Environmental issues related to buildings

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Great Britain increases funding for energy efficiency improvements in dwellings to 3.5 billion pounds

More help to save energy will be available to British householders due to an increase in the Government's Carbon Emissions Reduction Target (CERT) scheme and the introduction of a new Community Energy Saving Programme (CESP). Together, CERT and CESP...
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New study on the energy saving potentials in EU Member States, Candidate Countries and EEA Countries

Fraunhofer-ISI and 4 partner organisations have performed a study on the energy saving potentials in EU Member States, Candidate Countries and EEA Countries on behalf of the European Commission (DG TREN). The study aimed at estimating in a...
The project and the central part of the evaluation of energy efficiency and energy savings potentials at the demand side is based on the bottom-up MURE simulation tool. The tool is structured into the following modules: residential sector...
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EU Commission adopts template for National Renewable Energy Action Plans

On June 30, 2009 the Commission adopted a decision establishing a template for National Renewable Energy Action Plans (NREAPs) as required by the recent Renewable Energy Directive. The template will guide Member States in the elaboration of their...
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EU Commission presents working document on the assessment of the 27 National Energy Efficiency Action Plans

The European Commission has prepared a synthesis report of the complete assessment of all 27 National Energy Efficiency Action Plans (NEEAP). The document is available since 25th June 2009 at the Interparliamentary EU Information Exchange (IPEX) and...
NEEAPS are intended to stimulate the translation of energy savings objectives into concrete measures and actions at the level of each Member State, create dialogue between the Commission and Member States and set implementation milestones...
Publication

Energy and Built Environment Catalogue - 2009

This publication gives an overview of all publications by Earthscan in relation to energy and the built environment.
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European commission Covenant of Mayors

The Covenant of Mayors is a commitment by signatory towns and cities to go beyond the objectives of EU energy policy in terms of reduction in CO2 emissions through enhanced energy efficiency and cleaner energy production and use.

The European Union (EU) is leading the global fight against climate change, and has made it a top priority. Its ambitious targets are spelt out in the EU Climate Action and Renewable Energy Package , which commits Member States to curb...
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ManagEnergy

"ManagEnergy is a technical support initiative of the Intelligent Energy - Europe (IEE) programme of the European Commission which aims to assist actors from the public sector and their advisers working on energy efficiency and renewable...
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CESB 10 - Central Europe towards Sustainable Building

The CESB 10 conference is a part of a 2010 international conferences series on sustainable building organized in different regions of the world. The Prague CESB10 – Central Europe towards Sustainable building conference intents to cover primarily...
Array Conference topics Advanced building design Inegrated design, challenging strategies, case studies, urban consequences, best practices Energy efficiency Solar enregy and sustainable building, low...