Energy policies and regulatory framework

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UK: Code for Sustainable Homes to be overhauled

On 16th December 2009 UK Housing and Planning Minister John Healey has launched proposals for a more consumer-friendly green rating for homes that will help green-proof properties and reduce future utility bills by up to nearly £1500 a year in the...
The Code for Sustainable Homes was introduced in April 2007 as a standard to improve the overall sustainability of new homes. 'The Code' scores against a star rating system, using one to six stars depending on how the property performs...
Ereignis

Building Renovation - towards low energy consumption -Conference

The conference "Building Renovation" will present how public policies will contribute to triggering a renovation boom, financing models and technology solutions. It will showcase innovative examples of the energy-efficient, economic and sustainable...
Array A step-up in renovating buildings towards low energy consumption creates a triple-win situation: it provides a much needed impetus to the European economy, it contributes to the achievements of energy and climate targets and it...
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Largest Passive House project in Europe has been opened in Tirol (Austria)

The largest Passive House project in Europe has been opened in October 2009 in Innsbruck, the capital city of Tirol (Austria). About 35.000 m² (brutto) for 354 flats have been build by the building owner Neue Heimat Tirol, a social housing company...
The largest Passive House project in Europe (project Lodenareal) has been opened in October 2009 in Innsbruck, the capital city of Tirol  (Austria). About 35.000 m² (brutto) for 354 flats (26.000 m²) have been build by the building owner...
Fall

World largest Passive House settlement "Eurogate" started in Vienna (Austria)

In October 2009 the construction work of the world largest Passive House settlement with 1.700 flat at 100.000 m² has started. Within a tender the City administration of Vienna has stated the Passive House standard as a precondition for building on...
In October 2009 the construction work of the world largest Passive House settlement with 1.700 flat at 100.000 m² has started.  Within a tender the City administration of Vienna has stated the Passive House standard as a precondition for...
Publication

Attuazione della Direttiva EPBD in Italia: stato dell’arte a Giugno 2008

The implementation of the EPBD in Italy is the responsibility of the Ministry of Economic Development, in collaboration with the Ministry of Environment and the Ministry of Infrastructures. Before approval, the authorisation of the Committee of...
Italian version of Information Paper P084 of EPBD Buildings Platform
Link

Climate data for Poland

This link to a website from the Polish Ministry of Infrastructure offers typical meteorological years and statistical climate data for 61 cities in Poland for the purpose of energy calculations for buildings. The data serve as a basis for...
Tool

EE4 CBIP

Designed to demonstrate a building's compliance to the requirements of the Commercial Building Incentive Program (CBIP) performance path approach. EE4 CBIP is offered by Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency to building...
Publication

PASS-NET - Communication towards public authorities - Joint report on financial support schemes

This report from the European project PASS-NET focuses on the know-how transfer towards public authorities (politicians and civil servants) about innovative building concepts, especially passive and very low energy houses and technologies. This...
The study has been carried out within the IEE project PASS-NET www.pass-net.net