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The Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), as part of European policy to stimulate energy efficiency in housing, offers vast energy saving potential. However, presently the awareness amongst actors in the housing sector, in particular regarding of the EPBD and energy certificates for housing, is low. The objective of the IMPLEMENT European project is to address this problem through information and sales campaigns in seven Member States across Europe. IMPLEMENT translates the global goals of the EPBD to solutions that address everyday issues like health, comfort and energy...
Post date: 26 Mar 2010
Type: Publication

The project Keep Cool II proposes different actions to achieve this goal. For this it is divided in two phases. The first one provides analysis and technical tools to overcome the most important barriers by introducing sustainable summer comfort. The second phase is addressing existing networks and policy makers on national and European level by providing them information materials with good practice examples designed especially for the target groups. It will accompanied by dissemination campaigns.
Post date: 26 Mar 2010
Type: Publication

Some € 56 million will be made available, supporting up to 75% of the eligible project costs. Any public or private organisation from the EU, Iceland, Norway, Liechtenstein and Croatia can apply. Only online applications are possible. Deadline for submission is 24th June, 17:00 local Brussels' time. Applying for IEE funding is a highly competitive process. Your project proposal must be of a high professional quality to have a reasonable chance of being selected for funding.
Post date: 26 Mar 2010
Type: News

Post date: 26 Mar 2010
Type: Case

The dimensions of the building were calculated to facilitate reductions in energy requirements. Office buildings are customarily 18 m or 20 m deep. Yet daylight effectively penetrates only the first 5 or 6 metres of office space. It was therefore decided that for Green Office® more than half the floors would be no more than 13.5 m deep: 6 m of office space on each facade, with a 1.5 m wide corridor at the centre. On the deeper floors (18.50 m) the central area is occupied by plant rooms, washrooms, tea rooms, etc.).
Post date: 26 Mar 2010
Type: Case

The office building ENERGYbase has been erected 2007 by the WWFF Business and Service Center GmbH. The building has 10,690 m² of gross floor area and hosts besides offices also laboratories and a university of applied sciences. Due to the exceptional shape of the facade and a wide range of other measures the heating demand of the building (3.87 kWh/m³y) is 72% below the Austrian Building code. The following measures did contribute to reaching this figure: Building envelope:
Post date: 26 Mar 2010
Type: Case

The headquarter of the insurance company Allianz Elementar Versicherung AG in Vienna has been built between 1970 and 1979. The building has a gross floor area of about 37,600 m². Between 2004 and 2008 a broad range of measures has been taken to enhance the energy efficiency of the building. Measures that would affect the building envelope could not be implemented because the building is rented. Measures concerning the building services included:
Post date: 26 Mar 2010
Type: Case

Due to the refurbishment the heating demand has been reduced by 86 % and the primary energy consumption by 82 %. 100 % of the electricity consumption is covered by the PV system. Building envelope: External walls - 0.18 W/m²K Roof - 0.12 W/m²K Windows - 0.6 W/m²K Optimisation of the building envelope (insulation, airtightness, windows, cold bridges, thermal mass)Building services - HVAC:
Post date: 26 Mar 2010
Type: Case