Magdalena Rozanska: "It was five years of hard work and we learnt many lessons along the way"
As a dedicated architect, Magdalena Rozanska strongly believes in retrofitting, making old buildings energy efficient and adapting them to modern energy standards. She has been coordinating the MeeFS project, which started in 2012, and aimed at developing an innovative multifunctional and energy efficient façade system. She sums up the achievements so far.
Post date: 27 Dec 2016
This mini conference will take place on 16 November 2016 in Brussels at 4:30 pm – 7:00 pm and will mark the end of the EU-funded MeeFS (Multifunctional Energy Efficient Facade System for Building Retrofitting) project, which was launched in January 2012. MeeFS set out to develop an innovative, energy efficient, multifunctional façade system for retrofitting, geared towards the residential building sector across Europe.
Post date: 3 Oct 2016
A new multifunctional modular façade system, able to adapt to a variety of climatic conditions, aims at allowing real-time monitoring of the energy consumption of buildings through multiple sensors: a grid of sensors embedded into an innovative building insulation activates specific façade components to optimise energy savings while improving aesthetics. The system monitors relevant factors, including sun orientation for photovoltaic units and water feeding for organic green components.
Post date: 21 Sep 2015
The biggest current innovation in façade design stems from a modular façade with smart materials that act as an active skin to make old buildings energy efficient. Today, newly built houses are designed to be as energy efficient as possible. This is good news for the planet and for homeowners’ wallets – but what about the older houses? Poorly insulated buildings from the 1950s to the 1990s are the focus of the European MeeFS project.
Post date: 11 Aug 2015
A grid of sensors embedded into an innovative building insulation activates specific façade components to optimise energy savings while improving aesthetics.
The energy consumption of buildings is on the rise in Europe. This is due to ageing housing stock. Now the idea is to use a high-tech kind of retrofitting approach, using several types of modules that allow real-time monitoring through multiple sensors to optimise energy consumption.
Post date: 27 Jul 2015
Using a novel energy efficient façade improves the comfort of residents while saving them money. Imagine a hot climate in a residential building at noon: the shutters are down. There is no breeze but the air is not stifling. This is possible thanks to a ventilated façade that circulates fresh air saved the previous night. Now, imagine the scenario of being at midnight in a cold climate, where the ambient temperature is below zero. The same technology can make the façade throws back heat absorbed from sunlight during the day. Such technology can bring residents a welcome relief.
Post date: 19 Jun 2015
To retrofit residential buildings in Europe, there is a growing need for modular solutions that can be applied to the diversity of European climates Retroffiting older buildings has become an industry in its own right in Europe. To compete, various players need to innovate. Now, the EU-funded project MeeFS is developing an innovative multifunctional and energy efficient façade system to retrofit residential buildings.
Post date: 10 Feb 2015
The MeeFS project aims to develop, evaluate and demonstrate an innovative multifunctional façade system for drastically improving the energy efficiency of retrofitting geared towards the residential building sector across Europe.
Post date: 30 Jan 2014