Topic of the Month

What is Topic of the Month?


In Build Up we want that everyone feels involved. That is what the Topic of the Month is for, so all the community can contribute with articles, events and much more under the same topic. 


This month of April our topic is ‘Integration of renewable energy sources (RES) and new materials’.


Which content is related to the topic?

  • Modelling and optimisation
  • Smart Buildings and Smart Grids
  • ST integration and optimisation
  • PV integration and optimisation
  • New insulation materials
  • Craddle to craddle materials


Here you have the remarkable contributions of this month:


Overview Articles

Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum: Matching local scale action with long term objectives and financing. Over 700 participants gathered for the event and alongside 30 research and implementation projects. These remarkable projects have been developed with the support of Horizon 2020 and LIFE programmes, and/or from the European Investment Bank’s ELENA facility and the EEEF.





flyer.jpgAchieve Better Buildings! Passive House Conference. On top of the tra­di­tion­al con­fer­en­ce pro­gramme of spe­cial­ist lec­tures and an ac­com­pa­ny­ing ex­hib­i­tion, this year in­cludes hands-on work­shops, new formats such as the first Pass­ive House Slam, ex­cur­sions and in­nov­a­tions.


The 5th International Symposium on Hydrogen Energy, Renewable Energy and Materials. HEREM 2019 aims at providing unique platform for researchers, scientists, engineers and professionals from all over the world to present their latest research result and new ideas in the fields of Materials and Energy.


Barcelona Building Construmat BB CONSTRUMAT'19. A multi-tool, a meeting point, an innovation incubator, a tannoy announcing disruptive voices, a showroom for new products, a platform for networking and a hub for businesses. And we are proud to say that we are the only exhibition venue in the world that puts 2000 m² at the disposal of innovation, new technologies and new materials."




Webinar on Assessing the energy performance of a building, put energy efficiency first. EuroACE has presented the final version of its Guide to EPBD Implementation in a series of webinars in cooperation with BUILD UP. The fouth and final webinar of the series took place on April 8th and discussed the topic of ‘Assessing the energy performance of a building, put energy efficiency first’.





Public workshop on digital construction skills: enabling the energy transition in Europe’s building stock. A BUILD UP Skills event during the Barcelona Building CONSTRUMAT’19 international trade fair. This workshopwill have the participation from the European Commission, national authorities, building industry representatives, education & training experts and EU-funded projects.


Smart city: enthusiasm but caution on new 5G technology. The 5G upgrade will make some smart city applications, which until now were only possible in principle, a reality. Applications like autonomous public transport, smart energy and utility grids and remote/in-home connectivity to medical services and assistance for example.





resalta.jpgEnergy benchmarking in educational buildings through cluster analysis of energy retrofitting. In this paper, Italian school buildings’ stock was analyzed by cluster analysis with the aim of providing a methodology able to identify the best energy retrofit interventions from the perspective of cost-benefit, and to correlate them with the specific characteristics of the educational buildings.


resalta.jpgCombined seismic and energy upgrading of existing buildings using advanced materials. The Exploratory research project iRESIST+ explores a novel concept, by applying a hybrid structural-plus-energy retrofitting solution which combines inorganic textile-based composites with thermal insulation systems for building envelopes.





theodore.jpgThermomodernization of Nursery in Chmielnik. This full energy renovation of a public building is certainly beneficial in the local context, and in Poland where coal is still widely used for heating, it is an important good practice with a lighthouse effect. The main beneficiaries of the project are children with their parents.


theodore.jpgWorld's tallest Passive House: high-rise Bolueta (Bilbao-Spain). The developers and architects of this project have set very high goals. With the Bolueta building, they wanted to set a new Passive House record and at the same time ensure the quality of the building through certification. Bolueta is now the tallest Passive House building in the world.




palette.jpgClear 2.0 project (Consumers to Learn about, Engage with and Adopt Renewable energy technologies). The EU funded CLEAR project continued with Clear 2.0. It actively guides consumers through all the stages leading to the purchase of domestic renewable and low-carbon energy technologies. It has the objective to enable consumers to become more aware, active players, to save money and to easily become “prosumers”. 



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