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Difference between designed ventilation rates and air-tightness in practice in Belgium

Call for tender for the continuation of BUILD UP

A call for tender for the operation, maintenance, improvement and promotion of the BUILD UP interactive web portal will be launched shortly by the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation. If you are interested in applying,...

Carbon labels potentially misleading, study warns

As global warming has entered the consciousness of the general public, carbon footprinting (PCF) of products from food to household appliances is springing up at a fast pace, such as the British Carbon Reduction Label or the German Stop...

Deutsch-russische Kooperation im Bereich Energieeffizienz

Bundesminister Brüderle: "Die Gemeinsame Russisch-Deutsche Erklärung zur Zusammenarbeit im Bereich Energieeffizienz ist ein weiterer bedeutender Schritt bei der Vertiefung unserer energiepolitischen Zusammenarbeit mit Russland. Die in der...

EC considers further rules for tertiary lighting

The Commission services are working on proposals for the ecodesign of directional lighting and for the update of the lamp labelling implementing measure 98/11/EC. Working documents outlining proposals for these measures will be submitted...

Renewable energy contributed 10.3% of energy consumption in the EU27 in 2008

These figures are taken from a report issued by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union: The highest share of renewable energy in total consumption in 2008 was found in Sweden (44.4% of renewable energy sources in total...

Sonne, Wind und Co. - erneuerbare Energien verstehen

"Je früher sich Kinder und Jugendliche mit Fragen einer zukunftsfähigen Energieversorgung auseinandersetzen, desto besser", sagte Bundesumweltminister Dr. Norbert Röttgen. Auch für eine spätere Berufswahl könne dies eine Rolle spielen. "...

New England states and Eastern Canada provinces announce ambitious region-wide energy efficiency and renewable energy goals

"As the region that started the Industrial Revolution, the Northeast can also be the region that leads the world in a clean energy revolution," said Massachusetts Governor Patrick. "By coming together to announce aggressive regional energy...

WRI climate data now available in Google Public Data Explorer

UK: Solar4Schools

Unlike other school solar initiatives, where a utility or equipment provider owns the system, the Solar4Schools scheme will mean schools or local authorities own their equipment once the lease is repaid, enabling local communities to...

EU Sustainable Energy Week 2011 - get ready

Be a part of it - organise an Energy Day in your city or region Wherever you are in Europe, join the EUSEW 2011 and organise an Energy Day in your city, town or region between 11 and 15 April 2011 (weekends before and...

Edilizia residenziale mediterranea, al via il Progetto europeo IRH-MED

Edilizia residenziale mediterranea, al via il Progetto europeo IRH-MED Promuovere un’edilizia residenziale mediterranea capace di rispondere alle nuove sfide ambientali ed energetiche, rappresenta il principale...

Καινοτόμες Κατοικίες για τη Μεσόγειο Πρόγραμμα IRH-MED

Το έργο έχει διάρκεια τρία έτη και ο προϋπολογισμός του είναι 1 εκατομμύριο ευρώ, συγχρηματοδοτείται από το Ευρωπαϊκό Ταμείο Περιφερειακής Ανάπτυξης στα πλαίσια του προγράμματος Med. Ο Δήμος Καλλιθέας Ρόδου συμμετέχει στις δράσεις του...

Logement innovant pour la Méditerranée. IRH-MED Projet.

Le projet IRH Med doit durer trois ans. Son budget global de 1 million d’euros est co-financé par l’Europe, grâce au Fonds Européen de Développement Régional (FEDER), et par les partenaires impliqués. Ce projet a été...

Call for papers for the 5th International BUILDAIR-Symposium and the 3rd Efficient Building Conference

The this year combines contributions from science, research and practical application knowledge. The symposium offers a forum for an intensive exchange between the participants. The first day is devoted to science and...

Deutschland: Bundesumweltministerium fördert Hallenbad im Passivhausstandard

"Die meist von Kommunen betriebenen Hallenbäder sind ein wichtiges Angebot für die Bevölkerung. Sie haben jedoch einen enormen Energieverbrauch, der die Kassen der Kommunen belastet. Mit diesem Projekt wird ein Weg gezeigt, wie...

France Green Building Council (GBC) is now created

Considering that the partnership and the cooperating spirit contribute to the emergence of a “green economy”, both a local and an international issue, France GBC endeavours to be the French platform for thinking, acting and communicating...

SB Alliance and ENCORD to work together on CO2 measurement protocols

Ché Wall to chair SBA-WGBC-UNEP-SBCI Governance group

The Parties have agreed the following preliminary overarching themes for this MoU:Globally consistent metrics and protocols for measuring, accounting and reporting of energy use and the resulting impacts particularly with respect to...

U.S. Conference of Mayors urges adoption of International Green Construction Code