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Information Session on the BUILD UP Skills initiative - Presentations are now available online

With BUILD UP Skills, the European Sustainable Building Workforce Initiative, the Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) programme is offering funding opportunities to unite forces and increase the number of qualified workers in Europe's...

Active House Alliance -The General Assembly

The Alliance is established to support the development of the Active House vision of buildings that create healthier and more comfortable lives for their occupants without a negative impact on the climate. The main objectives of the...

Belgium US Embassy goes Green

The Alliance to Save Energy and the U.S. State Department-affiliated League of Green Embassies today unveil a 111,000 Euros energy-efficiency makeover at the 230-year-old, 16,096.96-square-foot/1,496-square-meter Brussels residence of U.S...

Holy Warming Competition started: How would you keep a church warm on the inside in a sustainable way?

The competition Renovation of the St. Bavo Cathedral started recently. Right now, it takes three days to bring the temperature in the main area of the Cathedral to 12 degrees Celsius. This should be possible to improve...

How can the Swedish gouvernment´s climate goals be met in time?

This booklet has been produced by Riksbyggen and HSB RIKSBYGGEN is a Swedish independent cooperative economic association owned by the Swedish building unions, (local) housing associations and other national cooperative associations. Its...

Launch of Active House Specifications - first version

This specification is intended to be a guide for designing an Active House, as a building that combines energy efficiency with specific attention to the indoor climate and focus on user’s health and well-being. The scope of this...

Last Call for European Energy Service Award

To honour the European forerunners in the field of energy efficiency, the “European Energy Service Initiative“ (EESI), an initiative coordinated by the Berliner Energieagentur, will bestow the “European Energy Service Award“ (EESA) for the...

Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings in the Contracting Parties of the Energy Community

Further information can be found at: http://www.energy-community.org/portal/page/portal/ENC_HOME/SECRETARIAT/Procurement   In general, the Energy Community extends the EU internal energy market to South East Europe and beyond on the...

Start des EU FP7 Projekts 'School of the Future' mit Fokus auf der energetischen Sanierung von 4 Demonstrationsprojekten

Eine enge Zusammenarbeit zwischen den Gebäudeeigentümern, den 4 Städten, und den beteiligten Industrie- und Forschungsorganisationen wird durch die sogenannte 'Advisory and Evaluation Group' gewährleistet, in der die Planung der...

EU FP7 project 'School of the Future' started: Focus on 4 retrofit demonstration projects

A close connection between the demonstration building owners, the 4 cities, and the participating industry and research organisations is established by the Advisory and Evaluation Group which discusses the planning of the retrofits in...

House of Abundance - out of waste materials

Short Film on use of EU funds for energy saving measures in France now Online

The use of European Regional Development Fund for energy efficiency measures in housing is possible in all EU Member States however since the measure was introduced in 2009, France has shown to be the country which has managed to use the...

The networking as a main principle of the National Platform POWER HOUSE Bulgaria

This article is an excerpt from the National Platform POWER HOUSE Bulgaria Newsletter available both in English and Bulgarian. POWER HOUSE EUROPE - The big green housing exchange (www.powerhouseeurope.eu) is an initiative led by CECODHAS...

Housing and Energy in Estonia - Impact of work of Union of Housing Associations

One of the key aims of the Estonian Union of Cooperative Housing Associations (EKÜL) is to provide information on opportunities to achieve energy savings in buildings by arranging a variety of information days, training sessions and round...

Update on the SABO Energy Challenge: 102 public housing companies with 376 000 apartments save energy together!

The project is also a partner in the European project POWER HOUSE EUROPE - The big green housing exchange (www.powerhouseeurope.eu) an initiative led by CECODHAS Housing Europe - The Federation of Public, Cooperative and Social Housing (...

Commission opens public consultation on the initiative "Smart Cities and Communities'

Europa: Comissão abre consulta pública para a Iniciativa ‘Smart Cities and Communities’

Social housing Flanders: existing building stock needs an energy facelift

“This article is an excerpt from the POWER HOUSE Flanders Newsletter available both in English  and Dutch: POWER HOUSE EUROPE - The big green housing exchange (www.powerhouseeurope.eu) is an initiative led by CECODHAS Housing Europe -...

Énergies renouvelables et économies d'énergie : palmarès des régions

Énergies renouvelables et économies d’énergie : C’est en Pays de la Loire que les collectivités territoriales proposent les aides les plus élevées pour les particuliers Les Français sont majoritairement favorables aux énergies...

Common calculation method of the solar thermal energy produced worldwide now available

Energy Statistics should include the estimation of the solar thermal energy produced and, with this objective in mind, the International Energy Agency Solar Heating and Cooling Programme (IEA-SHC) and major solar thermal industry...