Building operation, monitoring, energy management

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The Advanced Energy Design Guide series provides recommendations for achieving 30% energy savings over ASHRAE Standard 90.1-1999.
Post date: 19 Nov 2009
Type: Publication

Commissioner Andris Piebalgs said: "Energy performance of buildings is key to achieving our EU Climate & Energy objectives for 2020, namely the reduction of Greenhouse gas emissions and the achievement of a 20% of energy savings. By this agreement, the EU is sending a strong message to the forthcoming climate negotiations in Copenhagen. Improving the energy performance of buildings is a cost effective way of fighting against climate change and improving energy security, while also boosting the building sector and the EU economy as a whole."
Post date: 18 Nov 2009
Type: News

The seven story main building of the retirement home was built in 1965 with originally 116 beds. It also incorporates a kindergarten. In 1974 a further building was added as a nursing home with 55 beds. To this second building no renovations were carried out. Parallel to the renovation of the original main building new offices, a dining room and an entrance foyer on the ground floor were added. Due to originally being built as retirement apartments the main building had only limited usage as a nursing home.
Post date: 18 Nov 2009
Type: Case

The Department’s London headquarters also published today its latest monthly energy efficiency rating for October which is a ‘D’. Compared to this time last year, DECC has reduced its use of gas by 90% and its use of electricity by 22%.
Post date: 18 Nov 2009
Type: News

The WEO 2009 sets out a timetable of actions needed to limit the long-term concentration of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to 450 parts per million of carbon-dioxide equivalent and to keep the global temperature rise to around 2 ° Celsius. Alongside its sombre warning that every year of delay in implementing these measures adds $500 billion to the energy sector’s mitigation costs, the IEA highlights there are cost-effective solutions to avoid severe climate change, while also enhancing energy security.
Post date: 18 Nov 2009
Type: News

Post date: 18 Nov 2009
Type: Publication

Post date: 17 Nov 2009
Type: Tool

Post date: 17 Nov 2009
Type: Tool

It is the first commercially available system powerful enough to automate any organization's energy benchmarking needs. Software can put your organization on the fast track for bulk benchmarking of your customers in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager. It helps in accomplishing ESP’s goal to provide benchmarking of energy data on a bigger scale. It helps organizations create processes for automatic authentication of customers using custom id values.
Post date: 16 Nov 2009
Type: Tool

The obligations on municipalities and cities around the world to lower their CO2 and to increase their energy efficiency while still maintaining reliability are increasingly pressing; however, district energy is proving to be a solution to this thorny dilemma. District energy can play a key role in building smart, self-sustainable cities. Urban areas are home to the majority of the world’s citizens, meaning that the fight against climate change will be either won or lost in cities.
Post date: 13 Nov 2009
Type: News