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
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
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.
1-Smart materials for building envelopes (micro- and nanotechnologies)
2-Climate resilient buildings (ecobuildings, retrofit, performance gap)
Post date: 13 Jun 2019
As building envelopes and mechanical and electrical equipment become more efficient, the impact of occupants on building energy increases.
Meanwhile, trends in teleworking, co-working and home-sharing mean vastly different occupancy than the standard occupancy schedules.
Post date: 12 Jun 2019
Historic buildings are defining elements of city centres but also responsible for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions. In order to reduce their energy demand, it is important to improve envelopes’ thermal transmittance without damaging the historic integrity of their façades by applying interior insulation.
Thus, a detailed planning is needed to guarantee that case-specific variables are well considered. In this study, a holistic performance-based evaluation method is developed.
Post date: 11 Jun 2019
As examples of this month's BUILD UP topic "New skills for energy efficiency in buildings" you can view the presentations and key findings from a C4EForum 2018 panel session Training of skills for 21st century.
C4E Forums are biannual events on energy efficiency with focus on Central and Eastern Europe context.
Post date: 10 Jun 2019
The international conference, belonging to the Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) series of conferences, is organized by Politecnico di Milano with four international organizations:
– International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB, cibworld.nl)
– International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE, iisbe.org)
Post date: 7 Jun 2019
The E2VENT system that we will develop is an external thermal refurbishment solution with external cladding and air cavity (fig.1).
The distinctive feature of this system is the Smart Modular Heat Recovery Unit allowing us to recover energy from the extracted air while performing the air renewal using double flux heat exchanger in the air cavity (fig.2).
Post date: 6 Jun 2019
Across Europe, 90 million children and young people spend their weekdays in schools, colleges and universities. More than one in three of the working population is office-based.
And every year, 90 million patients spend more than a week on average in hospitals. Yet the impact of the indoor environment on people's health, well-being and performances is not well understood or adequately addressed in EU.
Post date: 5 Jun 2019
Drastically lowering energy consumption in buildings – and indeed, developing nearly-zero energy buildings (nZEBs) and positive-energy (or ‘smart’) buildings that can interact with the grid – is a cornerstone of Europe’s climate and energy policy.
Post date: 4 Jun 2019