New Energy Performance Legislation for Buildings published

[tweetmeme Directive 2010/31/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010 on the energy performance of buildings has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union and has entered into force. This Directive lays down requirements as regards: (a) the common general framework for a methodology for calculating … Continue reading

New Energy Efficiency Labelling Directive comes into force

[tweetmeme Directive 2010/30/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 May 2010 on the indication by labelling and standard product information of the consumption of energy and other resources by energy-related products has been published in the Official Journal of the European Union and has entered into force.  This Directive substantially … Continue reading

Publication: A wealth of ideas for a greener Europe

[tweetmeme This brochure sets out the innovative and diverse projects shortlisted for funding by the European Union’s CIP Eco-innovation initiative. A must-read for those curious to know about the imaginative ideas on the environmental issues of today – recycling, construction, the food and drink industry and helping companies boost their greener side. Read the full … Continue reading

Energy efficiency in industry – 24 projects / case studies

[tweetmeme European industry, notably the SME sector, is facing many challenges today, including tough competition on the international stage and strict environmental legislation in Europe. Foundries, food and drink producers and plastic manufacturers are just some examples of industrial SMEs where energy consumption and waste are significant, in terms of cost to the business and … Continue reading

New EU Energy Label Explained – Energy Efficiency Marking for Home Appliances and Electrical Goods

[tweetmeme Update: the full text of the new Directive that came into force can be found in this related post. The European Parliament adopted a directive revamping the way electrical products are labeled in terms of energy efficiency.  This directive has been formally adopted and is expected to be published in the Official Journal in … Continue reading

European Parliament approved new energy efficiency legislation for buildings

Strasbourg, 18 May 2010. On Tuesday MEPs approved the EU’s new energy efficiency legislation for buildings, which will help consumers to cut their energy bills and the EU as a whole to hit its climate change target of using 20% less energy in ten years’ time. Member States will have to alter their building codes … Continue reading

Energy-efficient buildings, Multi-annual roadmap & longer term strategy

The construction sector accounts nowadays for around 30 million jobs in the EU. Buildings also represent 40% of energy use and 33% of greenhouse gas emissions in Europe. The European Economic Recovery Plan, launched a year ago to address the current crisis, includes a new Research Public-Private Partnership (PPP) aimed at developing building and district … Continue reading

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