Europe’s Buildings: Energy Performance Today and Tomorrow

Europe's Buildings: Energy Performance

As a part of the European Sustainable Energy week, April 13th the conference ‘Europe’s Buildings: Energy Performance Today and Tomorrow‘ takes place in Brussels. Here members of the European Commission’s Concerted Action will discuss with the European stakeholders the plans and challenges lying ahead as Europe moves towards a greater obtaining a greater stock ofContinue reading

World Renewable Energy Congress 2011- Sweden

World Renewable Energy Congress

The World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC) is an international scientific conference that provides an excellent opportunity for discussion and knowledge exchange for scientists, policy-makers, engineers and other specialists with an interest in issues related to renewable energy. WREC 2011 will take place in Linköping, Sweden during May 8-13, 2011. The Congress is hosted by LinköpingContinue reading

Cost Effective Energy Efficiency Villa Construction

energy efficient construction

The Institute for Building Efficiency has recently issued a brief called; European Union: Cost Effective Energy Efficiency in Buildings. Among other things, the brief addresses an interesting issue between the implementation of energy efficiency at micro and macro level. In the executive summery it says: “what is cost-optimal in terms of achieving energy and climateContinue reading

The Energy Efficient Buildings of the future

Solar panels

According to the EU directive amended in 2010, member States shall ensure that: (a) by 31 December 2020, all new buildings are nearly zero- energy buildings; and (b) after 31 December 2018, new buildings occupied and owned by public authorities are nearly zero-energy buildings. The directives states that: “Buildings account for 40 % of totalContinue reading

The Comfortable Eco-lifestyle

eco lifestyle spain

Living the eco-lifestyle seems like an unachievable task for many of us. We know we should do more, and we’re constantly reminded that by doing little things and taking simple steps we can help reduce our carbon footprint to the benefit of the environment and our wallets. According to the UK Energy Saving trust, £160Continue reading

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