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USA: ACEEE announces five top energy-efficiency award winning programs in Colorado, Hawaii, Maryland, and New York

The top five award winning programs are: 1.Colorado Governor's Energy Office: Colorado ENERGY STAR New Homes Program 2.New York State Energy Research and Development Authority: Combined Heat and Power (CHP)...

Gebäudeperformance in Neubau und Sanierung: Energieverbrauchswerte im Vergleich

In projektübergreifenden und vergleichenden Performance- und Komfortanalysen nutzen EnOB-Forscher die große, wissenschaftliche Datenbasis aus den vielen EnOB-Modellprojekten, um Antworten zu entwickeln zu ganz konkreten und...

UK: Top university and NHS Trust are first to use Mayor's Energy Efficiency Framework

The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, announced last year that RE:FIT's panel of pre-selected energy services companies (ESCos) would be made available to all public sector organisations in London - and the UK. In signing up, organisations...

Find information on more than 400 EU Intelligent Energy Europe projects in one database

For more information go to: http://ieea.erba.hu/ieea/page/Page.jsp?op=home

Insulation installation in London lagging behind UK

Leading the way in the scheme, which places a requirement on energy companies to help consumers save energy, are Kirklees (22.5%), Anglesey (18%), Carmarthenshire (14.6%), Wyre (13.4%) and South Ribble (13.3%). “The figures reveal that...

Top runner principle guides the product-based aspect of Germany’s environmental policy

German Environment Minister Dr. Norbert Röttgen rates the implementation to date of the EU Ecodesign Directive as a success. The "standby regulation" alone has produced a potential saving in Europe of 35 terawatt hours per year up to 2020...

Natural Energy Efficiency and Sustainability (NEES) project in Northern periphery is looking for partners

The NEES project will investigate, highlight and promote them both within the Region and at EU level. The NEES partnership is looking for additional partners that are interested in developing this approach and have the potential to apply...

Call for abstracts for the 9th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics (NSB 2011)

Call for Papers -flyer is enclosed and more information can be found on the website at www.tut.fi/nsb2011.

Energy in Africa: Commissioners Piebalgs and Oettinger launch the Renewable Energy Cooperation Programme

EU Commissioner for Development, Andris Piebalgs said: "Today 1.6 billion people worldwide have no access to electricity, most of them in sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia. Poor energy systems undermine growth potential in these...

Germany: Heidelberg to build zero-emissions district

Promotional funds will be available for the construction of passive houses. To this end, it is hoped Bahnstadt will become the largest passive housing area in the world. The plans for Bahnstadt also include rainwater management systems,...

UK: Solar panel owners urged to register for tariff

According to figures from the Renewable Energy Association, there have been 6,900 installations of solar PV since the tariff was introduced in April, 1,390 of which were pre-existing installations that have successfully transferred to the...

USA: DOE announces nearly $30 million in competitive awards for state energy efficiency projects

"These state initiatives will spur the economy and create jobs across the country by making targeted investments in the growing energy efficiency market and using smarter policies to engage the private sector," said Secretary Chu. "The...

„Green Building Verfahren und ihre Vergleichbarkeit“: Ein Praxisvergleich zwischen den Verfahren LEED und BREEAM

Im zweiten Teil dieser Artikelreihe wurden die Green Building Systeme: Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) der USA, das Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) des UK, das Deutsche...

UK: Energy Saving Trust working with industry to improve installation of domestic heat pumps

Results show that a number of heat pump installations performed very well, achieving an overall system efficiency rating of three and above – this means for every unit of electricity put in there is an output of three units of heat. The...

Innovativ saniert - mit integrierten Lüftungskanälen in der Außendämmung

Getestet wird dieses System derzeit an einem zweigeschossigen Wohnhaus aus den 20iger Jahren in Kassel. Zum einen wird der Sanierungsprozess untersucht und bewertet, zum anderen wird nach Fertigstellung das Betriebsverhalten des Systems...

Indian residential apartments may soon get rated for energy efficiency: Such a rating for houses can help market them too as ecological awareness grows, say experts and builders

"We are considering a labelling system in (new) high-rise apartment complexes. We are now at the stage of collecting data, deciding where the benchmarks should be, talking to developers and builders," said Sanjay Seth, energy economist at...

Immobilie der Zukunft: Für 70% der Deutschen sind Energiekosten kauf- und mietentscheidend

Wohnungswirtschaft_heute Redakteur Hans Jürgen Krolkiewicz, (berat. Ing. BDB) beschreibt worauf man achten muss: Zentraler Ansatz, um den Heizenergiebedarf abzusenken, ist die sachbezogene Betrachtungsweise: Nur das Zusammenwirken von...

Invitation to a webinar on 'Envelope airtightness measurement method and equipment - Building preparation and uncertainty estimation'

The objective of this webinar is to discuss proposals: - to better define the building preparation ; - to estimate the uncertainty in the derived quantities which are used as a reference versus a minimum requirement and/or in energy...

Erneuerbare Energien: KfW-Programme wichtiger Baustein für Klima- und Energiepolitik der Bundesregierung

"Die KfW-Förderprogramme für Erneuerbare Energien tragen nicht nur dazu bei, die Klimaschutzziele der Bundesregierung zu erreichen. Sie haben darüber hinaus beträchtliche positive Effekte auf den Arbeitsmarkt und treiben den an...

The housing subsidiary of the French railways (SNCF) will refurbish social housing using guaranteed energy savings.