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Freiburg named as "Federal Capital for Climate protection 2010"

"The award is the result of years of intensive and multi-level involvement of the city and also of many Freiburg citizens for climate protection", said Mayor Dieter Salomon. "And it is a confirmation that we are on the right track." A...

UK Energy and Climate Change Minister announces green homes revolution

The Green Deal is the Government’s new and radical way of making energy efficiency available to all, whether people own or rent their property. The work to upgrade the property will be paid back from the saving on energy bills. Chris...

Energiesparen in Indien

iese Rahmenbedingungen nutzt die KfW, um deutsche Forschungsergebnisse nach Indien zu übertragen. Das Modell, das auf dem Subkontinent zum Einsatz kommen wird, ist in Europa bereits fest etabliert und hat zu einer Vereinheitlichung der...

Saving energy in India

KfW is making use of these general conditions to transfer the results of German research to India. The model that will be used on the subcontinent is already firmly established in Europe and has contributed to a standardisation of the...

Discussion of the cost optimality methodology and its challenges within the recast EPBD

The flyer and the long version of the document can be found at http://www.bpie.eu.

Deweloper sam sobie daje świadectwo energetyczne

– Niestety jak dotąd taka czarna lista nie powstała. Zlecający sporządzanie świadectwa charakterystyki energetycznej budynku nie może więc sprawdzić, czy zleceniobiorca nie został wcześniej ukarany – mówi Maciej Robakiewicz, prezes zarządu...

LEED international program combines global consistency with regional approach

The increasingly global nature of the green building movement – and its unrivaled potential to effect real economic and environmental progress worldwide – is at the heart of the Greenbuild 2010 International Forum, being held in Chicago...

Financial incentives for energy efficiency in buildings most cost effective

Construction Information Platform (CRLP)

Follow the link for more details: http://www.exploreconstruction.eu/CrIP/index. jspx

BEAM 21: Blended capacity-building on sustainable energy measures & action plans for European municipalities

The sustainability of the action will be ensured by the inclusion of the capacity-building activities in perennial competences centres, able to perform and enhance the contents and approach on a longer-term basis. The project will be...

EU Commission presents its new energy strategy towards 2020

Energy savings The Commission proposes to focus its initiatives on the two sectors with the biggest energy saving potential: transport and buildings. To help house owners and local entities to finance renovation and energy...

A new image for the IEE programme

The new visual identity gives new impetus to the programme and its focus on renewable energy and energy efficiency – which remains today more relevant than ever. The previous IEE logo will be phased out and replaced by the new visual...

USA: State and local code officials deliver historic improvement in building energy efficiency

“In the last four years, the International Code Council has accomplished more in efficiency improvements than all updates combined since 1975,” said Harry Misuriello, ACEEE Fellow and EECC organizer. “Local governments clearly realize that...

Scottish report warns of compliance gap in building regulations

“This report shows what those in the building industry have long known: that buildings are frequently not built as designed, and that energy efficiency is usually the first building element to suffer,” says Chas Booth from the Association...

LED-Lampen mit Dimmtechnik erleuchten Tankstellen

Mit dem Vorhaben wird erstmalig eine innovative Kombination von LED-Lampen mit Dimmtechnik und einem Bewegungsmeldesystem zur Reduzierung des Energieverbrauchs der Außenbeleuchtung von Tankstellen eingesetzt. Die LED-Lampen sollen die...

Bulgarian-Norwegian cooperation project addresses energy efficiency and renewable energy

The Bulgarian municipalities of Bourgas, Varna and Dobrich and Norwegian municipalities in Sør-Østerdal and Arendal are participating in the project. To demonstrate the use of energy efficiency measures and renewable energy, a pilot...

UK: Sustainable housing awards 2010

This year’s awards were presented by comedian, writer and environmental campaigner Mark Watson at a lunchtime ceremony in London’s Hilton Hotel on 22nd October 2010. The event attracted almost 600 people, with a cross section of senior...

A new standard about energy in commercial buildings published in the US

This standard has been prepared by ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) and IES (Illuminating Engineering Society).

Webinar presentations on 'Envelope airtightness measurement method and equipment'

Memorandum of understanding between UIA and Active House Alliance

UIA (The International Union of Architects) is a professional network that unites architects worldwide. In December 2009 at the UN Conference on Climate Change, COP15, UIA launched their strategy Sustainable by Design to enable the...