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TightVent Webinar: Ductwork airtightness

TightVent Webinar | Ductwork airtightness: Standardisation’s on- going work and an overview of status and trends in Sweden, Japan, Spain and Portugal   Thursday 25 January 2018, 09:00-10:30 (Brussels time,...
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Which are the structural components that form a green roof?

Green roofs are structurally engineered and generally comprise of six key components as illustrated in the figure bellow. These are:   The uppermost planted layer. Success of any green roof depends on how healthy the...
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Do green roofs have any disadvantage?

In spite of mitigating the urban heat island phenomenon and offering numerous other benefits, green buildings have some potential disadvantages. Although they might be negligible or inconvenient to a particular group of people, these...
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Which are the different types of green roofs?

Green roofs, or living roofs as they are also known, can be classified according to type of usage, construction factors and maintenance requirements, into three different types; extensive, semi-intensive and intensive green roofs.  ...
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BUILD UP Webinar Recordings | Interdisciplinary skills development of building professionals on NZEB construction

  Tuesday 21 November 2017, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Brussels time (CET)   This webinar tackled the mismatch between the professional skills available and required for the successful design, construction and maintenance of Nearly Zero-...
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Wood frame building solutions innovation on the rise

Blokiwood® reinvents the wood frame   With the new targets for reducing carbon emissions in construction and government measures to develop the sector, wood is on the rise. A Savoyard company decided to ´make waves´ in the...
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E2VENT Workshop - "Think green, think Smart Façade"

The  E2VENT WORKSHOP which will be held within the BUDMA - International Construction and Architectural Fair in Poznan, Poland.   What is E2VENT? It is a European research project under H2020 programme,...
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OVERVIEW | Nanomaterials in the built environment

by Dimitra Papadaki (NKUA)   The growing field of nanotechnology can be found in healthcare, electronics, cosmetics, information technology, and environmental protection, but also in the building sector. It...