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Commissioner Oettinger will kick of the event today, 23 March, with an opening speech "Europe 2015 and beyond". The European Sustainable Energy Week running from 22 to 26 March 2010, will feature nearly 90 events in Brussels and some 270 energy days across 28 European countries. The EU Sustainable Energy Week is the high point of a year-long effort undertaken by the over 1,200 organisations and 10,000 people that are involved in the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign. Launched in 2005 by the EC it aims to support the EU targets within the fields of renewable
Post date: 23 Mar 2010
Type: News

Post date: 22 Mar 2010
Type: Publication

The aim of the CENSE project (2007-2010) is to support the EU Member States (MS) and other target groups in achieving better awareness and more effective use of the European (CEN) standards that are related to the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). The main activities in the project are to provide guidance on the standards, to collect comments and examples of good practice, so as to remove obstacles to implementation and to prepare recommendations to CEN. The CEN standards to support the EPBD
Post date: 22 Mar 2010
Type: Publication

Other Alpine communities to receive the European Energy Award® - Gold include the communities of Virgen/A, Wolfurt/A, Lucerne/CH and St. Johann im Pongau/A. A total of 28 communities have been awarded "Gold", the highest category. These pioneering communities stand out by virtue of their commitment to and innovative measures for energy efficiency and climate protection.
Post date: 19 Mar 2010
Type: News

The CA EPBD (2007 – 2010) is organized around 5 Core Themes (CTs): Certification of Buildings, Inspections of Boilers and AC systems, Training of Experts, Procedures for Characterization of Energy Performance, and Information Campaigns. Since its launch in December 2007, it has organized four major meetings between Member States (MS) representatives, with intensive preparatory work in between. In addition to plenary sessions devoted to issues of general interest, it organised a total of 63 detailed technical sessions for discussing specific issues relating to one or more of the 5 CTs...
Post date: 19 Mar 2010
Type: News

Pour aider les pays de l'UE dans la transposition dans leur législation nationale de la Directive sur la performance énergétique des bâtiments, l'action concertée EPBD-CA a été lancé par la Commission européenne pour promouvoir le dialogue et l'échange des meilleures pratiques entre eux. Ce forum très actif des autorités nationales de 29 pays s'est efforcé de trouver des approches communes pour la mise en œuvre plus efficace de cette législation européenne.
Post date: 18 Mar 2010
Type: Publication

Duct leakage is detrimental to indoor air quality (IAQ), comfort, and energy efficiency. It is often accompanied by other problems, such as inferior commissioning and cleaning. Airtight circular (round) ductwork is known to have many other benefits over rectangular ductwork, including cost. But why do designers, installers, and building owners forego airtight duct systems- It is due to: (i) lack of awareness of the benefits, (ii) lack of performance requirements and penalties for noncompliance, and (iii) no one is found accountable, as there is no commissioning.
Post date: 18 Mar 2010
Type: Publication

The system is based on concentrated solar power technology, in which parabola-shaped troughs concentrate the sun's rays on to a receiver that converts the solar energy into heat. A tracking mechanism allows these devices to follow the sun as it moves across the sky. Currently, concentrated solar power technologies are deployed in large plants where they generate enough power for thousands of homes. However, recent technological advances mean that it is now possible to develop small-scale systems that can be fitted to individual buildings.
Post date: 16 Mar 2010
Type: News