Oceania

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 Gen 2013
Type: News

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 Gen 2013
Type: News

Published results of this project include so far:
Post date: 10 Dic 2012
Type: Link

Published results of the project include:
Post date: 6 Dic 2012
Type: Link

Terms like "net zero energy", "zero net energy", "net zero carbon" or "EQuilibrium" buildings are in widespread use. But these terms have different meaning and are poorly understood, even though several IEA countries have adopted them as goal of their building energy policies.   IEA SHC project "Task 40" aims at filling this gap with a clear definition and international agreement on the measures of building performance that could inform "zero energy" building policies, programmes and industry adoption.  
Post date: 6 Dic 2012
Type: Link

The website contains news, benefits, certification criteria, climate data, etc.
Post date: 29 Nov 2012
Type: Link

A second round of grants is now being offered in the following programs:
Post date: 21 Nov 2012
Type: News

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Post date: 11 Lug 2012
Type: News

The cost implications of improving the energy efficiency of appliances is a vital input for those involved in developing sustainable energy policies. Residential appliances contribute 30% of all electricity generated in OECD countries, producing 12% of all energy-related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions. They are the second largest consumer of electricity and the third largest emitter of greenhouse gas emissions in the OECD. By 2020 it is estimated that residential appliance electricity consumption will have grown by 25% compared to current levels (OECD/IEA, 2003).
Post date: 6 Lug 2012
Type: Publication

The Australian Government has established the $200 million Community Energy Efficiency Program to work with councils and community organisations to implement energy efficiency measures across diverse local communities.The government has announced the successful applicants under Round One of the Community Energy Efficiency Program. Over $42 million will be distributed to 63 recipients including local councils and non-profit community organisations.
Post date: 6 Lug 2012
Type: News