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Building modelling software for solar shading in different European countries

The solar shading industry has developed software tools to illustrate how the use of appropriate solar shading reduces the use of energy (and therefore cuts CO2 emissions) and also saves money.
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POWER HOUSE EUROPE makes it's mark......

March 2010: A wealth of information, guidance and tools for energy efficient social housing is opened up: www.powerhouseeurope.eu
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Passive house scheme

Here is a passive house solar scheme available under CC licence. You can also download a full view here
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National Platforms for co-operative and managed housing operators offer access to information and tools

  Why not see what the POWER HOUSE EUROPE National Platforms can do for you?    http://www.cecodhas.org/images/stories/campaigns/Energy/booklet%20-%20power%20house%20europe.pdf  
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Online Specialized Media dedicated to sustainable buildings in your country?

What are the online Specialized Media which are often referred to in POLAND, BULGARIA, ROMANIA, and SLOVENIA, when building professionals look for relevant news, innovations or services regarding energy efficiency in buildings / the...
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NEES - Natural Energy Efficiency and Sustainability

The NEES Partnership is led by the Cork Centre for Architectural Education and has a Partnership including the Cork Clean Technology Centre , The North Karelia University of Applied Science, the Karelia Housing Company and the School of...
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Presentation of a multi authors blog in the field of Energy management & Electrical Engineering

Many topics are covered in this blog: Energy Efficiency in buildings is a major one and also lots of technical issues such as, power quality, solar systems, motors, safety, lighting, softwares and other electrical distribution subjects are...
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Deadline: 26 February for submitting Case Studies for the ManagEnergy Local Energy Action Award 2010

Are you an energy agency, a local authority or an actor developing projects at local level ? Do you have a completed Energy Action that: Has demonstrated a positive contribution to energy efficiency and use of renewable energies...
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NKN

The NKN calculation tool is based on the national calculation method and is created upon a simple spreadsheet in order to combine a compact and simple structure with easy access to testing the calculation methodology. The methodology of...
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Energiebesparingsverkenner

De Energiebesparingsverkenner laat u in enkele stappen de energiebesparingsmogelijkheden van een woning zien, en berekent meteen uw financiële voordeel. Dat kan voor individuele woningeigenaren interessant zijn, maar bijvoorbeeld ook voor...
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COMIS : MULTIZONE AIR FLOW AND POLLUTANT SIMULATION

COMIS (Conjunction of Multizone Infiltration Specialists) is a multizone airflow simulation program. COMIS 3.2 uses the Simulation Studio, the powerful and convenient simulation environment which is also used by TRNSYS 16. The two...
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TRANSOL

TRANSOL 3 proposes installation schemes which the user selects as a function of the type of installation (solar hot water, space heating, swimming pools, industrial process, solar cooling) and the type of use (individual, collective, multi...
TRANSOL is a new tool for predicting the thermal performance of both individual and collective solar hot water production facilities. It is the fruit of the collaboration between CSTB and AIGUASOL and combines the power and simplicity of...
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SOLO2000

Features : - Models a complete domestic solar hot water system (collectors, storage, heat exchanger, auxiliary heating, circuit) - Multi-level user interface adapted to the system complexity - Monthly energy efficiency calculation -...
Solo 2000 is a program for sizing hot water solar collectors. It is based on CSTB's Solo method and comprises an easy-to-use interface, allowing you to input a solar hot water system and accurately calculate the quantity of hot water...
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SIMSOL

This new software was developed in collaboration with the French Agency for Environment and Energy Management (ADEME). The tool is based on dynamic simulation (one hour time step) with TRNSYS. Six solar domestic hot water systems...
SimSol is a simulation tool for predicting thermal performance of Solar Domestic Hot Water Systems in residential or commercial buildings.
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Boilers inspections and the European Standard

The French regulation, that transposes article 8 of the EPBD about inspection of boilers, does not refer to the European Standard EN 15378 "Heating systems in buildings - Inspection of boilers and heating systems". Do you know national...
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Inspection of ventilation systems?

In the preliminary works to prepare the recast of the EPBD (2009), the European Parliament had accepted the principle of a change of the EPBD to extend the inspection of air conditioning systems to ventilation systems. This idea seems to...
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News from the Texas Green Building Summit

The Texas Green Building Summit (http://www.texasgreenhomesummit.com/) is currently taking place in Dallas. Some of the sessions and discussions are US-specific, but much of the experience is of international value. For those not...
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EnBW-Lichtexperte: Energieeffizienzpotentiale bei der Beleuchtung gezielt erschließen

Leistungsmerkmale Der ENBW - Lichtexperte bietet folgende Leistungsmerkmale zur energetischen Bewertung von Beleuchtungsanlagen in Gebäuden:Abgestimmte in Bild 1 dargestellte Workflows erlauben die zeiteffiziente und differenzierte...
Die Entwicklung und Umsetzung energieeffizienter Beleuchtungskonzepte erfordert geeignete Planungs- und Benchmarking Werkzeuge. Dies gilt sowohl für Neuanlagen als auch bei der Sanierung von Bestandsanlagen. Die Anforderungen der...
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March 03, 2010 - March 04, 2010 International workshop 'National trends of innovative products and systems for energy-efficient

Are you interested in what is happening in the field of energy-efficient building and do you want to know the challenges faced in using innovative products and systems? Would you like to hear about actual recent examples, meet and talk...
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Energy plus

Next generation building energy simulation program that builds on the most popular features and capabilities of BLAST and DOE-2. EnergyPlus includes innovative simulation capabilities including time steps of less than an hour, modular...