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OVERVIEW | Increasing the real estate value of existing buildings to counterbalance an energy retrofit

by Dimitra Papadaki (NKUA)   Retrofitting the existing building stock plays a key role in the reduction of energy consumption, fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emissions. Currently, in Europe about 35% of the buildings are over 50...
Publication

ABRACADABRA project- Past, running and future projects on Add-ons

This report, by the ABRACADABRA H2020 project, presents the attractiveness of a new renovation strategy based on volumetric Add-ons and Renewable Energy Sources (AdoRES) intended as one (or a set of) Assistant Building unit(s) - like aside...
Tool

UHI Project - Decision Support System (DSS)

Decision Support System (DSS) is a software developed within the context of the UHI (Urban Heat Island) project, implemented through the CENTRAL EUROPE Programme co-financed by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF). It is a...
Note

Mandatory post occupancy evaluations on government projects demand clear strategy on performance and handover

  by Gary Clark     The first of April 2016 marked the start of a quiet revolution in public sector procurement. On that date Building Information Management (BIM) became mandatory for all public funded buildings over 2000m²....
Publication

dena Studie: Erfolgsfaktoren der energetischen Schulsanierung

Im Modellvorhaben „Niedrigenergiehaus im Bestand für Schulen“ der Deutschen Energie-Agentur (dena) wurden seit 2007 über 35 Schulen mit über 50 Gebäuden energetisch saniert. 20 Schulen wurden einer detaillierteren Analyse unterzogen: Was...
Case

Biodiversum Visitor Center: Eco-architecture Wooden Building in Luxembourg

The Biodiversum Visitor Centre is located in Remerschen on the edge of the Haff Réimech Nature Reserve.    The visitor centre building was designed to be closely tied to the land making it very relevant to the functions and activities of...
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The European ALiance for Deep RENovation in buildings kicks off!

The Centre Scientifique et Technique du Batiment (CSTB) is coordinating ALDREN, a H2020 new European project bringing together 8 partners around the European Common Voluntary Certification Scheme as backbone along the whole deep renovation...
Event

Towards higher-performing buildings: The role of airtightness and ventilation

AIVC Workshop | Towards higher-performing buildings: The role of airtightness and ventilation   The objective of this workshop is to discuss and identify ways to improve the quality of our homes with respect to...