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BMU and KfW Entwicklungsbank launch global climate protection fund

The German Minister of the Environment, Dr. Norbert Röttgen explains: "As a result of the BMU providing equity capital and hence taking on some of the commercial risk, we are creating the necessary incentives for private investors to take...

BMU und KfW Entwicklungsbank geben Startschuss für globalen Klimaschutzfonds

Bundesumweltminister Dr. Norbert Röttgen: „Indem das BMU Eigenkapital bereitstellt und einen Teil der wirtschaftlichen Risiken übernimmt, schaffen wir die für private Investoren notwendigen Anreize, sich in Form von Fremdkapital zu...

Roofs could technically generate up to 40% of EU’s electricity demand by 2020

The European Photovoltaic Industry Association (EPIA), the world’s largest photovoltaic industry association together with Design-Build Solar, has organised today, 23 June, an event on Building Integrated Photovoltaic (BIPV) systems, at...

UK: Eco-schools can inspire whole community

More than 2,000 students attended the conference at the East of England Showground in Peterborough to take part in activities and workshops. Lord Henley said: “I hope young people will be inspired by what they see here today and take what...

Forms of Energy - submit your project

The best designs will be published on domusweb.it on the Forms of Energy page, edited by Alessandra Scognamiglio, researcher and architect (ENEA) and Marialuisa Palumbo, architecture critic. For projects submissions: http://www.domusweb.it...

Building typologies for energy performance assessment of national building stocks

The objective is to learn how to structure the variety of energy-related features of existing buildings. As a result of the enquiry it can be stated that there are a lot of different activities which are based on typological criteria....

A Cutting-Edge Solar Hybrid Technology

*The objectives of this ‘’Task 35’’ are to catalyst the development and market introduction of high quality and commercial competitive PV-T hybrid systems and to increase general understanding and contribute to internationally accepted...

Active House Alliance established

The debate between the participants indicated that an Alliance could be valuable. It was recommended that the Alliance focuses on leanings gained by other networks, on indoor comfort, and on political activities. A task force of...

Netherlands: City of Rotterdam to use Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions

The RCI is committed to reduce impact of climate change by reducing emissions. It has set objectives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from Rotterdam city by 50% in 2025 compared to 1990 levels. It was identified that a significant part...

Ghelamco first to obtain stringent ecological building certification in Poland

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UK: Six companies awarded contracts to develop more energy efficient lighting for homes

The companies have been awarded up to £40,000 each to carry out work, over the next three months, to show the technical feasibility of their proposed concepts. The feasibility studies will then be assessed and the proposals with the most...

Deutschland: Studie zur Vollversorgung mit erneuerbaren Energien bis 2050

Der Sprecher des FVEE, Prof. Dr.  Vladimir Dyakonov, hat die Studie heute Bundesumweltminister Dr. Norbert Röttgen überreicht. Röttgen: "Wenn wir unsere Ausbauziele bei den erneuerbaren Energien erreichen wollen, dürfen wir an...

British housing association tests environmental technologies in experimental house

David Tibbs, partner with Oliver and Robb, said: “The Kingdom House is designed to Passivhaus standards which take a holistic approach to providing a very low energy building by designing and building to extremely high standards.” He...

Mayor of London opens first inner city green technology research centre

The Mayor of London Boris Johnson said: "This new Centre will boost the capital's quest for low carbon and low energy design. It is a welcome development in London's efforts to minimise the emission of greenhouse gases; to adapt existing...

Deutschland: Fördersperre - Markt für Solarwärmeanlagen bricht um ein Drittel ein

Mit jedem Monat, den die Entsperrung auf sich warten lässt, entsteht der Erneuerbare-Energien-Wärmebranche nach Einschätzung von BDH und BSW-Solar ein Schaden von mindestens 100 Millionen Euro. Die beiden Verbände sprechen von einem Diktat...

AIVC International Workshop about building airtightness: slide presentations available online

New Report on Nearly Zero Energy Buildings in Europe- Perspectives and Paths to 2020

U.S. Department of Energy announces more than $76 million for advanced energy-efficient building technologies and commercial building training programs

"These projects will help the United States lead the world in advancing energy-efficient technologies," Secretary Chu said. "Energy-efficient commercial buildings will help our country cut its carbon emissions and energy costs while the...

EU leaders agree on 10-year plan including climate change and energy objectives

Speaking at the conclusion of the meeting at which the European Council approved the objectives of the strategy, European Commission President José Manuel Barroso expressed his satisfaction that a unanimous decision had been made 'not only...

Daikin Europe N.V. initiates cooperative venture for net zero energy office building - ready in July 2010

The EU has imposed ambitious reduction targets for the year 2020: a 20% reduction in energy use compared to projected levels, a 20% reduction in CO2 emissions compared to 1990 levels, and the use of 20% renewable energy. Presently the...