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Finland: towards carbon-neutral municipalities

Two years ago, five Finnish municipalities decided to curb their greenhouse gas emissions by more than required under EU objectives, and ahead of schedule. Now, the project proves that with the help of modern technology such a target is attainable...
The municipalities aim to achieve carbon neutrality, i.e. to decrease their greenhouse gas emissions by a minimum of 80 percent from the 2007 level by 2030. One of them has adopted an even more ambitious objective: a 30 percent reduction...
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ISHVAC 2011: 7th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilating and Air-Conditioning

We sincerely invite you to attend the 7th International Symposium on Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning - ISHVAC2011 in Shanghai, China from November 6 to 9, 2011, organized by Tongji University, and co-organized by Tsinghua University.
Array The conference series was initiated in Tsinghua University in 1991. It has been the premier international HVAC conference initiated in China and has played a significant role in the development of HVAC and indoor environment...
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Landlord/tenant dilemma

Landlords and tenants both have an interest in the energy performance of buildings; however, their interests are not always the same. Requirements concerning levels of energy efficiency continue to increase, but the question remains, who will pay...
This statement is the result of a common initiative between the European Council of Real Estate Professionals (CEPI) and the International Union of Property Owners (UIPI). Both organisations have national...
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ISH 2010 - Frankürt

The ISH provides the world’s biggest showcase for innovative bathroom design, energy efficient heating and air-conditioning technology and renewable energies.
Array The ISH brings together two trade fairs under one roof: energy building and air-conditioning technology and the bathroom experience. Held every two years under this combination the ISH draws around...
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L’evoluzione dell’edilizia per risparmio energetico

This slide presentation provides information about the implementation of the EPBD in Italy at national, regional and local levels, especially for energy certification of buildings. It also details some examples of energy renovation of residential...
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USA: Vice President Biden launches Home Energy Scoring Program

Vice President Biden joined U.S. Department of Energy Secretary Steven Chu on 9 November 2010 to announce the launch of the Home Energy Score pilot program. The Home Energy Score will offer homeowners straightforward, reliable information about...
DOE also released the Workforce Guidelines for Home Energy Upgrades, a comprehensive set of guidelines for workers in the residential energy efficiency industry. The guidelines will help develop and expand the skills of the workforce,...
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Building prosperity for the future of Europe - A manifesto for action from the European Construction Forum

In these times of serious challenges that range from the consequences of the economic and financial crisis through to the global issue of climate change and its impact on humanity, the construction sector stands out as a sector which, given the...
In relation to the challenges facing European society, it is widely recognised that buildings account for approximately 36% of all greenhouse gas emissions and over 40% of primary energy consumption in the EU.  It is clear to the actors in...
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Estimates of home insulation levels in Great Britain

On November 30, 2010, the Department of Energy and Climate Change has published estimates of the number of homes in Great Britain with loft and cavity wall insulation. At the start of July 2010 there are 26.5 million homes in Great Britain. Of these...
Estimates of home insulation level: July 2010