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Alexandra Potcoava

Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE) (Non-profit)

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Weighing the benefits of energy efficiency


New York City shows way forward in energy efficient retrofits

The tallest building in NYC is now the tallest LEED-certified building in the United States. The Empire State Building’s remodel and retro-fit was completed just last year. Energy savings are already hovering just over 30 percent. The math shows...

Power Generation, Green Certificates and Bankability of RES Projects In Romania

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How To Convince Homeowners To Pull The Trigger On Energy Upgrades

This challenge is viewed by the Residential Energy Programs Manager for the City and County of San Francisco, Reuben Schwartz, who is not as worried about building new energy-efficient homes but rather the 98% of the other homes that are out there....

Bulgaria's renewables market goes from boom to bust

Over the past year the Bulgarian government has made drastic changes in the regulatory framework for renewable energy production. The law was revised twice. In addition, feed-in tariffs (FiTs) were slashed by more than 50% for solar power and 20%...

Germany Extends Energy Tax Breaks for Industry


2nd International Conference on Green Buildings Technologies and Materials (GBTM 2012)

Array Following the success of the first GBTM event in 2011, where a lot of researchers presented their work on an exciting range of topics related to green buildings and sustainable cities, we are pleased to announce the 2nd International...

Romanian Energy Center – INFO DAYS: Energy, ICT, R&D

Array Please see the Draft Program of the event in the Event website.More information about this event will follow soon. It can be accessed on our website at as well.The aim of CRE is: intensifying lobbying activities towards...

EU policy change for auction of allowances under the EU Emissions Trading System (ETS)?

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Passiefhuis-Platform (PHP)

Passiefhuis-Platform (PHP), is a Belgian (Flemish) non-profit organisation founded in 2002 by leading actors and institutions from the building industry. Members include architects, builders, engineers, consultants, companies building sector (multi-...