Excellence in Design for Greater Efficiencies (EDGE) is a green building certification system for emerging markets. EDGE, an innovation of the International Finance Corporation (IFC) -a member of the World Bank Group- makes it faster, easier and more affordable than ever before to build and brand green in 125 emerging markets.
Post date: 4 Jul 2016
The Green Button initiative is an industry-led effort that responds to a White House call-to-action to provide utility customers with easy and secure access to their energy usage information in a consumer-friendly and computer-friendly format. Customers are able to securely download their own detailed energy usage with a simple click of a literal "Green Button" on electric utilities' websites.
Post date: 29 Jun 2016
On 29 June 2016, the European Union and China signed an agreement with the aim to strengthen their energy cooperation up to 2020.
Post date: 29 Jun 2016
This report, based on the results of the QUALICHeCK project, confirms that, although a number of measures have been implemented to drive the market towards Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings, the concern for the compliance of Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) -in line with the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (Directive 2010/31/EU)- and building works has been superficial in many Member States.
Post date: 27 Jun 2016
Improving Energy Use Insights and Performance Evaluation
Data derived from smart devices benefits homeowners in many ways, including energy savings, better comfort, improved security/safety and improved knowledge of performance of homes, with convenience topping the list. However, these devices are sometimes very complicated and outsmart the people using them.
Post date: 21 Jun 2016
Comparative Energy Use of Residential Furnaces and Heat Pumps - ACEEE Research Report A1602
This report, released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), explores natural gas use in residential space-heating and water-heating applications. The analysis looks primarily at the relative energy use for different regions and types of heating systems, but also includes a simplified economic analysis looking at the same regions and system types.
According to the findings:
Post date: 14 Jun 2016
Smart appliances in the smart home – The SAREF standard for buildings for the new electricity market | New standard for smart appliances in the smart home: getting buildings ready within the new electricity market design
Post date: 30 May 2016
Unter dem Titel „Ein gutes Stück Arbeit – Die Energie der Zukunft“ hat das Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) den vierten Monitoring-Bericht zur Energiewende veröffentlicht. Darin enthalten sind folgende zentrale Informationen zum Stand der Energiewende:
Post date: 16 May 2016
This report, released by the Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI), focuses exclusively on energy efficiency in Ireland, with the aim to provide timely and comprehensive data on energy efficiency and intensity to serve as context and background to discussions on future policy options. It may also provide the basis for reporting progress on energy efficiency towards meeting Irish and European targets.
The report is structured as follows:
Post date: 12 May 2016
Smart strategies and policies for sustainable shopping centres: energy efficient and cost-competitive retrofitting solutions
An Energy Day organised as a parallel event of the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW). This event takes place June 13, from 2pm to 5.30pm, on Rue de la Science 23, Brussels.
Post date: 5 May 2016