Buildings are one of the main causes of the emission of greenhouse gases in the world; in Europe, for example, they are responsible for more than 30% of emissions, or about 900 million tons of CO2 per year. Heating and air conditioning are mainly responsible for greenhouse gas emissions in buildings.
Post date: 23 Mar 2020
Energy company Ecopower
Ecopower is a cooperative producer and supplier of renewable energy. Anyone who co-invests in production can consume their own Ecopower power at home. Our mission is to develop a democratic, decentralised and sustainable energy system. We strive for 100% renewable energy for electricity, heat and mobility.
Post date: 13 Mar 2020
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CLEAR 2.0 (enabling Consumers to Learn about, Engage with and Adopt Renewable energy technologies) specifically addressed the main barriers to investing in renewable energy technologies and helped improve consumer awareness and behaviour, while also working on creating favourable long-term policies for consumers.
Post date: 11 Feb 2020
Sonderborg´s local government has committed to going zero-carbon by the end of the decade. This would be achieved by investing in renewables, by promoting sustainable growth, and by ensuring the creation of green jobs.
The main projects and initiatives that the municipality is planning to implement in order to reach this ambitious target are:
Post date: 4 Feb 2020
DOKVAST developed a sustainable and high-quality distribution centre for Rhenus Contract Logistics at the industrial area Het Laar in Tilburg. The distribution centre, named “The Tube”, consists of three linked compartments with mezzanine floors at two levels that are suitable for Value Added Services (VAS) and/or (future) expansion of the office.
With an overall score of 99.4% on all individual sustainability categories New Logic III delivers an exceptionally high performance.
Post date: 15 Jan 2020
Renewables for clean energy buildings in a future power system
Post date: 10 Jan 2020
In the center of the "Poblenou" neighborhood of Barcelona, the "Koh" restaurant has been renovated, following the EnerPhit / Passivhaus protocol. "Koh" means "island" in Thai, and thus reflects the idea of the owner, of creating a quality site in different aspects: quality of the food, quality of the interior design and quality of the interior environment.
Post date: 11 Dec 2019
Europeans spend approximately 90 % of their time in buildings. Living indoors requires energy to maintain the right temperature, to cook and to use electrical appliances. In fact, energy is expected to guarantee a healthy and comfortable environment. Of all the sectors in Europe, the building sector consumes the most energy, and thus emits the most CO2. As a result, policymakers have made buildings a priority in the EU energy policy agenda.
Post date: 11 Nov 2019
The Rainhof is one of the most precious rural buildings of the Gsiesertal valley (IT), at 1.500 m above sea level. Built with solid stone masonry walls and the vernacular “Blockbau” (solid wood) construction, the building presents many traditional features, such as windows with deep reveals, decorated painted frames around the windows, and vaulted ceilings. The project was awarded the 1st prize at the Bauern(h)auszeichnung - ITAS-Preis 2016 for the best renovation of a farmhouse in Südtirol.
Post date: 30 Oct 2019
Achieving climate neutrality by 2050 requires decarbonising the whole economy, including the energy-hungry heating sector, says Finland’s Riku Huttunen. And that will involve cooperation at all levels of government, including local and EU authorities, he argues.
Heating represents almost half (40%) of the EU’s total energy consumption. As such, it is also responsible for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet, politicians seem reluctant to confront the issue head-on.
Post date: 2 Oct 2019