Internal insulation systems

Evaluation of natural-based internal insulation systems in historic buildings through a holistic approach

Historic buildings are defining elements of city centres but also responsible for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions. In order to reduce their energy demand, it is important to improve envelopes’ thermal transmittance without damaging the...

Innovative Materials for Seismic and Energy Retrofitting of the Existing EU Buildings

The seismic and energy retrofitting of existing European buildings with innovative materials is addressed in this report. The need for retrofitting of old buildings emanates from their substandard design in terms of both earthquake resistance and...

Evaluation of natural-based internal insulation systems in historic buildings through a holistic approach

Historic buildings are defining elements of city centres but also responsible for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions. In order to reduce their energy demand, it is important to improve envelopes’ thermal transmittance without...

Innovative Materials for Seismic and Energy Retrofitting of the Existing EU Buildings

The seismic and energy retrofitting of existing European buildings with innovative materials is addressed in this report. The need for retrofitting of old buildings emanates from their substandard design in terms of both earthquake...

Vacuum tube window technology for highly insulating building fabric

Vacuum tube window technology for highly insulating building fabric: An experimental and numerical investigation   A novel vacuum tube window technology is introduced, and its thermal performance efficiency is both...

Significance of thermal insulation - Arguments aimed at overcoming misunderstandings

The preamble of this interisting publication describes perfectly the relevance of its content:   "The energy renovation of existing buildings represents a key component of the “Energiewende” (energy revolution). The building envelope...

Dämmmaßnahmen an Gebäudefassaden - Eine Zusammenfassung derzeit aktueller Diskussionspunkte

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...

Energetische Gebäudesanierung - Fragen und Antworten zur Wirtschaftlichkeit

"Die energetische Gebäudesanierung gehört zu den zentralen Stellschrauben der Energiewende. Der Gebäudebereich allein ist in Deutschland verantwortlich für rund 35 Prozent des Energieverbrauchs und für 30 Prozent der energiebedingten CO2-...

Fire safety of multi-storey building facades

External insulation of new buildings as well of existing buildings can substantially improve the thermal performances of buildings. Some recent fires, in particular the Grenfell Tower tragedy in London, has drawn the attention to potential...

IEA EBC News, June 2017, Issue 65

The International Energy Agency's Energy in Buildings and Communities (IEA-EBC) Programme newsletter carries regular reports of energy policy development and research activities taking place in various countries. It contains updates on...