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An Open System to Make Buildings more Energy Efficient

Building controls have a crucial role in helping buildings to be more energy efficient by making sure that all building services equipment operates at optimum level. By using open communication protocols, such as BACnet or Lon Works, HVAC...

French decrees about boiler inspection

Décret n° 2009-649 du 9 juin 2009 relatif à l'entretien annuel des chaudières dont la puissance nominale est comprise entre 4 et 400 kilowatts Décret n° 2009-648 du 9 juin 2009 relatif au contrôle des chaudières dont la puissance nominale...

New information papers on software and atlases for thermal bridges and airtightness requirements for high performance buildings

Software and atlases for evaluating thermal bridges (P 152)Thermal bridges must be taken into account in the energy performance of buildings regulations of most European Member States (MS). The detailed evaluation of the linear thermal...

New rules for German building owners from 1st October 2009

The main changes are: new buildings: the maximum allowed annual primary energy demand will be decreased by 30 % in average. The thermal requirements to the building envelope will be tightened by 15 % in average. existing buildings: in...

European lamps become more energy efficient

Improved incandescent bulbs with halogen technology and light emitting diode (LEDs) lamps will also be available as alternatives to conventional incandescent bulbs, not just compact fluorescent lamps. Improved incandescent bulbs, which...

New brochure on the Assessment and Improvement of the EPBD Impact available for download

ASIEPI stands for 'Assessment and Improvement of the EPBD Impact (for new buildings and building renovation)'. The project addresses 6 technical issues:EPBD requires Member States to define building energy performance...

Multi Source Energy Storage System Integrated in Buildings

This new concept will reduce and smartly manage the electrical energy required from the grid favouring the wider use of renewable energy sources in any type of building and district level. It will reduce raw material use for thermal...

German embassy in Canberra to become a zero emission building

The core measures of the energy concept are:a highly efficient airtight facade system without thermal bridges that reduces the heating and cooling need to a minimum and provides at the same time a high daylight quality. The energy need...

Argentine football star Carlos Tevez moves into energy saving house

Australia sets 20 % renewable target for 2020

New German study on how to reduce energy costs of computer centres by up to 75 %

Dena indicates the possible reduction of energy use as follows: - optimised use of server capacity: 35 % and more - thermal improvement of the centre (splitting into warm and cold air spaces): 20 % - use of modern and energy efficient...

Proposal to base UK university funding on carbon emission reduction

Guidebooks on how to reduce the energy consumption of houses available by German energy agency

The different information packages are: info package for tenants: cost-efficient measures such as simple insulation measures at pipes and behind radiators, correct heating and ventilation, energy saving at lights and household appliances...

Amendment of Construction Law in Poland changes the transposition of EPBD

New draft Dutch Standard on ventilation related to Energy Performance is published

Quality Assurance System for Improvement of Indoor Environment and Energy Performance when Retrofitting Multifamily Houses now available

An important part of the energy efficiency improvement potential lies in the existing residential building stock. If we are to achieve significant reductions of energy use in existing buildings, it is important to perform future large-...

New Dutch draft Standard on Energy Performance of Buildings is published

Energy efficient refurbishment: Ruins of a pre-war holiday building to become most energy efficient youth hostel

The energy efficient retrofit concept is based on a reduction of the primary energy need to a third of the German requirements for new buildings and on the environmental friendly supply of the remaining need including the neutralisation of...

EU Commission launches FP7 call for energy-efficient buildings

UK Housing Minister presents planning policy statement for eco-towns

These locations are: Whitehill-Bordon in Hampshire, St Austell (China Clay Community) in Cornwall, Rackheath (Norwich) in Norfolk and North West Bicester in Oxfordshire (see the eco-towns location map). All eco-town schemes brought forward...