Energy efficiency technologies and materials

On Tuesday 19 December 2017, the Estonian presidency reached a provisional agreement with the European Parliament on a revised directive on the energy performance of buildings. The outcome of the trilogue will be presented to EU ambassadors on December 20, with the final analysis and approval of the agreement expected to take place at the beginning of 2018.  
Post date: 20 Dec 2017
Type: News

By Daniel Quenard (CSTB)   Following years of research and development by EU-funded, national and international projects, Super-Insulated Materials (SIM) have achieved maturity. The industry is now rolling out market-ready solutions.  
Post date: 19 Dec 2017
Type: News

Green roofs are structurally engineered and generally comprise of six key components as illustrated in the figure bellow. These are:  
Post date: 19 Dec 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

In spite of mitigating the urban heat island phenomenon and offering numerous other benefits, green buildings have some potential disadvantages. Although they might be negligible or inconvenient to a particular group of people, these defects should be mentioned.  
Post date: 19 Dec 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

Green roofs, or living roofs as they are also known, can be classified according to type of usage, construction factors and maintenance requirements, into three different types; extensive, semi-intensive and intensive green roofs.  
Post date: 19 Dec 2017
Type: Ask the Experts

  Two years after the Paris Agreement, the EU is firmly in the lead in fighting climate change. To that end the Commission announced a series of initiatives for a modern and clean economy at the One Planet Summit.    
Post date: 16 Dec 2017
Type: News

  The Juncker Commission's contribution to the One Planet Summit, Paris, 12 December 2017    
Post date: 16 Dec 2017
Type: Publication

Retrofitting public buildings: where public procurement and innovation have to shake hands   In recent years, the word “smart” has started rolling off the tongues and keyboards of policy makers in many areas of our global village. The building and construction sector is no stranger to this word as EU directives on energy efficiency specifically target the building stock old and new, under the heading “Smart Cities and Communities”.  
Post date: 15 Dec 2017
Type: News

Blokiwood® reinvents the wood frame   With the new targets for reducing carbon emissions in construction and government measures to develop the sector, wood is on the rise. A Savoyard company decided to ´make waves´ in the wood frame model market with its building solution.   Meeting with Joël Menard, founding director of Dom'Innov.   In which sector does Blokiwood® introduce innovation?  
Post date: 15 Dec 2017
Type: News

The  E2VENT WORKSHOP which will be held within the BUDMA - International Construction and Architectural Fair in Poznan, Poland.  
Post date: 15 Dec 2017
Type: Event