Campaigning and awareness raising

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Competing teams are challenged with designing a building including three economical, energy efficient and attractive dwellings for three families. Through the creative use of active and passive solar technologies, among other sustainable solutions, contestants must create a design project with the potential for development into a net-zero building.Designs must meet the following criteria: 1. Include three connected residences for families of two, four and six members, respectively;
Post date: 31 Ago 2011
Type: News

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Post date: 26 Ago 2011
Type: Evento

With the 2009 RES-Directive, a stable legislative framework for the promotion of renewable energy sources was established in the European Union.  It prescribes the objective of drawing at least 20% of the EU’s final energy consumption from renewable energy sources in 2020 (as compared to 8.5% in 2005). The directive sets out binding national targets of RES shares for each Member State’s gross final energy consumption as well as a share of 10% RES in the transport sector.
Post date: 24 Ago 2011
Type: Publication

The OPEN HOUSE methodology assesses the whole life- cycle of a building:
Post date: 22 Ago 2011
Type: News

Precisely one year ago, the network issued a common declaration, co-signed by the Council of European Municipalities and Regions, Energy Cities and the Foundation for the Sustainable Development of the Regions (FEDRE), calling for the official extension of the Covenant of Mayors to Western Balkans countries. Capacity-building initiatives, such as ManagEnergy, which coordinated the organisation of a dedicated workshop in Sofia around the same period, also played a key role in the Covenant development in the Black Sea region.
Post date: 9 Ago 2011
Type: News

Putting prosperity on a more sustainable footing The German Chancellor drew on the four guiding principles underlying the National Sustainability Strategy to show what the German Government is doing to implement the concept of sustainability. The debt brake incorporated into the Basic Law, for example, is based on the guiding principle of intergenerational equity. It stipulates that from 2016 the Federation will, to all intents and purposes, have to eliminate the structural deficit. From 2020 it effectively puts a cap on new debt in the Länder (federal states).
Post date: 9 Ago 2011
Type: News

The winners will be the ones having adopted the best strategy to reduce their households' energy consumption. The choice of the strategy is completely free, there are no obligations and can be as drastic as one wants to reduce energetic consumption and the energy bill!Participants from the same country will:
Post date: 8 Ago 2011
Type: News

The biggest photovoltaic (PV) power plant in Germany will have a peak capacity of 53 MW. It will use 162 hectares of land, but proactive measures have been taken to ensure there will be no negative impact on the rich avifauna of the area and will be duly monitored by an independent programme.
Post date: 3 Ago 2011
Type: News