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European Energy Commissioner Günther Oettinger said: "This is an example of how an idea presented during last year’s Covenant of Mayors Ceremony is now a reality and having an impact on the ground. ELENA is a chance for cities and regions to help themselves by implementing Sustainable Energy Action Plans that create jobs, and at the same time help Europe as a whole meet its climate goals. After the strong response from cities and regions, we intend to double available ELENA funding to EUR 30 million.”
Post date: 30 Mar 2010
Type: News

Post date: 29 Mar 2010
Type: Publication

International building legislation is setting stronger and stronger requirements for the energy performance of buildings. An actual example is the impact of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive in the European Union (EPBD) on the national requirements in the Member States. The improved energy performance of buildings can’t be achieved by additional insulation or more effective buildings systems only. A major influence factor on the energy quality is the ventilation technology and also the airtightness of the building envelope.
Post date: 29 Mar 2010
Type: Publication

Information paper P189 of the European Project ASIEPI Even in well-insulated buildings, thermal bridges are often neglected. A third of EU Member States have no real ‘good-practice’ guidance on thermal bridges in the framework of their building energy regulations. The quality of guidance in the remaining States is very varied. Part 1 of this paper suggests topics that should covered in ‘good practice’ guidance, how it can be structured and presented, and how it can be related to building regulations and standardization.
Post date: 27 Mar 2010
Type: Publication