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Project Manager, PRACSIS (Private (SME or independent))

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Insulation, air, vapour and water tightness, windows, ventilation... all the criteria for the certification Novoclimat are reviewed in this animation. Many tips, reminders and recommendations are exposed.

BUILD UP Users and Stakeholders Committee - Already 6 months!

Array Registration is compulsory before Tuesday 8 December 2009, noon. The BUILD UP interactive web portal shares and promotes existing knowledge, guidelines, tools and best practices for energy-saving measures in buildings across Europe. At the...

European Parliament and Council agreed on Energy Efficiency Package

“I am very pleased that the Swedish Presidency today has reached an agreement with the European Parliament on these two directives. Buildings account for 40 % of Europe’s energy use and are therefore an important piece of the puzzle to reduce the EU...

EPBD recast: Agreement reached between the Council and the Parliament

By the end of 2020 EU Member States must ensure that all newly-constructed buildings have a "very high energy performance", under new rules agreed in Brussels on Monday 16  November 2009 night. And their energy needs must be covered to a very...

Thermography map of buildings in Brussels


Sustainable Energy Europe Awards Competition 2010 - Procedure for candidates

The annual Awards Competition is an integral part of the Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign. It provides an invaluable opportunity to highlight the successes of the most outstanding, ambitious and innovative programmes or actions and to reward those...

Sustainable Energy Europe Awards Competition 2010

Array The Sustainable Energy Europe Awards Competition comprises 5 categories: 1. Sustainable Energy Communities: working together at a local, regional or national level, towards a genuine change in energy suply and energy use on...

The Covenant of Mayors develops a new interactive tool to help EU cities reducing CO2

The Sustainable Energy Action Plan (SEAP) template is the first step in providing practical support to the Covenant Signatories. The SEAP template will help the signatories to structure their actions and measures, and to follow up implementation. At...

7th European Forum on Eco-Innovation

Array Understanding Adaptation The earth's climate is changing and the impacts are already being felt in Europe and elsewhere. Probable changes in weather patterns, rising sea levels and increased frequency and intensity of extreme weather events...

Cutting energy consumption and costs in UK households

The UK has announced a package to increase energy efficiency in households. The Home Energy Saving Programme will help households save €350 a year on energy costs. Legislation introduced under the programme requires energy companies to invest over €...