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Energy audits: Joint working group starts state-of-the-art study

CEN/CENELEC Joint Working Group 1, chaired by Vilnis Vesma (Vilnis@Vesma.com) has been convened to draft a European Standard on energy audits. The JWG is starting with a state-of-the-art study which seeks to draw on the experience of...

US and China announce collaboration on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Under the agreement, the United States and China will exchange experts and technicians to learn from each other's experiences with efficient building technologies, including: high-performance HVAC, insulation, lighting, cold storage,...

Rotterdam plans to make existing buildings energy neutral

Green light given on eco-town sites in Britain

Winners of the German competition for energy efficient retrofit of large housing developments announced

More than 5 mio. inhabitants live in housing developments (settlements with more than 1000 dwelling units) in Germany. This means that 7.5 percent of all dwelling units are located in this type of settlement. The main task for the housing...

Launch of the Russian-German energy agency

In Russia there is a big potential for improving the energy efficiency in the buildings, in the transport sector and in the industrial sector. According to statements of the Russian Government, the aim is to save about 40 percent of the...

Dutch Toolkit instigates developers' enthusiasm for sustainability

Innovative renovation concepts in Roosendaal and Zoetermeer win DO IT! Award

International method to be developed for calculating the actual energy consumption in the built environment

Solar power station with 1400 MW helps to meet energy challenges of Reunion Island

It was necessary to meet two key challenges: the limited amount of land available for the erection of the PV panels; and extreme weather and geological conditions. Engineers had to take into account cyclonic weather patterns when it came...

Denmark now has a Knowledge Centre for Energy Savings in Buildings

Know-how, qualifications and motivation The Knowledge Centre opened in 2009 and gathers expertise and best practices in the field of energy savings, primarily for the benefit of tradesmen, contractors, counsellors and...

Dutch stimulus for sustainable office buildings

Energy efficiency improvement of Dutch rental housing by tax provisions

New Joint Ministerial Decisions signed in Greece regarding the installation of photovoltaic systems in households

Newest statistics on economic value of European solar thermal industry

Solar thermal creates economic benefits on two different levels: it reduces the costs associated with burning imported fossil fuels or using electricity for heating and cooling. And it creates jobs and economic wealth in the production,...

Green construction code initiative by the International Code Council

Entitled “IGCC: Safe and Sustainable By the Book,” the initiative is committed to develop a model code focused on new and existing commercial buildings. It will focus on building design and performance. The Code Council’s development...

Summer comfort and air conditioning in Europe: Actual trends and perspectives

The main objectives of ASIEPI WP7 are to create or increase awareness of the MS around available alternative techniques and technologies that improve thermal comfort without increasing the energy consumption and how to assess the energy...

German minister for buildings presents plus energy exhibition house

The used energy efficiency technologies include new insulation materials, high efficient windows and phase change material as well as efficient energy supply technologies like a micro combined heat and power unit, fuel cells, heat pump and...