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This CECODHAS-Housing Europe led initiative is supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe programme now has an official on-line home at www.powerhouseeurope.eu. The new site provides space for organizations to upload case studies and an on-line forum to allow them to get in touch directly with others or to share views. There is also a selection of tools, guidebooks and case studies aimed at helping organizations to develop their energy strategy in the resource section of the site.
Post date: 12 Apr 2010
Type: News

Refurbishments should also be cost-effective - many of CECODHAS-Housing Europe members have raised concerns about studies which maintain that investments can always be recovered in the short term through reductions in energy bills alone, while in reality, without proper funding optimal refurbishment cannot be carried out.
Post date: 12 Apr 2010
Type: News

Information paper P156 of the European Project CENSE
Post date: 12 Apr 2010
Type: Publication

The EU wishes to better tap the possibilities and potentials of energy services in the future and has therefore brought to life the European Energy Service Initiative in 2009. Considering the depletion of non-renewable resources and global climate change, new solutions for energy supply become increasingly important. Energy service companies (ESCOs) in Europe are already showing that energy efficiency and profitability do not contravene. Innovative Energy Performance Contracts can reduce energy consumption of buildings by 25 percent and more.
Post date: 8 Apr 2010
Type: News

Information paper P162 of the European Project CENSE
Post date: 6 Apr 2010
Type: Publication

Currently, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain have adopted systems for energy rating of the fenestration products. Among them, only Australia and New Zealand have taken into account the cooling performance. Finland has launched a pilot program for energy rating window products, while Denmark has developed a labeling scheme for glazing components.
Post date: 6 Apr 2010
Type: Publication