The Club of Rome’s first report and early whistle-blowers’ calls from the late 1960s on the Earth’s environmental stress, are today backed by concrete facts and data on the need for change. A significant 40 % of energy use relates to construction and buildings, a key element of the equation. The current energy demand of existing building stock needs to be drastically reduced.
Post date: 23 Nov 2018
This guide shows how to identify measures where energy and cost savings can be easily made with little or no cost. It is designed for use by anyone new to carbon saving (especially in smaller businesses) and recognises that not everyone has the time or resources to undertake a full carbon management programme. This guide can be used on its own or as an introduction to the many sector and technology specific publications in the Carbon Trust’s library.
Post date: 5 Oct 2018
This Report was commissioned by the European Commission, Directorate General for Energy, Energy Efficiency Unit, to provide an overview of the drivers of recent trends in final energy consumption and a first indication of the short-term future trends and efforts needed to reach the EU 2020 targets.
Post date: 25 Sep 2018
Post date: 24 Sep 2018
The main objective of BuildUp Web portal is to reap the benefits of Europe's collective intelligence on energy reduction in buildings for all relevant audiences, bringing together new practitioners and professional associations, motivating them to exchange best working practices and knowledge and to transfer tools and resources.
Post date: 5 Sep 2018
This document summarizes the main conclusions of the technical study commissioned and supervised by the European Commission services (DG ENERGY) towards the development of a smart readiness indicator for buildings.
Post date: 4 Sep 2018
The »glasstec« is the world's largest trade fair for manufacturing, processing and cross-industry application of glass. The renowned exhibition opens its doors from 23 to 26 October 2018 in Düsseldorf. In addition to the broad range of new products and developments in the exhibition halls, visitors will also be introduced to the latest trends in the material of glass by special exhibitions and conferences. Especially the »glass technology live« area in hall 11 is worth mentioning. Current trends from research and development are shown here.
Post date: 27 Aug 2018
The objective of this research is to identify a tool of analysis applicable to school buildings that, through simple input information, can make immediate assessment reduction of energy consumption for heating and associated reduction of CO2emission, as a result of improvements. The definition of a methodology of analysis allows to evaluate preliminarily the energy performance of the whole school building identifying the most problematic buildings and dividing into groups based on the construction and geometry.
Post date: 21 Aug 2018
Google’s innovations in search and advertising have made their website one of the most widely used and their brand one of the most recognized in the world. In 2016, Google celebrated 10 years of carbon neutrality and announced that they would purchase enough renewable energy in 2017 to match 100 percent of their global consumption for operations.
Post date: 30 Jun 2018
On Tuesday 19 December 2017, the Estonian presidency reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on a revised directive on the energy performance of buildings. The outcome of the trilogue will be presented to EU ambassadors on December 20, with the final analysis and approval of the agreement expected to take place at the beginning of 2018.
Post date: 20 Dec 2017