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Which topic would be a hot issue to start a new BUILD UP Community?
Post date: 12 Jun 2012
Type: Note

In Belgium, the national consumer association has recently published an analyse of the regional certification schemes for dwellings. I know that this has been done in France too. My question is : are you aware of such studies in your own country ? Morover, are you aware of other market reactions in your country (newspapers, blogs, forums) ? Thanks
Post date: 18 Apr 2012
Type: Note

Updated: April 11, 2012dear all,There are several ways to present new information in the community. The easiest and most functional way is to write structured articles directly as pages under the community part of the Portal. Each article with title, content, chapters, paragraphs, etc.. But that option is not available in BUILDUP.
Post date: 7 Apr 2012
Type: Note

Ground source heat pumps are generally referred to as more energy efficent and environmentally friendly. But in Southern Europe where the air temperatures in winter are much higher, can the same performance be achieved from an air source heat pump. The air source heat pump does not require the expensive installation with its associated environmental cost. Should we continue to refer to heat pumps by the source, or is it really the evaporating temperature that is of interest?
Post date: 16 Mar 2012
Type: Note

Heat pumps are efficient in the production of heat, but unlike photovoltaics or wind turbines, they require the input of electrical energy to operate. If the electricity is produced from fossil fuels, the high operating efficiency of the heat pump should be set off against the low generation efficiency of the power plant. Is the use of heat pumps considered as forming part of a member state's requirements to use alternative energy? If so, how is this energy quantified?
Post date: 16 Mar 2012
Type: Note

Does anybody have an overview of the various national funding schemes for improving energy efficiency of buildings and/or support schemes for implementing supply of alternative energy? We know that there are different measures taken in different Member States. Does anyone know of comparisons that could indicate what is working and what is not? Jacob Ravn Thomsen
Post date: 14 Feb 2012
Type: Note

hi to everybody! Has someone experience in cooling buildings by water coming from well? I was thinking to a tube system on the roof, where pumping water coming from the well (60mt deep, 17° degreees almost stable) Thanks to your kind information by return
Post date: 12 Feb 2012
Type: Note

In this period of extremely cold temperatures, what are your best practices to keep your building energy efficient?
Post date: 6 Feb 2012
Type: Note

A blog doesn't seem the right category for this, but there doesn't seem to be a way to post a FAQ on this site. Is there a list anywhere of all the third party energy calculation software approved by each Member State?
Post date: 25 Nov 2011
Type: Note