The goal of the initiative is to increase the number of qualified construction workers on energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies, so the sector will be ready to deliver high quality renovations and the new (nearly zero energy) buildings.
Post date: 13 Dec 2012
Apart from energy assessors and inspectors, there is one more wide category of specialists that is essential in the achievement of energy efficiency in the building sector: That is the category of various craftsmen and other on-site construction workers and systems installers that will be relied upon in the construction of new buildings and/or the renovation of existing buildings.
Post date: 12 Dec 2012
AimThe aim of campaign is to enable country-specific discussion and capacity building of the core stakeholders, which should enable better understanding of a business model based on investments financed by savings, address issues such as accounting of public deficit and debt, increase the confidence of the core stakeholders towards reliability and effectiveness of the EPC model, and help Member States with establishing an enabling legal and financial framework for the market with energy services.
Post date: 7 Dec 2012
Hannover, 22.11.2012 – More than half of the overall world population is living in urban areas - with rising tendency. The permanently increasing urbanization can be driven to more sustainability by ecological concepts for mobility, energy-efficient buildings and intelligent energy supply. Intelligent energy supply had also been the main subject of the well-attended “Sustainable Energy in Buildings and Urban Areas” Symposium (SEBUA 2012) which took place in Kusadasi near Izmir/Turkey from October 14 – 20, 2012.
Post date: 4 Dec 2012
Article 14(3) of the Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (Directive 2009/28/EC or RES Directive) states that "Member States shall ensure that certification schemes or equivalent qualification schemes become or are available by 31 December 2012 for installers of small-scale biomass boilers and stoves, solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems, shallow geothermal systems and heat pumps.
Post date: 21 Nov 2012
ILLUMINATE studies "smart" lighting in high quality urban areas, both for energy efficiency and quality of light.SSL, Solid State Lighting integrated and controlled by intelligent systems, consents varying colour, intensity, through innovative and pleasant design. Once criteria and solutions are individuated, seven pilot projects will be started in order to test proposed solutions. As in all European projects, dissemination and replicability in other situations will be promoted, simplifies by the varied pilot projects and by the extended network involved in the project.
Post date: 23 Oct 2012
Post date: 10 Oct 2012
Energy efficiency in buildings is at the forefront of this effort. Inter alia:
Post date: 8 Oct 2012
This report describes the overall renewable energy policy developments in Lithuania and their compliance with the measures set out in the Directive and the National Renewable Energy Action Plan. The progress report is posted both in its original language and in its English translation.
Post date: 1 Aug 2012
Article 15 of the EPBD recast (Directive 2010/31/EU) requires all Member States to “lay down the necessary measures to establish a regular inspection of the accessible parts of air-conditioning systems of an effective rated output of more than 12 kW.
Post date: 9 Jul 2012