Environmental issues related to buildings

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Post date: 11 Sep 2009
Type: Event

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Post date: 30 Aug 2009
Type: Event

The Effinergie association was created in May 2006 to promote low energy buildings in France. The initiative was taken by regional authorities, and particularly the Alsace, Franche-Comté, Languedoc-Roussillon and Rhône-Alpes regions. The objectives are to combine and optimize implementation of regional approaches, and to federate construction professionals and local communities.  
Post date: 28 Aug 2009
Type: Case

The core measures of the energy concept are:a highly efficient airtight facade system without thermal bridges that reduces the heating and cooling need to a minimum and provides at the same time a high daylight quality. The energy need shall be reduced by factor 5 compared to regular new buildings in the area ground coupled capillary tubes in the plastry of the ceilings for a comfortable and stable indoor climate in summer and winter
Post date: 27 Aug 2009
Type: News

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Post date: 10 Aug 2009
Type: Event

The energy efficient retrofit concept is based on a reduction of the primary energy need to a third of the German requirements for new buildings and on the environmental friendly supply of the remaining need including the neutralisation of the CO2 emissions. The main goal is to have an CO2 emission neutral building. High performance windows, an integrated insulation system with good airtightness and nearly no thermal bridges, mechanical ventilation with high heat recovery rates, user-dependent lighting and heating are measures to reduce the needs.
Post date: 5 Aug 2009
Type: News

This free online guide gives tips, tricks, facts and projects about saving energy and water. You can click through an animated home to see the worst spots for wasting power, air and water or explore the interactive map to get energy cost and CO2 stats for each of the 50 USA states. You can also find stories of three ambitious homeowners who have taken energy savings to extremes, heating their house with a room full of sand or powering it with a waterfall.
Post date: 24 Jul 2009
Type: Publication