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Post date: 13 Apr 2010
Type: Publication

This CECODHAS-Housing Europe led initiative is supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe programme now has an official on-line home at www.powerhouseeurope.eu. The new site provides space for organizations to upload case studies and an on-line forum to allow them to get in touch directly with others or to share views. There is also a selection of tools, guidebooks and case studies aimed at helping organizations to develop their energy strategy in the resource section of the site.
Post date: 12 Apr 2010
Type: News

 The Task Force's recommendations fall into four broad categories:Establishment of minimum performance standards based on energy use per sq/ft Energy use benchmarking of all buildings Incentives to help address regulatory and financial barriers Workforce development and public education initiativesSeveral policy actions are currently underway to advance zero net energy buildings:
Post date: 8 Apr 2010
Type: Publication

The standards released on Wednesday increase the stringency of the existing minimum conservation standards for these three types of residential heating products, which account for about 18 percent of energy use in homes across the country. The standards will significantly reduce energy consumption by these products, including decreasing energy use in large electric storage water heaters by 47 percent and by more than 30 percent in large gas water heaters.
Post date: 7 Apr 2010
Type: News

1.       Introduction Increase of energy prices and need of natural environmental protection has caused growth of interest in passive houses also in Poland. Although, it is difficult to show buildings, that are strictly corresponding to the passive standard. Very often low energy and experimental houses are called in this way. However it is forgotten that construction standards elaborated for Germany are adequate for those climate conditions. Whereas a house that was build as a passive in Feiburg won’t be passive if we will move it to Suwałki (Polish pole of cold).
Post date: 6 Apr 2010
Type: Case

A total of 100 households were challenged to do what they could to reduce their environmental footprint. They were selected to be nationally representative - including demographics, social groups and house types. Each household received an initial environmental audit from a member of the project team and an attitudinal survey to understand their views on environmental matters. They were also given a project pack of information and ‘green’ equipment, along with £500 to spend in support of their environmental improvements.
Post date: 1 Apr 2010
Type: News

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Post date: 1 Apr 2010
Type: Event