A study performed by the German energy agency (dena) has analysed the energy consumption and energy costs of christmas illuminations. Boundary conditions were:electricity price of 21 cent/kWh
Post date: 9 Dec 2009
Post date: 7 Dec 2009
SOLTAG is part of the “Demohouse” project, which is funded under the EU’s “Sixth Framework Programme”. "Demohouse is an international project involving research institutes, housing associations and manufacturers from the building sector cooperating to demonstrate energy efficiency in buildings. The project is being conducted in seven European countries: Denmark, the Netherlands, Poland, Hungary, Austria, Spain and Greece. The purpose of the project is to demonstrate energy efficient refurbishment of existing buildings and provide examples of future housing standards.
Post date: 1 Dec 2009
A total of one million lighting points have been used to create a unique lighting scene along the 2.4 km from the Arc de Triomphe to Concorde. More than 415 trees, including for the first time the two rows of trees lining the avenue, will light up to create a 'sparkling forest' effect. The display also includes 300 trees adorned with crystals, which throw off streaks of light. Additionally, a second line of 120 trees in the inner row have be decorated with 30,000 dynamic flashbulbs to represent the 'light fallen from the stars.'
Post date: 26 Nov 2009
The building was completed in 2003 and serves a missionary organisation dispatching goods to developing countries. Its use is multifunctional, serving to provide office accommodation, seminar rooms, restaurant and exhibition facilities, warehousing and a loading bay. It consists of three floors and a basement. Office and public areas are occupied by 40 people and have an area of 1 215 m². The remaining building area is used for parking vehicles (325 m²) and a basement (550 m²). The building is semi-circular with a central atrium.
Post date: 25 Nov 2009
Vejlandshuset was completed in 2005. It is five storey office building with a central atrium and total floor area of 13 500 m². On the ground floor there are shared facilities including reception, cafeteria, and an open area for visitors. The four upper floors contain office space. The top floor also includes a plant room and an open terrace. Design occupancy is 600 and operating hours are between 07.00 and 18.00.
Post date: 25 Nov 2009
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
Post date: 17 Nov 2009
With its commitment to sustainable development, ArcelorMittal wished, with the Steel Centre at Flemalle (Liege), to provide an example of a building using existing steel systems to the maximum to reduce consumption of natural resources and energy, in particular fossil fuels.
Furthermore, the building was awarded “Valideo Sustainable Construction” certification in Belgium that recognises "the quality of buildings and environmental protection”.
Post date: 6 Nov 2009
Post date: 5 Nov 2009