Building operation, monitoring, energy management

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The EPC community has for mission statement to demonstrate the benefits of using Energy Performance Contracting and to stimulate the adoption of this building energy efficiency tool accross Europe.
Post date: 17 Pro 2009
Type: Téma

The German Ministry for Transport, Building and Urban Affairs contracted Fraunhofer-IBP in cooperation with the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning and the company Megawatt to issue an energy certificate based on calculations with the standard DIN V 18599. The complex energy supply concept includes combined heat and power units based on biofuel, seasonal heat and cold storages and connects via local district heating and cooling networks several parliamentary buildings. The building was retrofitted between 1991 and 1999 according to the architectural plans of Sir Norman...
Post date: 16 Pro 2009
Type: Novinky

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Post date: 13 Pro 2009
Type: Event

All over the EU, Social Housing organisations are increasing the energy efficiency of their housing stock, however there remains potential for further improvements. To accelerate this process,  experts from national and regional federations need a platform where they can learn from each others’ successes and mistakes, exchange advice, tips and experience on all issues related to energy use in social housing.  
Post date: 10 Pro 2009
Type: Téma

Homeowners in Birmingham, Sunderland, London Borough of Sutton and Stroud will be testing out new ways to finance whole house energy makeovers under the Government’s £4m Pay As You Save scheme. Following an open competition, Birmingham City Council, Gentoo Sunderland, British Gas, B&Q UK and Stroud District Council have been chosen to deliver individual projects in the first ever UK trials. Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband said:
Post date: 9 Pro 2009
Type: Novinky

This milestone marks ten months of exceptional growth for the Covenant of Mayors’ initiative, as the number of local authorities participating has almost trebled since the first signing ceremony in February 2009. “I welcome the commitment to local sustainable energy demonstrated by Rostock today as the 1000th signatory of the Covenant,” says Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs. “The number of communities now involved is a clear indication of the strong belief in tackling climate in a coherent way at local level.”
Post date: 9 Pro 2009
Type: Novinky

Post date: 7 Pro 2009
Type: Novinky

Lord Hunt said: “A global climate deal in Copenhagen needs all countries to make the most ambitious commitments possible, but it will also require all of us to change how we lead our lives and how we generate our energy. ... Smart meters will put the power in people’s hands, enabling us all to control how much energy we use, cut emissions and cut bills. ... Smart grids will help manage the massive shift to low carbon electricity such as wind, nuclear and clean fossil fuels. ...
Post date: 3 Pro 2009
Type: Novinky

Mechanical ventilation and air conditioning control the indoor conditions with a specific high consistency range that is independent of external conditions, whereas passive systems cannot be regulated that precisely and quickly. However, passive cooling makes proper use of the existing natural possibilities and principles, uncharged by side effects, thus simulating better the natural conditions, providing a feeling of comfort and using less to no energy. 
Post date: 2 Pro 2009
Type: Ask the Experts