‘In 2011, for the first time, European investments in renewable energies were higher than for conventional fuels. Europe already produces over 3.8 GW from wind power alone!’ said Oettinger, adding that there would be ‘no sustainable economic growth without sustainable energy’. The Commissioner promised ‘more jobs in renewable energy, on top of the million we have already created’.
Post date: 30 Jan 2013
One might ask why certify at all? The reasons vary from stronger branding with an environmental profile and ensuring a good indoor environment, to energy efficiency and “guaranteed” building quality leading to more tenants and higher occupancy rates which ultimately can give increased financial value of a building. All this leads to an important message which is to understand the certification systems and to be able to compare them on a good level.
Post date: 26 Jan 2013
BEEP database is a global one stop shop for building energy codes, labelling and incentive schemes implemented in the 28 IEA member countries, BRICS countries and Tunisia for a total of 34 countries. BEEP currently provides detailed information on more than 400 building energy codes, 200 labelling schemes and 200 incentive schemes.
Post date: 6 Nov 2012
The jury for the 2012 Energy Efficiency Innovator Awards has selected the International Energy Agency’s Building Energy Efficiency Policies (BEEP) database as the winner in its “Projects” category. The prize will be bestowed to Dr Yamina SAHEB at the Energy Efficiency Innovator Awards Ceremony in Monaco on November 9th, 2012 .
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Post date: 12 Jul 2012
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Post date: 11 Jul 2012
The cost implications of improving the energy efficiency of appliances is a vital input for those involved in developing sustainable energy policies. Residential appliances contribute 30% of all electricity generated in OECD countries, producing 12% of all energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. They are the second largest consumer of electricity and the third largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions in the OECD. By 2020 it is estimated that residential appliance electricity consumption will have grown by 25% compared to current levels (OECD/IEA, 2003).
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