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Measures, Technologies and Good Practices

Do you want to know how much different measures and technological solutions would cost and how much money and resources they can save for your business? This database offers such data in a concise and comprehensive format.

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Energy savings under the Italian sun with solar shading

From the industrial to the modern age... Residential buildings with passive energy standard are built on an abandoned industrial site The complex was built with natural construction materials...
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

First low-cost energy positive house in Wales

Setting the example SOLCER house is the first low-cost energy positive house in Wales The building is a demo of existing technologies - reduced energy demand, renewable energy production, and energy...
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost
Good practice

Low-impact and affordable housing in UK

Is this the future of sustainable community living? Affordable and ecological co-housing project in the UK pilots a new kind of community ownership scheme Housing is built with ecological materials...
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Energy
  • Materials
  • Carbon
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

Award-winning office building among the most sustainable in...

Pioneering building raises the standard Office complex recognised as most sustainable new office building In addition to outstanding energy efficiency, the complex is functional and has a great...
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

Rainwater harvesting in office building

Making the most of a vital resource Opportunity to install a rainwater harvesting system as part of a major office rennovation Rainwater harvesting reduces the need for clean drinking water thus...
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Water
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

Low-impact eco-architecture in Luxembourg

When low impact is a very good thing Biodiversium visitor centre in Luxembourg houses permanent exhibitions on environmental topics The wooden building was designed as a part of the redevelopment of...
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Materials
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Measure

Construction site waste management

Construction waste is basically material loss that creates additional cost, and minimising waste generation directly improves the cost-efficiency of the project. Successful construction site waste...
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Waste
Costs, savings, and payback time: Medium cost
Good practice

Croatian hospital renovated following ESCO model

Service model, an incentive to succeed A service agreement was made to improve the energy efficiency of a hospital from the 1960s Contractor carried out renovations and now monitors energy usage and...
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 14 Year(s)
Measure

Designing out waste: material efficiency throughout the...

Designing out waste is a concept of minimising the life cycle waste of a building by considering design options for reducing waste in each stage: construction, refurbishment, and demolition or...
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Waste
Good practice

Savings with thermo-modernisation of nursery

Better comfort and safety for the little ones Local government modernised thermal properties of a nursery Actions included new insulation and heating, and solar panels to increase renewable energy...
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost
Good practice

'Passive house' hospital in Frankfurt

Healthy approach to energy... World's first passive energy hospital Significant savings in operating costs are expected Klinikum Frankfurt Hoechst is building the world’s first hospital to meet the...
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 15 Year(s)
Measure

Passive house

Passive House is a building that does not require much conventional building heating on account of its thermal insulation and airtightness with very energy-efficient windows and ventilation system....
Sector / Industry:
  • Construction
Resources:
  • Energy
Costs, savings, and payback time: High cost 15 Year(s)