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Award for sustainable building UMWELT & BAUEN 2021: call for entries

Reihenh?user mit Solaranlagen auf dem Dach

The UMWELT & BAUEN award recognises projects that are already realizing the idea of a new European Bauhaus in terms of sustainable building. The prize will be awarded for the second time in 2021, this time in four categories. All stakeholders in the building sector are eligible to apply by the 25 May 2021 deadline. read more

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New energy label for electrical appliances

Zwei Energielabel-Aufkleber für Elektroger?te, links mit den Klassen A+++ bis D, rechts mit den Klassen A bis G.

There are new energy labels for some electrical appliances, initially for televisions, dishwashers, washing machines and refrigerators with effect from 1 March 2021. The energy performance is now displayed again on a scale from A to G. Efficiency differences are therefore easier to identify. In addition, eco-design requirements apply, which enable these products to be repaired more easily. read more

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New manual for public authorities on combating climate change

Photovoltaikanlage auf Dachfl?chen

The state and its administration have an important role to play in protecting the climate. That is why many public authorities have set themselves the goal of becoming greenhouse gas-neutral. The guide describes the path to a greenhouse gas-neutral administration with the help of nine stages, gives recommendations and makes implementation on site easier with many practical examples. read more

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