April 15, 2014
by Angela Sanchini (ARES)

Energy efficiency, green light to the transposition of the Directive 2012/27/Ue in Italy

The Italian Council of Ministers on 4 April approved a draft decree transposing  on energy efficiency, which changes Directives 2009/125/EC and 2010/30/EU and repeals Directives 2004 / 8/EC and 2006/32/EC. The decree introduces innovative measures aimed at promoting energy efficiency … Continue reading

Energy management and maintenance: short interviews

April 14, 2014 by Carole Piton (CIPRA) | 0 comments

Last week we had the opportunity to interview Dietmar Lenz and Rainer Siegele who are involved in testing the Module 5 “Energy  maintenance” of the Service package “sustainable:building in the municipality” in the Region of Vorarlberg (Austria)

The module 5 aims to control and optimize the energy consumtion and the cleaning process – during the planing phase, during the buildings works and by the use of the building.

They answer to our questions:

Dietmar Lenz, from Umweltverband Vorarlberg
“What was your experience by testing the module 5 “Energy and Maintenance?”

“Could you see any saves of the energy consumption thanks to the Module 5?”

Rainer Siegele, Mayor of Mäder, Pilot building
“What is your practical experience?”

April 2, 2014
by Apolline Faure

Waste management in sustainable renovation projects

The quantity of construction waste generated by building construction and public works sectors is eight times more important than domestic garbage. Almost all waste (inert, not dangerous or  hazardous one) is produced by deconstruction, demolition, rehabilitation and new building construction … Continue reading

April 1, 2014
by Jakob Ebner

MountEE pilots – first results

In Dalarna, Sweden, the MountEE project assists small municipalities with quality controll management, introducing the so called Sveby-modell and advocating the use of LCC-calculations. The new school in Aspeboda is a good example on how a competent development team can take control of the building … Continue reading