Many construction projects always have one thing in common – the energy infrastructure is key. The guidelines are clear: less CO2 emissions, better lifetime and improved climate protection, all achieved through both intention and action. The influence of insulation on efficiency and cost savings should be quantified and considered in every decision.
A new calculation tool has been launched in order to provide detailed answers to these questions.
Post date: 13 Dec 2016
Solar heat gains and daylight just as important as insulation
European Aluminium welcomes measures to increase building renovation rates across the European Union, but calls for a better framework concerning the calculation of the performance of building elements under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD); insulation is only one part of the story, solar heat gains and daylight are just as important.
Post date: 6 Dec 2016
PlasticsEurope welcomes the European Commission’s proposals for a revision of the Energy Performance of Building Directive (EPBD) and the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED) which maintain the current framework of Nearly Zero Energy Buildings (NZEB) for all new buildings and establish a long term vision for the existing building stock. PlasticsEurope however stated that much more focus and priority should be placed on minimising energy consumption of existing buildings as it will not only reduce energy poverty in Europe but create jobs and have environmental benefits.
Post date: 6 Dec 2016
The proposed 30% binding energy efficiency target marks the recognition of energy efficiency as catalyst for securing sustainable growth, jobs and competitiveness in the EU.
Eurima shares the intentions of the Commission to accelerate building renovation rates, to facilitate access to finance and create jobs in the building sector. At the same time, we question whether the proposed legislative package will effectively unleash the intrinsic energy savings potential of buildings and building renovation as most cost-effective contributor to decarbonisation.
Post date: 5 Dec 2016
Houses built with bio-based materials, such as timber, straw and hemp, act as CO2 banks. Experts explain how citizens can become custodians of atmospheric carbon dioxide and thus help reduce air pollution.
Domestic efforts play an important role in curbing global warming. Besides producing and using renewables, homes can also act as banks that store CO2. This innovative building model exploits bio-based materials, such as timber, straw and hemp, which act as “carbon sequestrators.”
Post date: 28 Nov 2016
The 13th International Vacuum Insulation Symposium (IVIS 2017) will foster dialogue among scientists, academics and professionals from all around the world who are related to the research, development and production of super insulating materials (SIM). The event will promote the cooperation between manufacturers and researchers.
Post date: 7 Nov 2016
Beyond research, towards the market
ISOBIO is emerging from the research phase and taking its first steps towards its target market. Bringing innovation and research outcomes to the attention of experts and stakeholders is essential to tackling some of the possible challenges in the industrialisation phase.
Post date: 21 Oct 2016
Η Knauf Γυψοποιία Α.Β.Ε.Ε. συμπληρώνει τα πρώτα 25 χρόνια βιομηχανικής της παρουσίας στην Ελλάδα και διοργανώνει το Συνέδριο Αρχιτεκτονικής Τεχνολογίας στο αμφιθέατρο του Μουσείου της Ακρόπολης, την Πέμπτη 20 Οκτωβρίου 2016.
Διακεκριμένοι ακαδημαϊκοί και επαγγελματίες της αγοράς δόμησης του Ελληνικού και Ευρωπαϊκού χώρου θα αναλύσουν τη συνεισφορά των συστημάτων ξηράς δόμησης Knauf σε θέματα αντισεισμικής συμπεριφοράς, οικοδομικής φυσικής και αρχιτεκτονικής.
Post date: 10 Oct 2016
On 9 September 2016, Thermaflex North West Europe, a company which develops and manufactures insulation and pre-insulated piping solutions for thermal energy distribution, was recognised for creating the most positive environmental impact by the international non-profit organisation, B Lab, on the annual ‘Best for the World’ nomination.
Post date: 9 Sep 2016
This report, released by the ZERO-PLUS project, is on the combined energy and environmental performance of the proposed energy production and management technologies. More specifically, the document covers the final results from building modelling and simulation on the expected energy and environmental performance for eight types of residential buildings (ranging from villas to apartment buildings for social housing) across four case studies (Cyprus, France, Italy, United Kingdom).
Post date: 31 Aug 2016