Environmental issues related to buildings

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See also Part I of this study "Towards additional policies to improve the environmental performance of buildings" at http://www.buildup.eu/publications/6921. It reviews the barriers towards energy efficiency and the measures to overcome. It then compiles an overview over existing and planned EU policy instruments dealing with the environmental and energy performance of buildings, building elements and equipment.
Post date: 25 Dec 2009
Type: Publication

See also Part 2 of this study (quantitative assessment) at http://www.buildup.eu/publications/6922. It presents the quantitative assessment of the possible environmental and socio-economic effects for two types of measures addressing the energy efficiency of building elements: 1) requiring high thermal insulation levels when individual building elements have to be renovated, and 2) accelerating the retrofitting of individual building elements according to high energy efficiency standards.
Post date: 25 Dec 2009
Type: Publication

The Code for Sustainable Homes was introduced in April 2007 as a standard to improve the overall sustainability of new homes. 'The Code' scores against a star rating system, using one to six stars depending on how the property performs against categories such as energy use, waste, materials and water.
Post date: 22 Dec 2009
Type: Știri

Post date: 18 Dec 2009
Type: Tool

Post date: 18 Dec 2009
Type: Tool

The German Ministry for Transport, Building and Urban Affairs contracted Fraunhofer-IBP in cooperation with the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning and the company Megawatt to issue an energy certificate based on calculations with the standard DIN V 18599. The complex energy supply concept includes combined heat and power units based on biofuel, absorption cooling, seasonal heat and cold storages and connects via local district heating and cooling networks several parliamentary buildings.
Post date: 17 Dec 2009
Type: Caz

The EPC community has for mission statement to demonstrate the benefits of using Energy Performance Contracting and to stimulate the adoption of this building energy efficiency tool accross Europe.
Post date: 17 Dec 2009
Type: Subiect

This milestone marks ten months of exceptional growth for the Covenant of Mayors’ initiative, as the number of local authorities participating has almost trebled since the first signing ceremony in February 2009. “I welcome the commitment to local sustainable energy demonstrated by Rostock today as the 1000th signatory of the Covenant,” says Energy Commissioner Andris Piebalgs. “The number of communities now involved is a clear indication of the strong belief in tackling climate in a coherent way at local level.”
Post date: 9 Dec 2009
Type: Știri