Topic of the Month

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What is Topic of the Month?


In Build Up we want that everyone feels involved. That is what the Topic of the Month is for, so all the community can contribute with articles, events and much more under the same topic. 


This month, the topic is "Energy efficiency renovation of historic buildings". It will cover issues as:


  • Technology packages for historic Buildings
  • Construction and craftman skills
  • Renovation materials
  • Construction and Structural pathologies
  • Funding opportunities for the renovation of historic buildings
  • IEA Task 49 - Solar Heat for Industrial Processes (SHIP)


Here you have some remarkable contributions:

Overview Articles


original.jpgExpert Talk - Uli Jakob. In the form of face-to-face interviews, experts from all around Europe and covering the field of Energy Efficiency in buildings from different perspectives share their views. This month we will be discussing about "Renewable Heating Solutions for Buildings" with Uli Jakob, Honorary Professor at HFT Stuttgard and Managing Director of JER.


original.jpgTechnical Article - Performance of the main technologies demonstrated in the ENVISION project. Within the context of the ENVISION project, different technologies have been developed aiming to harvest energy while being integrated into the façade of buildings.


original.jpgDan Stefanica: "40% of all residential and 65% of all commercial buildings will be heated by electricity in 2030" BUILD UP CONVERSATIONS WITH... Dan Stefanica, Head of EU projects at European Heat Pump Association (EHPA) talking about renewable heating solutions for existing buildings.




original.jpgRenovation plan for museum in Brussels' Cinquantenaire Park. The Army Museum and Autoworld in Brussels' Parc du Cinquantenaire will be renovated by 2030 in the occasion of Belgium´s 200th anniversary. The process will make the building more energy efficient by renovating the building envelope: facades, roof and windows.




original.jpgAn antology of pathways of cultural heritage. This new antology edited by three Swedish researchers explores places and buildings of human history and cultural heritage by looking for pathways. Fifteen researchers describe pathways from a range of perspectives divided into three parts: history, storytelling and cultural heritage.


original.jpgHow to convert a 1800s heat pump into a technology of the future. The main point is that heat pumps, instead of just genereting heat, they can also capture it and spread it all over the house. This recent innovation can boost even more the deployment of heat pumps worldwide.




original.jpgWebinar - Energy generation and storage technologies in buildings. On Thursday 26th January from 11.00H - 12.30H CET, BUILD UP welcomes the SunHorizon, HAPPENING, MiniStor and ComBioTES projects in the first BUILD UP organised and hosted webinar of 2023. The event is organised under the January 2023 Topic of the Month “Renewable heating solutions for buildings”.


original.jpgHeat Pumps skills for NZEB construction final workshop. In this session, HP4ALL will showcase its HP4ALL package, a series of tools and resources to be used by the different related heat pumps stakeholders.




sykesFRIENDSHIP first e-learning video.  See how FRIENDSHIP works and how essential it is to focus on decarbonising heat in the industrial sector with the following video produced by INES.


sykesWEDISTRICT video: Retrofitting of an Inefficient Section of a District Heating System.  A section of the district heating system at the University Politehnica of Bucharest has been retrofitted with a combination of many different technologies.




sykesWebinar - Novel heat pump technologies based on natural refrigerants and multiple renewable sources. On 12th January at 12.00H CET, the TRI-HP project organised a webinar titled "Novel heat pump technologies based on natural refrigerants and multiple renewable sources". The session was hosted by BUILD UP.


sykesHP4All Knowledge Hub about heat pumps. The HP4ALL project has created a Knowledge Hub in which a user can find all the information concerning heat pumps installation and skills development. The project´s objectives are mainly to design heat pump competency and develop skills framework and to replicate projects at national and EU-level.



Stay tuned and be ready for the next Topic of the Month: "Digitalisation of the building sector".


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