Deutschland hat sich auf den Weg gemacht, sein Energiesystem auf erneuerbare Energien umzustellen. Damit die Energiewende gelingt, muss die Energienachfrage flexibler und der Energieverbrauch gesenkt werden. Hierbei können smarte Gebäude einen wesentlichen Beitrag leisten: Sie ermöglichen nicht nur die gebäudenahe und damit dezentrale Produktion von erneuerbarer Energie, sondern erlauben es auch, Energie zu speichern, Energienachfrage zu verschieben oder – dank effizienter Heizsysteme und gut gedämmter Gebäudehüllen – Energie einzusparen.
Post date: 9 Mai 2017
IEA-EBC Annex 75: Cost-effective Building Renovation at District Level Combining Energy Efficiency & Renewables
The Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency Energy in Buildings and Communities programme (IEA EBC) approved the “IEA-EBC Annex 75: Cost-effective Building Renovation at District Level Combining Energy Efficiency & Renewables” in 2016. The project will run until 2021.
The project objectives are to:
Post date: 24 Apr 2017
We’re not doing badly so far as ‘green’ attitudes go. More people than ever before feel positively about renewable energy, and would like to see a greater global commitment to reducing carbon emissions. We’re more ‘eco-conscious’ than ever before.
Post date: 21 Apr 2017
After months of public consultation, the City of Sydney has fast-tracked the adoption of an action plan that will help it achieve net zero emissions by 2050, tackle waste and water usage, and scale up renewable energy use.
On 28 March 2017, the City of Sydney adopted an action plan that its leaders says will help it achieve carbon neutrality and ensure that half of its energy comes from renewable energy by 2050.
Post date: 12 Apr 2017
Boosting the use of renewable energy has long been an ambition in Europe, but some efforts have powered down amid an ever-changing political landscape and dwindling finances. Now crowdfunding is pulling in a new generation of green investors
“I have always been interested in the environment. As a child, I thought ‘what if the world runs out of petrol? Petrol won’t be there forever.’” Librarian Erwin van Delden, 56, from Haarlem in The Netherlands, wanted to put his money where his heart is, in green energy.
Post date: 7 Mar 2017
Energy efficiency and renewable energies together constitute a major change factor in the transition towards sustainable energy. In the recent International Energy Agency (IEA) scenarios these make up more than two-thirds of the required measures to reach the Paris Climate Agreement goals.
Post date: 7 Mar 2017
The North American Passive House Network Conference & Expo 2017 (NAPHN17): “Passive + Renewables” will be held on 4-7 October 2017, in Oakland, California. The event aims to promote and accelerate the adoption of Passive House building strategies in North America and facilitate cooperation among those who share the vision for a post-carbon all renewable energy future.
Post date: 13 Feb 2017
The following new rules on energy apply in Germany starting from 1 January 2017 and onwards:
Funding for renewables determined by competitive auctions;
Combined heat and power generation to be further expanded;
Chimney sweeps to issue a new label for heating systems;
The energy efficiency label for TVs is revised based on improved energy efficiency;
Range hoods to become more efficient;
Metal-halide and mercury-vapour lamps banned.
Further information can be found at the links provided below.
Post date: 23 Ian 2017
Santander energy efficiency framework loan (PF4EE) - Spain
The project targets the financing of energy efficiency and small renewable energy investments in existing hotels and, to a lesser extent, in other buildings for tourist accommodation, located in Spain. The investments involve a variety of measures such as improvements to the building envelope, heating and cooling systems, energy-efficient lighting, energy-management systems, solar heaters, etc.
Post date: 9 Dec 2015
The EIA is a scheme of the Dutch Ministry of Economy and Finance.
Through this scheme, companies that make investments in energy efficient technologies and renewable energy can pay a lower income/corporation tax. The deduction rate of the Energy Investment Deduction has been reduced retroactively as of 1 January 2017 to 55%. The net EIA benefit is approximately 13.5% of the investment costs.
Post date: 29 Oct 2013