Environmental issues related to buildings

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Statistiken und Analysen zur Energieeffizienz im Gebäudebestand

Energieverbrauch in Gebäuden bleibt auf hohem Niveau / Sanierungsrate ist weiterhin zu niedrig / Kuhlmann: "Klimapaket und weitere Maßnahmen können Stillstand beenden, müssen aber rasch umgesetzt werden".   Der Energieverbrauch für...
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SolarPower Europe

SolarPower Europe’s aim is to ensure that more energy is generated by solar than any other energy source by 2030 and to lead our members to make solar the core of a smart, sustainable, secure and inclusive energy system in order to reach...
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Timber-framed house in Alsace – France

This house is located in Schnersheim, a village of 750 inhabitants, 20 km away of the head of the Alsace Region, Strasbourg. The house is a former farm and is constructed on a light slope. The basement and two walls giving to the national...
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POWERSKIN+ introduction video

Check out the introduction promo video of the POWERSKIN+ project!   This EU granted H2020 project focuses on highly advanced modular integration of insulation, energizing and storage systems for non-residential buildings. The project aims...
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Osramhuset (The Osram Building) - Danmark

The Osram Building was originally built in 1953 as an office and warehouse for A/S Dansk Osram, i.e. a lightbulb manufacturer. The building was the first prefabricated building in Copenhagen, and it was built in shock concrete or shavings...
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Klostergebäude Kaiserstrasse - Austria

The building is a symmetrical structure with two wings, which frame the forecourt of the Lazaristenkirche. The north wing was the subject of renovation. It dates from the late "Gründerzeit" period of 1884-1918, was built in 1904 and...
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Addressing fuel poverty

Analyst Brief - November 2019

Energy poverty, or fuel poverty, is often defined as a situation where low-income households are not able to adequately provide basic energy services in their homes and for their transport at affordable cost. A widely used criterion is to...
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Institute for european energy and climate policy

The INSTITUTE FOR EUROPEAN ENERGY AND CLIMATE POLICY (IEECP) is a non-for-profit research organisation that brings together some of Europe’s leading interdisciplinary experts on climate change, energy efficiency and...