pro domo legno is a project to promote the culture of timber houses in Italy.
It's managed by Koelnmesse Srl (the Italian branch of Cologne Fair) and powered by BDF (the German Association of Premanufactured Timber Buildings).
With different communication and marketing actions, pro domo legno want to spread the values of timber houses, like wellness, eco-sustainability, energy saving, quality of life, reliability, long life, etc.
It's based on the German great-experience in this field.
Post date: 6 Apr 2010
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Post date: 1 Apr 2010
The following links correspond to this document but also to a web page from which additional information can be found.
Post date: 28 Mär 2010
There’s a rapidly growing appetite for rating methodologies that can be used to demonstrate the environmental performance of our activities, ranging from personal carbon footprinting tools to complex sustainability assessments and standards of components, buildings and entire cities. There are also rapidly growing demands to demonstrate sustainability in many aspects of the built environment, which result in a flood of claims and counter-claims togheter with the development of more and more standards, guidance and rating methods.
Post date: 17 Mär 2010
Post date: 13 Mär 2010
The Award winners are: BREEAM Bespoke - awarded to the new Bletchley Leisure Centre, a key element in the regeneration of Central Bletchley, designed by Holder Mathias Architects and constructed by SDC for Milton Keynes Council. The design team took particular care to minimise the environmental costs in use, for example by incorporating a biomass boiler and reducing water consumption wherever possible.
Post date: 10 Mär 2010
Günther Oettinger, Commissioner responsible for Energy, said: "B iomass is one of the most important resources for reaching our renewable energy targets. It already contributes more than half of renewable energy consumption in the EU, providing a clean, secure and competitive energy resource. With this report, the Commission provides recommendations to Member States concerning sustainability criteria for solid biomass and biogas. A review is foreseen in 18 months in order to assess whether the scheme needs to be modified, including through the introduction of some mandatory standards...
Post date: 1 Mär 2010
Post date: 28 Feb 2010
The report is broken down into nine key themes as follows:
• The Thames Barrier has been raised 114 times to protect London from tidal and fluvial flooding since it became operational. Closures are becoming more frequent with two thirds occurring since 2000. Climate change may increase the risk of flooding, and require the barrier to be closed more often in the future.
• Approximately half a million properties are in the floodplain in London.
Post date: 25 Feb 2010