An Energy retrofit of a 50 year old office building of FrymaKoruma in Rheinfelden, Switzerland with the aim of improving the heating and energy efficiency.The heating energy consumption of the 4,200 m³ large office building could be reduced from 333,000 kWh/a to calculated 200,000 kWh/a by the façade and window refurbishment.
Post date: 15 Οκτ 2015
Take part in the ongoing call for contributions to unlock the potential of energy efficiency in buildings as a global asset. Open until 2 October 2015. Note that the most recent ICP Europe Technical Forum web meeting took place on Thursday 24th September.
Post date: 23 Σεπ 2015
Under the European Energy Efficiency Directive 2012/27/EU, EU countries should set up an energy efficiency obligation scheme. This scheme requires energy companies to achieve yearly energy savings of 1.5% of annual sales to final consumers.In order to reach this target, companies have to carry out measures which help final consumers improve energy efficiency. This may include improving the heating system in consumers' homes, installing double glazed windows, or better insulating roofs to reduce energy consumption.
Post date: 13 Αυγ 2015
The Swiss emissions trading scheme (ETS) makes it possible to reduce emissions where it costs the least to do so. This market instrument enables the cost-effective achievement of climate-protection targets. Large, greenhouse gas-intensive companies are required to participate in emissions trading, while medium-sized companies may voluntarily participate in the emissions trading scheme. The companies that are included in the emissions trading scheme (ETS) are exempted from the CO2 levy.
Post date: 26 Ιουν 2015
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360optimi tools help you to identify the life-cycle cost (LCC) of your choice while controlling environmental performance through life-cycle assessment (LCA), both in new construction and renovations. LCA can be used to compare designs, strengthen bids and to achieve credits in certification systems.
Post date: 3 Ιουν 2015
Post date: 28 Μάιος 2015
This case study showcases how vacuum insulation panels (VIP) improved the insulation of a traditional house in Switzerland without any impact on the facade of the building and any reduction of the usable space.
Post date: 25 Μάιος 2015
With nearly 40,000 buildings certified by the end of 2014, MINERGIE has influenced the Swiss building industry like no other voluntary instrument. Based on its definiton – low need of non-renewable energy, comfortable and healthy indoor climate, building value – the brand is highly attractive for users, investors, system producers and building experts.
Post date: 9 Μαρ 2015