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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).
Post date: 6 Jul 2012
Post date: 17 May 2012
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Post date: 14 May 2012
Veinte equipos procedentes de 15 países (Alemania, Dinamarca, España, Francia, Holanda, Hungría, Italia, Noruega, Portugal, Reino Unido, Rumanía, China, Japón, Brasil y Egipto), construirán su vivienda a tamaño real en un recinto abierto al público denominado “Villa Solar”.Durante la competición, las viviendas participantes deberán someterse a 10 pruebas que determinarán cuál es la ganadora: la casa que consuma la menor cantidad de recursos naturales, y produzca un mínimo de residuos durante su ciclo de vida, obteniendo toda la energía necesaria a partir del sol.
Post date: 14 May 2012
The objective of the participating teams is to design and build houses that consume as few natural resources as possible and produce minimum waste products during their life cycle. Particular emphasis is put on reducing energy consumption and on obtaining all the necessary energy from the sun.Twenty teams from 15 countries (Germany, Denmark, Spain, France, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom, Romania, China, Japan, Brazil and Egypt) are building houses on the site called ¨Villa Solar¨ on the public premises of Casa del Campo, Madrid.
Post date: 10 May 2012
After the tragic events in Fukushima in March 2011, Masayoshi Son, Chairman & CEO of SOFTBANK Corp., one of Japan’s leading telecommunication company, felt the need to initiate discussion about a paradigm shift of Japan’s energy sector and initiated the creation of the Japan Renewable Energy Foundation.
Post date: 17 Oct 2011
This specification is intended to be a guide for designing an Active House, as a building that combines energy efficiency with specific attention to the indoor climate and focus on user’s health and well-being. The scope of this specification is residential buildings. The Active House specification is intended to be a guideline for construction and design industries at an international level. It seeks innovative approaches at technical levels whilst introducing goals of architectural quality and environmental design responsiveness and still securing energy efficiency.
Post date: 15 Apr 2011
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