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Post date: 17 Nov 2011
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. (http://www.building-request.eu/info/review-and-research)
Post date: 15 Nov 2011
Post date: 28 Oct 2011
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
Speaking at the event, Head of the Covenant of Mayors Office Kristina Dely offered some perspectives on how the transition to integrated, sustainable energy planning can constitute a job and wealth creator for local economies. In Turkey, adopting such energy efficiency standards could indeed lead to much-needed savings, as the country’s energy consumption could be reduced by a third of its present level, which is way above the world average. As of today, 5 October 2011, four of the country’s municipalities, have already decided to take the leap by joining the Covenant of Mayors.
Post date: 18 Oct 2011
Post date: 8 Sep 2011
The OPEN HOUSE methodology assesses the whole life- cycle of a building:
Post date: 22 Aug 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
CEMBUREAU, the European Cement Association based in Brussels, is the representative organisation of the cement industry in Europe.
The Association acts as spokesperson for the cement industry before the European Union institutions and other public authorities, and communicates the industry’s views on all issues and policy developments with regard to technical, environmental, energy and promotional issues. Permanent dialogue is maintained with EU institutions, international authorities and other international associations.
Post date: 31 Jan 2011
This Community aims at discussing on the challenge of insulating a building from the inside. It disseminates the most relevant publications, technologies and news. In particular, it raises awareness to the building sector on the contribution of product materials to insulate buildings from the inside. This Community is facilitated by EUROGYPSUM, the European federation of national associations of gypsum products manufacturers.
Post date: 8 Dec 2010