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Electricity used by Finnish data centres represents roughly 0.5-1.5 per cent of the total national electricity consumption. The amount has nearly doubled during the past five years. According to Motiva, a company specializing in energy and material efficiency, the annual electricity consumption in Finnish data centres can be reduced by as much as 350 GWh.
Post date: 22 Dec 2011
Type: News

 According to Article 14 of Directive 2006/32/EC all Member States shall submit to the Commission the following EEAPs:— a first EEAP not later than 30 June 2007;— a second EEAP not later than 30 June 2011;— a third EEAP not later than 30 June 2014.
Post date: 21 Nov 2011
Type: Publication

Why use this wiki > Find out what has been already done by/in other cities, regions and countries > Share your experience Is your City already playing a role in this field? Either the answer is yes or no, we hope it is willing to know more and learn from the others' achievements and mistakes. And if your City has already something to show, the wiki is there for the appropriate visibility. Register NOW and join the CommunityBe part of the community!
Post date: 17 Nov 2011
Type: Tool

The “review and research” phase of the REQUEST programme aimed to identify best practices across Europe for increasing the uptake of EPC recommendations and promoting an integrated supply chain for low-carbonrenovation. In total, 95 case studies were identified and analysed – 77 from the REQUEST partner countries and 18 from non-participating countries (EU and beyond). 29 of these were considered best practice. (
Post date: 15 Nov 2011
Type: Link

ESTEC 2011 is setting new trends for solar thermal! For the first time, the biennial European Solar Thermal Energy Conference is being held outside Germany, the largest European market by far. In selecting France as the host country, ESTIF and ENERPLAN - the co-organizer of ESTEC 2011 - wanted to stress that the solar thermal market growth is increasingly coming from other large European countries, and in choosing Marseille, the gateway to the Mediterranean, highlight this region’s huge potential both from the northern and southern shores.
Post date: 25 Oct 2011
Type: News

CONCERTO is co-funded by the European Commission To see the relevant BUILD UP publication on this brochure, please click here.
Post date: 11 Oct 2011
Type: News

The OPEN HOUSE methodology assesses the whole life- cycle of a building:
Post date: 22 Aug 2011
Type: News

Nordic Climate Festival @ Aalto is held at the Aalto University Otaniemi campus in Espoo, Finland. Nordic Climate Festival @Aalto is a 4-day event on finding and promoting best available Nordic initiatives towards sustainable communities. The festival is part of the Finnish Presidency of the Nordic Council of Ministers 2011. Join us to discuss, brainstorm and socialize with other like-minded students and top research teams of Aalto University!
Post date: 3 Aug 2011
Type: Link