Environmental issues related to buildings

This milestone marks ten months of exceptional growth for the Covenant of Mayors’ initiative, as the number of local authorities participating has almost trebled since the first signing ceremony in February 2009. “I welcome the commitment to local sustainable energy demonstrated by Rostock today as the 1000th signatory of the Covenant,” says Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs. “The number of communities now involved is a clear indication of the strong belief in tackling climate in a coherent way at local level.”
Post date: 9 Dec 2009
Type: News

Post date: 7 Dec 2009
Type: News

Her speech included also the following words: "For a long time, Copenhagen was the name of a distant deadline. Next year, next COP, next month… But now it is now! Ladies and Gentlemen, welcome to the Danish capital! After 'B' for Bonn, Bangkok, and Barcelona the turn has come to 'C'. C for Copenhagen. But also C for Constructiveness, C for Cooperation, and hopefully in the end C for Commitment and Consensus!
Post date: 7 Dec 2009
Type: News

“This loan is part of the European Investment Bank’s continued strong commitment to promoting economic development across South Africa. Working closely with FirstRand Bank to increase electricity generation capacity and promote use of renewable energy will make a key contribution to sustainable growth in the country” highlighted Plutarchos Sakellaris, EIB Vice-President responsible for activities in South Africa.
Post date: 1 Dec 2009
Type: News

With Copenhagen Climate Change Conference just a couple of weeks away, the environment is likely to remain a hot topic amongst the British public, says Professor Nick Buck of the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at the University of Essex, which is leading the new research: "One of the unique features of Understanding Society is that we speak to the same people each year, which means we can see how people's behaviours and attitudes change over time.
Post date: 26 Nov 2009
Type: News

Just weeks ahead of COP15 in Copenhagen, this is a critical and timely step that will enable the world to realise the unparalleled, cost-effective carbon mitigation potential of buildings, which account for around 40% of the world's energy use and 33% of global greenhouse gas emissions.
Post date: 25 Nov 2009
Type: News

According to this ratio the 70000 energy checks of 2009 will result in about 840 Mio Euro for investments into climate protection.
Post date: 19 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