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New study on improving the health, well-being and productivity of European citizens through people-centric renovations for offices, schools and hospitals

New study on improving the health, well-being and productivity of European citizens through people-centric renovations for offices, schools and hospitals

Investing in the renovation of offices, schools and hospitals would greatly improve the health, well-being and productivity of European citizens, according to a new study launched today by Buildings 2030 and conducted by the Buildings Performance Institute Europe (BPIE). Three building types – hospitals, schools and offices – account for nearly half of the total … Continue reading

Possibility of new Tesla product: smart homes

Possibility of new Tesla product: smart homes

Elon Musk is in the news regularly.  Known for his electric cars, energy storage and many other products, there are hints he may also be considering smart homes.  Fred Lambert explains in an article on the electrek website   Elon Musk hints at a ‘Tesla Smart Home’ with more efficient air conditioning Tesla CEO Elon … Continue reading

New report published on Zero Energy Building definitions and policy activity

New report published on Zero Energy Building definitions and policy activity

The International Partnership for Energy Efficiency Cooperation’s Buildings Energy Efficiency Task Group (BEET) has just released its seventh publication on energy efficiency in the buildings sector, BEET 7, which focuses on zero energy or emissions buildings (ZEBs). While the precise term varies, ZEBs generally refer to highly efficient buildings that use renewable technology to produce … Continue reading

One person’s challenge to lower energy bills

One person’s challenge to lower energy bills

Christopher Pickup has given his home an energy smart make-over including solar panels and a smart battery. It is worth nothing what he did.  Claudia Tanner writes about his efforts in an article on the i news website. It is curious that there was no effort mentioned to improve the energy performance of the building … Continue reading

The Taj Mahal is a wonder of the modern world but air pollution is having a devastating effect

The Taj Mahal is a wonder of the modern world but air pollution is having a devastating effect

The Taj Mahal is one of the most iconically beautiful buildings in the world, says Carolyn Roberts, Entrepreneur in Residence, Mercia Centre for Innovation Leadership at Keele University, in an article on The Conversation website.  However, India’s Supreme Court recently told the government to restore the Taj or demolish it this globally recognised building is … Continue reading

Britain’s genuinely ambitious project to significantly improve the energy performance of its building stock as an important element of its strategy to meet its Paris climate obligations

Britain’s genuinely ambitious project to significantly improve the energy performance of its building stock as an important element of its strategy to meet its Paris climate obligations

It is widely recognised in Europe and throughout the world that a key aspect of meeting our Paris climate obligations is by improving the energy performance of our existing buildings. Andrew Warren, chairman of the British Energy Efficiency Federation and a regular contributor to EiD, has written in the July/August issue of Energy in Buildings … Continue reading