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08
JAN
2015

2015 Getting to Zero National Forum

The 2015 Getting to Zero National Forum, take place in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 1-3 2015, and gather North America’s leading policymakers, designers, building owners, commercial real estate professionals and others to share perspectives on the growth of zero energy buildings, learn about best pract
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23
DEC
2014

Building codes are key to unlocking zero net energy buildings

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released this week a new study today examining how building energy codes can help us transition to zero net energy (ZNE) construction for new residential and commercial buildings by 2030. The paper, called “Energy Codes for Ultra-Low-Energ
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05
DEC
2014

Guimarães hosts the 1st Latin-American and European Conference on Sustainable Buildings and Communities Euro-ELECS 2015

The first Latin-American and European conference on Sustainable Buildings and Communities Euro-ELECS 2015 will be held on 21-23 July 2015, in Guimarães, in Portugal. This event is the evolution of several previous ELECS which started in 1997 and were held biannually since 2001. Euro-ELECs 2015 is a
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25
NOV
2014

Students Modelling Competition

As part of the Building Simulation Conference 2015 in India next December 2015, IBPSA (International Building Performance Simulation Association) is organizing a student modelling competition. The aim is to facilitate wider participation in the conference and to provide a competitive forum for stude
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11
NOV
2014

ONLY 4 DAYS LEFT for submitting abstracts for Building Simulation 2015 (India)

We would like to remind you that the last date for submitting abstracts for Building Simulation 2015, the 14th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association to be held in India in December 2015, is on the 15th November, 2014. The overall objective of Build
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24
OCT
2014

Efficiency and renewables targets watered down in the European Council of October

EU leaders Thursday night (23 October 2014) committed by 2030 to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40%, and increase energy efficiency and renewables by at least 27%. French President François Hollande said the deal would send a clear message to big polluters such as China and the United S
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22
OCT
2014

Passive Houses around the world open for visit in November 2014

From 7 – 9 November 2014, Passive House owners and residents around the globe will open their Passive House homes and offices to share their experiences and show what Passive House is all about.  Participating buildings and viewing details will be visible on the Passive House Database as of Septembe
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22
OCT
2014

Building renovation: the key for energy security, growth and jobs in Europe

On 23 October, EU heads of state and government will be facing a key moment in their duty to bring economic progress and social well-being to EU citizens when they attend the European Council to decide on the EU’s 2030 climate and energy framework, write Pascal Eveillard and Jan te Bos. Pascal Eveil
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21
OCT
2014

Iberoamerican Meeting in Lisbon- Estudio del Solar Potential en Tejidos Urbanos

Event is intended for students, engineers and architects and will be held in the Auditorium of Solar XXI building situated in the pole Lumiar National Laboratory of Energy and Geology (LNEG) next October 23, 2014 – entitled “Ahorro Energetico Mediante el Uso de Intercambiadores Geotérmic
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