Environmental issues related to buildings

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Post date: 6 Sep 2011
Type: Event

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Post date: 5 Sep 2011
Type: Event

This fully illustrated guidance has been produced to help prevent conflicts between the requirements of Part L of the Building Regulations and the conservation of historic and traditionally constructed buildings. The advice acts as 'second tier' supporting guidance in the interpretation of Approved Documents L1B and L2B that should be taken into account when determining appropriate energy performance standards for works to historic and traditionally constructed buildings. The following areas are covered in the guidance:
Post date: 2 Sep 2011
Type: Publication

Competing teams are challenged with designing a building including three economical, energy efficient and attractive dwellings for three families. Through the creative use of active and passive solar technologies, among other sustainable solutions, contestants must create a design project with the potential for development into a net-zero building.Designs must meet the following criteria: 1. Include three connected residences for families of two, four and six members, respectively;
Post date: 31 Aug 2011
Type: News

Für die Überprüfung von Energieproduktivitäts- und –einsparzielen, wie sie für Deutschland sowohl aus EU-Vorgaben als auch aus nationalen Zielsetzungen resultieren, ist es erforderlich, die Entwicklung der Energieproduktivität bzw. der Energieeffizienz kontinuierlich mittels geeigneter Indikatoren zu verfolgen. Dabei ist es sinnvoll, nicht nur die hochaggregierte gesamtwirtschaftliche Ebene zu betrachten, sondern einen sektoral differenzierten Ansatz zu verfolgen.
Post date: 30 Aug 2011
Type: Publication

It also provides evidence for claims that standard calculating methods underestimate the thermal performance of traditionally built buildings.
Post date: 26 Aug 2011
Type: Publication

The Green Deal seeks to encourage homeowners to install energy efficiency measures like loft and cavity wall insulation, but pre-1919 buildings do not have cavity walls and can require other measures instead like solid-wall insulation. According to open letters sent to Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings (SPAB), The National Trust and other organisations, the standardised approach being taken by the scheme could lead to ‘unsympathetic insulation and possibly inappropriate thermal upgrading’.
Post date: 26 Aug 2011
Type: News