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BRITA in PuBs project is a Sustainable Energy Europe Campaign Partner

The Eco-buildings project

BRITA-in-PuBs is one of the four Eco-building demonstration projects. Eco-buildings is an energy demonstration initiative of the European Commission (DG TREN) within the sixth Framework Programme.

Eco-buildings projects aim at a new approach for the design, construction and operation of new and/or refurbished buildings, which is based on the best combination of the double approach: to reduce substantially, and if possible, to avoid demand for heating, cooling and lighting and to supply the necessary heating and cooling and lighting in the most efficient way and based as much as possible on renewable energy sources and polygeneration.

The Eco-buildings concept is expected to be the meeting point of short-term development and demonstration in order to support legislative and regulatory measures for energy efficiency and enhanced use of renewable energy solutions within the building sector, which goes beyond the Directive on the Energy Performance of Buildings.

Read more about the Eco-buildings projects on the common homepage:

Eco-buildings Poster

Eco-Buildings Glossy Brochure


Latest news

A European Lighthouse Project with ongoing Public Interest

The final remarks of the project coordinators summarise the various project results including the achieved energy savings at the retrofitted demonstration buildings and the tools and training material developed and the reports and guidelines written during the project phase. A high public interest could be gained on the website and due to articles in journals, tv footages and presentations at conferences.

BRITA in PuBs broadcasted on several TV stations

During the project phase of BRITA in Pubs 4 videos have been made mostly on the demonstration buildings. Besides the wind turbines on the roof of the City College in Plymouth, the Norwegian case studies Borgen Community Centre and the Church in Hol have been the focus of tv documentations on energy efficient retrofits.

Keynote lecture on BRITA in PuBs results at the first ECO-Build Cluster workshop

The 28th of May 2008 the new formed ECO-BUILD Project Cluster from 3 supporting projects organized a workshop in Brussels entitled "Innovative concepts and technologies in the building sector".

Hol church in focus: The successfully retrofitted listed building from 1920 video shot for television broadcasting!

The first one year monitoring result for Hol Church is now available. The result has been anticipated with great interest since a listed building is involved. The challenge has been: What can you do when antiquarian authorities refuses to grant permission to do anything at all?

The BRITA project results presented as Architectural Courses

Courses to train students of architecture in the fields covered by BRITA and the other Eco buildings projects SARA, Eco-culture and Demohouse are designed by the following BRITA partners: Hans Erhorn, Simone Ferrari, Karin Buvik, Euphrosyne Triantis and the Work Package leader Harald N. RÝstvik.

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