Certification schemes

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Zaramaga - social housing renovation challenge in sustainability

The project consists of an energy refurbishment in a social housing block containing 30 dwellings built between the 1950’s and 60’s and located in the neighborhood of Zaramaga in Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain. The owner´s housing association,...
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2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings proceedings

2016 ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings - From Components to Systems, From Buildings to Communities   This document, released by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), includes...
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The 2016 Commission’s winter package - Does it address energy poverty?

Energy poverty is a major challenge across the EU, and has its root in low incomes and energy inefficient housing. The winter package presents a new approach to protect vulnerable consumers.   The Commission's energy efficiency proposals...
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OVERVIEW | Building on strong foundations: BUILD UP Partners’ first reactions to the Clean Energy Package

On 30 November 2016 the European Commission published the Clean Energy Package, a 1000-page legislative proposal with the threefold goal of putting energy efficiency first, promoting the European Union’s global leadership in renewable...
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Wege zum Effizienzhaus Plus - Grundlagen und Beispiele für energieerzeugende Gebäude

In Deutschland hat energiesparendes Bauen eine lange Tradition. Seit mehr als 30 Jahren wird am Gebäude der Zukunft geforscht, das klimaneutral bewohnt werden kann. Das Effizienzhaus Plus ist nicht an eine bestimmte Technologie gebunden,...
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Association pour la CERtification des Matériaux Isolants (ACERMI)

The Association pour la CERtification des Matériaux Isolants "ACERMI" provides neutral, independent support for insulation product innovation. It tests and validates the specifications and performance of thermal insulation products in the...
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Greece: The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) Earns Platinum LEED Certification

The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the organisation that has developed the leading international certification system for green buildings, has announced that the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) has received a...
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Green Building Councils in 10 countries announce plans to recognise zero emissions buildings

On 10 November 2016, the goal to ensure that every single building produces zero carbon emissions by 2050 took a major step forward as Green Building Councils in 10 countries (Australia, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, India, the...