Article 19a of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) introduces the requirement to perform a feasibility study addressing two issues: the possible introduction of inspections of stand-alone ventilation systems and the possible introduction of an optional building renovation passport. In this scope, DG Energy of the European Commission awarded a contract to perform a technical study to investigate these issues to a consortium led by INIVE and BPIE.
Post date: 3 Apr 2019
Climate.OneBuilding.org is pleased to announce the availability of new climate data (TMYx) for more than 1,900 locations for the following 25 countries in Europe: Aland Islands, Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain, Svalbard and Jan Mayen, Sweden, Switzerland.
Post date: 2 Apr 2019
The goal of the first seminar, “What can cities, companies and citizens do?”, is to set the scene for the future work of the Chair. What is circular economy? Which advantages can circularity bring to both citizens and companies? How can companies transition and be effective change agents?
When? 27th of March 2019, from 14h until 18hWhere? Victor Horta room, FEB, Rue Ravenstein 4, 1000 Brussels
Moderated by prof. Tom Bauler (ULB – Igeat)
Post date: 25 Mar 2019
Location: Rue Vanpé 50, 1190 Forest, BrusselsClient: Forest CPASConstruction Budget: 1471 €/m² - excl.VATGross Area: 1017 m²
The project embraces the thorough renovation a building from the 1930s. The CPAS of Forest Municipality of Brussels brought together its various services there in 2005. To preserve the façade (exterior walls, windows and doors), the walls have been insulated from the inside by 20 cm of cellulose.
Post date: 21 Mar 2019
Programme: Sports Equipment / Location: Rue du champ de l'Eglise 73 - 1020 Brussels
Client: City of Brussels
Refurbishment Budget: (technical installations + energy envelope): € 3,49 M excl.VAT
Area: 6088 m² net / 8778 m² brut
Post date: 21 Mar 2019
Environmental laws have a huge impact on our life. They improve water and air quality, they protect nature, and they encourage recycling and waste management. But to really make an appreciable difference, these EU laws must be implemented in full.
In March 2019, the European Commission will publish a set of reports on the state of implementation of environmental laws in Europe: the Environmental Implementation Review.
Post date: 12 Mar 2019
The building façade not only provides the aesthetic signature of a building, but also important functions, such as daylight provision, glare protection, solar gain management and visual contact with the outside, which make the building usable and energy efficient. These functions often oppose each other, so the selection and design of façade systems and their control for a certain building application should depend on those functions that the designer wants to promote to the detriment of the other functions.
Post date: 8 Mar 2019
The Oxygen Office Building project, ideally located in the city of Brussels between the Royal Park and the Squares District, and between the Arts-Loi and Maelbeek metro stations, aimed the construction of a new low footprint office building replacing one that had become obsolete.
Thanks to a staggering of the roofs, the new building joins the different reference heights of neighboring buildings. The roof also serves of support for a green roof as well as for a high yield photovoltaic production (112m² - 22.5 kWp).
Post date: 5 Mar 2019
The energy balance and planning tool for efficient buildings and refurbishments
The PHPP is an easy to use planning tool for energy efficiency for the use of architects and planning experts. The reliability of the calculation results and ease of use of this planning tool has already been experienced by several thousand users.
Post date: 27 Feb 2019
On March 19th 2019, the third REEEM Technology and Innovation Roadmap Workshop on Energy Efficiency in Buildings will take place at EIT InnoEnergy in Brussels.
Post date: 21 Feb 2019