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Currently, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Great Britain have adopted systems for energy rating of the fenestration products. Among them, only Australia and New Zealand have taken into account the cooling performance. Finland has launched a pilot program for energy rating window products, while Denmark has developed a labeling scheme for glazing components.
Post date: 6 Apr 2010
Type: Publication

The offering to business – CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme launched today aimed at saving public and private sector organisations around £1billion per year by 2020 through cost effective energy efficiency measures that are not yet being taken up. The aim of the CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme is to help change behaviour and will require large public and private sector organisations like supermarkets, hotels, hospitals, local authorities and central government departments, to improve their energy efficiency.
Post date: 6 Apr 2010
Type: News

The Committee's report is a stocktake of performance in tackling fuel poverty and sets out areas of concern which the Committee want to see addressed in the new Parliament.  Paddy Tipping MP, Acting Chair of the Committee, said "one of the reasons tackling fuel poverty is so difficult, is that the Government does not have a clear idea about who the fuel poor are.  Because it does not have that information, it has to use age and receipt of benefits as proxies for fuel poverty, and that means that some people who are fuel poor do not get help, while others who are not in fuel poverty...
Post date: 6 Apr 2010
Type: News

Post date: 6 Apr 2010
Type: Link

Post date: 6 Apr 2010
Type: Link

Innovative facade concepts are today more relevant than ever. The demand for natural ventilation in commercial buildings is increasing due to growing environmental consciousness while at the same time energy consumption for buildings has to be reduced. An advanced facade should allow for a comfortable indoor climate, sound protection and good lighting, thus minimising the demand for auxiliary energy input. Double skin facades (DSF) have become a major architectural element in office buildings over the last 15 years.
Post date: 6 Apr 2010
Type: Link

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Post date: 1 Apr 2010
Type: Publication

The basis for the energy scale will remain the same, with products graded from A to G – matched by a colour scale from dark green for the most energy efficient to red for the least. All advertising including energy-related performance or price will have to indicate these grades. In terms of public procurement, the Directive states Member States should endeavour to purchase the highest grade of energy-labelled products.
Post date: 1 Apr 2010
Type: News

The ‘Insulate Today’ initiative will demonstrate this by: Working with Sainsbury’s Energy (a partnership between EDF and Sainsbury’s) to provide exclusive insulation offers to employees Investing in additional incentives to encourage employees to take up the offers (e.g. offering installed insulation for free to a number of employees, giving away energy monitors to help keep bills down)
Post date: 1 Apr 2010
Type: News

A total of 100 households were challenged to do what they could to reduce their environmental footprint. They were selected to be nationally representative - including demographics, social groups and house types. Each household received an initial environmental audit from a member of the project team and an attitudinal survey to understand their views on environmental matters. They were also given a project pack of information and ‘green’ equipment, along with £500 to spend in support of their environmental improvements.
Post date: 1 Apr 2010
Type: News