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Innovative renovation concepts in Roosendaal and Zoetermeer win DO IT! Award

International method to be developed for calculating the actual energy consumption in the built environment

Solar power station with 1400 MW helps to meet energy challenges of Reunion Island

It was necessary to meet two key challenges: the limited amount of land available for the erection of the PV panels; and extreme weather and geological conditions. Engineers had to take into account cyclonic weather patterns when it came...

Denmark now has a Knowledge Centre for Energy Savings in Buildings

Know-how, qualifications and motivation The Knowledge Centre opened in 2009 and gathers expertise and best practices in the field of energy savings, primarily for the benefit of tradesmen, contractors, counsellors and...

Dutch stimulus for sustainable office buildings

Energy efficiency improvement of Dutch rental housing by tax provisions

New Joint Ministerial Decisions signed in Greece regarding the installation of photovoltaic systems in households

Newest statistics on economic value of European solar thermal industry

Solar thermal creates economic benefits on two different levels: it reduces the costs associated with burning imported fossil fuels or using electricity for heating and cooling. And it creates jobs and economic wealth in the production,...

Green construction code initiative by the International Code Council

Entitled “IGCC: Safe and Sustainable By the Book,” the initiative is committed to develop a model code focused on new and existing commercial buildings. It will focus on building design and performance. The Code Council’s development...

Summer comfort and air conditioning in Europe: Actual trends and perspectives

The main objectives of ASIEPI WP7 are to create or increase awareness of the MS around available alternative techniques and technologies that improve thermal comfort without increasing the energy consumption and how to assess the energy...

German minister for buildings presents plus energy exhibition house

The used energy efficiency technologies include new insulation materials, high efficient windows and phase change material as well as efficient energy supply technologies like a micro combined heat and power unit, fuel cells, heat pump and...

Scottish schools test innovative energy-consumption monitors

Great Britain increases funding for energy efficiency improvements in dwellings to 3.5 billion pounds

BSI publishes new standard for efficient management of energy usage

BS EN 16001 was developed for energy and facility managers, environment officers and managers, energy engineers, energy consultants, finance directors, policy developers and managers, architects and surveyors, energy assessors, CEOs and...

New study on the energy saving potentials in EU Member States, Candidate Countries and EEA Countries

The project and the central part of the evaluation of energy efficiency and energy savings potentials at the demand side is based on the bottom-up MURE simulation tool. The tool is structured into the following modules: residential sector...

EU Commission adopts template for National Renewable Energy Action Plans

EU Commission presents working document on the assessment of the 27 National Energy Efficiency Action Plans

NEEAPS are intended to stimulate the translation of energy savings objectives into concrete measures and actions at the level of each Member State, create dialogue between the Commission and Member States and set implementation milestones...

LEED version 3 includes operational energy performance

In addition, the green building rating system is being tied to the emergent smart grid, and it will likely increase demand for building energy monitoring systems.

USA Administration unveils new lighting rules and releases US$ 346 mio. for energy efficient buildings

Intelligent Energy Europe - New project brochures available