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Will the new Directive help to clear the way for local, participatory Energy Transitions?

The New Directive has a lot of potential to get this process underway and to support local energy transitions. CECODHAS Housing Europe is focusing on what it sees as three main catalysts which will be vital for our success: 1) achieving...

Improving the EU´s energy efficiency

Public authorities should lead the way in raising performance levels. Member states are invited to apply high efficiency standards when purchasing goods (e.g. information and communication equipment). If possible, this should also apply to...

Energiewende erfolgreich vollzogen: Die erste Plusenergieschule geht ans Netz

Die Verbesserung der energetischen Qualität von Schulgebäuden ist eine vordringliche ökonomische und ökologische Aufgabe für die öffentliche Hand, Schulträger und Planer. Darüber hinaus hat sie auch im besonderen Maße Vorbildfunktion...

IEA Innovation „Made in Germany“: Internationales IT-Toolkit für energieeffiziente Sanierungsmaßnahmen an öffentlichen Gebäuden jetzt als kostenfreier Download erhältlich

Das kostenfreie Toolkit unterstützt Eigentümer und Planer von öffentlichen Gebäuden bei folgenden Aufgaben: Identifikation von Gebäuden mit zu hohen Energieverbräuchen Energieeffizienter Betrieb von Gebäuden Detaillierte...

Without stronger efforts to foster the deep renovation of buildings Europe will only continue wasting precious energy

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Energy Commissioner Oettinger launches European Smart Cities and Communities Initiative

'The time is right for smart cities and communities: Cities and industry partners are eager to develop integrated sustainable solutions that offer clean, secure and affordable energy to citizens, reduce consumption and create new markets...

Romania loses billions of euros for not selling the surplus of CO2 certificates

Energy Efficiency Directive: strong impetus to energy savings and energy efficiency

The Commission proposes simple but ambitious measures: Legal obligation to establish energy saving schemes in all Member States: energy distributors or retail energy sales companies will be obliged to save every year 1,5 % of their...

Another step towards energy turnaround: The first Energy Surplus School has now joined the grid

Pioneering energy concepts for educational buildings are being developed and realised within the research focus on energy efficient schools (EnEff:Schule, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economy and Technology - BMWi). This...

New National Round Table for energy efficiency launched in France

IEE project "Young Energy People" wins prestigious Ashden Sustainable Energy Awards 2011

The IEE project "Young Energy People" won the prestigious Ashden Sustainable Energy Award 2011 in the category of school energy projects. To date, more than 700 pupils witness and observe energy saving measures being implemented at their...

Deutscher Klimapreis der Allianz Umweltstiftung: Jetzt bewerben!

Aktiv für Klimaschutz Die Allianz Umweltstiftung hat den Deutschen Klimapreis ins Leben gerufen, um das aktive Klimaschutz-Engagement von Schulen auszuzeichnen. Er soll Schüler und Lehrer dazu motivieren, sich dem...

Salon AQUIBAT 2012 : 25 000 professional visitors expected and a special international event on building and ductwork airtightness

Special event on airtightness in 2012.  The next edition will include a special international event on building and ductwork airtightness. Past conferences on airtightness at the AQUIBAT salon.  The two...

Tenants move into the world’s first passive high-rise building in Freiburg, Germany

Researchers from Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE will analyse the real energy consumption in the occupied building for two years. Like the entire project, the results are pioneering and will be used in future comparable...

Sustainable Competitiveness of the Construction Sector

RELACS (REnewabLe energy for tourist ACcomodation buildingS) - Newsletter 2

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Energy performance of buildings: Belgium called upon to comply with EU legislation

RELACS (REnewabLe energy for tourist ACcomodation buildingS) - Newsletter 1

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The Institute for Building Efficiency releases GLOBAL results of the Energy Efficiency Indicator survey