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At an AEEBC seminar held in Helsinki, Zsolt Toth discussed the provisions of the EU’s recast of Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). The new directive will require all buildings put up from the end of 2020 to be ‘nearly-zero energy’ and, to a large extent, use renewable energy. The recast buildings directive sets out rules for the energy performance of both new and existing buildings. Member States will have to take measures to achieve these requirements at "cost-optimal levels".
Post date: 15 Jun 2010
Type: News

On EnergyMap Danish companies, organisations, institutions and public authorities are given the opportunity to present their work and ideas on technologies and programmes that may help combat climate change and improve energy-efficiency. Users of EnergyMap are invited to explore the solutions, cases, projects and events presented on the portal. Many of the featured sites are open for visitors and many also offer investment opportunities. 
Post date: 8 Jun 2010
Type: Case

Post date: 3 Jun 2010
Type: Event

The REHVA European HVAC Journal, Volume 47, Issue 2, March 2010, pages 18, 20-22 and 24-25
Post date: 2 Jun 2010
Type: Publication

It is expected that many countries will between 2015 and 2020 have regulations imposing requirements for new buildings which are near-zero energy targets. This has major consequences:  
Post date: 21 May 2010
Type: Topic

Full title: Arrêté du 16 avril 2010 définissant les critères de certification des compétences des personnes physiques réalisant l'inspection périodique des systèmes de climatisation et des pompes à chaleur réversibles dont la puissance frigorifique est supérieure à 12 kilowatts et les critères d'accréditation des organismes de certification
Post date: 21 May 2010
Type: Publication

Buildings are responsible for 40% of energy consumption and 36% of EU CO2 emissions. Energy performance of buildings is key to achieve the EU Climate & Energy objectives, namely the reduction of a 20% of the Greenhouse gases emissions by 2020 and a 20% energy savings by 2020. Improving the energy performance of buildings is a cost-effective way of fighting against climate change and improving energy security, while also creating job opportunities, particularly in the building sector.
Post date: 20 May 2010
Type: News