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OVERVIEW | Quality and compliance issues in relation to the energy performance of buildings

Effective implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive in practice implies, among other things, high quality construction works such that a completed building’s energy performance is as planned. It also requires national...

BUILD UP Web Seminar video recordings | Superinsulating materials: State of the art applications and long term performance

The term ‘superinsulation’ refers to materials and technologies providing dramatically reduced heat transfer across the building envelope. This BUILD UP Web Seminar covers the main principles of superinsulation, reviews current materials and...

From passive to active: face lifting façades for building retrofit

The biggest current innovation in façade design stems from a modular façade with smart materials that act as an active skin to make old buildings energy efficient. Today, newly built houses are designed to be as energy efficient as...

OVERVIEW | Quality and compliance issues in relation to the energy performance of buildings

Effective implementation of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive in practice implies, among other things, high quality construction works such that a completed building’s energy performance is as planned. It also requires...

BUILD UP Web Seminar video recordings | Superinsulating materials: State of the art applications and long term performance

The term ‘superinsulation’ refers to materials and technologies providing dramatically reduced heat transfer across the building envelope. This BUILD UP Web Seminar covers the main principles of superinsulation, reviews current materials...

Energy efficiency winners of the European Aluminium in Renovation Award 2009 unveiled at the European Parliament

Residential winner: "Torenflat" in Zeist (NL), Frowijn de Roos Architecten The Torenflat (high-rise apartment block) contains 484 apartments on central corridors on 19 residential levels. One of the important objectives...