March 20, 2013
by Angela Sanchini (ARES)

Sustainability certification of buildings: international overview of the main schemes

Within an international context increasingly focused on “green” choices, the housing market is paying attention to solutions designed to minimize the use of energy for the maintenance of the conditions of thermo-hygrometric comfort inside the building. In the world there … Continue reading

March 13, 2013
by Raphael Garcia (PNR)

Promoting energy efficiency on urban planning

The building sector is one of the main producer of greenhouse gases, and French government strategy aims to reduce its environmental impact: thermal regulations have been implemented since few years in order to progressively develop energy-efficient buildings: RT2005, RT2012, RT … Continue reading

March 5, 2013
by Åke Persson (Dalarna Länsstyrelsen)

EPC – Energy Performance Contract

Managers in public housing are increasingly concerned about the fact that increasing energy costs dig huge holes in the government finances. Often due to tight operating budgets, maintenance is neglected and there are large, deferred investment needs in e.g. changes … Continue reading