Terms like "net zero energy", "zero net energy", "net zero carbon" or "EQuilibrium" buildings are in widespread use. But these terms have different meaning and are poorly understood, even though several IEA countries have adopted them as goal of their building energy policies.
IEA SHC project "Task 40" aims at filling this gap with a clear definition and international agreement on the measures of building performance that could inform "zero energy" building policies, programmes and industry adoption.
Post date: 6 Dic 2012
Examples of renovation projects from many different countries (description, details, photos of one project, individual PDFs with a few slides per project)Lessons from Exemplary Housing Renovations (PDF, 33 pages)Advanced and Sustainable Housing Rennovatio
Post date: 6 Dic 2012
Hannover, 22.11.2012 – More than half of the overall world population is living in urban areas - with rising tendency. The permanently increasing urbanization can be driven to more sustainability by ecological concepts for mobility, energy-efficient buildings and intelligent energy supply. Intelligent energy supply had also been the main subject of the well-attended “Sustainable Energy in Buildings and Urban Areas” Symposium (SEBUA 2012) which took place in Kusadasi near Izmir/Turkey from October 14 – 20, 2012.
Post date: 4 Dic 2012
The website offers information on the MINERGIE® Standard and various publications.
Post date: 16 Nov 2012
BEEP database is a global one stop shop for building energy codes, labelling and incentive schemes implemented in the 28 IEA member countries, BRICS countries and Tunisia for a total of 34 countries. BEEP currently provides detailed information on more than 400 building energy codes, 200 labelling schemes and 200 incentive schemes.
Post date: 6 Nov 2012
The jury for the 2012 Energy Efficiency Innovator Awards has selected the International Energy Agency’s Building Energy Efficiency Policies (BEEP) database as the winner in its “Projects” category. The prize will be bestowed to Dr Yamina SAHEB at the Energy Efficiency Innovator Awards Ceremony in Monaco on November 9th, 2012 .
Post date: 31 Oct 2012
Post date: 10 Oct 2012
Energy efficiency in buildings is at the forefront of this effort. Inter alia:
Post date: 8 Oct 2012
Das Sonderheft stellt zehn herausragende Projekte vor, darunter den Neubau der Hochschulbibliothek Friedensau, das Schulzentrum Opfikon in der Schweiz, das Romain-Rolland-Gymnasium in Dresden-Neustadt, die Kindertagesstätte in der Fürstenberger Straße in Berlin und ein hybrides Gebäude in der Hamburger HafenCity, das Schule, Wohnhaus und Kita vereinigt – ein Modellprojekt auch für Public Private Partnership.
Post date: 17 Ago 2012
2011 proved to be a year of mixed messages: while overall the European market was flat; at national level market conditions were very diverse. With 2.6 GWth installed in 2011, the total installed capacity in Europe now amounts to 26.3 GWth, generating an estimated 18.8 TWh of solar thermal energy, while contributing to savings of 13 MMt CO2. The solar thermal industry has a key role to play towards achieving the 2020 targets and the economic importance of the sector can no longer be ignored, with a turnover of around 2.6 billion Euros in 2011 and 32 000 people employed full time.
Post date: 13 Jun 2012