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By the end of 2020 EU Member States must ensure that all newly-constructed buildings have a "very high energy performance", under new rules agreed in Brussels on Monday 16  November 2009 night. And their energy needs must be covered to a very significant extent from renewable sources, including energy produced on-site or nearby.
Post date: 18 Nov 2009
Type: News

The WEO 2009 sets out a timetable of actions needed to limit the long-term concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to 450 parts per million of carbon-dioxide equivalent and to keep the global temperature rise to around 2 ° Celsius. Alongside its sombre warning that every year of delay in implementing these measures adds $500 billion to the energy sector’s mitigation costs, the IEA highlights there are cost-effective solutions to avoid severe climate change, while also enhancing energy security.
Post date: 18 Nov 2009
Type: News

Post date: 18 Nov 2009
Type: Publication

Post date: 17 Nov 2009
Type: Tool

The key issues – with a strong focus on the first one – addressed in this paper are: 1. Calculation of cost-optimal levels in renovation, 2. Examples based on real-life experience, 3. Inclusion of societal costs and sustainable levels of renovation. This study is mainly based on publications of German-speaking authors and on German costs.
Post date: 12 Nov 2009
Type: Publication

Post date: 12 Nov 2009
Type: Publication