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Aedes and the National Tenants Union had a stand on the business fair to promote the covenant on energy saving and sustainability. In the covenant, which is also signed by the Dutch Government, the parties express the intention to reduce energy consumption of households by 20% by 2020. The central tool of the covenant is the ‘woonlastenwaarborg’, a guarantee that the total cost of living (rent and costs of energy consumption) will not increase after refurbishment of the house.
Post date: 22 Jul 2010
Type: News

In addition, The Institute for Energy Diversification and Efficiency from the Spanish Ministry for Trade, Tourism and Industry was invited to present a new funding programme entitled Biomcasa to promote the use of biomass in the residential sector. Members raised some logistic issues related to storage and delivery which should be considered in the context of the programme.
Post date: 22 Jul 2010
Type: News

One of the calls asks for proposals on demonstration of very low energy new buildings. The objective is to demonstrate in the building sector, high energy efficient innovative technologies and measures resulting in very low energy new buildings. The performance calculation should take into account all types of energy use: consumption for space heating and cooling, water heating, air conditioning, as well as consumption of electricity, including lighting. In any case the total annual energy consumption of the building(s) should not exceed 60 kWh/m²/year (primary energy).
Post date: 21 Jul 2010
Type: News

To capture the progress that is being made towards a decarbonised built environment at the national level, RICS commissioned the Environment Institute at University College London to develop a new index: the Global Zero Carbon Capacity Index also known as the ZC2 Index. The purpose of this index is to highlight which countries are developing the capacity to make progress towards the aspirational goal of a zero-carbon built environment.
Post date: 21 Jul 2010
Type: News

'The aim was to see how we can improve the links between science and policymakers,' Mr Quevauviller told CORDIS News. 'The two communities often have difficulties communicating with one another.' During the event, scientists presented their latest research results and policymakers offered their perspectives on the matter. Importantly, the two groups engaged in productive discussions with one another.
Post date: 21 Jul 2010
Type: News

The projects share a common objective of demonstrating how Communities can be a key driving force in fulfilling the EU 20-20-20 climate and energy targets of at least 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, 20% increase in energy efficiency and 20% of energy from renewables by 2020.
Post date: 21 Jul 2010
Type: News

The next workshop is planned for 23 September 2010 in Brasov, Romania, with as topic "Sustainable Energy and the Covenant of Mayors Initiative in our Cities." The fourth workshop in September will be held on 24 September 2010 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. It will cover "Financing Sustainable Energy Action Plans: Energy and CO2 Emission Savings in Public Buildings." On 12 October 2010 a workshop will be held in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia on "Sustainable Energy and the Covenant of Mayors Initiative in our Cities."
Post date: 21 Jul 2010
Type: News

On 1 September 2009, incandescent light bulbs and other energy-inefficient lamps started to be gradually replaced by more energy efficient bulbs in Europe. By switching to more energy efficient lighting products, European households can save energy and contribute to reaching the EU’s climate protection targets. www.e-lumen.eu
Post date: 21 Jul 2010
Type: News