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California will require mandatory inspection of energy systems in non-residential buildings

Country reports on impact, compliance and control of EPBD

New tariffs in France for electricity produced from renewable energy sources

Additional information for other renewable energy sources: The solar photovoltaic ground facilities will still benefit from a tariff of 0.314 €/kWh. In addition, for solar PV ground facilities of more than 250 kWpeak, the price will now...

A boiler replacement plan launched in England

Σε δημόσια διαβούλευση ο Κανονισμός Ενεργειακής Απόδοσης Κτιρίων

The Greek "Regulation on Energy Efficiency of Buildings" in public consultation

German cities introduce tighter energy performance requirements for buildings than fixed in the German energy decree

Further information on communities' energy performance requirements can be found (in German) at the following links.

Internet information session on good building practice for thermal bridges offered on January 19, 2010

Cost and registration:The participation to the web event is free, but requires you to register for the event. The web event will be limited to a maximum of 200 persons. The session will take place on January 19, 2010 from 10:00 to 12:00 (...

German federal state Baden-Württemberg requires renewable energy also for heating system renovations

Alternative measures include additional insulation of the building envelope. With the renewable heat act for renovations the responsible Minister for the Environment, Tanja Gönner, is expecting an impulse for the renewable energy industry...

Registration for the IEE European Info Day (Brussels, 3 February) is open

Languages: Presentations will be given in English. There will be simultaneous translation into French, German, Italian, Polish and Spanish.Date: 3 February 2010 Place: Charlemagne Building of the European Commission, Rue de la Loi 170,...

RICS analysis of the draft of EPBD recast

New website from the US Department of Energy to bring energy technology information to the public

US National Laboratory to build net-zero building test facility

Link and comments to the Copenhagen Accord

The Copenhagen Accord: World leaders welcome the Copenhagen Accord: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon:

Which football club is the greenest?

And with the Darts turning out in the Isthmian Premier, European football – and the polluting long-haul flights that accompany it – is not an issue. Indeed, the geographical nature of the division also keeps a check on the club's carbon...

Energy efficiency of Britain’s public buildings leaves much to be desired

“This data presents a few home truths,” says Paul King, chief executive of the UK Green Building Council. “Our public building stock is leaking like a sieve, with an enormous carbon footprint and energy bills to match.” He says that the...

USA: Six States Chosen for Building Efficiency Retrofit Academy

"Most energy efficiency efforts have focused on new construction or the low-income sector only, often ignoring the substantial energy savings available by retrofitting existing buildings," said John Thomasian, director of the NGA Center...

SB Alliance annual General Assembly to be held end of January

Low carbon Christmas could save UK economy £70m

Turning off office equipment over the Christmas period could save UK business £70 million in costs and slash over 450 thousand tonnes of carbon. Figures released by the Carbon Trust today show switching off non-essential kit over the...

UK: Code for Sustainable Homes to be overhauled

The Code for Sustainable Homes was introduced in April 2007 as a standard to improve the overall sustainability of new homes. 'The Code' scores against a star rating system, using one to six stars depending on how the property performs...