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U.S.Green Building Council supports greening of ICC's international codes

Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, winner of the Solar Decathlon Europe 2010 competition

Founded in 1872 as a land-grant college named Virginia Agricultural and Mechanical College, Virginia Tech is now a comprehensive, innovative research university with the largest full-time student population in Virginia. Through a...

UK: Insulation for the nation – 3.5 million more homes to be lagged

Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne is today demanding that energy suppliers work harder to insulate lofts and walls ensuring that consumers, especially low income vulnerable households, receive measures which can offer significant energy...

Scotland: Farms pave way to beat climate change

Richard Lochhead said: "Scotland's farmers are ready to play their part in moving towards a low carbon society and not only can the industry cut emissions but farming businesses can save costs at the same time and earn new income. "Our...

Scotland: Eco-Schools landmark

While visiting the school, the Education Secretary also launched Scotland's second Action Plan under the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (UNDESD), which promotes and outlines the education actions needed to ensure our...

An American study finds that smart meters are not enough to lead consumers to save energy

ACEEE based its findings on a review of 57 different residential sector feedback programs between 1974 and 2010. To realize potential feedback-induced savings, ACEEE conclusion is that advanced meters must be used in conjunction with in-...

Forschungsförderung für Erneuerbare Energien

Deutschland ist auf dem Weg in das regenerative Zeitalter. Hierzu haben technologische Innovationen aus der Energieforschung entscheidend beigetragen. In 2009 hat das BMU die Forschung zu Erneuerbaren Energien mit insgesamt 109,5 Mio. Euro...

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...