Practices

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La ventilation et l'énergie - Guide pratique pour les architectes

La Région Wallonne (Belgique) est consciente de l´importance de l´intervention des concepteurs sur la consommation d´énergie des bâtiments et sur la qualité de vie dans les espaces bâtis. Il leur revient donc d´intégrer, dès les stades...
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L'éclairage naturel des bâtiments

L´objectif de ce manuel est de donner aux architectes la méthodologie et les moyens pratiques qui leur permettent de créer des ambiances lumineuses génératrices de confort pour les occupants ainsi que d´évaluer précisément les performances...
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La conception globale de l'enveloppe et l'énergie - Guide pratique pour les architectes

Cet ouvrage publié par la Région Wallonne (Belgique) qui vient enrichir la collection de “Guides pratiques pour les Architectes” en explorant, sous l'angle de l'énergie, la méthodologie de conception de l'enveloppe, a pour objectif d'...
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Energieotimiertes Bauen - Erfahrungen und Zukunftsperspektiven

In 1995, the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology launched an intensive research and demonstration program on energy optimized construction of new buildings as well as retrofitting the building stock (www.enob.info). Beside...
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Energieeffizienz in Gebäuden - Jahrbuch 2008

The book gives and overview on the actual state of the political, economical and technical developments in the field of energy efficiency in buildings. Authors include EU Commissioner Andris Piebalgs, Lutz Freitag, Franz Georg Rips and...
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Ziel Null Energie - Erfahrungen am Beispiel der Solarsiedlung Freiburg am Schlierberg

The article "Zero energy as the goal - experiences made at the case study solar settlement in Freiburg" tries to clarify terms in connection with zero energy and gives an example for an attempt to reach zero energy for a settlement.
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Energetische Bewertung des Fraunhofer Institutszentrums (IZS), Stuttgart - Erstellung eines Energieausweises

Summary of the background, the work and the results of issuing an energy performance certificate for the main building of Fraunhofer Gesellschaft in Stuttgart.
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Wirtschaftliche Bewertung von Maßnahmen des Integrierten Energie- und Klimaprogramms (IEKP)

The German Federal Cabinet has adopted a detailled energy and climate programme in 2007. This package shall act as part and parcel for reaching the goal of reducing the green house gas emissions by 40 % in 2020 compared to 1990. The...
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Publishable Final Activity Report: Bringing Retrofit Innovation to Application in Public Buildings - BRITA in Pubs

The BRITA in Pubs project (Bringing Retrofit Innovation to Application in Public Buildings) aimed at increasing the market penetration of innovative and effective retrofit solutions to improve energy efficiency and implement renewables,...
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Elektronische Gebäude- und Anlagencheckliste - ein Hilfsmittel zur sicheren Datenaufnahme bei Bestandsgebäuden

Short report on an electronic building and building systems checklist to support the data aquisition of existing buildings during a walk-through. The electronic tool is free of costs and available as download. It helps to gather all...
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Erfolgreiche Sanierungen an 8 Demonstrationsgebäuden in ganz Europa - das integrierte EU-Leitprojekt "BRITA in PuBs"

Short report on the successful retrofit of 8 demonstrations projects in Europe, realised within the EU DG TREN project BRITA in PuBs. Core of the project have been public buildings that have been retrofitted to energy efficient buildings...
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CO2-Gebäudereport 2007

The CO2 building report was written by order of the German Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs. It presents the significance of the building sector to the energy consumption in Germany and shows what kind of obstacles...
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TM39: Building energy metering

The guidance in this document will enable energy managers to ensure that they are getting the information they need from their meters, to enable them to deliver added value to their business through good energy management.
Good metering underpins the energy monitoring and targeting process which is an essential part of energy management.
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TM46: Energy Benchmarks

This publication offers comprehensive building energy benchmarks; including what they are, how they were developed and how to use them. It also provides details of separable energy uses and includes weather and occupancy adjustments.
Offers comprehensive building energy benchmarks
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Energy and carbon emissions regulations: A guide to implementation

This valuable publication serves as a comprehensive companion guide to the various regulations and covers Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs), Display Energy Certificates (DECs), inspection of boilers and inspection of air conditioning...
This publication is the key source of information on the Energy Performance of Buildings Regulations in England and Wales.
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Implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive - Country reports 2008

A collection of 31 country status reports on the national implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) written by national representatives in the Concerted Action EPBD. The reports detail the major elements of the...
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Protocol monitoring energiebesparing

Protocol for monitoring energy savings
On request of the Dutch ministry of Economic Affairs five institutes have collaborated to create a ‘Protocol Monitoring Energy savings’, a common method and database to calculate the amount of energy savings realised in past years.
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Energy efficiency in buildings through information - Swedish perspective

Paper about the influence of information on energy consumption
The studies presented here have shown that it is fully possible to influence energy consumption through information. An increase in the knowledge among consumers will motivate them to be more energy efficient.
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Energy performance of non-domestic buildings: closing the credibility gap

Article about certification of energy performance
We discuss how certification might be developed to help identify and close the credibility gaps, and present an idea for an energy certificate which takes these issues into account.
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Non-technical barriers to the commercialization of PV power systems of the built environment

Institutional issues related to introducing and commercializing photovoltaic (PV) power systems in the built environment.
Our research emphasizes institutional issues related to introducing and commercializing photovoltaic (PV) power systems in the built environment.