Very low energy buildings

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Post date: 15 Apr 2010
Type: Publication

Post date: 13 Apr 2010
Type: Publication

 The Task Force's recommendations fall into four broad categories:Establishment of minimum performance standards based on energy use per sq/ft Energy use benchmarking of all buildings Incentives to help address regulatory and financial barriers Workforce development and public education initiativesSeveral policy actions are currently underway to advance zero net energy buildings:
Post date: 8 Apr 2010
Type: Publication

1.       Introduction Increase of energy prices and need of natural environmental protection has caused growth of interest in passive houses also in Poland. Although, it is difficult to show buildings, that are strictly corresponding to the passive standard. Very often low energy and experimental houses are called in this way. However it is forgotten that construction standards elaborated for Germany are adequate for those climate conditions. Whereas a house that was build as a passive in Feiburg won’t be passive if we will move it to Suwałki (Polish pole of cold).
Post date: 6 Apr 2010
Type: Case

Innovative facade concepts are today more relevant than ever. The demand for natural ventilation in commercial buildings is increasing due to growing environmental consciousness while at the same time energy consumption for buildings has to be reduced. An advanced facade should allow for a comfortable indoor climate, sound protection and good lighting, thus minimising the demand for auxiliary energy input. Double skin facades (DSF) have become a major architectural element in office buildings over the last 15 years.
Post date: 6 Apr 2010
Type: Link

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Post date: 1 Apr 2010
Type: Event

EPA first issued its ranking of cities with the most Energy Star labeled buildings last year. This year, Los Angeles remains in first place; the District of Columbia picks up second; Denver and Chicago move into the top five; and Lakeland and New York City are new to the top 10. Continuing the impressive growth of the past several years, in 2009 nearly 3,900 commercial buildings earned the Energy Star, representing annual savings of more than $900 million in utility bills and more than 4.7 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
Post date: 30 Mar 2010
Type: News