Building envelope (walls, windows,...)

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  Jan 14   “Think Big! Is industrialisation of energy renovations the best route to scale up the Renovation Wave?”   by EuroACE - Energy Efficient Buildings   Free   Actions and Detail Panel  
Post date: 11 Jan 2021
Type: Event

Concept:   Using ambient energy that would otherwise be lost such as heat, light or sound, energy harvesting is well known for its applications in solar cells. Moreover, the technology has numerous new innovative uses thanks to recent digital trends, including the Internet of Things.  
Post date: 8 Jan 2021
Type: Link

Before the refurbishment started, the local authority had around 1,500 bedsits right across the city. Known as zero-bed units, they were small – usually no more than 26 square metres – and as they aged, they became progressively less attractive to tenants.   Moreover, the more unattractive the location, the more ‘de-tenanted’ they became. So began a vicious cycle of vacancy, dilapidation and social deterioration.  
Post date: 8 Jan 2021
Type: Case

The Charles de Gaulle is a preschool and elementary school building located in Tourcoing, France.   It is a certified Passive House new build.   THERMAL ENVELOPE:   Exterior wall
Post date: 8 Jan 2021
Type: Case

The International Standards Virtual Summit Spring 2021   March 15 - March 26
Post date: 7 Jan 2021
Type: Event

Architecture firm Dialog has revealed plans for a cross-laminated timber higher education building in Canada, which it says will be the first of its kind.   The project, called A-Block Building Expansion, is a six-storey addition to an existing building at Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology in Scarborough, which is about a 20-minute drive from downtown Toronto.  
Post date: 2 Jan 2021
Type: Case

The Kohlerhaus, a building dating back to the 14th century, was renovated to accommodate 10 apartments with the high standards of comfort and efficiency. The historical research carried out by the architect revealed the rich past of the building, that served as priest house, hotel or guest house. The retrofit of the building included external insulation the wall with reed mats, new replica windows and new building services (radiating heating and mechanical ventilation).  
Post date: 2 Jan 2021
Type: Case

Surface area is an important but limited resource in cities that aim to become climate neutral. It can be used to, for example, generate heat or electricity via active solar systems, improve air quality via greening, or provide cooling thanks to highly reflective and emissive materials.   Scientists at Italian institute Eurac have now developed a multi-factor approach to study the synergies and conflicts that arise from using ground, facade and roof space in urban communities.
Post date: 2 Jan 2021
Type: News

Cost-effective ways towards energy efficiency and carbon reduction in industrial manufacturing.  
Post date: 23 Dec 2020
Type: Event

2021 RESNET Building Performance Conference is Going Virtual! FEBRUARY 22-24, 2021   We had a blast at #RESNET2020 and hope you did too! And while we hoped to make RESNET 2021 bigger and better than ever, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do business and interact with our peers and colleagues.  
Post date: 23 Dec 2020
Type: Event