Building envelope (walls, windows,...)

ATC Turin (ATC) is a public agency providing social housing in the Italian province of Turin. It has been improving the environmental and energy performance of its properties since 1996.  
Post date: 19 Mar 2019
Type: Case

New design tool and approaches, and innovative construction methods are enabling architects and engineers to conceive and develop increasingly complex and daring building envelopes. This process is rapidly reshaping our built environment, and transforming the concept of building envelope itself, which is no longer a passive and static element that only separates the indoor environment from the outdoor world.  In this fast changing context, one of the major issues is the evaluation of the performances of such complex façade systems.
Post date: 18 Mar 2019
Type: Event

The conference is meant as an ideal platform to discuss the recent advances and research results in the fields of Sustainable Architecture, Planning and Urban Design and all related areas such as engineering, education, interior architecture, social sciences so forth.   https://www.icconline.co.uk/events-1/sustainable-architecture-planning-and-urban-design  
Post date: 12 Mar 2019
Type: Event

This spring, a global community of changemakers will convene in Seattle to turn ideas into action at the 2019 Living Future unConference. This event brings together a diverse group of leaders – from the AEC Community, Manufacturers, Government + Non-profit, and Owners + Developers – collaborating in pursuit of transformative action. Featuring 50+ sessions and keynotes from Bill McKibben and other climate leaders, the unConference is a chance to come together and continue the momentum that we have built toward creating regenerative and healthy communities.
Post date: 11 Mar 2019
Type: Event

The Oxygen Office Building project, ideally located in the city of Brussels between the Royal Park and the Squares District, and between the Arts-Loi and Maelbeek metro stations, aimed the construction of a new low footprint office building replacing one that had become obsolete.   Thanks to a staggering of the roofs, the new building joins the different reference heights of neighboring buildings. The roof also serves of support for a green roof as well as for a high yield photovoltaic production (112m² - 22.5 kWp).
Post date: 5 Mar 2019
Type: Case

Bolzano Training School is oriented to European professionals, researchers, PhD and master students from the construction and Facilities Management sector with the goal of providing them with the tools to include restorative concepts in their daily work. The aim is to bridge the gap between current common construction practice and the new sustainable construction process.  
Post date: 5 Mar 2019
Type: Event

Of the current EU building stock, 80% was built before the 90's, while 40% are pre-60's and a considerable amount being even older and classified as cultural patrimony, thus requiring preservation techniques if we want to maintain this cultural heritage for our future generations. Upgrading the existing EU buildings and the cultural heritage ones is becoming increasingly important due to:  
Post date: 4 Mar 2019
Type: Publication

https://passivehouseplus.ie/magazine/insight/phpp-9-designph   The energy balance and planning tool for efficient buildings and refurbishments The PHPP is an easy to use planning tool for energy efficiency for the use of architects and planning experts. The reliability of the calculation results and ease of use of this planning tool has already been experienced by several thousand users.  
Post date: 27 Feb 2019
Type: Tool

Construction industry stakeholders and policy makers gathered on 29 January in Brussels to discuss the potential of natural bio-based materials to help Europe meet its climate obligations.   The event was organised by the Horizon 2020 project ISOBIO, which hopes its innovations will be a game changer for bio-based construction.  
Post date: 21 Feb 2019
Type: News

Project name: Rannaliiva Location: Vöru/Estonia, Liiva 26a Owner: Apartment association “Rannaliiva” Built in: late '80s   Construction characteristics: Facade/external wall: Clay brick and light blocks; (U value [W/m2.K]): U=0,8 W/m2.K
Post date: 20 Feb 2019
Type: Case