Pan European

The Ecobuildings project BRITA in PuBs was started in May 2004 to increase the market penetration of innovative and effective retrofit solutions in order to improve energy efficiency and implement renewables with moderate additional costs. As main topic the exemplary retrofit of 8 demonstration public buildings in the four participating European regions (North, Central, South, East) was realised. By choosing public buildings of different types such as colleges, cultural centres, nursing homes, university buildings and churches etc.
Post date: 12 Jun 2009
Type: Case

Post date: 11 Jun 2009
Type: Publication

Buildings (both domestic and non-domestic) in EU are responsible for approximately 40% of the primary energy use. This makes buildings the largest 'energy-using-sector' in the Union. From the energy point of view, one can reduce consumption: by using building products that are sustainable (e.g. have little embodied energy), by designing and constructing buildings that use as little energy as possible with respect to heating, cooling, ventilation, etc. and by maintaining and operating buildings without wasting energy.
Post date: 10 Jun 2009
Type: Case

The purpose of this community is to provide a central convening point for information specifically on the current activities aiming at the major upgrading of the CEN standards to support the EPBD: The preparation of a second generation of CEN standards to support the EPBD, under the Mandate M/480 from the EC to CEN/CENELEC (http://www.buildup.eu/publications/25366).  
Post date: 10 Jun 2009
Type: Topic