News from solar shading Italy

27 April 2014

ASSITES recently reinforced its working and also reached a legal adjustment that solar shading is explicitly accepted as energy efficiency measure.  Read more  about 'New Assites' and about the impact of the Italian Decree 2013 on solar shading

ES-SO's Memo to the EU political decision makers

15 April 2014

Memorandum to the European political decision makers
Solar shading: essential part of energy-efficient, sustainable building, download here

IPCC Report : Climate Change 2014

31 March 2014

The Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) provides a clear and up to date view of the current state of scientific knowledge relevant to climate change. It consists of three Working Group (WG) reports and a Synthesis Report (SYR) which integrates and synthesizes material in the WG reports for policymakers.

IPCC Reports 2014 : see 

New European Standards child safety internal blinds

20 February 2014

Brussels, 20 February 2014 - CEN announces the publication of three new European Standards that will help manufacturers to improve the safety of internal window blinds. These standards are aimed in particular at reducing the risk of accidents with children associated with the cords that are used to operate window blinds.

The new European Standards have been made available to all CEN Members (since 19 February). During the next six months, they will be 'implemented' (i.e. published) by all the Members of CEN, i.e. the National Standards Bodies of 33 European countries (including all EU and EFTA Member States), in accordance with the CEN Internal Regulations. CEN Members may also translate these European Standards into the national languages of their respective countries.  

To obtain the Standards, please  contact the National members - see website link with all the national website links

Download the full press release


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