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Boilers inspections and the European Standard

The French regulation, that transposes article 8 of the EPBD about inspection of boilers, does not refer to the European Standard EN 15378 "Heating systems in buildings - Inspection of boilers and heating systems". Do you know national...
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Inspection of ventilation systems?

In the preliminary works to prepare the recast of the EPBD (2009), the European Parliament had accepted the principle of a change of the EPBD to extend the inspection of air conditioning systems to ventilation systems. This idea seems to...
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News from the Texas Green Building Summit

The Texas Green Building Summit (http://www.texasgreenhomesummit.com/) is currently taking place in Dallas. Some of the sessions and discussions are US-specific, but much of the experience is of international value. For those not...
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EnBW-Lichtexperte: Energieeffizienzpotentiale bei der Beleuchtung gezielt erschließen

Leistungsmerkmale Der ENBW - Lichtexperte bietet folgende Leistungsmerkmale zur energetischen Bewertung von Beleuchtungsanlagen in Gebäuden:Abgestimmte in Bild 1 dargestellte Workflows erlauben die zeiteffiziente und differenzierte...
Die Entwicklung und Umsetzung energieeffizienter Beleuchtungskonzepte erfordert geeignete Planungs- und Benchmarking Werkzeuge. Dies gilt sowohl für Neuanlagen als auch bei der Sanierung von Bestandsanlagen. Die Anforderungen der...
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March 03, 2010 - March 04, 2010 International workshop 'National trends of innovative products and systems for energy-efficient

Are you interested in what is happening in the field of energy-efficient building and do you want to know the challenges faced in using innovative products and systems? Would you like to hear about actual recent examples, meet and talk...
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Energy plus

Next generation building energy simulation program that builds on the most popular features and capabilities of BLAST and DOE-2. EnergyPlus includes innovative simulation capabilities including time steps of less than an hour, modular...
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ESP-r

By addressing all aspects simultaneously, ESP-r allows the designer to explore the complex relationships between a building's form, fabric, air flow, plant and control. ESP-r is based on a finite volume, conservation approach in which a...
General purpose simulation environment which supports an in-depth appraisal of the factors which influence the energy and environmental performance of buildings. The ESP-r system has been the subject of sustained developments since 1974...
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Frame Simulator

Frame Simulator makes calculation of the thermal transmittance in windows and building components an extremely easy process. It can be used to: analyze how heat flows through building components and fenestrations estimate surface...
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Passive Houses in Mediterranean Climates

This is a very interestinmg article. I'd be very interested to hear how this study compares to the outcomes of earlier studies and to learn about built examples in Southern European countries: http://www.passivhaustagung.de/...
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NOVOCLIMAT

Insulation, air, vapour and water tightness, windows, ventilation... all the criteria for the certification Novoclimat are reviewed in this animation. Many tips, reminders and recommendations are exposed.
NOVOCLIMAT is a home program available to consumers interested in buying a home with a high energy efficiency rating. NOVOCLIMAT homes improve energy efficiency by at least 25% based on three key principles: insulation, air/vapour/...
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Green Building Rating tools comparison tool

SB Alliance goal is to develop common metrics that can be used to monitor and compare internationally ecological behavior and sustainable performance through the different voluntary rating schemes. SB Alliance is a non-profit, non-...
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Lesosai 6.0

LESOSAI 6.0 is a programme for thermal energy calculation and certification of buildings comprising one or more heated or cooled zones. It is designed primarily for building and thermal engineers and architects. The software supports...
LESOSAI 6.0 is a programme for thermal energy calculation and certification of buildings comprising one or more heated or cooled zones. It is designed primarily for building and thermal engineers and architects. The software supports...
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Boiler info

This internet tool aims at setting up an information system around domestic boilers to be used by consumers, installers and energy consultants and other branches that are involved in the choice of the boilers. It is of utmost importance...
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Cense workshop with croatian building authorities in Zagreb

The 8th and 9th of December a workshop has been organized in Zagreb by the IEE - CENSE project in cooperation with Croatian Ministry of Environmental Protection, Physical Planning and Construction, Directorate for Construction, who is...
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Internet information session on good building practice for thermal bridges offered on January 19, 2010

The IEE ASIEPI project has organised an internet information session on thermal bridges with the following topics: Good practice guidance Promotion of good building practice Execution quality in EU Member States Advanced technical...
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What future for the inspection of boilers?

One of the latest documents from the Council of the European Union about the EPBD recast, dated 25 November 2009 (http://www.buildup.eu/publications/6620), allows to imagine what could be the future requirements concerning inspection of...
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ENERPASS

Detailed building energy simulation program for residential and smaller commercial buildings. ENERPASS calculates the annual energy use for space heating, cooling, lighting, water heating and fan energy. The calculations are performed on...
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Energy and Economic Analysis Software

EnergyGauge is a family of user-friendly PC software tools that allow simple yet detailed performance-based analysis of building energy use and perform economic analysis of proposed energy improvements. EnergyGauge will perform: -...
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Energy-10

Conceptual design tool focused on making whole-building tradeoffs during early design phases for buildings that are less than 10,000 ft2 floor area, or buildings which can be treated as one or two-zone increments. Performs whole-building...
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Energy Profile Tool

A customizable, commercially available energy analysis tool. Users enter information about their facilities to receive detailed profiles of the energy use, as well as benchmark comparison results. The tool helps identify opportunities to...