Building envelope (walls, windows,...)

Cooling down is catching on. As incomes rise and populations grow, especially in the world’s hotter regions, the use of air conditioners is becoming increasingly common. In fact, the use of air conditioners and electric fans already accounts for about a fifth of the total electricity in buildings around the world – or 10% of all global electricity consumption. Over the next three decades, the use of ACs is set to soar, becoming one of the top drivers of global electricity demand.
Post date: 6 Aug 2018
Type: Publication

Since 1982, PLEA has organised conferences and events across the globe. The annual conference of PLEA is highly regarded, attracting academics and practicing architects in equal numbers. It is the first time that the PLEA conference comes to Hong Kong. The juxtaposition of Hong Kong’s compact and high-density living and scenic countryside makes it an intriguing case of urban sustainability and climate resilience.
Post date: 31 Jul 2018
Type: Event

Since the end of 2015, 15 partners from 7 European countries throughout Europe are working together in the BAMB project developing and integrating tools that will enable the shift to a circular built environment as well as testing environmental and economic benefits of circular buildings through six real-life pilot projects.
Post date: 31 Jul 2018
Type: Event

On the one hand, historic buildings stand for a considerable part of societal energy use and the pressure to reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions is increasing. On the other hand, the historic building stock is an important cultural and material resource that we need to manage carefully for the benefit of present and future generations. Thus, we must find ways to balance the needs of building conservation and energy conservation.
Post date: 31 Jul 2018
Type: Event

The World Sustainable Energy Days bring together more than 650 delegates from 50 countries from Industry, Academia and Public Sector to embrace together the necessary transition to a clean energy. The annual conference features policies, technologies, innovation and market development through a unique combination of 7 conferences and 3 interactive events:
Post date: 30 Jul 2018
Type: Event

P2ENDURE promotes evidence-based innovative solutions for deep renovation based on prefabricated Plug-and-Play systems in combination with on-site robotic 3D-printing and Building Information Modeling (BIM), demonstrated and monitored at 10-real projects in 4 geo-clusters with EU-wide replication potentials. Among the project targets is that to improve the availability and performance of energy saving solutions for deep renovation and transformation of vacant, obsolete or sub-optimal public buildings into dwellings. The project provides Plug & Play solutions which are:
Post date: 30 Jul 2018
Type: Event

The focus of Retrofit Europe is on bringing innovation and market together, especially around retrofitting the existing housing stock to perform at (near) 0-energy levels. Main elements of the conference will be workshops, debates, and site visits, addressing innovations and the search for optimal solutions. Side events include the iiSBE annual meeting, A CO2 budgets for Built environment meeting, Masterclasses & excursions (Energiesprûng projects (NOM), prefab panel pilot projects and factories).
Post date: 30 Jul 2018
Type: Event

The Passive House Database is a common project of the Passive House Institute, the Passivhaus Dienstleistung GmbH, the IG Passivhaus Deutschland and the iPHA (International Passive House Association) and Affiliates. You can find a worldwide overview of realized Passive Houses, or, if you have built a Passive House yourself or if you know a Passive House, you can send information for register.
Post date: 27 Jul 2018
Type: Link

The alpine-wide contest “ClimaHost – Climate protection and energy efficiency in hotel and restaurants” was launched on 7 June by the German Federal Minister for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety Svenja Schulze, the Austrian Federal Minister for Sustainability and Tourism Elisabeth Köstinger and the Secretary General Markus Reiterer.
Post date: 24 Jul 2018
Type: Link

Mission Innovation Champions is a new programme to celebrate innovative individuals who are accelerating the clean energy revolution. This programme will recognize exceptional researchers and innovators who are developing novel ways of making energy cleaner, cheaper, and more reliable and using it more efficiently. The programme will call worldwide attention to emerging innovators from across the globe.  
Post date: 24 Jul 2018
Type: Link