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Scotland: Government launches a 15 million pounds energy efficiency scheme

The way people use and conserve energy in the home is set to be revolutionised in Scotland with the offer of free energy audits, advice on becoming more energy efficient and free or discounted loft and cavity insulations. Read about the...

UK study says energy efficiency can save 100 pounds a year in homes

Cutting energy costs can be easier than many people think. Suggestions for reducing the energy use include also regularly defrosting the fridge and washing clothes at a lower temperature.

New support for CEE municipalities towards integrated energy efficient planning process in new build housing

New programme for the Energy Conservation in Households announced by the Greek Minister of Development

At least 80 percent of buildings in Greece were built before 1980, when the heating insulation regulation came into force. As a result, such buildings have usually very poor energy performance. The programme announced is a co-operation...

Example projects for sustainable urban renewal

A Source for Dutch Energy Figures

Working together to improve Dutch energy labels for buildings

Energy audits: Joint working group starts state-of-the-art study

CEN/CENELEC Joint Working Group 1, chaired by Vilnis Vesma ( has been convened to draft a European Standard on energy audits. The JWG is starting with a state-of-the-art study which seeks to draw on the experience of...

US and China announce collaboration on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Under the agreement, the United States and China will exchange experts and technicians to learn from each other's experiences with efficient building technologies, including: high-performance HVAC, insulation, lighting, cold storage,...

Rotterdam plans to make existing buildings energy neutral

Green light given on eco-town sites in Britain

Winners of the German competition for energy efficient retrofit of large housing developments announced

More than 5 mio. inhabitants live in housing developments (settlements with more than 1000 dwelling units) in Germany. This means that 7.5 percent of all dwelling units are located in this type of settlement. The main task for the housing...

Launch of the Russian-German energy agency

In Russia there is a big potential for improving the energy efficiency in the buildings, in the transport sector and in the industrial sector. According to statements of the Russian Government, the aim is to save about 40 percent of the...

Dutch Toolkit instigates developers' enthusiasm for sustainability

Innovative renovation concepts in Roosendaal and Zoetermeer win DO IT! Award

International method to be developed for calculating the actual energy consumption in the built environment

Solar power station with 1400 MW helps to meet energy challenges of Reunion Island

It was necessary to meet two key challenges: the limited amount of land available for the erection of the PV panels; and extreme weather and geological conditions. Engineers had to take into account cyclonic weather patterns when it came...

Denmark now has a Knowledge Centre for Energy Savings in Buildings

Know-how, qualifications and motivation The Knowledge Centre opened in 2009 and gathers expertise and best practices in the field of energy savings, primarily for the benefit of tradesmen, contractors, counsellors and...

Dutch stimulus for sustainable office buildings

Energy efficiency improvement of Dutch rental housing by tax provisions