Post date: 13 Sep 2010
Post date: 6 Sep 2010
1. Building description
Post date: 22 Aug 2010
The consortium, which has extensive experience of housing, supply chain re-engineering and refurbishment, will be led by BRE (Building Research Establishment), in collaboration with EDF Energy, Peabody, PRP, Total Flow, UCL and Wates.
Post date: 18 Aug 2010
All you need to do is call British Gas and one of their energy experts will come to your home and carry out a free no obligation survey.
Post date: 29 Jul 2010
The CONCERTO initiative was launched in 2003 by the European Commission as part of the research framework programme to enhance the role of cities and local authorities as driving forces towards sustainable community development. In CONCERTO, research activity is a demonstration laboratory where models for future urban developments are implemented through an integrated approach by showing that in society, the use of RES technologies and EE in buildings are compatible with improvement in the quality of life.The four new projects are composed as follows:
Post date: 26 Jul 2010
While a different rationale will be taken for each property, Apollo will apply a ‘whole house’ approach and work closely with the project team to identify local suppliers and affordable, efficient technologies. The St Neots property is a three-bedroom semi-detached house built in the 1970s and will show what might be possible with a relatively low financial outlay. The St Ives property, a two-bedroom detached house built in the 1960s, will be used as the main exemplar, showcasing what can be achieved through a more comprehensive programme of works.
Post date: 26 Jul 2010
Post date: 14 Jul 2010
The study examines the experiences with building typologies in the European countries. The objective is to learn how to structure the variety of energy-related features of existing buildings. As a result of the enquiry it can be stated that there are a lot of different activities which are based on typological criteria. Some of them are concentrating on providing information material and conducting energy advice.
Post date: 28 Jun 2010
Building air tightness has been improved in several countries, but there is still a lot of potential for improvement. What are the solutions, what are the problems and the challenges. I hope to get some new information during the workshop in Brussel at 14 and 15 June.
Last week I visited a building site, where in apartments, new bathrooms, toilets, new heating systems and insulated glass where being placed. But air tightness is not an issue. Information about the effects of air tightness and the solutions can help to make it a priority.
Post date: 14 Jun 2010