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Window energy labelling: Common position paper by fenestration industry

Those entities are: EAA / European Aluminium Association GfE / Glass for Europe ES-SO / European Solar Shading Organization Eurowindoor  Eurowindoor members are FAECF (metal), Femib (Wood), UEMV (Glass), EPW (PVC)

Jean-Marie Tjibaou Cultural Center inspired by native architecture - Green design will save the world

Built to honor the assassinated Kanak leader, Jean-Marie Tjibaou, as well as the culture of the Kanak peoples, the cultural center is modeled after a traditional Kanak village, and the pavilions were inspired by Kanak huts. Using...

France launches a National Committee for geothermal energy

Robinson Low Francis strengthens sustainability expertise

Chichester District Council commissioned RLF for a new £6.9m city centre museum. The project aims for the development to achieve a renewable energy target of 40%. The installation of a biomass boiler solution will play a...

Towards clean and efficient energy use in all European buildings: the CONCERTO initiative continues to grow

The CONCERTO initiative was launched in 2003 by the European Commission as part of the research framework programme  to enhance the role of cities and local authorities as driving forces towards sustainable community development. In...

UK: Huntingdonshire district council puts sustainability first

While a different rationale will be taken for each property, Apollo will apply a ‘whole house’ approach and work closely with the project team to identify local suppliers and affordable, efficient technologies. The St Neots property is a...

Energy priorities of the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union

As President of the Council of the EU, Belgium's role mainly consists of organising and managing the work of each Council configuration through its competent ministers. The Foreign Affairs Council is the only exception to this rule. Since...

Deutschland: Expertenbericht zur Förderung von Klimaschutz und nachhaltiger Energiepolitik in Kommunen

„Wir benötigen eine Förderstrategie, die die aktuell schwierige Finanzsituation im Blick hat, aber gleichzeitig den großen Herausforderungen im Klimaschutz und in der Energiepolitik gerecht wird. Sie muss auf mehrere Jahre ausgelegt sein,...

Use Efficiency: Universitäten und Studenten erhöhen die Energieeffizienz

Das IEE SAVE-Projekt umfasst 9 Universitäten und 4 externe Unternehmen bzw. Institute aus der Praxis der Energieberatung. Es hat zu Ziel, einerseits die Energieeffizienz in den Universitätsgebäuden zu verbessern und zum anderen...

Use Efficiency: Universities and Students for Energy Efficiency

The IEE SAVE project involves 10 EU countries (9 Universities and 4 market players), and has the aim to improve energy efficiency in university buildings and to establish training programs for students. Students are the main actors of the...

Internationale Auszeichnung für Bürokomplex „7 More London“

London: Hier wohnt die Queen, Bankgebäude ragen empor, Theater und Kunstgalerien begeistern Menschen aus aller Welt – eine faszinierende Stadt architektonischer Gegensätze. Im historischen Viertel Southwark steht jetzt Großbritanniens...

EU's 'big three' issue joint call for 30% CO2 cuts

Overview of energy efficiency services: New manual on-line

The POWER HOUSE team select resources which they have deemed most useful for inclusion in the on-line resource database.  The newly published "BewareE Manual" which focuses on most effective ways of empowering end-users to reduce energy...

POWER HOUSE Blog: get the practitioners stance on some of the most central issues in the EU energy debate

A number of threads have been launched. On the issues of financing and the EU, the take-up of the 4% possible ERDF funding is key. While some countries have 100% take-up others have close to zero. The blog gives practitioners the...

Sweden's municipal housing company's 'energy challenge' transported to Italy

Members of Swedish national municipal housing federation SABO, leader of the Swedish POWER HOUSE platform agreed together on an achievable energy consumption target of 20% by 2016 signed a commitment, assigned an energy contact person and...

POWER HOUSE study day in Brescia, Italy

The city manages its own district heating system and has developed a public-private company for the conversion and upgrading of its heating systems. The study day was coordinated by POWER HOUSE Italy. Find out more about the programme...

POWER HOUSE France brings experts from Germany, Austria, Netherland and England

At the conference four members of the CECODHAS energy experts' network presented a stock-take of the energy policy in social housing in their country: Ingrid Vogler, from GdW, Germany, Eva Bauer from GbV, Austria, Albert Koedam from Aedes...

POWER HOUSE EUROPE invited to the Netherlands

Aedes and the National Tenants Union had a stand on the business fair to promote the covenant on energy saving and sustainability. In the covenant, which is also signed by the Dutch Government, the parties express the intention to reduce...

The Spanish POWER HOUSE platform publishes best practices

In addition, The Institute for Energy Diversification and Efficiency from the Spanish Ministry for Trade, Tourism and Industry was invited to present a new funding programme entitled Biomcasa to promote the use of biomass in the...

New EU FP7 calls including topic 'Demonstration of very low energy buildings' published on 20 July 2010

One of the calls asks for proposals on demonstration of very low energy new buildings. The objective is to demonstrate in the building sector, high energy efficient innovative technologies and measures resulting in very low energy new...