The Alliance is established to support the development of the Active House vision of buildings that create healthier and more comfortable lives for their occupants without a negative impact on the climate. The main objectives of the Alliance are to share knowledge, develop specifications and communicate/demonstrate the benefits of using the specifications.
Post date: 16 Apr 2011
This specification is intended to be a guide for designing an Active House, as a building that combines energy efficiency with specific attention to the indoor climate and focus on user’s health and well-being. The scope of this specification is residential buildings. The Active House specification is intended to be a guideline for construction and design industries at an international level. It seeks innovative approaches at technical levels whilst introducing goals of architectural quality and environmental design responsiveness and still securing energy efficiency.
Post date: 15 Apr 2011
Post date: 10 Dic 2010
On the evening, the Ceremony and Walking dinner at the Palais des Beaux Arts were opened by Selma Harrington, President of the ACE and addressed by a number of international speakers, including Rosen Plevneliev, Minister of Regional Development and Public Works in Bulgaria; Louise Cox, President of the International Union of Architects; Andrey Bokov, President of the Union of Architects of Russia, and Tom Vonier on behalf of Georg Miller, President of the Architects Institute of America.
(Photos: Fabrice Debatty)
Post date: 7 Dic 2010
It showcases 32 of the best examples of sustainable architecture in Europe. Open until the 3rd of December, it will subsequently travel across Europe displaying the potential and the ingenuity of the architects’ approach to sustainability. The projects are classified in eight different themes that emphasise their quality and features.
If you would like to host the exhibition in your country or if you wish to receive a catalogue then make a request by writing an e-mail to email@example.com
Post date: 2 Dic 2010
Scaling-up investment in energy efficiency is essential to achieving a sustainable energy future. Despite energy efficiency’s recognized advantages as a bankable investment with immense climate change mitigation benefits, most of the energy efficiency (EE) potential remains untapped and the investment gap to achieve climate goals is tremendous. This report seeks to improve understanding as to why this is so, and what can be done about it.
Post date: 1 Dic 2010
Mr Tanaka (Executive Director of the International Energy Agency (IEA)) said at the Clean Energy Technologies Symposium on 2nd November 2010: “I am very pleased to be launching in Singapore today, the second of the IEA’s new ”Policy Pathway” series, Energy Performance Certification of Buildings. “Governments are missing a great opportunity to save energy in buildings. Energy efficiency can save energy and cut CO2 emissions at very little or no cost, but there remains a lot to be done if governments and industry are to capture these savings.
Post date: 18 Nov 2010
This document is part of the IEA Policy Pathway publications, that provide details on how to implement specific recommendations drawn from the IEA’s 25 Energy Efficiency Policy Recommendations. Based on direct experience, published research, expert workshops and best-practice country case studies, the series aims to provide guidance to all countries on the essential steps and milestones in implementing specific energy efficiency policies.
Post date: 16 Nov 2010
The flyer and the long version of the document can be found at http://www.bpie.eu.
Post date: 16 Nov 2010
The increasingly global nature of the green building movement – and its unrivaled potential to effect real economic and environmental progress worldwide – is at the heart of the Greenbuild 2010 International Forum, being held in Chicago Nov. 16 in conjunction with the annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo. The International Forum is also your first chance to learn more about the LEED International Program from representatives of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC), the nonprofit organization that develops the LEED rating systems and hosts Greenbuild.
Post date: 14 Nov 2010