Unpicking the Secrets to Sustainable Urban Renovation and Regeneration
The CITyFiED consortium met in at demonstration site Laguna de Duero, Spain 27 and 28 February 2017 to keep the project on track to achieving substantial energy savings, emissions reductions and a climate of confidence for energy efficient renovations across Europe.
Post date: 18 apr 2017
The use of bio-based materials is often met with scepticism from architects, insurers and contractors in the construction industry, which has led to slow market uptake. This scepticism generally results from a lack of adequate training and support with regard to regulatory frameworks.
Post date: 5 apr 2017
On the way to demonstrating the benefits of bio-based materials for the construction sector
ISOBIO aims to develop new bio-based insulation panels and renders, and to scale them for mainstream adoption by the building and construction industry. The focus is now on the challenging demonstration phase.
Post date: 24 mrt 2017
The ECO-SEE workshop on "Energy efficient building materials for improved indoor air quality" will take place on 8 March 2017 from 10.30 to 12:30 in London, United Kingdom, as part of the EcoBuild exhibition.
The workshop will showcase the scientific and technical achievements of the ECO-SEE project, and provide the opportunity for interested parties to meet members of the project team.
Post date: 3 mrt 2017
The “energy eater” European building stock is aiming for a greener future. Researchers are testing an “envelope” system combining active and passive technologies, fitted over the existing façade, to make buildings more efficient. But will it work efficiently under different temperatures, both in northern and southern Europe?
Post date: 8 feb 2017
“Besides the contaminants we find outside, we also have indoor contaminants. There are pollutants typical of homes such as dust, spores, moulds, and those produced by human activities like cooking and house-cleaning, that contribute to the release of additional damaging substances,” expert warns
Indoor air pollution kills 4.3 million people globally every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The main causes are heating and cooking practices that produce high levels of toxic substances, such as fine particles and carbon monoxide.
Post date: 30 jan 2017
Tuesday 24 January 2017, 10:00 am Brussels time (CET)
The energy challenges for the building stock require ambitious but feasible approaches to secure their performance, including the performance of the building envelope. This webinar aims to give insights into 3 interesting approaches:
Post date: 16 jan 2017
When young people move out of supported accommodation the leap to independent living can be tough. A new project in the north west of England is converting a former sheltered housing block for elderly people into managed accommodation for young adults, while also improving its thermal efficiency
Post date: 13 jan 2017
From the use of Gore-Tex-like waterproof fabrics to the development of “breathable” bio-based materials, the construction industry is chasing breakthrough solutions to insulate buildings and keep living areas free from damp and mould.
Post date: 29 dec 2016
The European project BRIMEE has a new video which summarizes key information about the project.
Development of better performing insulation materials for improving building energy performances having a significant reduction of building operational energy, in combination with the capability of not emitting harmful substances and acting as an absorber for indoor pollutants at the same time.
Post date: 26 dec 2016