Environmental issues related to buildings

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Due to global Co-Vid19 pandemic, there is a remote presentation option foreseen for this event.   The Eight European Conference on Renewable Energy Systems (ECRES2020). The event is going to be organized in Istanbul / Turkey on 24-25 August 2020. Several universities and research centers from all over the world supports the event technically.  
Post date: 8 Mai 2020
Type: Ereignis

Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.  
Post date: 8 Mai 2020
Type: Ereignis

For nearly 25 years, IMT has partnered with government, business, and philanthropy to explore the frontier of action to improve the spaces where we live, work, and play. Our innovations have helped policymakers reduce carbon emissions and energy costs across billions of square feet of real estate in major U.S.
Post date: 8 Mai 2020
Type: Publication

Abstract   The intent and metrics of LEED v4 BD+C have been taken as a reference and analysed, for a holistic approach to the energy and environmental issues emerging from the implications that COVID-19 pandemy may have on building design and urban planning.
Post date: 7 Mai 2020
Type: Publication

klimaaktiv bronze*   New apartment building completed in 2020. The entire residential complex is planned to be barrier-free. It is the new construction of a residential complex as passive house construction with 12 barrier-free or adaptable apartments, 4 of which are intended as serviceable apartments. There are also 13 underground parking spaces and 5 outdoor parking spaces.  
Post date: 7 Mai 2020
Type: Fall

The 10 houses of Hem are the first homes rehabilitated in France to zero energy and any form of consumption guaranteed for 25 years. Energiesprong is an initiative initiated in the Netherlands in 2013. Vilogia tested in France the first prototypes of this approach on 10 houses built in 1950 in Hem near Lille. Vilogia aims to rehabilitate 500 homes over 5 years using the same method. The Energiesprong method is as follows: using the current technological tools (digital and industrial method) to rehabilitate a dwelling in 3 weeks.  
Post date: 7 Mai 2020
Type: Fall

The European Union is facing a great challenge: how to quickly re-build Europe’s economy in the context of COVID-19 while ensuring to keep itself on the path to become climate neutral by 2050.   Against this background, investing in decarbonising buildings is key to reconcile climate objectives and economic recovery, in a virtuous way. Indeed, the renovation wave is one of the key pillars of the European Green Deal, which should be at the core of the post-COVID-19 recovery plan.  
Post date: 6 Mai 2020
Type: News

What can we do in our buildings to reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection? Are there measures beyond complete disinfection of work spaces to facilitate re-entry?   
Post date: 6 Mai 2020
Type: News

Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.   Join us on Thursday 18th June, 14:00-15:30 for an update on our Plastics in Construction Group and Dragon's Den pitch event.   Programme  
Post date: 5 Mai 2020
Type: Ereignis

BIM methods and tools have an increasing impact in the construction sector, to help to improve the productivity and cooperation across its full value chain. While BIM has mainly been applied on new buildings, the BIM4Ren project investigates its use and potential in renovation projects, through easy-to-use tools, to achieve the EU energy targets for the European building stock. In this first webinar, we will present the general concept and challenges we are tackling.
Post date: 5 Mai 2020
Type: Ereignis