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UK backs EU plan for controversial 'beyond A' energy labels

Energy labelling for electrical appliances has proved hugely successful since the scheme's inception in 1992. However the EU is now seeking to raise the bar for the top grades because improvements in energy efficiency over the past decade...

California takes concrete steps toward net zero energy buildings

CPUC’s action plan offers common-sense strategies for moving the market toward net zero energy performance. Raising minimum energy performance through codes, expanding energy codes to address all energy end uses, developing financial tools...

U4energy: the European school challenge

Schools in 31 European countries (the 27 EU member states, plus Norway, Croatia, Iceland and Liechtenstein) are invited to submit their contribution to a more energy-efficient future, earning the chance to win a prize and gain recognition...

California commits to more clean, green energy - new standard: 33% of electricity from renewable sources by 2020

“The Renewable Electricity Standard means cleaner energy for California’s households and businesses. It will help clean our air and bring new solar and wind energy facilities to California with thousands of jobs in construction, operation...

UK: Green Deal to create green jobs

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne said: “The Green Deal is a massive new business opportunity which has the potential to support up to a quarter of a million jobs as part of our third industrial revolution. Insulation...

The German government’s energy concept

Renewable energies will contribute the major share to the energy mix of the future. On the path to achieving this, conventional energy sources will gradually be replaced by renewables in a dynamic energy mix. Nuclear energy will be a...

Bundesregierung verabschiedet Energiekonzept

Prioritäten im Bereich der Forschung setzt die Bundesregierung bei Erneuerbaren Energien, Energieeffizienz, Energiespeichertechnologien und Netztechnik, der Integration der erneuerbaren Energien in die Energieversorgung sowie dem...

Scotland: Target for renewable energy now 80 per cent

The Scottish Government has now calculated that significantly higher levels of renewables could be deployed by 2020 with little change to the current policy, planning or regulation framework in Scotland. A separate study for industry body...

5. International BUILDAIR-Symposium on Building and Ductwork Air-tightness

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Zero-carbon homes development opened by UK Secretary of State Chris Huhne

The company has invested over £3.5million in this ground-breaking research project, aptly named ‘Greenwatt Way’. The site, which used to house an SSE office building, features rainwater harvesting, grey water recycling, triple glazed...

Heizung winterfest machen

Unter www.zukunft-haus.info/heizcheck können Interessierte mit wenigen Angaben das Einsparpotenzial ihrer Anlage errechnen.Wartung der Heizungsanlage Die dena empfiehlt, die Zeit vor dem Winter zu nutzen, um sich auf die...

EU Commission sets up new energy labels for televisions, refrigerators, dishwashers and washing machines

For televisions, which represent almost 10% of the average household's electricity bill, it will be the first time ever that manufacturers will have to declare the energy efficiency of their products, using an A to G scale. The label must...

Strong alliance for future sustainable buildings

"The EU commission has recently decided that all new buildings from the end of 2020 must be Nearly Zero Energy Buildings. Due to the fact that buildings have a long lifetime it is important to ensure a high quality of the building envelope...

Baden-Württemberg: Vorschlag zur Vereinfachung des EnEV-Nachweises

Laut Pfister stoßen der Vollzug der EnEV sowie des EEWärmeG bei Bauherren, Planern und Handwerkern wegen der Komplexität und des Zeitaufwands für die Nachweisführung zunehmend auf Kritik. Daher sei zu befürchten, dass die Akzeptanz...

World Bank providing US$2.5 Million for energy efficiency project in Jamaica

The aim, the Minister said, is to ensure sustainable access to and utilisation of renewable and energy efficient equipment, within the private sector. He indicated that if the pilot is successful, additional resources will be made...

Market observatory: Latest update of energy trends up to 2030 now available

Energy Trends to 2030 The scenarios of the "Energy trends 2030" give an update of the previous trend scenarios. The new scenarios take into account the latest economic developments, energy price environment of recent years, and new...

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...

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