existing buildings

Post date: 17 Aug 2012
Type: Publication

The Invest in Innovative Refurb programme will introduce new, energy efficient, technologies and processes to the refurbishment of non domestic buildings, with the aim of reducing energy use in the existing building stock.
Post date: 21 May 2012
Type: News

The three-year 'Invest in Innovative Refurb' competition will show how innovative technologies and processes can be used to make significant energy savings in non-domestic buildings such as schools, shops, offices and hotels. Applicants must register their interest in the competition by 6 June 2012, with applications submitted by 13 June 2012.
Post date: 21 May 2012
Type: News

This site is designed predominately for homeowners who live in traditionally constructed houses, that is, houses largely built before 1919 of solid wall or timber framed construction. The site does also include houses of the inter-war period by which time construction methods were beginning to change significantly with the introduction of cavity walls, cement mortars and concrete for wall and floor construction.
Post date: 27 Apr 2012
Type: Link

For the first time in England important scientific evidence is available to counteract some of the misconceptions about the energy efficiency of original timber sash windows, a unique feature of England's built heritage which is fast disappearing.
Post date: 26 Apr 2012
Type: Publication

Proper heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC ) system maintenance can increase occupant comfort, extend equipment life, and reduce energy consumption and operational costs. However, even properly maintained systems may still waste energy and cause occupant comfort issues if they are not operating consistently with the current use of the facility. By following the practice of periodically making adjustments and simple improvements to operational practices and control strategies, facilities can save up to 20% of HVAC energy consumption. 
Post date: 20 Mar 2012
Type: Publication

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Post date: 15 Mar 2012
Type: News

¨This report provides the background, structure, methodology, analysis and action plan for Spain to launch and support a new sector (NHS) capable of deploying up to Euro 10 billion a year invested in refurbishing 250-450,000 homes. These budgets will be funded by contributions from private savings, banks, refurbishment providers, ESCOs, energy companies and the State in appropriate proportions, and each receiving commensurate returns, aligned with the energy and CO2 savings, social benefits and modernization upgrades entailed in each individual or collective project."
Post date: 1 Mar 2012
Type: Publication

In collaboration with IEA ECBCS Annex 50 Prefabricated Sytems for Low Energy Renovation of Residential buildings - the IEA ECBCS Annex 50 - Prefabricated Systems for Low Energy Retrofit is a ´Task Shared Annex in which Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, France, Netherlands, Portugal and Switzerland participate.The project aims to accelerate advanced retrofit of residential buildings by developing and promoting new refurbishment  concepts
Post date: 21 Dec 2011
Type: Publication