The FoAM-BUILD project will develop thermoplastic particle foam using newly developed raw materials, additives and process set-ups.
A nano-scaled structure will be used for the particle foam cell morphology to achieve the targeted insulation behaviour; new polymer blends and nano-scaled nucleating agents in combination with a new high pressure drop rate expansion process will be developed to realise the nano-cellular foam.
This development has the following objectives:
Post date: 29 apr 2014
These professional guidelines from the French Program RAGE 2012 concern double walls with outdoor thermal insulation.More and more French buildings use the double wall technique: the inside wall is the bearing wall, the outside wall with its siding brings aesthetics while protecting the thermal insulation placed between the two walls.
Post date: 28 mrt 2014
Energy efficiency is the best tool for cutting greenhouse gases and must shed its “boring” image to stimulate spending, the International Energy Agency said.More than 40 percent of the emissions cuts needed to contain greenhouse gases to safe levels come from measures such as insulation and vehicle and appliance standards, compared with 21 percent from renewables and 8 percent from nuclear power, Philippe Benoit, the agency’s head of energy efficiency, said today in an interview in Bonn, Germany. People need to change their mindset about adopting the measures, he said.
Post date: 17 mrt 2014
Which?, a UK website for testing household products and more, has developed a draught proofing guide that includes varied information such as:What is draught proofing?Draught proofing costs and savingsHow to draught proof your houseDraught proofing sash windowsStop draught with a draught excluderDraught proof your loft hatchProtect pipework from draughtsOther draught trouble spots
Post date: 7 mrt 2014
To help the US citizens save money by saving energy, the US department of Energy launched #AskEnergySaver -- an online series that gives access to some of the Energy Department’s home energy efficiency experts. During 2014, experts from the Department and our National Labs will be answering energy-saving questions and sharing their advice on ways to improve the comfort in US homes.
Post date: 26 feb 2014
Ed Davey, the Environment Secretary, says there will be no cap on wind farms, as he insists that Green levies must stay and might have to be paid through taxes.New taxes to pay for environmental schemes are being considered as part of a deal to cut household energy bills, it can be disclosed.The taxpayer would foot the bill for two of the “green” schemes, all of which are currently paid for through a levy on gas and electricity bills.
Post date: 11 dec 2013
This report from the French Program RAGE 2012 presents different strategies for the energy renovation of an existing building, with detailed charts according to different situations. It also contains 10 files providing technical solutions: which concern insulation techniques of the building envelope, windows, ventilation systems, heating systems.
Post date: 9 okt 2013
On March 18 and 19th 2013, 120 participants attended the international conference in Vienna on External Thermal Insulation Composite Systems (ETICS) organised by EUMEPS. The presentations from this masterclass are available through this link.
Post date: 22 aug 2013
Post date: 6 aug 2013
Video about techniques and materials for the realization of a green roof retrofitting and related benefits for low energy retrofitting interventions and improvement of the energy performance of existing buildings.The video has been used during the vocational training courses for Construction Professionals, Electrical Installers and Thermo-Hydraulic Installers overseen by the REE_TROFIT project.
Post date: 9 jul 2013