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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

Building envelope: Walls: polyurethane insulation (300 mm), concrete sandwich elements (U-value 0.08 W/(m²•K)) Roof: hollow slab, polyurethane insulation (270 mm) + 90-160 mm light gravel and 100 mm concrete Total energy consumption of the building: 107 100 kWh/a Renewables:
Post date: 2 Jul 2011
Type: Case

Content of the Toolkit The IT-Toolkit offers support in different ways, e.g. by providing reports and guidelines, an interactive performance rating of energy uses, more than 70 exemplary retrofit projects, structured similarily to a website, calculation tools with building specific input by the user and a detailed checklist for a building inventory.In detail the toolkit consists of the following tools: 1. Performance rating for heating, electricity and water 2. Electronic building inspection protocol
Post date: 27 Jun 2011
Type: Tool