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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.

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Latest news

European congress on energy-efficient building

As part of the Fair BAU 2007 Germany´s Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs (Bundesministerium für Verkehr, Bau und Stadtentwicklung) is putting on a European congress on the subject of energy-efficient building, on 15 and 16 January 2007. The congress will take a look at the regulatory environment and government support initiatives from a European perspective. Other emphases will be knowledge transfer and the latest technology.

Large local public interest for the energy retrofit project at Hol Church

Hol church in Norway is one of the demo projects of the BRITA in PUBs project.
This building is located in the middle of mountainous Norway close to Geilo, known for its ski resort. As the church is a listed building the introduction of energy retrofit measures is a challenging one. Recently, an article in a local newspaper has attracted a lot of interest to the project. In this present BRITA news article, written by the architect behind the project, Harald N. Røstvik, he translates the article from Norwegian, accounts for the project and some of the challenges met

Chinese visitors for BRITA-in-PuBs project

The demobuilding Borgen Community Centre presented to delegates from the Tsinghua University in China

Goals reached in highly innovative low energy community centre in Borgen, Norway

The renovation of Borgen Community Centre has been completed. The goal was to reduce energy consumption by 50% or better. The goal has been reached by a number if innovative low-energy building technologies covering additional insulation, a natural hybrid ventilation system with inlet towers and underground culverts and heat pump heating.

Prefab slab buildings renovation Experience

Cost-effective heating energy savings on prefabricated slab buildings is an issue of great importance due to the large number of this type of buildings that exist in Europe and now are in need for renovation. Considerable savings have been realised within the promoter program: "Energy Redevelopment EnSan" in which modernisation concepts using innovative materials and technologies have been developed and demonstrated.

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