Disruptive polyurethane foams with improved passive fire protection to increase energy efficiency & safety in buildings, houses and transport.
PUR for improved thermal insulation
Post date: 7 Kvě 2020
The report provides an overview of the training courses delivered in the field of BIM and nZEB at HEIs and VETs in Europe (in particular the partner countries). The main contributions determine:
1. types and level of trainings for BIM and nZEB at national VETs and HEIs and degree of fragmentation of courses
2. the transferability of these trainings at EQF level in the partner countries and EU
Post date: 6 Kvě 2020
The EU, in light of the 2030 and 2050 energy and climate goals, has adopted an ambitious vision for the energy performance of its buildings among other measures. This is because the building sector still represents about 40% of energy consumption in the EU with the largest cost-effective savings potential. However, in order to meet this vision, the construction sector must be ready to deliver high-performance retrofits and nearly zero energy buildings. As in every field, this would require a number of qualified professionals and building workers.
Post date: 28 Dub 2020
Jan Cromwijk and Veronika Schröpfer introduce new training and assessment tools developed in several EU Horizon 2020 projects to assist practitioners to identify and address the strengths and weaknesses of their low carbon skills for new build and retrofit. Online learning packages to address skill gaps have been created, are freely accessible, and can facilitate the co-creation and application of interdisciplinary qualification schemes.
Post date: 24 Dub 2020
A major economic challenge will face us all once the COVID-19 crisis passes.
Post date: 21 Dub 2020
The contents of #5 RenoZEB newsletter are the following:
Post date: 2 Dub 2020
In Bulgaria, around 1,400 buildings are being renovated and retrofitted since 2017 according to the Bulgarian Construction Chamber (BCC) as nearly 70% of the building stock was built before 1979.
The successful improvement of building performance and the adoption of renewable energy are especially challenging due to the skills shortage in the Bulgarian construction sector – a sector which accounts for 14.4% of Bulgarian GDP.
Post date: 23 Bře 2020
This extension to a School of Design & Environment building at the National University of Singapore is an outstanding example of a net zero-energy building (NZEB) in the tropics. The five-storey building is home to labs, design studios and workshops used by the departments of architecture and design. Construction of the building was optimised to facilitate lateral ventilation and comfortable natural light. An integral aspect of net zero-energy consumption is that conventional approaches to air conditioning have to be challenged.
Post date: 19 Bře 2020
Two projects called BERTIM and MORE-CONNECT have demonstrated ways of retrofitting prefabricated façade and roof panels that incorporate energy efficiency improvements. This kind of offsite construction means building renovations take less time on the building site, as little as a couple of days.
Post date: 17 Bře 2020
The European Construction Sector Observatory depicts Romania as being behind the implementation of the 2010/31/EU Directive and the Nearly Zero Energy Bulding (NZEB) concept. Nonetheless, after 31st December 2018, all new buildings occupied and owned by public authorities should be NZEB. This requirement will be applicable to all new buildings as from 2021.
Post date: 17 Bře 2020