building envelope

Since the start of All Saints' Day 2017, students in Secondary 5 and 6 of the  College "Notre-Dame de bon secours" in Binche are the first in Belgium to take classes in a building isolated with straw and wooden frame.   A spacious, bright, and healthy pavilion has replaced a prefabricated sheet metal energy wastage. This pavilion is the first prefabricated school building made of wood, compressed straw and clay plaster in French-speaking Belgium.   
Post date: 8 Sep 2019
Type: Case

This case study represents a rehabilitation and energy renovation of a 1970 condominium. It consists of a small joint ownership of 23 lots in Sevran (in Paris suburbs) as part of the "OPAH Quartier Rougemont" with the operator OZONE.  
Post date: 19 Jul 2019
Type: Case

  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
Type: News

Of the current EU building stock, 80% was built before the 90's, while 40% are pre-60's and a considerable amount being even older and classified as cultural patrimony, thus requiring preservation techniques if we want to maintain this cultural heritage for our future generations. Upgrading the existing EU buildings and the cultural heritage ones is becoming increasingly important due to:  
Post date: 4 Mar 2019
Type: Publication

Construction industry stakeholders and policy makers gathered on 29 January in Brussels to discuss the potential of natural bio-based materials to help Europe meet its climate obligations.   The event was organised by the Horizon 2020 project ISOBIO, which hopes its innovations will be a game changer for bio-based construction.  
Post date: 21 Feb 2019
Type: News

MADE expo is Italy’s most important trade show for the Building & Construction industry and also one of Europe’s most significant events dedicated to the Architecture and the Construction sectors.   4 dedicated Exhibitions under one roof encompassing the best the market has to offer in terms of materials, construction systems, windows & doors, building envelope solutions, finishes, surfaces, software & hardware.  
Post date: 8 Jan 2019
Type: Event

On 26th and 27th November 2018, the Competence Centre Building Envelope of Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts once again hosted the international conference FACADE 2018 at the KKL Lucerne. This year’s event has been also the closing conference of the COST Action TU1403 “Adaptive Facades Network”, which was initiated by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts four years ago.
Post date: 19 Dec 2018
Type: Publication

Interreg Italy-Austria FACEcamp project offered a training course (named FACE) aimed at increasing the know-how of companies and freelance professionals operating in the field of complex technological building façades. The course aimed to transfer to freelance professionals and technical staff of construction companies, concepts and innovative methods in the sector of complex technological façades.
Post date: 21 Nov 2018
Type: News

The first International Conference on Sustainable Energy and Climate in African Municipalities (SECAM 2019) will be held at the ENSTP (Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Travaux Publics) during the week of 22nd to 25th of October 2019, in Yaoundé, Cameroon with the theme "Increase access to quality, affordable housing for every household in the municipality.”  More information about this event, please visit: www.secam-conference.org.  
Post date: 2 Nov 2018
Type: Event

In April last year, the City of Ljubljana agreed a public-private partnership (PPP) with a consortium of GGE and Petrol for the energy retrofitting of public buildings in the municipality. The EUR 14.9 million project will deliver energy savings of 8,245 MWh annually and a reduction of 2,956 tons of CO2 emissions each year.
Post date: 10 Oct 2018
Type: News