February 9, 2015
by Angela Sanchini (ARES)

Protocollo ITACA is now UNI Practice Reference “Operational tools for the assessment of sustainability”

The Executive Council of UNI (Italian Organization for Standardization) approved the new UNI Practice Reference “Environmental sustainability in costructions- Operational tools for the assessment of sustainability” that allows to formulate a synthetic judgment on the overall performance of a building, … Continue reading

January 5, 2015
by Etienne Vienot (RAEE)

Policy recommendations on European building regulation

CESBA stands for Common European Sustainable Building Assessment and represents a bottom-up initiative towards promoting a harmonization of sustainable building assessment throughout Europe. Mountee is part of this European approach, mainly developing service package for local authorities. CESBA welcomes the … Continue reading

December 12, 2014
by Jakob Ebner

MountEE pilot – experiences from implementation

I am technical engineer and have the opportunity to work with one our Mountee pilots in Dalarna – the new primary school (7000 m2) in the small municipality of Älvdalen. In order to evaluate different technical solutions and reach our … Continue reading

August 29, 2014
by Jakob Ebner

General certification systems needed for an effective construction

The Building Dialogue Dalarna, Sweden, gathering all members in the building chain of the region, is working on the introduction of a general certification system for sustainable buildings in order to raise quality and effectiveness in the building process. At … 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?”

March 6, 2014
by Etienne Vienot (RAEE)

Study trip to an evaluation committee of sustainable buildings in BDM, Provence Alpes Côte d’Azur (Southern France)

Rhônalpénergie-Environment organized a study trip to attend an evaluation committee of sustainable buildings projects by BDM, the regional tool and approach of sustainable buildings in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region (South of France). The BDM approach was born in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur … Continue reading

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