their property

Seventy four per cent of homeowners who dream of improving their property want to create the ideal home rather than increase its value, new research reveals today. Housing charity Shelter and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)...
Kitchen extensions were the most popular home improvement (13%), closely followed by conservatories (12%) and attic conversions (10%). Shelter and RIBA released the research to coincide with the launch this week of Architect in the House,...
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Sustainable construction with EPS insulation

This brochure published by the European Manufacturers of Expanded Polystyrene (EUMEPS) gives an overview of environmental data relating to insulation in general and specifically expanded polystyrene (EPS) insulation. It explains the situation of EPS...
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Energy efficiency in urban restructuring projects

The report present results from the EU funded project ENPIRE - Energy Efficiency in Urban Restructuring Projects- based on experiences in 6 local projects in the Czech Republic, Denmark, The Netherlands, Ireland, Italy and Spain. Special attention...
Report is also available in French, Spanish, Czech, Danish and Dutch.
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Scotland: Environmentally friendly family wins award

A West Lothian family have won a £10,000 prize – thanks to their environmentally friendly endeavours. The McDermids from West Calder have won the National Sustainability Award and bursary that comes with it. They triumphed over tough competition to...
The Future Friendly Awards is a nationwide search for communities and families who are making a real difference by championing sustainability and environmentally friendly practices. Judith McDermid, along with husband George and children...
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US: New Guidelines for Energy Star Homes

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is announcing new, more rigorous guidelines for new homes that earn the Energy Star label. Compared to the current Energy Star guidelines, the new requirements will make qualified new homes at least 20...
The updated requirements will ensure that the government’s Energy Star label continues to deliver a significant increase in energy efficiency over homes that are built to code and standard builder business practices. These guidelines will...
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European Energy Efficient Building Congress

From June 23 to 25, 2010, the Alsace Region in partnership with the French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME Alsace) organises the European Energy Efficient Building Congress in Strasbourg. This European event, dedicated to training...
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"Copropriété et Développement Durable en Europe" "Co-ownership and Sustainable Development in Europe"

Colloquim on energy saving in co-ownership all over europe : Specific regulations, good practices, tools, feedback, energy saving contract, etc.
Array This European colloquium has a major purpose: survey everything being done in France and in Europe in connection with co-ownership and sustainable development, thanks to a certain number of themes: ten basic and two transverse....
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Living the future: housing, sustainable cities and the EU cohesion policy after 2013

Practical details: The conference will take place on May 18th 2010 in Brescia (Northern Italy) from 9:30 until 17:30, as part of the CECODHAS-Housing Europe General Assembly Meetings. All information related to the location as well as the...
Array Be part of the discussion on how the EU (in particular the EU Cohesion Policy) can help to develop smart, resource-efficient and inclusive cities and neighbourhoods and why affordable housing is a crucial element of it!What...