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Heat pump technology can deliver major economic, environmental and energy system benefits to Europe. Heat pumps use renewable energy and may be the single most efficient technology for heating and cooling, particularly when both services are required in the same location and at the same time.  
Post date: 12 Nov 2018
Type: Publication

Reductions in building energy consumption and improvement of the indoor environmental quality are two of the most important challenges that the building industry is currently facing.  In this context, adaptive building envelopes can provide new solutions thanks to their capability of changing and adapting their behaviour according to surroundings by means of materials, components and systems.  
Post date: 12 Nov 2018
Type: News

Daniela Unterholzer is CEO of "neunerhaus", an organisation which offers a home to homeless and handicapped people. Their newest building, the "neunerhaus" Hagenmüllergasse was constructed as a Passive House. Mrs. Unterholzer talks about their experience with the Passive House and the ventilation system especially. Subtitles are available in English, Spanish and German.  
Post date: 8 Nov 2018
Type: News

In the midst of Istanbul’s sprawling concrete jungle lies Turkey’s “first vertical forest.” With nine hundred trees climbing up its geometric façade, the 16-floor building towers over those around it, serving as an urban landmark for the growing green building trend. For residents of Istanbul, the project is known as Greenox, a play on the words “green” and “oxygen.”  
Post date: 8 Nov 2018
Type: News

The Energy-efficient Buildings (EeB) cPPP is a partnership between the European Commission (EC) and the private sector as represented by the private members of the EeB cPPP Partnership Board and supported by the Energy Efficient Buildings Committee (E2B) of the European Construction, built environment and energy efficient building Technology Platform (ECTP).  
Post date: 6 Nov 2018
Type: Publication

In BUILD UP we are always willing to improve our portal and the user experience.   As we are a portal in which everybody can contribute, we need your valuable opinion to know what things can be improved.   That is why we would kindly ask you to complete this short survey. It will only take some minutes of your time, but it will help us very much.  
Post date: 6 Nov 2018
Type: News

In the initial planning stages of Reserva de Madrid, a Low-Income Housing (LIH) Master Plan located in the outskirts of Bogota, Colombia, we in Prodesa came upon a big task.   
Post date: 1 Nov 2018
Type: News

The Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) 2012/27/EU defines deep renovation as a “refurbishment that reduces both the delivered and the final energy consumption of a building by a significant percentage compared with the pre-renovation levels, leading to a very high energy performance”.
Post date: 31 Oct 2018
Type: News

The COMBI project aimed at quantifying the multiple non-energy benefits of energy efficiency in the EU-28 area. It gathered existing approaches and evidence from the EU area and developed modelling approaches. All data is analysable via a graphic online-visualisation tool with data export function: https://combi-project.eu/tool/  
Post date: 31 Oct 2018
Type: Tool

Today's building professionals are facing many new challenges: complying with new thermal regulations, being more environmentally friendly or lowering construction costs. As a result, building materials are constantly evolving, improving and innovating to meet new energy efficiency challenges. In addition, tertiary buildings must also adapt to the new ways of working and be a vector of well-being for users, which increasingly structures the construction and renovation of these buildings, including the materials used.  
Post date: 25 Oct 2018
Type: News