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Erster Energieausweis für Südafrika

Am 8. März 2010 überreichten die involvierten Mitarbeiter des Fraunhofer IBP anlässlich eines Trainingsworkshops im Rathaus Johannesburg den ersten Energieausweis für das Land Südafrika. Im Rahmen des vom Bundesministerium für Bildung und...

Launch of a new Intelligent Energy - Europe project supporting the EPBD implementation

REQUEST facilitates this by providing national and regional agencies across the EU with a set of tried and tested tools and techniques which they can use together in different, but structured, ways to promote: an integrated customer...

KfW: Neue Förderstandards für Energieeffizienz in Sanierung und Neubau von Wohngebäuden

Die KfW hat die aus Mitteln des Bundes vergünstigten Förderprogramme wegen der schwierigen konjunkturellen Lage nur schrittweise und deutlich verzögert an die Energieeinsparverordnung 2009 angepasst. Damit konnte im letzten Jahr ein noch...

Watch the Covenant of Mayors Ceremony Live Online!

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Deutschland: Saubere Technologien für Entwicklungs- und Schwellenländer

Bundesminister Niebel betonte anlässlich der Unterzeichung des Darlehensvertrages: „Wir dürfen mit Klimaschutz nicht auf ein neues Klimaabkommen warten, sondern müssen jetzt handeln. Mit dem Clean Technology Fund fördern wir die...

International workshop on 'Large scale national implementation plans for building airtightness assessment: A must for 2020!'

It is expected that many countries will between 2015 and 2020 have regulations imposing requirements for new buildings which are near-zero energy targets. This has major consequences:Such strategies will for most climates automatically...

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) hosts first national building competition to improve energy efficiency

EPA’s National Building Competition contestants are:522 Fifth Avenue Building, New York, N.Y. 1525 Wilson Boulevard Building, Arlington, Va. Crystal River Elementary School, Carbondale, Colo. Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Downtown, San...

Getting it Done: US Embassies in EU becoming Green using Energy Performance Contracting

The re-building of “Green” embassies started in the 1990’s. Per President Obama’s Green initiatives: the U.S. government will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 28% by 2020, which applies to U.S. Embassies and Missions; and the U.S....

Scotland: Further 90000 homes to get insulation

It includes the rural parts of Stirling now being done in addition to the original plan for the whole city, the whole of the Orkney Isles and the remaining parts of the Western Isles. The measures will cut average energy bills by £61 a...

Australia: Home Insulation Safety Plan anounced

Greg Combet, Minister Assisting the Minister for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency, announced on 1st April 2010 further details of the Government’s Home Insulation Safety Plan. The Home Insulation Safety Plan will help restore...

Deutschland: "Energy Efficiency Award" für Viessmann, SMA und Saigon TanTec

Den zweiten Preis erhielt  die Saigon TanTec Limited für den energieeffizienten Neubau einer Lederfabrik in Vietnam. Der brasilianische Aluminiumproduzent Alunorte wurde mit einem Anerkennungspreis für die Senkung des Energiebedarfs bei...

Deutschland: Bundesregierung beschließt Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Umsetzung der europäischen Energiedienstleistungsrichtlinie

Der Bundesminister für Wirtschaft und Technologie, Rainer Brüderle: "Der Gesetzentwurf ist ein weiterer, wichtiger Schritt auf dem Weg zur notwendigen Verbesserung der Energieeffizienz und dient der marktwirtschaftlichen 1:1 Umsetzung der...

Un guide anti-précarité énergétique dans l'habitat à vocation sociale

US: General Services Administration invests $4 billion in Green Recovery Act construction projects nationwide

"By delivering on-time and under-budget on these green retrofit projects, we're not only making more cost-saving building improvements than anticipated, but creating new opportunities for more than 500 companies nationwide," said Vice...

US: Rebound in energy efficiency spending predicted by new research

"Our research shows attention to energy efficiency is continuing its growth among business leaders," said Dave Myers, president of Johnson Controls Building Efficiency business. "Commercial buildings consume 18 percent of the energy and 35...

UK survey: One in ten home owners want to include energy efficiency in the improvement of their property

Kitchen extensions were the most popular home improvement (13%), closely followed by conservatories (12%) and attic conversions (10%). Shelter and RIBA released the research to coincide with the launch this week of Architect in the House,...

Scotland: Environmentally friendly family wins award

The Future Friendly Awards is a nationwide search for communities and families who are making a real difference by championing sustainability and environmentally friendly practices. Judith McDermid, along with husband George and children...

US: New Guidelines for Energy Star Homes

The updated requirements will ensure that the government’s Energy Star label continues to deliver a significant increase in energy efficiency over homes that are built to code and standard builder business practices. These guidelines will...

Council adopts position at first reading on the energy performance of buildings directive

The proposal forms part of the so-called "energy efficiency package" (1), presented by the Commission in November 2008 with the aim of contributing to the EU's target of reducing 20% of the energy consumption and having a 20% share of...

GreenLight and GreenBuilding EU awards: winners save up to 85% of their energy consumption

"We congratulate the winners of these awards. Whether public or private sector, they are all living proof that organisations which invest and innovate in energy efficiency can bring immense benefits to themselves while making a leading-...