Student Switch Off (SSO) is an inter-dormitory energy-saving competition run in 475 dormitories managed by 17 different university housing providers, housing 24,976 students in five countries over the academic years 2014/15 and 2015/16 (49,952 students in total over 2 years). SSO is part of the SAVES project, a project funded by the EU.
Post date: 31 Aug 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 Aug 2015
The evolution of data tools that are used to improve the energy performance of buildings follows the broader development of data management and processing, a field which has expanded rapidly in recent years. This article reviews the various types of software applications currently available.
Post date: 14 Jul 2015
Maison Notre Dame du Mont
in Fatqa is one of the reference hostels in the area. Maison Notre Dame du Mont
premises consists of two main parts:
Post date: 7 Jul 2015
Although experience has shown that Nearly Zero Energy Buildings can be realised in practice, many challenges lie ahead of driving the market in this direction. A specific challenge concerns the actual compliance of buildings with the applicable regulations, while another one lies in upgrading the quality of the works to meet NZEB standards.
Post date: 18 Jun 2015
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The 5th International Conference on Renewable Energy Sources & Energy Efficiency will take place on 5-6 May 2016 in Nicosia, Cyprus. The Conference aims at bringing together key stakeholders interested in renewable energy sources, energy efficiency and conventional fuels. The thematic areas of the Conference, covering renewables and energy efficiency topics in all sectors, are the following:
Post date: 25 May 2015
Post date: 22 May 2015
New analysis by the Coalition for Energy Savings of national reports on the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) reveals that central governments have not shown leadership in ending the waste of energy in their own buildings.
Post date: 22 May 2015