China

The first certified German-Chinese efficient house in China is an 18-floor residential building in the port of Qinhuangdao in the Hebei Province. The building complies with the new efficiency standard applicable in the Hebei Province that was jointly developed for this climate region by the Deutsche Energie-Agentur GmbH (dena) – the German Energy Agency – and the Center of Science and Technology of Construction (CSTC) which reports to the Chinese Ministry of Construction. The standard exceeds the minimum requirements under the recently tightened German Energy Saving Ordinance.
Post date: 11 Nov 2013
Type: News

Construction21.eu launches first virtual tradeshow for sustainable construction for Europe with the support of 13 Green Building Councils.
Post date: 25 Ott 2013
Type: News

Successes and challenges for advancing the sustainability of cities in two key focus areas are highlighted in the Country-Level Snapshots report compiled and recently released by the Clean Energy Ministerial’s Global Sustainable Cities Network (GSCN). The snapshots showcase waste-to-energy and demand-side management efforts in cities.
Post date: 17 Ott 2013
Type: Publication

ENSI EAB Software is used for calculating the energy performance of buildings in energy audits and for preparing building energy certificates. It can be applied to new and existing residential and non-residential buildings.
Post date: 7 Ott 2013
Type: Tool

In the new survey Investing in Energy Efficiency in Europe’s Buildings, EIU explores how companies in the European building sector approach energy efficiency investments, how they perceive the latest EU regulations, and how innovative financing could help them ramp up retrofits to achieve emission reduction targets.
Post date: 30 Apr 2013
Type: News

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 Gen 2013
Type: Publication

‘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 Gen 2013
Type: News