Energy efficiency is the best tool for cutting greenhouse gases and must shed its “boring” image to stimulate spending, the International Energy Agency said.More than 40 percent of the emissions cuts needed to contain greenhouse gases to safe levels come from measures such as insulation and vehicle and appliance standards, compared with 21 percent from renewables and 8 percent from nuclear power, Philippe Benoit, the agency’s head of energy efficiency, said today in an interview in Bonn, Germany. People need to change their mindset about adopting the measures, he said.
Post date: 17 Mar 2014
Which?, a UK website for testing household products and more, has developed a draught proofing guide that includes varied information such as:What is draught proofing?Draught proofing costs and savingsHow to draught proof your houseDraught proofing sash windowsStop draught with a draught excluderDraught proof your loft hatchProtect pipework from draughtsOther draught trouble spots
Post date: 7 Mar 2014
To help the US citizens save money by saving energy, the US department of Energy launched #AskEnergySaver -- an online series that gives access to some of the Energy Department’s home energy efficiency experts. During 2014, experts from the Department and our National Labs will be answering energy-saving questions and sharing their advice on ways to improve the comfort in US homes.
Post date: 26 Feb 2014
Ed Davey, the Environment Secretary, says there will be no cap on wind farms, as he insists that Green levies must stay and might have to be paid through taxes.New taxes to pay for environmental schemes are being considered as part of a deal to cut household energy bills, it can be disclosed.The taxpayer would foot the bill for two of the “green” schemes, all of which are currently paid for through a levy on gas and electricity bills.
Post date: 11 Dec 2013
This report from the French Program RAGE 2012 presents different strategies for the energy renovation of an existing building, with detailed charts according to different situations. It also contains 10 files providing technical solutions: which concern insulation techniques of the building envelope, windows, ventilation systems, heating systems.
Post date: 9 Oct 2013
On March 18 and 19th 2013, 120 participants attended the international conference in Vienna on External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS) organised by EUMEPS. The presentations from this masterclass are available through this link.
Post date: 22 Aug 2013
Post date: 6 Aug 2013
Video about techniques and materials for the realization of a green roof retrofitting and related benefits for low energy retrofitting interventions and improvement of the energy performance of existing buildings.The video has been used during the vocational training courses for Construction Professionals, Electrical Installers and Thermo-Hydraulic Installers overseen by the REE_TROFIT project.
Post date: 9 Jul 2013
Post date: 28 Jan 2013
This survey is addressed to HVAC experts or HVAC end-users in different environments (industry, ships, construction building etc.); It aims at identifying and developing an innovative approach for ducts insulation
We edited this survey to collect feedback from different kinds of users.
The main objective is to draw a realistic overview of the state of the art and, overall, the needs and requirements which could enable to perform a real innovation in this sector.
time required to fill in survey is approx. 15-20 minutes.
Post date: 2 Jan 2013