building codes and regulations

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The mitigation of the heat island effect can be achieved by the use of cool materials that are characterised by high solar reflectance and infrared emittance values. Several types of cool materials have been tested and their optical and thermal properties reveal that these materials can be classified as “cool” with the ability to maintain lower surface temperatures. Cool materials can be used on buildings and other surfaces of the urban environment.
Post date: 28 Feb 2015
Type: Publication

Highly renowned organisations teamed-up to provide businesses and policy makers around the world with a short summary of the IPCC‘s Fifth Assessment report, focusing on buildings. This is now corroborated that the world’s buildings account for a large share of the global final energy use and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.This overview of the key findings stresses the key role of buildings to effectively addressing climate change, and shows that stronger building codes would strengthen resilience and reduce carbon emissions.   
Post date: 13 Jun 2014
Type: News

Foreword Since 1974 several regulations have progressively strengthened thermal performances of buildings in France. But the latest one called RT 2012 based on requirements settled by the 2008 national convention ”Grenelle de l ‘Environnement” is a significant step towards nZEB buildings. RT 2012 which has been in force since January 1st, 2013 applies to all new heated or cooled buildings, except·   provisional buildings·   buildings heated with an indoor temperature lower than 12°C
Post date: 16 Dec 2013
Type: Publication

Executive Order no 792 of 29 June 2011 is further amending Executive Order no. 810 of 28 June 2010 on Publication of the Danish Building Regulations as amended by Execytive Order no. 1309 of 29 November 2010. 
Post date: 13 Dec 2013
Type: Publication

The Executive Order no 909 of 18 August 2011 is amending Executive Order no. 810 of 28 June 20-10 on Publication of the Danish Buidling Regulations 2010 (BR10) as amended by Executive Order no. 1309 of 29 November 2010 and Executive Order no. 792 of 29 June 2011.
Post date: 13 Dec 2013
Type: Publication

The Executive Order no 1309 of 29 November 2010 is amending the Executive Order no. 810 of 28 June 2010 on the Publication of the Danish Building Regulations 2010 (BR10). 
Post date: 13 Dec 2013
Type: Publication

The existing BR10 sets the minimum energy requirements for all types of new buildings. These requirements relate to the energy frame and the envelope of the building. In addition to the minimum requirements, BR10 also sets the requirements for two voluntary low-energy classes: Low-energy Class 2015 and Building Class 2020. These two classes are expected to be introduced as the minimum requirements by 2015 and 2020, respectively. The description of Building Class 2020 is defined in Executive order no. 909 of 18 August 2011.
Post date: 13 Dec 2013
Type: Publication

This scheme is now closed.   Dispositif Duflot   The Duflot scheme allows any tax-paying resident of France who acquires newly constructed, or still under construction property from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2016 to benefit from a reduction of income tax, provided their property complies with all the thermal and energy efficiency regulations.  
Post date: 13 Nov 2013
Type: Link