New near zero energy buildings are increasingly springing up around Europe, though their impact on reducing the region’s energy consumption will remain a drop in the ocean without a drive to take new technologies to existing building stock
Post date: 4 dec 2015
ISOBIO project uses low carbon materials for better energy performance in building envelopes to capture the imagination of homebuilders and owners
Post date: 24 nov 2015
The 28th edition of Restructura (26-29 November 2015) in Turin will offer main actors from the construction chain the possibility to discover innovative technologies which have been developed within the European EASEE project for energy efficiency in buildings.
On 26 November 2015 (2-4pm), the workshop “From design to implementation: innovative retrofitting approaches” will present technological solutions and related strategies to be implemented in the area of building renovation in terms of energy reduction.
Post date: 8 sep 2015
This report by the Department of Energy & Climate Change of the United Kingdom includes further analysis and geographical breakdowns of published statistics on Green Deal (GD) Assessments, Cashback, Green Deal Plans and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) measures, estimated carbon and energy savings from measures installed and supply chain activity. This release also includes updated information about Core Cities and Pioneer Places, ECO delivery costs and estimates of home insulation levels in Great Britain. Key points
Post date: 24 jun 2015
The growing awareness of the benefits of biomaterials has led ISOBIO, a European research project, to focus on developing insulating solutions relying on bio-based aggregates such as straw or clay.
The ISOBIO scientists say that by using locally sourced plant waste, it may be possible to halve the embodied energy involved in producing insulation panels. Plant waste has the added bonus of locking CO2 inside the insulation material, reducing its overall carbon footprint.
Post date: 22 jun 2015
Good news for those planning to build a new home: novel insulation materials based on plant waste, such as straw, clay and grass could offer 20% better insulation than traditional materials.
Other relevant factors, such as reducing the energy and CO2 emissions needed to create and transport traditional construction materials, could contribute to the reduction in total ‘embodied energy’ across the whole lifecycle of a building, as much as up to 50%.
Post date: 18 mei 2015
Bio-based aggregates such as straw, clay, wheat or grasses mixed with innovative binders might hold the key to a more environmentally friendly construction process and substantial improvements in energy efficiency for everything from individual private residences to major public buildings.
Post date: 14 mei 2015
ACE, the Architects’ Council of Europe, will proudly present results and progress of three FP7 projects that they are involved in: LEEMA, iNSPiRe and A2PBEER on 16 June from 13:30 onwards in the Maison des Associations Internationales in Brussels.
The conference will present various innovative materials and technologies in thematic sessions on Lighting, Façades and Insulation.
Post date: 14 mei 2015
As many as 28,000 fuel poor and vulnerable Scottish households will receive help to make their homes easier and cheaper to heat. The Scottish Government will launch a new national scheme in September, worth up to £224 million over seven years. The scheme will install insulation, heating and low carbon or renewable measures in the homes of households who are identified as living in fuel poverty, with a wider range of options for people living off the main gas grid including solar thermal and biomass systems.
Post date: 7 mei 2015
The ECO-SEE and HIPIN projects invite you to a joint workshop on Energy Efficient Building Materials which will take place on the 10th of March 2015, from 9:30 to 15:00 in Turin, Italy.
This joint stakeholder workshop collectively presents two major EU Public Private Partnership funded projects, HIPIN and ECO-SEE, which are developing solutions to support delivery of future energy efficient and healthy buildings.
Post date: 6 feb 2015