Public and non residential buildings

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"Green, low-carbon and environmental protection are the themes of the World Expo," said Shou Ziqi, director of the commission. "The whole process of Expo designing, construction, operation and after-Expo use are all in line with the concept." Since most Expo pavilions are temporary constructions, many of them have been built using environmental friendly materials that can be recycled after they are dismantled.
Post date: 12 May 2010
Type: Vijesti

Post date: 7 May 2010
Type: Publication

The IEE USE Efficiency project intends to create a common stream for energy efficiency systems in university buildings. Universities and students are proposed as shining examples both for energy efficiency solutions and for energy efficiency behaviour. The Project involves 10 EU countries (9 Universities and 4 market players), and has the aim to improve energy efficiency in university buildings and to establish training programs for students.  
Post date: 7 May 2010
Type: Poveznica

According to the European Commission, more than 20% of EU’s energy consumption is wasted through inefficiency. A large part of the available energy saving potential lies within buildings. This potential can be effectively targeted using energy services and other energy end-use efficiency measures.
Post date: 6 May 2010
Type: Publication

For many of these items it can be said that various at least partly high quality material is available in most of the EU Member States (like software tools for calculating thermal bridges, thermal bridges atlases and promotion of good practice guidance). It would be desirable that the material is used more often by building practitioners and that some countries catch up with the others. Software for calculating thermal bridges should be validated and the validation documentation should be published.
Post date: 6 May 2010
Type: Publication

Energy consumption is an important part of the quality of a building. MINERGIE® is a quality label destinated for new and renovated  buildings.  The label is recognised by the industry, the local (cantons) and federal authorities and protected against abuse. The purpose of the Minergie label ® is to reach a comfort level for occupants (residentiel and non-residentiel). The label concerns external automated solar shading. The Minergie modal is  accompanied with a regulation to be followed.
Post date: 6 May 2010
Type: Tool

The EPBD requires Member States to define building energy performance requirements... but did the Member States take this opportunity to strengthen their existing legislation? Member States are free to define their calculation methods and their requirements... Is it therefore possible to compare requirements across Europe? If yes, are the requirements from one country more severe than those of neighbouring countries?
Post date: 5 May 2010
Type: Vijesti

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Post date: 3 May 2010
Type: Događanje

EPA’s National Building Competition contestants are:522 Fifth Avenue Building, New York, N.Y. 1525 Wilson Boulevard Building, Arlington, Va. Crystal River Elementary School, Carbondale, Colo. Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown, San Diego, Calif. JCPenney Store 1778, Orange, Calif. Maplewood Mall, St. Paul, Minn. Memorial Arts Building at the Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, Ga. Morrison Residence Hall at UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C. Sears, Glen Burnie, Md.
Post date: 3 May 2010
Type: Vijesti