This book discusses six environmental and three purely energy based certification systems along with four briefly discussed certification systems:• the British BREEAM Assessment Method• the US LEED Rating System• the German DGNB Certification System• the Australian Green Star Rating System• the Swedish Miljöbyggnad system• and the French HQE system• the European Green Building Programme• the Swiss Minergie Building Standard• and the German Passive House (Passivhaus) Standard• the Japanese CASBEE assessment system
Post date: 31 jan 2013
‘In 2011, for the first time, European investments in renewable energies were higher than for conventional fuels. Europe already produces over 3.8 GW from wind power alone!’ said Oettinger, adding that there would be ‘no sustainable economic growth without sustainable energy’. The Commissioner promised ‘more jobs in renewable energy, on top of the million we have already created’.
Post date: 30 jan 2013
One might ask why certify at all? The reasons vary from stronger branding with an environmental profile and ensuring a good indoor environment, to energy efficiency and “guaranteed” building quality leading to more tenants and higher occupancy rates which ultimately can give increased financial value of a building. All this leads to an important message which is to understand the certification systems and to be able to compare them on a good level.
Post date: 26 jan 2013
The main aim of REScoop 20-20-20, a new IEE-supported initiative (launched in April, 2012) according to Dirk Vansintjan, the project’s coordinator, ‘... is to bring to the surface all the renewable energy cooperatives around Europe; all the pioneers responsible for these initiatives, all their expertise, and all their experiences—both good and bad.’
Post date: 10 jan 2013
BEEP database is a global one stop shop for building energy codes, labelling and incentive schemes implemented in the 28 IEA member countries, BRICS countries and Tunisia for a total of 34 countries. BEEP currently provides detailed information on more than 400 building energy codes, 200 labelling schemes and 200 incentive schemes.
Post date: 6 nov 2012
The jury for the 2012 Energy Efficiency Innovator Awards has selected the International Energy Agency’s Building Energy Efficiency Policies (BEEP) database as the winner in its “Projects” category. The prize will be bestowed to Dr Yamina SAHEB at the Energy Efficiency Innovator Awards Ceremony in Monaco on November 9th, 2012 .
Post date: 31 oct 2012
Post date: 11 oct 2012
The Centre offers the Building Energy Efficiency Policies database (BEEP). Policy-makers, practitioners, industry and researchers from all over the world will be able to access this database and look at effective policies which are being implemented. These policies include:
Post date: 28 mai 2012
The report’s major findings for 2011 include:
• 29.7 GW of PV systems were connected to the grid in 2011, up from 16.8 GW in 2010; in terms of installed systems the estimated numbers are a minimum of 24.7 GW in 2011, up from a maximum of 21.8 GW in 2010
• With approximately 70 GW cumulative global installations, PV is now, after hydro and wind power, the third most important renewable energy source in terms of globally installed capacity
Post date: 22 mai 2012
Veinte equipos procedentes de 15 países (Alemania, Dinamarca, España, Francia, Holanda, Hungría, Italia, Noruega, Portugal, Reino Unido, Rumanía, China, Japón, Brasil y Egipto), construirán su vivienda a tamaño real en un recinto abierto al público denominado “Villa Solar”.Durante la competición, las viviendas participantes deberán someterse a 10 pruebas que determinarán cuál es la ganadora: la casa que consuma la menor cantidad de recursos naturales, y produzca un mínimo de residuos durante su ciclo de vida, obteniendo toda la energía necesaria a partir del sol.
Post date: 14 mai 2012