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Leading examples of public buildings: German Reichstag receives certificate with excellent energy performance

The Reichstag building, the chair of the German parliament in Berlin was certified for its energy performance by the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics. According to the goals of the EPBD public buildings shall act as leading examples for...
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...
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H2College - Hydrogen and passive house

Herning Municipality is among the frontrunners in the hydrogen field. A recent project involved the construction of 66 youth accommodation units that receive electricity and heating from hydrogen and wind energy, making the units 100 per cent CO2...
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Stuttgart-Sonnenberg: Reduction of CO2 Emissions in a Nursing Home

A retirement apartment building built in Stuttgart-Sonnenberg in 1965 is a good example of what can be achieved when a major renovation is combined with an energy efficient retrofit concept developed by a holistic design team. The modernisation of...
The seven story main building of the retirement home was built in 1965 with originally 116 beds. It also incorporates a kindergarten. In 1974 a further building was added as a nursing home with 55 beds. To this second building no...
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UK Department of Energy and Climate Change signs up to 10:10 campaign

The Department of Energy and Climate Change has today reaffirmed its pledge to cut its own carbon emissions by signing up to the 10:10 campaign. The Department will now cut emissions by 10% in 2010 on top of an existing commitment to reduce...
The Department’s London headquarters also published today its latest monthly energy efficiency rating for October which is a ‘D’. Compared to this time last year, DECC has reduced its use of gas by 90% and its use of electricity by 22%....
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Benchmata

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It is the first commercially available system powerful enough to automate any organization's energy benchmarking needs. Software can put your organization on the fast track for bulk benchmarking of your customers in ENERGY STAR Portfolio...
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European prototype tool for the evaluation of building performance

In the framework of the IEE project BuildingEQ, guidelines for the evaluation of building performance have been developed. The guidelines describe a 4-step procedure for the cost effective performance analysis following a general top-down approach...
The tool includes the following features:Data handling: General features for storing time series data. Data visualization: “Intelligent” data visualisation on the basis of the minimal data set that reveals “operation patterns”. Building...
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Green Lighthouse

Green Lighthouse is built by a consortium consisting of Hellerup Byg, Christensen & Co. Arkitekter and COWI, which has developed the architecture and energy concept and has constructed this new climate landmark. The house has been finished...
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ZUKUNFTSRAUM SCHULE - SCHULGEBAEUDE NACHHALTIG GESTALTEN

Der Kongress "Zukunftsraum Schule" wendet sich an Paedagogen und Behoerdenvertreter, Architekten und Planer, Hersteller und Handwerker, Forscher und Praktiker und ist zugleich Anlass und Auftakt einer Plattform für Information und Kommunikation, die...
Array Den Zukunftsraum Schule nachhaltig zu gestalten, erfordert einen integralen Ansatz, der alle Beteiligten und alle Aspekte zusammenführt, um auf wirtschaftliche Weise optimale Bedingungen in effizient betriebenen und architektonisch...