Campaigning and awareness raising

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Data origin: Due to internet consultancy for energy efficiency over many years, co2online owns about one million of different building data, being representative for the whole centrally heated building stock in Germany. The data covers about 10 % of the heated floor area of all buildings in Germany and include information on the building, the heating energy consumption and the retrofit status.
Post date: 18 May 2010
Type: Tool

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Post date: 17 May 2010
Type: Event

The European Display Campaign is a voluntary scheme designed by energy experts from European towns and cities. When started in 2003 it was initially aimed at encouraging local authorities to publicly display the energy and environmental performances of their public buildings using the same energy label that is used for household appliances. The Display Poster is available in 26 languages.
Post date: 13 May 2010
Type: Tool

"Green, low-carbon and environmental protection are the themes of the World Expo," said Shou Ziqi, director of the commission. "The whole process of Expo designing, construction, operation and after-Expo use are all in line with the concept." Since most Expo pavilions are temporary constructions, many of them have been built using environmental friendly materials that can be recycled after they are dismantled.
Post date: 12 May 2010
Type: News

On the first day after opening, Commissioner General Dietmar Schmitz already welcomed a host of high-ranking guests to the German Pavilion. In addition to Lady Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union, Sichuan’s Party Secretary Liu Qi-Bao, Düsseldorf’s Lord Mayor Dirk Elbers and the economic ministers of both Luxembourg and Russia, Jeannot Krecké and Viktor Hristenko, also toured the German Pavilion.
Post date: 12 May 2010
Type: News

Energieeffizienzprojekte entlasten die öffentlichen Kassen und schaffen Handlungsspielräume für Kommunen. Möglichkeiten zum Energiesparen gibt es viele, von der Neustrukturierung des öffentlichen Nahverkehrs über die Schulung von Hausmeistern zu Energiemanagern bis zur energetischen Sanierung von Verwaltungsgebäuden. Kommunen können mit ihrem Engagement für Energieeffizienz und Klimaschutz eine wichtige Vorbildfunktion einnehmen, für andere Städte- und Gemeindeverwaltungen genauso wie für Unternehmen und Bürger.
Post date: 7 May 2010
Type: News

For many of these items it can be said that various at least partly high quality material is available in most of the EU Member States (like software tools for calculating thermal bridges, thermal bridges atlases and promotion of good practice guidance). It would be desirable that the material is used more often by building practitioners and that some countries catch up with the others. Software for calculating thermal bridges should be validated and the validation documentation should be published.
Post date: 6 May 2010
Type: Publication

Günther Oettinger, Commissioner responsible for energy said: "The Covenant of Mayors has become a key element of the EU sustainable energy policy. Regions and cities are demonstrating that climate mitigation is one of the best economic recovery strategies. Investment into the reduction of CO2 emissions and energy efficiency creates jobs which by their nature cannot be delocalised."
Post date: 5 May 2010
Type: News

To watch the ceremony live online, please click here.
Post date: 3 May 2010
Type: News

EPA’s National Building Competition contestants are:522 Fifth Avenue Building, New York, N.Y. 1525 Wilson Boulevard Building, Arlington, Va. Crystal River Elementary School, Carbondale, Colo. Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown, San Diego, Calif. JCPenney Store 1778, Orange, Calif. Maplewood Mall, St. Paul, Minn. Memorial Arts Building at the Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, Ga. Morrison Residence Hall at UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C. Sears, Glen Burnie, Md.
Post date: 3 May 2010
Type: News