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New public consultation launched into energy efficiency across the EU


The European Union has launched a new public consultation on its Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, aiming at collecting public feedback on the set of rules aiming at improving the energy efficiency of buildings.

Currently, buildings account for around 40% of the EU’s energy consumption with older buildings being much less energy-efficient. By improving energy efficiency, the EU could reduce its energy consumption by 5-6%, reports suggest.

Under the 2010 Energy Performance of Buildings Directive, energy performance certificates must be included in all advertisements for the sale or rental of buildings, while EU countries must also establish inspection schemes for heating and air conditioning systems and all new buildings must be nearly zero-energy by the end of 2020.

EU countries must also set minimum energy performance requirements for new buildings and renovations.

HeatingSave – the Building Energy Management System of choice for cutting your energy bills

HeatingSave is a revolutionary Energy Management System that took 2 years for their scientists and engineers to develop. HeatingSave not only reduces the energy consumption of businesses and homes by typically 25%+ but has unique features such as a heat-loss algorithm that can be applied to each heating zone for latest possible start of a heating period and early switch-off; when conditional make it possible, at the end of the period. It uses occupancy sensors to turn down the heating when nobody is about and automatically turn it up when the building is occupied, which makes it particularly suitable for variably occupied buildings.

There are also many more features to the system. HeatingSave also monitors and controls electricity usage in real-time, including solar PV monitoring, costing calculations and load balancing. It can also be operated from mobile devices such as an iPhone.

HeatingSave is approved to work and save fuel within the Energy Technology List, which is managed by the Carbon Trust on behalf of the Government. It is also approved by the Department of Energy & Climate Change and the Energy Savings Trust.

HeatingSave was specified by the Building Research Establishment for the energy efficient homes retro-fit program, called The Greenhouse Project. This was financed by Huntingdon District Council.

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