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
The objective of this study is to provide recommendations about formation of the financial and legal mechanism of financing capital repairs and energy efficiency in multi-family buildings in the Russian context on the basis of a comparative analysis of the best practice in financing complex energy-efficient capital repairs. To download the report, please click here.
Post date: 5 Jul 2012
Article 14 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 systems used for heating buildings, such as the heat generator, control system and circulation pump(s), with boilers of an effective rated output for space heating purposes of more than 20 kW.
Post date: 12 Jun 2012
Member States generally differentiate between residential and non-residential building certifiers. The links provided in the Schemes Content section provide information on various training courses across the EU related to non-residential building certifiers. Some Member States require special training before a qualified expert can become accredited, while for others special training is optional. In both cases, there is usually an exam before accreditation is granted.
Post date: 12 Jun 2012