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A GreenBuilding winner: 88% energy savings achieved in a refurbished hotel© EU, 2012

GreenBuilding and GreenLight awards: 19 winners in 10 EU countries


19 organisations from Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Romania, Spain, Sweden and United Kingdom are this year's winners of the energy efficiency awards for buildings and lighting (GreenBuilding and GreenLight), managed by the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's in-house science service.

Under the GreenBuilding programme, in the refurbishment category, one of the winners is the German Derag Hotels group, which obtained an 88% reduction in energy consumption with a saving of 304 MWh per year.

In the category of new buildings, the offices of Fabege AB (Sweden) achieved an effective saving of 64% (3 411 MWh per year).

Under the GreenLight programme, the winners include a Data centre of Migration Solutions (UK), which reduced its energy consumption by 95% (732 MWh per year).

GreenLight encourages partners to install energy-efficient lighting technologies and systems, whilst GreenBuilding promotes improved energy efficiency through several measures such as thermal insulation, efficient heating and cooling, intelligent control systems, photovoltaic (solar) panels etc.

Average energy savings from all prize winners in both categories was 68,5%.