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Environment: Six finalists vie for title of European Green Capital 2012 and 2013

More documentation required Applicant cities have been asked to provide information on a variety of indicator areas with regards to their present environmental status and results, what they are doing to improve the urban living conditions...

Higher electricity efficiency in new and existing clinic buildings - "Hospital plus" research project

The “Entwerfen von Krankenhäusern und Bauten des Gesundheitswesens” department at the Technische Universität Berlin will be carrying out this project, which is part of the “Energy-Optimised Construction” (EnOB) focal area in the German...

Do you Speak Sustainable Construction?

Brussels, 24 March 2010 – ‘Achieving intelligent energy in cities by speaking the same language’ was the theme of the event jointly organised today by the Architects Council of Europe and the European Concrete Platform.  The two...

France: 100000 zero-interest loans for building energy renovations

Last Call for Applications: European Energy Service Award 2009

Application deadline: 30th of April 2010 Apply now at http://www.european-energy-service-initiative.net/de/195.html Further information and application documents are available at http://www.european-energy-service-initiative.net/de/195....

International conference on energy efficient renovation in residential building sector: 28th-29th June, 2010 in Budapest, Hungary

Sustainability is high on the global agenda and climate programmes require sustainable building in order to reduce CO2 emissions and save fossil fuels. Municipalities, housing corporations and other building administrators are seeking...

UK: Funding for decentralised heating schemes

A joint initiative between the national housing and regeneration agency, CLG and the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC), LCIF enables new and existing homes to be connected to low carbon community heating networks that use more...

Informationsportal "Energetische Gebäudebilanzierung" gestartet

Um eine hohe Qualität der Informationen zu sichern, hat die dena ein breites Netzwerk aus Experten aufgebaut. Die Beantwortung der Anfragen erfolgt unter Einbindung qualifizierte Fachleute aus den Normungskreisen. Nach erfolgreicher...

Scotland tightens the energy performance requirements for new buildings by 30 percent

The Building Standards Technical Handbook, published on April 6, 2010 and which comes into force in October 1, 2010, confirms:Enhanced energy standards for new buildings - both homes and non-domestic - which will reduce emissions by 30 per...

Document on the Council's position regarding the EPBD recast now available in 23 languages

For the English version click here.

CECODHAS–Housing Europe launches new "POWER HOUSE" service to boost networking between the 39,000 affiliated housing providers throughout the EU

This CECODHAS-Housing Europe led initiative is supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe programme now has an official on-line home at www.powerhouseeurope.eu. The new site provides space for organizations to upload case studies and an on...

CECODHAS- Housing Europe in Poland for 'City 2010 - Energy Efficiency in Cities'

The conference was supported by European Parliament’s URBAN intergroup and hosted by the group’s president Jan Olbryct in cooperation with the Polish the Europe is simple” association, the City of Katowice and the Association of Polish...

Summary of the CECODHAS workshop on building refurbishment at the 2010 World Sustainable Energy Days

Refurbishments should also be cost-effective - many of CECODHAS-Housing Europe members have raised concerns about studies which maintain that investments can always be recovered in the short term through reductions in energy bills alone,...

1st European Energy Service Media Award

The EU wishes to better tap the possibilities and potentials of energy services in the future and has therefore brought to life the European Energy Service Initiative in 2009. Considering the depletion of non-renewable resources and global...

A bright future shines on the solar photovoltaic electricity market

During 2009, Germany remained the largest market, with Italy ranking second and Japan and the U.S. markets to follow. Germany most probably will remain the largest market in 2010, while new markets in particular from Southern Europe, Asia...

USA: More Stringent Appliance Standards for Home Water Heaters and Other Heating Products

The standards released on Wednesday increase the stringency of the existing minimum conservation standards for these three types of residential heating products, which account for about 18 percent of energy use in homes across the country...

Reducing energy use and small-scale electricity generation across Britain

The offering to business – CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme The CRC Energy Efficiency Scheme launched today aimed at saving public and private sector organisations around £1billion per year by 2020 through cost effective...

UK: Energy and Climate Committee presents report on fuel poverty

The Committee's report is a stocktake of performance in tackling fuel poverty and sets out areas of concern which the Committee want to see addressed in the new Parliament.  Paddy Tipping MP, Acting Chair of the Committee, said "one of the...

Energy Labelling Directive extended to energy-related products

The basis for the energy scale will remain the same, with products graded from A to G – matched by a colour scale from dark green for the most energy efficient to red for the least. All advertising including energy-related performance or...

Insulation made easy by Britain's top businesses

The ‘Insulate Today’ initiative will demonstrate this by: Working with Sainsbury’s Energy (a partnership between EDF and Sainsbury’s) to provide exclusive insulation offers to employees Investing in additional incentives to encourage...