January 14, 2014
by Jakob Ebner
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LED – more than energy efficiency

The influence of LED-light on our well being and health was discussed at a seminar in Dalarna in dec 2013. One of the lecturers, professor Lars Bylund from Bergen School of Architecture, Norway, made it very clear that daylight has a … Continue reading

November 20, 2013
by Sebastien Eyraud (ASDER)
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Life Cycle Costs and taking into account the benefits of sustainable buildings

Towards taking into account long-term benefits of buildings: In the best Sustainable Communities Initiative, evaluating the buildings costs takes into account the investment and operation. It is now recognized that more careful design allows a cheaper construction. Very few projects … Continue reading

October 14, 2013
by Etienne Vienot (RAEE)
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CESBA Sprint workshop, 21st-23rd of October 2013

Enjoy inspired working on sustainable buildings and neighbourhoods in a scenic mountainous location towards a harmonized assessment in Europe.You will work in small expert groups to develop concrete outcomes for the Common European Sustainable Building Assessment (CESBA) in only three … Continue reading

October 4, 2013
by Jakob Ebner

Energy Web Dalarna: Benchmarking tool for municipalities

The County Board of Dalarna has created a data system for Dalarna’s municipalities making it possible to compare energy use, both within the own municipality and with other municipalities. In addition to energy, the cost for different energy sources and each … Continue reading

September 16, 2013
by Dietmar Lenz (Umweltverband Vorarlberg)

Maintenance and Operation of sustainable buildings – first experiences with energy evaluation

As part of the “MountEE” project, the “Sustainable:Building in the Municipality” service package is to be expanded by a Module 5, “Service and Maintenance”. An offer will be made concerning the evaluation of energy consumption alongside the consultation as well as in the area … Continue reading

September 3, 2013
by Bertrand Denis (defi'nergie)

How to support energy saving actions and change behavior ?

In rural territories, particularly in the Pyrenees-Orientales, municipalities have difficulties to realize renovation operations for energy savings, even after realizing energetic audits. Rural municipalities have a lack of technical support and funding to develop energy saving operations. The support suggested … Continue reading

July 22, 2013
by Jakob Ebner

New service package Dalarna

In Dalarna, Sweden, municipalities have during a number of years participated in a building network, learning togehter and inspiring each other to more environmentally friendly and energy efficient buildings. Now, with the help of the MountEE-project, we want to take … Continue reading

July 4, 2013
by Sabine Erber (Energieinstitut)

Building management: Expectations of the new support service

The “Sustainable:Building in the Municipality” service package support communities in the planning and construction of energy-efficient and ecological buildings in their communities. So far, the communities were supported with 4 modules, which content ranged from pre-planning through to implementation and … Continue reading