Observed Danish energy consumption fell by 4.5% to 756 PJ in 2012, compared with 2011. This development covers a drop in oil consumption of 4.3%, while consumption of natural gas and coal fell by 6.5% and 23.4% respectively. At the same time, consumption of renewable energy rose by 3.1%. This appears from the Danish Energy Agency’s provisional energy statistics for 2012.
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NEXT STEPS:9 Jan. 2013: Deadline for threshold raising energy performance certificate requirement on public buildings from 1,000m2, to 500m2April 2013: Member states present their national programmes for the implementation of the Energy Efficiency Directive.2014: EU pledged to review progress towards energy efficiency 2020 targets and consider binding measures if it is too slow. 9 July, 2015: Deadline for threshold raising energy performance requirement on public buildings to 250m2.2016: European Commission to review the Energy Efficiency Directive.
Post date: 15 Mar 2013
The building sector has become much greener. To get such credentials it has adopted methods borrowed from other industries, such as life cycle analysis (LCA), which looks at the environmental impact of a building at every stage from its creation to its decommissioning. “Taking a global view over the entire life cycle of a building avoids a shift of burden”, Katrin Lenz tells youris.com. She is an expert in LCA at the Fraunhofer Institute for Building Physics in Stuttgart, Germany, and a partner in the DIRECTION project aiming to develop low energy buildings.
Post date: 30 Jan 2013
Tas is a complete solution for the thermal simulation of a building and a comprehensive tool for modelling plant and systems using it’s graphical and component based analysis. Tas is a powerful design tool in the optimisation of a buildings environmental, energy and comfort performance. Tas can import gbXML, INP, and IDF files from 3rd party programs. There are also customisable report generation facilities.
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Consumption routines and behaviour have a significant influence on whether we manage to reach European energy efficiency targets. Consumers are in need of knowledge and skills, empowerment, and tools and services for making energy saving a part of their daily life.
Post date: 17 Apr 2012
Observed Danish energy consumption fell by 5.8% to 797 PJ in 2011, compared with the previous year. This development covers a drop in oil consumption of 2.7%, while consumption of natural gas and coal fell by 16.2% and 16.7% respectively. At the same time, consumption of renewable energy rose by 4.8%. This appears from the Danish Energy Agency’s preliminary energy statistics for 2011. The change in energy consumption reflects the fact that the weather in 2011 was considerably milder than in 2010 and that, in contrast to 2010, in 2011 Denmark was a net importer of electricity.
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