This book discusses six environmental and three purely energy based certification systems along with four briefly discussed certification systems:• the British BREEAM Assessment Method• the US LEED Rating System• the German DGNB Certification System• the Australian Green Star Rating System• the Swedish Miljöbyggnad system• and the French HQE system• the European Green Building Programme• the Swiss Minergie Building Standard• and the German Passive House (Passivhaus) Standard• the Japanese CASBEE assessment system
Post date: 31 Gen 2013
Type: Publication

‘In 2011, for the first time, European investments in renewable energies were higher than for conventional fuels. Europe already produces over 3.8 GW from wind power alone!’ said Oettinger, adding that there would be ‘no sustainable economic growth without sustainable energy’. The Commissioner promised ‘more jobs in renewable energy, on top of the million we have already created’.
Post date: 30 Gen 2013
Type: News

One might ask why certify at all? The reasons vary from stronger branding with an environmental profile and ensuring a good indoor environment, to energy efficiency and “guaranteed” building quality leading to more tenants and higher occupancy rates which ultimately can give increased financial value of a building. All this leads to an important message which is to understand the certification systems and to be able to compare them on a good level.
Post date: 26 Gen 2013
Type: News

Post date: 30 Nov 2012
Type: Evento

Neben effizienten Technologien ging es zugleich auch um das notwendige Know-how im Bereich energieeffizienter Gebäude. So setzt die dena im Rahmen bestehender Pilotprojekte in Qinhuangdao, Harbin und Shijiazhuang vor allem auf Maßnahmen zur Qualitätssicherung in Planung, Bau und Betrieb, um das Verständnis vor Ort für Effizienzhäuser zu erhöhen und die Qualität bei Nachahmungsprojekten zu erhöhen.
Post date: 21 Nov 2012
Type: News

BEEP database is a global one stop shop for building energy codes, labelling and incentive schemes implemented in the 28 IEA member countries, BRICS countries and Tunisia for a total of 34 countries. BEEP currently provides detailed information on more than 400 building energy codes, 200 labelling schemes and 200 incentive schemes.  
Post date: 6 Nov 2012
Type: Tool

The jury for the 2012 Energy Efficiency Innovator Awards has selected the International Energy Agency’s Building Energy Efficiency Policies (BEEP) database as the winner in its “Projects” category. The prize will be bestowed to Dr Yamina SAHEB at the Energy Efficiency Innovator Awards Ceremony in Monaco on November 9th, 2012 .
Post date: 31 Ott 2012
Type: News