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Plan Bâtiment Grenelle - Rapport du groupe de travail Valeur Verte sur le parc tertiaire

This report from the French "Plan Bâtiment Grenelle" concerns the Green Value of the existing commercial buildings stock, especially office buildings. It provides: 1. An update on initiatives related to sustainable development in buildings property...
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Propositions pour développer les énergies renouvelables appliquées au bâtiment

This report from the French "Plan Bâtiment Grenelle" contains proposals in order to develop the use of renewable energy sources (biomass, solar thermal, heat pumps, district heating, geothermal, photovoltaics, wind) in buildings.
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UK: Warm Front funds allocated for 2010/11

Energy and Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne announced on 15 December 2010 that this year’s budget for Warm Front – the Government’s grant scheme in England to help vulnerable households – is fully allocated. From today, the scheme will be unable...
“The Warm Front scheme is fully subscribed so it will be unable to take new applications for the remainder of this financial year. Those who have already registered will continue to be helped. Warm Front will be back and we will make the...
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Commissioner Oettinger speaks of a new generation 'Smart Cities' initiative

European Commissioner for Energy, Mr. Günther Oettinger, congratulated all currently engaged CONCERTO cities for their efforts, and spoke of the central role they will play in the “new generation ‘Smarts Cities’ initiative”, at the CONCERTO forum in...
“Energy efficiency is a European matter”, stated Oettinger. The instruments to achieve this must be used “locally”, he stressed. In commending the cities’ outstanding efforts, he underlined how they have “encouraged others to go down the...
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5Cs for energy efficiency: the cornerstone of a viable energy policy for Europe

This document from the Energy Efficiency Industrial Forum presents five key factors (conviction, cash, compliance, communication, compulsory target) on which, according to this organisation, the European Commission should focus to realise the 20/20...
This brochure was issued by the Energy Efficiency Industrial Forum (EEIF). EEIF is composed of European associations representing industries active in the field of energy efficiency such as insulation manufacturers, lamp companies,...
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Deutschland: Exportinitiative Energieeffizienz des Bundeswirtschaftsministeriums ist ein voller Erfolg

Am 7. Dezember 2010 wurde der Abschlussbericht zur Bewertung der Exportinitiative Energieeffizienz im Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Technologie dem Bundeswirtschaftsminister vorgestellt. Die Evaluierung erfolgte durch unabhängige Experten der...
Die befragten Unternehmen bestätigten, dass sie durch die auf ihre Bedürfnisse abgestimmten Maßnahmen viel Zeit und Kosten gespart haben. Normalerweise braucht ein Unternehmen mehrere Jahre, bis Geschäftskontakte entstehen und diese auch...
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'Warm Home Discount' to provide money off UK energy bills

The Warm Home Discount, confirmed as part of the recent Spending Review, will require energy companies by law to give a discount on energy bills to more of their most vulnerable customers. The plan is for older, poorer pensioners to receive up to £...
Chris Huhne said: “Warm Home Discount does exactly what it says on the tin, in providing money off vulnerable households’ energy bills to help them afford their heating. We’re requiring energy companies to do this by law, but first we need...
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Landlord/tenant dilemma

Landlords and tenants both have an interest in the energy performance of buildings; however, their interests are not always the same. Requirements concerning levels of energy efficiency continue to increase, but the question remains, who will pay...
This statement is the result of a common initiative between the European Council of Real Estate Professionals (CEPI) and the International Union of Property Owners (UIPI). Both organisations have national...