MaTrID Project

Market Transformation Towards Nearly Zero Energy Buildings Through Widespread Use of Integrated Energy Design This project promotes the Integrated (Energy) Design approach for delivering better buildings. Integrated Design (ID) focuses most attention on the early design stages, and seeks to ensure that the project’s Brief allows for the best possible outcomes for the Client and … Continue reading “MaTrID Project”

ECOHeat 4 Cities

The Ecoheat4Cities project supports the recognition, development and application of sustainable District Heating and Cooling (DHC) systems. Through the establishment of the voluntary green energy label that measures energy efficiency, use of renewables, and CO2 emission savings of DHC systems, companies, cities and interested investors can team up to make sustainable energy based choices. The … Continue reading “ECOHeat 4 Cities”


IDEAL EPBD – A European Project On Consumer Response To Energy Labels In Buildings The European Union has committed itself to increase energy efficiency by 20% up to the year 2020. A main instrument for reaching this target in the residential sector is the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), originally introduced in 2002 and … Continue reading “PROJECT: IDEAL EPBD”

Project: Carbon Detectives

A project supported by the Intelligent Energy Europe Programme. Carbon Detectives is a three year project aiming to integrate the principles, values and practices of sustainable development into education and learning. The scheme will encourage and inspire teachers and 8-14 years old pupils across 10 European countries to reduce the carbon footprint in schools whilst … Continue reading “Project: Carbon Detectives”

Reports: Energy use in homes

A series of reports on domestic energy use in England These reports consider the energy efficiency characteristics of the English housing stock, as described by the English House Condition Survey (EHCS). The set of reports based on the 2001 survey examines the provision of heating facilities, the characteristics of fuel consumption, the energy efficiency characteristics … Continue reading “Reports: Energy use in homes”

Carbon Reduction Measures in the Higher Education Sector

The Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) and Salix Finance’s Revolving Green Fund (RGF) provides funding to help Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in England reduce carbon emissions. Between 2008 and 2013, the RGF has made £61 million available to provide recoverable grants to institutions for projects that reduce their emissions. Institutions will repay the … Continue reading “Carbon Reduction Measures in the Higher Education Sector”

Report: Domestic energy fact file

Domestic energy factfile – energy efficiency of the British housing stock. The purpose of this report is to gather together in one volume data on important trends related to domestic energy use, and in particular on the measures that have been taken to improve energy efficiency. Most of the tables relate to total housing stock and will … Continue reading “Report: Domestic energy fact file”

New insights into air conditioning in the UK

DECC Study on Energy Use by Air-Conditioning This study comprises several different elements, each directed at improving DECC’s understanding and characterisation of UK electricity consumption by air conditioning in non-domestic buildings; especially that used to support the cooling function (rather than air handling). These include: analysis of measured consumptions in offices including annual electricity consumption, … Continue reading “New insights into air conditioning in the UK”