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
FENIX TNT s.r.o. is pleased to invite you to the BRIMEE project conference. The project has developed sustainable bio-renewable indoor materials based on the Nano Crystalline Cellulose (NCC) foam for energy efficient buildings. The NCC foam technology was invented by Melodea Ltd. and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.
Post date: 16 dec 2016
The Energy Efficient Buildings Committee of the ECTP is pleased to present the 5 Technologies brochures published in the framework of the EeB-CA2 CSA.
This technology brochure deals with Advanced Materials Solutions and highlights the highly promising innovations from selected co-funded European projects under the 7th Framework Program (FP7).
Post date: 14 dec 2016
Many construction projects always have one thing in common – the energy infrastructure is key. The guidelines are clear: less CO2 emissions, better lifetime and improved climate protection, all achieved through both intention and action. The influence of insulation on efficiency and cost savings should be quantified and considered in every decision.
A new calculation tool has been launched in order to provide detailed answers to these questions.
Post date: 13 dec 2016
Solar heat gains and daylight just as important as insulation
European Aluminium welcomes measures to increase building renovation rates across the European Union, but calls for a better framework concerning the calculation of the performance of building elements under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD); insulation is only one part of the story, solar heat gains and daylight are just as important.
Post date: 6 dec 2016
PlasticsEurope welcomes the European Commission’s proposals for a revision of the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) which maintain the current framework of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) for all new buildings and establish a long term vision for the existing building stock. PlasticsEurope however stated that much more focus and priority should be placed on minimising energy consumption of existing buildings as it will not only reduce energy poverty in Europe but create jobs and have environmental benefits.
Post date: 6 dec 2016
The proposed 30% binding energy efficiency target marks the recognition of energy efficiency as catalyst for securing sustainable growth, jobs and competitiveness in the EU.
Eurima shares the intentions of the Commission to accelerate building renovation rates, to facilitate access to finance and create jobs in the building sector. At the same time, we question whether the proposed legislative package will effectively unleash the intrinsic energy savings potential of buildings and building renovation as most cost-effective contributor to decarbonisation.
Post date: 5 dec 2016