Campaigning and awareness raising

On the first day after opening, Commissioner General Dietmar Schmitz already welcomed a host of high-ranking guests to the German Pavilion. In addition to Lady Catherine Ashton, High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the European Union, Sichuan’s Party Secretary Liu Qi-Bao, Düsseldorf’s Lord Mayor Dirk Elbers and the economic ministers of both Luxembourg and Russia, Jeannot Krecké and Viktor Hristenko, also toured the German Pavilion.
Post date: 12 Mag 2010
Type: News

Energieeffizienzprojekte entlasten die öffentlichen Kassen und schaffen Handlungsspielräume für Kommunen. Möglichkeiten zum Energiesparen gibt es viele, von der Neustrukturierung des öffentlichen Nahverkehrs über die Schulung von Hausmeistern zu Energiemanagern bis zur energetischen Sanierung von Verwaltungsgebäuden. Kommunen können mit ihrem Engagement für Energieeffizienz und Klimaschutz eine wichtige Vorbildfunktion einnehmen, für andere Städte- und Gemeindeverwaltungen genauso wie für Unternehmen und Bürger.
Post date: 7 Mag 2010
Type: News

For many of these items it can be said that various at least partly high quality material is available in most of the EU Member States (like software tools for calculating thermal bridges, thermal bridges atlases and promotion of good practice guidance). It would be desirable that the material is used more often by building practitioners and that some countries catch up with the others. Software for calculating thermal bridges should be validated and the validation documentation should be published.
Post date: 6 Mag 2010
Type: Publication

Günther Oettinger, Commissioner responsible for energy said: "The Covenant of Mayors has become a key element of the EU sustainable energy policy. Regions and cities are demonstrating that climate mitigation is one of the best economic recovery strategies. Investment into the reduction of CO2 emissions and energy efficiency creates jobs which by their nature cannot be delocalised."
Post date: 5 Mag 2010
Type: News

To watch the ceremony live online, please click here.
Post date: 3 Mag 2010
Type: News

EPA’s National Building Competition contestants are:522 Fifth Avenue Building, New York, N.Y. 1525 Wilson Boulevard Building, Arlington, Va. Crystal River Elementary School, Carbondale, Colo. Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown, San Diego, Calif. JCPenney Store 1778, Orange, Calif. Maplewood Mall, St. Paul, Minn. Memorial Arts Building at the Woodruff Arts Center, Atlanta, Ga. Morrison Residence Hall at UNC Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, N.C. Sears, Glen Burnie, Md.
Post date: 3 Mag 2010
Type: News

The re-building of “Green” embassies started in the 1990’s. Per President Obama’s Green initiatives:
Post date: 3 Mag 2010
Type: News

Energy or “fuel” poverty is a term used to describe the situation a household finds itself in when it is not able to afford the energy bills for its everyday needs, such as heating, lighting and hot water. This is only one of many potential difficulties faced by people living on low incomes, but has become the subject of particular attention all over Europe with rising energy costs, and energy bills forming such a large part of household expenditure.
Post date: 28 Apr 2010
Type: Publication

The Future Friendly Awards is a nationwide search for communities and families who are making a real difference by championing sustainability and environmentally friendly practices.
Post date: 20 Apr 2010
Type: News