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The Institute for Building Efficiency released the European results of the Energy Efficiency Indicator survey

 

Construction Products Regulation published in Official Journal

Regulation (EU) No 305/2011 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 March 2011 laying down harmonised conditions for the marketing of construction products and repealing Council Directive 89/106/EEC (CPR) was published in the...

Multilingual sustainable construction glossary launched

EESC President Staffan Nilsson launched the glossary. The conference was also attended by the director of the ACE, Adrian Joyce and Bernd Wolschner, president of the ECP. Vice President of the EESC Anna Maria Darmanin also participated in...

Energy Efficiency Plan topic discussed during Sustainable Energy Week 2011

During the conference, the Commission noted that Member States were not in favour legally binding 20% energy savings target for 2020, and that accordingly the Commission had, for now, only proposed legally binding measures. The Commission...

Commission launches public consultation on Green Public Procurement

Part four of the Green Paper (p.33-p.48) deals with issues relating to making better use of public procurement in support of common societal goals such as the protection of the environment, higher resource and energy efficiency and...

Commission presents Energy Efficiency Action Plan

The Commission finds that the EU is on course to achieve only half of the 20% objective. Therefore, the Action Plan sets out several actions in order to achieve its target: (1) develop instruments to allow for the renovation process in...

BSRIA submitted evidence to DCLG on the level of airtightness compliance in England and Wales

Manifesto: associações europeias apelam ao uso das bombas de calor

http://www.epeeglobal.org/epeedocs/internet/docs/EPEE_Heat_Pump_Manifest...

Deutschland: Vorreiter für klimaneutrale Neubauten und Sanierungen gesucht

Bewerbungen sind bis zum 30. Juni 2011 unter www.zukunft-haus.info/effizienzhausplus möglich. Unterstützt wird das dena-Projekt durch die KfW Bankengruppe und das Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau und Stadtentwicklung BMVBS. „Bauherren...

ESTEC 2011 - Registration now open - early bird rate until 24 June

ESTEC 2011: 20-21 October 2011 in Marseille, France The 5th European Solar Thermal Energy Conference – ESTEC 2011 – is expected to attract over 500 participants in Marseille, the City of the Sun! This definitive event...

Renovate Europe Campaign: Open letter to EU Energy Commissioner and Energy Ministers of EU Member States.

Swedish building equipped with energy saving glass wins Green Building Award 2011

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Towards a voluntary common European Union certification scheme for non-residential buildings?

This paper presents not only recommendations on what should contain a European voluntary energy certificate but also communication campaigns that drive the improvements in building energy performance. Via this paper, Display Participants...

ICT for energy and water efficiency in social housing: ICE-WISH pilot project started.

The focus of the project is to design, integrate and pilot an innovative solution for social housing, using mature and interactive ICT, to enable sustained reductions of energy and water consumption of at least 15% below...

73 organizations and institutions call on a reliable further promoting of energy-efficient construction and renovation in Germany

Link to the statement from the 73 German organizations and institutions

Announcement and call for papers for joint 32nd AIVC - 1st TightVent conference

Contributions are invited in the areas of research, development, application and market implementation of ventilation and infiltration. Preference will be given to abstracts focusing on one of the following topics: Energy and IAQ...

How can ICT contribute to social housing energy performance?

Develop advanced ICT-based services, empowering tenants to control their resource consumption by providing awareness to tenants of their resource consumption with the use of in-home displays, alerts, SMS, internet portals. Installation of...

Display / Towards Class A Award 2011 and the winner is ?!

The First Prize was a giant energy certificate to be displayed in the public building of winner’s choice, to follow the footsteps of the previous award winners Brasov and Ivanic-Grad. And few more words for the end… This was the 5th...