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As global warming has entered the consciousness of the general public, carbon footprinting (PCF) of products from food to household appliances is springing up at a fast pace, such as the British Carbon Reduction Label or the German Stop Climate Change Label. But a new study released by ANEC last week (8 July) warned that the focus on CO2 may in fact distract attention from other environmental concerns, leading to increased water usage, for instance.
Post date: 16 Jul 2010
Type: Vijesti

The Parties have agreed the following preliminary overarching themes for this MoU:Globally consistent metrics and protocols for measuring, accounting and reporting of energy use and the resulting impacts particularly with respect to greenhouse gas emission of buildings. Joint leadership and collaboration in the development of the core metric and protocol.
Post date: 12 Jul 2010
Type: Vijesti

The best designs will be published on domusweb.it on the Forms of Energy page, edited by Alessandra Scognamiglio, researcher and architect (ENEA) and Marialuisa Palumbo, architecture critic. For projects submissions: http://www.domusweb.it/formofenergy/index.cfm
Post date: 29 Jun 2010
Type: Vijesti

The debate between the participants indicated that an Alliance could be valuable. It was recommended that the Alliance focuses on leanings gained by other networks, on indoor comfort, and on political activities. A task force of architects, engineers, research institutes, organizations and manufacturers was established. Press Release
Post date: 29 Jun 2010
Type: Vijesti

At an AEEBC seminar held in Helsinki, Zsolt Toth discussed the provisions of the EU’s recast of Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). The new directive will require all buildings put up from the end of 2020 to be ‘nearly-zero energy’ and, to a large extent, use renewable energy. The recast buildings directive sets out rules for the energy performance of both new and existing buildings. Member States will have to take measures to achieve these requirements at "cost-optimal levels".
Post date: 15 Jun 2010
Type: Vijesti