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US President Obama sets greenhouse gas emissions reduction target for federal operations

Actions taken under this Executive Order will spur clean energy investments that create new private-sector jobs, drive long-term savings, build local market capacity, and foster innovation and entrepreneurship in clean energy industries....

IEE European Info Day fully booked

You can watch a live internet broadcast of the plenary session in the morning on your computer at Access is free and do not require prior registration.

Obligatory civil liability insurance for experts issuing EP certificates in Poland

Display “Towards Class A”: The European Award for creative communication campaigns in buildings

No matter the means, messages or materials to be used. What really counts is the applicant’s commitment and originality in communicating the topic to building users and the public. The six finalists will be invited to personally present...

A new American standard for the design of high-performance green buildings

The energy efficiency goal of Standard 189.1 is to provide significant energy reduction over that in ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 90.1-2007. It offers a broader scope than Standard 90.1 and is intended to provide minimum requirements for the...

German minister for environment presents key points for the new feed-in tariffs for PV generated energy

Further information on the background of the planned reduction, but also on the planned adjustment of the tariffs can be found (in German) at:

Call for Case Studies for the ManagEnergy Local Energy Action Award 2010

The winning project will be selected by a jury with representatives from Energy Agencies, the industry and Cities. Besides having a chance to win the Local Energy Action Award, submitted Case Studies have the opportunity to be: -...

Online training helps small UK businesses to cut energy use with a single click

BUILD UP at the ASHRAE conference in Orlando

Further information is available on the ASHRAE conference website at: ASHRAE, founded in 1894, is an international organization of 51,000 persons. ASHRAE fulfills its mission of advancing heating,...

Canada's economic action plan: Investing in clean energy projects

The Clean Energy Fund is investing nearly $1 billion in technology development and demonstration. Total investments under the Clean Energy Fund for large and small demonstration projects are benefiting Canada's economy by leveraging nearly...

Saving household energy with your cell phone

Each device is given a power plogg, which is a small adapter located between the power plug and the power outlet. It reports the power consumption on any given time to a PC via a radio signal. People can tell which device is guzzling the...

German poll says economic crisis decreases investments in energy efficiency

California will require mandatory inspection of energy systems in non-residential buildings

Country reports on impact, compliance and control of EPBD

New tariffs in France for electricity produced from renewable energy sources

Additional information for other renewable energy sources: The solar photovoltaic ground facilities will still benefit from a tariff of 0.314 €/kWh. In addition, for solar PV ground facilities of more than 250 kWpeak, the price will now...

A boiler replacement plan launched in England

Σε δημόσια διαβούλευση ο Κανονισμός Ενεργειακής Απόδοσης Κτιρίων

The Greek "Regulation on Energy Efficiency of Buildings" in public consultation

German cities introduce tighter energy performance requirements for buildings than fixed in the German energy decree

Further information on communities' energy performance requirements can be found (in German) at the following links.

Internet information session on good building practice for thermal bridges offered on January 19, 2010

Cost and registration:The participation to the web event is free, but requires you to register for the event. The web event will be limited to a maximum of 200 persons. The session will take place on January 19, 2010 from 10:00 to 12:00 (...