Building envelope (walls, windows,...)

Glass in architecture has been recently used more intensively thanks to developments in its manufacturing   Whether you are arriving to or departing from Helsinki Airport, the first thing you notice is the glass around you and the characteristic Finnish design. If you pay attention, you will find yourself believing there are some forest elves watching you.   The impressive structure features glass that playfully illuminates the wood present everywhere.  
Post date: 26 Jun 2019
Type: News

The EU-funded project ExcEED collects data from new and energy efficient buildings (such as energy performance, CO2 emissions, etc.), gathered into a database.   Through the data collected, the platform will foster energy awareness and will build analysis of energy performances regarding existing buildings’ data.  
Post date: 21 Jun 2019
Type: Tool

This is a Decision-Support Tool, implemented in an online web-based application, with the main purpose of helping local and regional authorities to relatively easy and quickly calculate energy and financial savings in individual public buildings and for the whole building stock by applying different energy efficiency measures.   
Post date: 20 Jun 2019
Type: Tool

Concept and Objectives   Belgium must reach the climate goals! Look at the potential – Belgian energy use is 70% above European average – You can already tell that improvement is not only possible, it is vital. BE REEL! and its partners support these ambitious plans.   We aspire a renovation rate increase for which we develop, test, evaluate, refine and demonstrate the most appropriate structural measures.  
Post date: 20 Jun 2019
Type: Link

Taking into consideration that all inspectors differ in their knowledge, education, attitude, or motivation, interpretation of the buildings technical condition is prone to biased opinions. Therefore, a reliable and consistent inspection tool based on a coherent methodology is needed.  
Post date: 17 Jun 2019
Type: Tool

A wide diffusion of green envelopes in cities can be an opportunity to improve urban environment conditions and reduce negative effects of climate change.   The green roof system is a widespread solution adopted all over the world due to the relative simplicity of installation and the large private and social benefits provided.  
Post date: 17 Jun 2019
Type: Publication

REbuild is international: every year the event presents the best case studies in Italy and across the world, to find radical, concrete, effective, market-based approaches. For this reason, the convention is held both in Italian and in English and involves several foreign speakers in order to hear firsthand experiences   (RE) MAKING CITIES  
Post date: 17 Jun 2019
Type: Ereignis

Among the STUNNING case studies, we find the Torrelago district, which is an apartment block built between 1977-1981.   Torrelago district involves 31 private multi-property residential buildings (1488 dwellings) that were constructed in the 1970s–1980s, more than 140,000 m2 and 4000 residents involved.  
Post date: 17 Jun 2019
Type: Fall

On 23rd May 2019, the World Green Building Council’s European network in collaboration with eight cities and partners announced the launch of BUILD UPON2, the next phase of the world’s largest collaborative project on building renovation.   
Post date: 17 Jun 2019
Type: News

343 abstracts have been submitted and and undergone a blind review. 300 papers have been invited. We thank all authors for their interest and look forward to reading about their work! Registration is now open.   Topics 1-Smart materials for building envelopes (micro- and nanotechnologies) 2-Climate resilient buildings (ecobuildings, retrofit, performance gap)
Post date: 13 Jun 2019
Type: Ereignis