building envelope

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Europeans have become used to seeing solar panels on the roofs of buildings. But there are plenty of other man-made surfaces in our cities and towns that could be used to harvest energy, including building surfaces.  
Post date: 8 Jul 2020
Type: News

This hard-stone elementary school is located in Mulhouse in the Alsace region (north-eastern France), near the border with Germany. It is a listed building, since it was built in XXVIII sec as a spinning factory at a time which Mulhouse had an active textile industry and became a school in 1870. It has recently been retrofitted with a project balanced between low energy consumption and heritage preservation, with the availability of a constraint budget.  
Post date: 6 Jul 2020
Type: Case

The building "L'Etape" was built in the early 1960s in the city of Charity sur Loire. It is a social housing building and the renovation aims to create spaces for temporary houses, training and short-term activities organized by the municipality.   The existing building presents a rectangular form on 4 levels and a total floor area of around 502m².  
Post date: 2 Jul 2020
Type: Case

The Interreg Italy-Austria project FACECAMP has come to an end in 2019 and it reached several successful results concerning the topic of building envelope´s performance to reach indoor comfort, energy saving targets and to boost inter-organizational cooperation.  
Post date: 2 Jul 2020
Type: News

The contest was aimed at a BBC 2005 Effinergie consumption level. We have reached the Passive level for the Media Library.  
Post date: 9 Jun 2020
Type: Case

HoHo Vienna is one of the tallest wooden buildings in the world and a lighthouse project for sustainable timber construction. Thanks to the level of thermal insulation, resource conservation, energy efficiency and sound insulation, it has been awarded with the certification LEED Gold and ÖGNB gold from the Austrian Society for Sustainable Buildings.  
Post date: 1 Jun 2020
Type: Case

Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.   IEA EBC 6th Annex Meeting   October 5-6, 2020 University Wuppertal Pauluskirchstr. 7 42285 Wuppertal Germany   The EBC Research Programme  
Post date: 25 May 2020
Type: Event

The Lycée pour Professions de Santé in Ettelbruck, now the largest wooden building in the Grand Duchy, is a pilot project. It is indeed the first Luxembourg public building with positive energy. It is also the first in Luxembourg to aim for a "Minergie-P- ECO" certification. In addition to the comfort of the occupants, which reaches its highest level thanks to this certification, it is also the ecological footprint of the building that has been at the centre of attention since the design phase.  
Post date: 19 Apr 2020
Type: Case

Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.   The Future Envelope 13 – Conference on Building Envelopes  
Post date: 15 Apr 2020
Type: Event

As a visible sign of the shift from fossil fuels to renewable energies, a former coal silo and heating plant in Basel is covered with coloured PV modules. The entire site is under heritage protection, the remodelled building was required to match the style and colour scheme of the site.  
Post date: 11 Mar 2020
Type: Case