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Staring Us In The Face

The malaise of the EU continues into another season. The talk – and reality – of high unemployment, zero growth and declining quality of life persists despite the efforts of the EU and its Member States to dig us out of crisis. But what...

Ahorro y mejora de la eficiencia energética en inmuebles existentes

 MEDIDAS DE MEJORA EN EDIFICACIONES  EXISTENTES:A) DISMINUIR LA DEMANDA ENERGÉTICA.A.1.-REGENERAR  LA ENVOLVENTE TÉRMICA.Con ellas se consigue reducir las pérdidas o ganancias de energía...

8th Guangzhou Water Heating Exhibition 2013 (GWHE 2013)

8th Guangzhou Water Heating Exhibition 2013 (GWHE 2013) August 19-21, 2013 China Import & Export Fair Pazhou Complex Sponsored by International Solar Energy Society, Energy Next Magazi ne, Spanish Association for Energy and...

TrainRebuild Final Report

TrainRebuild Final Report Reveals that the Key Driver for Demand of Energy Efficiency in Buildings is Closely Linked to Improved Property Value. The Final Report of the project TrainRebuild will be an invaluable instrument to communicate...

What is the difference between DC vs AC ceiling fans?

DC means direct current, AC means alternating current. AC changes direction 50 times a second. Both have been around for a long time and DC is used in batteries but originally DC meant a drop in power as you got further up the wire away...

New contents in BUILD UP Community "Inspection of heating and air-conditioning systems"

The BUILD UP Community "Inspection of heating and air-conditioning systems" (see http://www.buildup.eu/communities/aircond) is regularly updated with new items: interesting news, recent publications, upcoming events, ... Do not hesitate...

Why Energy Efficiency doesn’t work naturally?

Everybody agree that Energy Efficiency is an important matter, and that it’s a priority. However, in practice and you all know about it, Energy Efficiency implementation is much more complex than it seems to be initially. What are the key...

What about the Commission Delegated Regulation No. 244/2012 in the EU countries?

I would be interested in knowing the state of knowledge , dissemination, actuation of its objectives and scope. In particular whether the calculation of the global cost in terms of net present value for each reference building is underway...

Data shortfall for assessment of building energy efficiency programmes

A recently published European Commission Report found that investments in energy efficiency are increasing. However, the report noted that there is limited information on the effectiveness of the different financial support measures, both...

Workshop High Performance Buildings - Design and Evaluation Methodologies, June 24-26, 2013, at EUSEW, Brussels

Dear all, At June 24-26 (2013) a three days workshop "High Performance Buildings - Design and Evaluation Methodologies" will take place in Brussels, organised by the Joint Research Centre - Institute for Energy and...

CLIMA 2013 REHVA workshop on CEN-EPBD standards, June 17, 2013 in Prague

Dear all, At June 17 (2013) a workshop "New EP Standards for Direct Transposition of EPBD – Towards a Common European Method" will take place, as one of a series of REHVA workshops in parallel to other sessions at the...

(Updated) time table CEN-EPBD project

(Rev01, April 26, 2013: CEN working document numbers added) Dear all, In one of the previous blog posts (July 2012) I presented a rough indication when to expect the products from the CEN work program to develop a second generation of...

(Updated) synopsis CEN-EPBD workplan

(Rev01, April 26, 2013: CEN working document numbers added) Dear all, One year ago I posted a blog with the (draft) CEN-EPBD workplan. Please find below an (updated) synopsis, followed by updated brief descriptions of the main documents...

Welcome everyone. This is where you can find back all BUILD UP Overview articles!

Dear all, I am very happy to have launched this new BUILD UP Community that will gather, in one single place, all the BUILD UP Overview articles. BUILD UP Overview articles are short stories giving the insight of a particular topic, and...

Global Carbon Footprint

Global Carbon FootprintThe image of a footprint is composed of circles sized relative to the carbon emissions of each nation and color coded according to region.In the final version of this information graphic there will be a second...

What are the best technologies to implement Renewable Energy Sources with ESCOs?

Energy Services Companies (ESCOs) have a great potential to implement energy efficiency measures. They also contribute to the development of Renewable Energy Sources (RES), in particular of solar thermal or biomass. Currently in Spain,...

EU-wide database makes results from energy efficiency projects accessible

Press release about the new EU-wide database about energy-efficieny measures and the use of renewables in the framework of the CONCERTO initiative. Please read more: http://www.concerto.eu/concerto/images/library/press-releases/2013-03-14...

Role models for smart cities and communities - watch the making of the CONCERTO videos now on youtube

Dear BUILD UP Communities, Energy solutions for smart cities and communities The CONCERTO Initiative of the European Commission presents new videos http://www.youtube.com/user/CONCERTOPREMIUM A video production team is currently on...

FTI Façade Testing Institute

FTI Façade Testing Institute We provide third party performance testing for façade elements and construction materials. With our experience, expertise and in-house facilities, we offer a fully integrated professional service in the...

Proposing content to your BUILD UP Community: it is even better and easier!

BUILD UP makes your life easier to share your best practices! As from now, if you are either facilitator or member of a BUILD UP Community, you can propose content right from your BUILD UP Community!As such, your BUILD UP items will...