North America

An understanding of human thermal comfort has proven to be one of the key components of energy efficiency in buildings. Human comfort is more to comfort than just temperature and humidity. For instance, the radiative energy that is emitted from walls, the air speed and also physiological factors such a as the people’s metabolic rate, the skin wettedness, and skin emissivity all have an effect.
Post date: 8 Okt 2019
Type: Tool

Be sure to subscribe now to the EPB Center Newsletter for staying informed and do contact us for any questions you might have related to the set of Energy Performance of Buildings standards!
Post date: 25 Sep 2019
Type: News

Along with promoting energy efficiency’s ability to help us all save energy and money, this year’s Energy Efficiency Day is also highlighting how energy efficiency can cut carbon pollution and help everyone to breathe easier.   By participating in #EEDay2019, we are taking steps to make small changes that add up to lasting comfort and convenience.  
Post date: 9 Sep 2019
Type: News

The Ecocity World Summit is the longest-standing international Summit that addresses building cities in balance with nature. It is a biennial event involving over 1,000 delegates from around the world.  
Post date: 6 Sep 2019
Type: Ereignis

The goal of the Perlita Project is to show a new path for low energy consumption buildings in Los Angeles and in Southern California through realistic, affordable and reproducible solutions.   The main focus was the energy efficiency. We followed the PassiveHouse standard path, which is the leading international low energy building standard with more than 85,000 buildingsaround the globe in all climate zones, to deliver ahigh level of comfort with very low energy consumption.  
Post date: 29 Aug 2019
Type: Fall

Global emissions are reaching record levels and show no sign of peaking. The last four years were the four hottest on record, and winter temperatures in the Arctic have risen by 3°C since 1990.   Sea levels are rising, coral reefs are dying, and we are starting to see the life-threatening impact of climate change on health, through air pollution, heatwaves and risks to food security.  
Post date: 28 Aug 2019
Type: Ereignis

EVENT ​SUMMARY - WHAT ​SHOULD ​YOU ​ATTEND? ​ Day ​One:   The ​Tour ​is ​for ​anybody ​interested ​in ​networking ​and ​taking ​the ​CanBIM ​Project ​Site ​Tour. ​
Post date: 4 Jul 2019
Type: Ereignis

This is the fourth and final blog post in our series on recent developments in energy efficiency financing. Prior posts covered Energy Service Agreements, PACE Financing, and on-bill finance.  
Post date: 21 Mai 2019
Type: News

The 4th call for proposals of Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE is devoted to the exploitation of outputs and results being delivered by projects funded by the Interreg CENTRAL EUROPE Programme within the first two calls.
Post date: 15 Mai 2019
Type: News

As part of its Living Standard initiative, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) has released a new U.S. public research report titled Standard Issue that sets out to better gauge how the public feels about issues at the core of the green building community’s mission: sustainability, green buildings and the environment.
Post date: 8 Mai 2019
Type: Publication