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  • C40 Mayors agree to bold and concrete actions to meet Paris Agreement
    December 7, 2016

    One year after the critical Paris Climate Agreement, global mayors from the world’s megacities met in Mexico City from 30 November to 2 December 2016 at the C40 Mayors Summit to commit to turn the climate deal agreed by nation states from aspiration to action.  

  • Overview of New Classes of Refrigerants at ASHRAE 2017 Winter Conference
    December 7, 2016

    ATLANTA – More than 160 refrigerants are maintained under ASHRAE’s refrigerant classification standard, and that list continues to grow as the industry’s need for new refrigerants increases.   A review of the new classes of lower global-warming potential (GWP) refrigerants within the context of legacy refrigerants and the forces that drive the development of new refrigerants is the focus of a new educational course from ASHRAE Learning Institute (ALI).  

  • Βιώσιμες Ενεργειακές Εφαρμογές στα Ελληνικά Νησιά - Συμπεράσματα και βίντεο
    December 6, 2016

    Με σημαντικές ομιλίες και παρουσιάσεις και μεγάλη συμμετοχή ολοκληρώθηκε το διήμερο συνέδριο με θέμα ΒΙΩΣΙΜΕΣ ΕΝΕΡΓΕΙΑΚΕΣ ΕΦΑΡΜΟΓΕΣ ΣΤΑ ΝΗΣΙΑ που οργάνωσαν το Δίκτυο Αειφόρων Νήσων Αιγαίου & Ιονίου ΔΑΦΝΗ, το Ενεργειακό & Περιβαλλοντικό Γραφείο Αιγαίου (ΕΠΓΑ) και το δημοσιογραφικό portal ENERGYPRESS στις 24και 25 Νοεμβρίου στην Αθήνα.  


  • REHVA Journal Issue 6/December 2016
    December 8, 2016

    The REHVA Journal December 2016 issue on EPB Standards Published for Formal Vote & Energy Efficient Renovations is now available online on   EDITORIAL   05 Commission sets up EU’s next energy efficiency battle Jaap Hogeling     ARTICLES  

  • Deadline 2020: How cities will get the job done
    December 7, 2016

      An analysis of the contribution C40 cities can make to delivering the Paris Agreement objective of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees    

  • How to assess the thermal performance of windows?
    December 6, 2016

    Solar heat gains and daylight just as important as insulation   European Aluminium welcomes measures to increase building renovation rates across the European Union, but calls for a better framework concerning the calculation of the performance of building elements under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD); insulation is only one part of the story, solar heat gains and daylight are just as important.