Environmental issues related to buildings

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 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

The objectives of the plan “Bâtiment Grenelle” are: all new buildings are low consumption in 2012; all new buildings produce more energy than they consume in 2020; 400 000 dwellings are renovated each year from 2013; 800 000 social housing are renovated by 2020 and energy renovation of all public buildings is initiated before the end of 2012.
Post date: 5 Nov 2009
Type: News

The annual Awards Competition is an integral part of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign. It provides an invaluable opportunity to highlight the successes of the most outstanding, ambitious and innovative programmes or actions and to reward those Sustainable Energy Partners most worthy of recognition and praise.
Post date: 26 Oct 2009
Type: News

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Post date: 26 Oct 2009
Type: Event

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Post date: 26 Oct 2009
Type: Event

The German SurPlusHouse includes photovoltaic on all walls (also on the north side as a system was chosen that can produce electricity from diffuse radiation as well) and a heat pump for heating, domestic hot water and cooling. The building is very compact and results therefore and because of the vacuum insulation in very low transmission losses.
Post date: 19 Oct 2009
Type: News

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Post date: 17 Oct 2009
Type: Event