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Environmental Protection Agency issues third annual ranking of U.S. cities with the most energy efficient buildings

EPA debuted its list of cities with the most Energy Star certified buildings in 2008. Los Angeles remains in first place for the third year; the District of Columbia and San Francisco hold second and third respectively for the second year...

Information on the EPBD recast Cost-optimal Framework Methodology

Related documents presented at the website are:LegislationDirective 2010/31/EU of 19 May 2010 on the energy performance of buildings Proposal for a Directive on the energy performance of buildings (recast) [COM(2008)780]...

EU Sustainability Week Awards

Winner Renovation of Multi-family Buildings:  Retrofitting for the Future (Bulgaria) Working together for a change, the UN Development Programme and municipal authorities...

Welcome to eu.bac as a BUILD UP Partner

In exchange to an increased visibility at European level, BUILD UP Partners commit themselves to actively submit proposals of good practice examples and resources on www.buildup.eu.

IEE iSERV project looking for HVAC data entries

The IEE funded iSERV project aims to collect sub-hourly HVAC system energy use data from around 1600 HVAC systems in the EU Member States and is looking for participants to submit their energy building informations. Are you interested to...

Bellenberg results prove energy-positive buildings possible

“We have had a dream about showing the market that energy-positive buildings are possible. We therefore built the test center in Bellenberg to try our own technologies in interaction with complementary solutions. In a world with many good...

POWER HOUSE EUROPE - Platform’s Activity Highlights

Download here the POWER HOUSE EUROPE - Platform’s Activity Highlights This report has been produced in the framework of POWER HOUSE EUROPE - The big green housing exchange (www.powerhouseeurope.eu), an initiative led by CECODHAS Housing...

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A new airtightness network was founded in the Czech Republic

A short article about the purpose of airtightness networks in general, presenting also the goals and activities of the recently founded Czech airtightness network (called “Asociace Blower Door CZ”), is available at http://www.buildup.eu/...

Train of Ideas. Vision for future cities.

The Institute for Building Efficiency released the European results of the Energy Efficiency Indicator survey

 

Construction Products Regulation published in Official Journal

Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing Council Directive 89/106/EEC (CPR) was published in the...

Multilingual sustainable construction glossary launched

EESC President Staffan Nilsson launched the glossary. The conference was also attended by the director of the ACE, Adrian Joyce and Bernd Wolschner, president of the ECP. Vice President of the EESC Anna Maria Darmanin also participated in...

Energy Efficiency Plan topic discussed during Sustainable Energy Week 2011

During the conference, the Commission noted that Member States were not in favour legally binding 20% energy savings target for 2020, and that accordingly the Commission had, for now, only proposed legally binding measures. The Commission...

Commission launches public consultation on Green Public Procurement

Part four of the Green Paper (p.33-p.48) deals with issues relating to making better use of public procurement in support of common societal goals such as the protection of the environment, higher resource and energy efficiency and...

Commission presents Energy Efficiency Action Plan

The Commission finds that the EU is on course to achieve only half of the 20% objective. Therefore, the Action Plan sets out several actions in order to achieve its target: (1) develop instruments to allow for the renovation process in...

BSRIA submitted evidence to DCLG on the level of airtightness compliance in England and Wales

Manifesto: associações europeias apelam ao uso das bombas de calor

http://www.epeeglobal.org/epeedocs/internet/docs/EPEE_Heat_Pump_Manifest...