existing buildings

The report has not only taken into account the energy use by the power sector, but also other energy-intensive sectors such as buildings, industry, agriculture and transport. The Dutch starting position for CO2 reduction is excellent. However, the costs will rise considerably, the later the Netherlands start implementing mitigation measures.
Post date: 26 Jun 2014
Type: Publication

The assessment of energy performances of buildings has been carried out by structuring a national catalogue of the existing buildings. Within the catalogue, a characteristic building typology for Serbia will be defined, together with the descriptions and characteristic elements of the building structures (construction, envelope, wall types, windows, ceilings, roofs, heating systems), and the energy performances of these elements.
Post date: 22 Jan 2014
Type: Publication

This report gives the results from a French working group initiated by the Plan Bâtiment Durable in 2013 which explored the idea of a future mandatory energy renovation of residential buildings. More than 200 people have contributed to this work which represents more than 100 organizations.The building stock concerned is composed of more than 30 million dwellings, of which about 17 million were built before the very first French energy performance of buildings regulation in 1974.
Post date: 13 Jan 2014
Type: Publication

As a journalist working for the publication Nature, I am also interested in carbon emissions reductions targets for existing building stock given that a large proportion of emissions come from buildings. Examples of national or other targets are welcome by Christmas/end December. Should there be specific targets and if they are not in place, what is preventing this?
Post date: 20 Dec 2013
Type: Note

In Annex 56  a new methodology for energy and carbon emissions optimized building renovation, as a basis for future standards, will be developed to be used by interested private entities and agencies for their renovation decisions as well as by governmental agencies for the definition of regulations and their implementation. This methodology will be accompanied by good-practice guides that integrate appropriate and cost effective technologies as well as by good renovation examples.
Post date: 30 Oct 2013
Type: Link

With the publication of the guidance note “Sustainability: improving performance in existing buildings”, RICS offers building professionals best practice on how to make buildings resource efficient throughout their whole life cycle (from location, design, construction, operation, maintenance, to renovation and demolition).
Post date: 30 Sep 2013
Type: News