The ENSPOL project focusses on the implementation of existing and planned Energy Efficiency Obligation schemes (EEOs) and alternative policy measures in EU Member States (MS).
The World Resources Institute (WRI) and Johnson Controls (JCI) announced in October 2014 the launch of a new Building Efficiency Initiative in the WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities. The Building Efficiency Initiative is a multi-year partnership that will expand on efforts of Johnson Controls' Institute for Building Efficiency to provide expertise on the policies, practices and technologies for efficient, high performance buildings and energy systems around the world.
The Housing and Transportation (H+T®) Affordability Index provides a comprehensive view of affordability, one that includes the cost of housing and transportation at the neighborhood level.
Energy efficiency is a powerful mechanism by which businesses can pursue modernisation to boost profitability and increase competitiveness. For home owners energy efficiency offers the chance to increase comfort while reducing utility bills.
This article describes the design phase, development and practical application of a smart object integrated into a desk lamp and called “Smart Lamp”, which is useful for optimizing the indoor thermal comfort and energy savings; two important workplace issues where the comfort of the workers and the consumption of the building strongly affect the economic balance of a company.