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EU Commission presents its new energy strategy towards 2020

Energy savings The Commission proposes to focus its initiatives on the two sectors with the biggest energy saving potential: transport and buildings. To help house owners and local entities to finance renovation and energy...

A new image for the IEE programme

The new visual identity gives new impetus to the programme and its focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency – which remains today more relevant than ever. The previous IEE logo will be phased out and replaced by the new visual...

USA: State and local code officials deliver historic improvement in building energy efficiency

“In the last four years, the International Code Council has accomplished more in efficiency improvements than all updates combined since 1975,” said Harry Misuriello, ACEEE Fellow and EECC organizer. “Local governments clearly realize that...

Scottish report warns of compliance gap in building regulations

“This report shows what those in the building industry have long known: that buildings are frequently not built as designed, and that energy efficiency is usually the first building element to suffer,” says Chas Booth from the Association...

LED-Lampen mit Dimmtechnik erleuchten Tankstellen

Mit dem Vorhaben wird erstmalig eine innovative Kombination von LED-Lampen mit Dimmtechnik und einem Bewegungsmeldesystem zur Reduzierung des Energieverbrauchs der Außenbeleuchtung von Tankstellen eingesetzt. Die LED-Lampen sollen die...

Bulgarian-Norwegian cooperation project addresses energy efficiency and renewable energy

The Bulgarian municipalities of Bourgas, Varna and Dobrich and Norwegian municipalities in Sør-Østerdal and Arendal are participating in the project. To demonstrate the use of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy, a pilot...

UK: Sustainable housing awards 2010

This year’s awards were presented by comedian, writer and environmental campaigner Mark Watson at a lunchtime ceremony in London’s Hilton Hotel on 22nd October 2010. The event attracted almost 600 people, with a cross section of senior...

A new standard about energy in commercial buildings published in the US

This standard has been prepared by ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) and IES (Illuminating Engineering Society).

Webinar presentations on 'Envelope airtightness measurement method and equipment'

Memorandum of understanding between UIA and Active House Alliance

UIA (The International Union of Architects) is a professional network that unites architects worldwide. In December 2009 at the UN Conference on Climate Change, COP15, UIA launched their strategy Sustainable by Design to enable the...

Deutschland: BMU weiht Anzeigetafel für schulische Solaranlage in Beelitz/Brandenburg ein

Wie jede Schule im Programm wurde die Solaranlage der Solar-Oberschule Beelitz mit einem Datendisplay ausgestattet, so dass für alle sichtbar ist, wie viel Energie ihre Anlage produziert und wie viel CO2  dadurch eingespart wird. Außerdem...

Subsidy overview EU-27 – photovoltaic

The feed-in tariffs in France and Germany have been cut. The latest issue dena-Subsidy Overview EU-27 Photovoltaic reports on the new tariffs and eligibility criteria. In Greece the new Law on Accelerating the Development of Renewable...

IEE-Call 2009 – Österreichische Einreicher wieder sehr erfolgreich

Europaweit wurden beim IEE-Call 2009 372 Projekte zur Förderung eingereicht. Davon wurden 59 Projekte als förderwürdig eingestuft. Damit lag die Erfolgsquote beim IEE-Call 2009 bei 15,9 % (ohne Reserveliste). Das Fördervolumen der 59...

Conclusions of the 3rd meeting of the Citizens Energy Forum, London, 21 – 22 October 2010 available

The conclusions, agenda, list of participants and presentations and reports are available at http://ec.europa.eu/energy/gas_electricity/forum_citizen_energy_en.htm.

Two energy-efficient building products among the winners of the European Aluminium Award 2010 on Industrial Design & Engineering

Up to now, solar collectors which were integrated into façades were primarily available in form of flat plate collectors with a thermally insulated opaque rear wall. The award winning technology is based on evacuated tubes combined with...

Germany: Joint Website of EnEff:Stadt and EnEff:Wärme goes online

Low-exergy technologies (LowEx) help reduce transmission losses. Furthermore, new adaptive cooling and heating networks offer starting points for the integration of renewable energy. The new website provides facts and figures, information...

Deutschland: Sanierungsfahrplan für Klimaschutz beim Bau

Bomba: „Wir zählen auf die mittelständische Bauwirtschaft als Schlüsselbranche zur Umsetzung unseres Energiekonzeptes. Im nachhaltigen Bauen bieten sich hervorragende Chancen, sich als attraktives, innovatives Unternehmen zu positionieren...

Report provides roadmap for zero-carbon Britain

A number of actions must be taken before a zero-carbon UK can become a reality – largely involving new technologies, efficient design and behaviour change. Individuals and communities must be urged to play their part in decarbonisation....

RURENER: A network of small rural communities for energy neutrality

What is RURENER about? The RURENER project is a network of small rural communities (villages and small towns) that want to reach a neutral energy print at the local level. The Network will bring tools and methods to...

Staatssekretär Bomba besucht Fertighaushersteller Bien-Zenker AG

Bomba: „Energieeffiziente Häuser sind die Zukunft. Sie werden sich am Markt durchsetzen. Wir können unsere Klimaziele nur erreichen, wenn wir weiter an der Qualität der Gebäude arbeiten. Fertighäuser haben vor allem bei 1- und 2-...