Building envelope (walls, windows,...)

AIVC Ventilation Information Paper #37: Impact of Energy Policies on Building and Ductwork Airtightness  
Post date: 25 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

This report, released by the Institute of Environmental Economics-Efficient Poland Initiative (IEE-EP) focuses on investment needs among owners of single-family buildings (SFBs).   The report summarises a survey research performed in 2017 among owners of single-family Houses, and was inspired by the declaration of Polish Government that it will develop a national programme supporting thermal-modernisation of SFBs. The document provides answers to issues related to the structure of the programme to be developed.   Main findings include:  
Post date: 25 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

The EU’s Intelligent Energy Europe (IEE) Programme supported projects which sought to overcome non-technical barriers to the uptake, implementation and replication of innovative sustainable energy solutions.  
Post date: 22 Sep 2017
Type: Publication

Since 1949, the Qualibat association is a qualification and certification body for construction companies. Qualibat is accredited by Cofrac. More than 70 000 workers are qualified or certified by Qualibat.   In 2011, Qualibat launched qualification "8711" for building airtightness testers. Almost 1000 testers have been qualified since then.   In 2014, Qualibat launched qualification "8721" for ductwork airtightness testers. Since then, around 70 testers have been qualified.  
Post date: 22 Sep 2017
Type: Link

Since 2010, Syneole (Professional trade union for airtightness testing) brings together companies performing airtightness tests in France.   Mission:  
Post date: 22 Sep 2017
Type: Link

The Independent AirTightness Testing Scheme (iATS) is a scheme created for companies (including sole traders and partnerships) that carry out air tightness testing activities and to provide reassurance to clients that the work is carried out to a high degree of quality and integrity.   iATS is authorised to operate as a Competent Persons Scheme (CPS) for air tightness testing, effective from 18 April 2015.   If you would like more information about the scheme, please click on the link provided below.
Post date: 19 Sep 2017
Type: Link

Dämmstoffe sind aus dem Baualltag nicht mehr wegzudenken. Ihre Einsatzgebiete reichen von der Fassadendämmung bis zu Spezialanwendungen in der Versorgungstechnik. Nichts desto trotz wird gegenüber Dämmmaßnahmen vermehrt öffentliche Kritik laut, die den Anschein hat, dass sie sich hauptsächlich auf Fassadendämmung mit Wärmedämmverbundsystemen auf Polystyrolbasis konzentriert. Die vorliegende Analyse setzt sich deshalb aus Sicht der Bauforschung mit dieser Kritik auseinander. Sie betrachtet diejenigen Themen, die immer wieder diskutiert werden: Sind Dämmmaßnahmen wirtschaftlich?
Post date: 19 Sep 2017
Type: Link

DAY 1: ABRACADABRA – International Workshop Financing Energy Efficiency through Building Add-ons   Energy efficiency retrofitting using volume extension and Renewables   Date: 4 October 2017, 09:00 – 18:00   Venue: Chamber of Barcelona’s Property Owners – Via Laietana 22, 08003 Barcelona  
Post date: 19 Sep 2017
Type: Event

By Roberta d’Angiolella and Marine Faber– BPIE (Buildings Performance Institute Europe)   
Post date: 19 Sep 2017
Type: News

The organic pollution decomposing properties of titanium dioxide (TiO2) have been known for about half a century. However, practical applications have been few and hard to develop, but now a Greek paint producer claims to have found a solution  
Post date: 17 Sep 2017
Type: News