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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...

Results of the RICS 2009 Global Zero Carbon Capacity Index published

To capture the progress that is being made towards a decarbonised built environment at the national level, RICS commissioned the Environment Institute at University College London to develop a new index: the Global Zero Carbon Capacity...

Building bridges between researchers and policymakers

'The aim was to see how we can improve the links between science and policymakers,' Mr Quevauviller told CORDIS News. 'The two communities often have difficulties communicating with one another.' During the event, scientists presented...

Sustainable Energy Communities join forces to support EU 20-20-20 targets

The projects share a common objective of demonstrating how Communities can be a key driving force in fulfilling the EU 20-20-20 climate and energy targets of at least 20% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, 20% increase in energy...

Six ManagEnergy workshops are scheduled for the coming months

The next workshop is planned for 23 September 2010 in Brasov, Romania, with as topic "Sustainable Energy and the Covenant of Mayors Initiative in our Cities." The fourth workshop in September will be held on 24 September 2010 in Plovdiv,...

European Commission website offers advice on energy efficient light bulbs

On 1 September 2009, incandescent light bulbs and other energy-inefficient lamps started to be gradually replaced by more energy efficient bulbs in Europe. By switching to more energy efficient lighting products, European households can...

The Covenant in numbers

Among the Covenant’s 1 800 signatories, 25 capitals – Amsterdam, Brussels, Bucharest, Budapest, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Dublin, Helsinki, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Oslo, Paris, Podgorica, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Sarajevo, Skopje...

London 2012 set to miss renewable energy target during Olympic Games

David Stubbs, Head of Sustainability at the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG) told the Assembly’s Environment Committee it was doing as much as it could towards meeting its target during the staging of the 2012...

Kühler Kopf an heißen Sommertagen

Ausgiebig Lüften sollte man nur in den kühlen Morgenstunden oder nachts. Denn tagsüber gelangt die Hitze durch das geöffnete Fenster in die Wohnräume. Ist eine Wohnung erst einmal aufgeheizt, ist es schwer, die Lufttemperatur wieder zu...