Building envelope (walls, windows,...)

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The project belongs to a larger urban intervention with the new Grand Parc in Bordeaux, with green area and public spaces, and it occupies a central place in redefining the neighbourhood. It also has an identity vocation because it constitutes a visual catch from the perspective created by the plot where it is located. The volume, simple but slightly decomposed, expresses the public and private use of the building and highlights a forecourt that opens on the urban project of the Grand Parc.  
Post date: 1 Sep 2020
Type: Case

Europe is known for its valuable built environment, which includes many historic homes and beautiful buildings. But peel back this façade and you’ll find that many are grossly inefficient. In fact, Europe’s buildings consume 40% of all the energy used across the continent and, in doing so, are responsible for 36% of all CO2 emissions.  
Post date: 28 Aug 2020
Type: News

The fourth and final session in a four-part mini-series of interactive online events for local authorities, educational institutions and others involved with delivering educational buildings to the Passivhaus standard. This session provides a closer look at school case studies in England & Wales to back up the policy and precedence discussed in the preliminary session. Hear viewpoints from clients, designers and contractors involved with delivering Passivhaus schools.  
Post date: 26 Aug 2020
Type: Event

Date: 16 September 2020     Time: 16.00 - 18.00 Location: Online        
Post date: 26 Aug 2020
Type: Event

Date: 9 September 2020       Time: 16.00 - 18.00 Location: Online         The second in a four-part mini-series of interactive online events for local authorities, educational institutions and others involved with delivering educational buildings to the Passivhaus standard.  This session provides a closer look at regional case studies to back up the policy and precedence discussed in the preliminary session.   
Post date: 26 Aug 2020
Type: Event

Smart Textiles for RETrofitting and Monitoring of Cultural Heritage Buildings This project aims to develop novel techniques using smart multifunctional materials for the combined seismic-plus-energy retrofitting, and Structural Health Monitoring (SHM) of the European cultural heritage buildings (CHB). The need for upgrading the existing old and CHB is becoming increasingly important for the EU countries, due to:  
Post date: 26 Aug 2020
Type: Link

30 SEPTEMBER 2020 | 10h00-11h30   ZOOM, online Webinar Platform   Cerame-Unie has launched a Cycle of Webinars on Circular Economy. The Kick-Off Webinar Opportunities of Circular Economy for the Ceramic Industry, under the European Green Deal, provided an overview of the contribution of the Ceramic Industry to Circular Economy and gathered more than 170 participants.  
Post date: 24 Aug 2020
Type: Event

For a couple of decades, many in the real estate industry have been trying to make buildings “green,” replacing conventionally made materials with sustainable ones and installing energy-efficient systems. Buildings have a heavy environmental footprint, so the upshot of all this tinkering has been structures that are less harmful to the planet.   Now some developers are going further with “deep green” buildings that are actually good for it.  
Post date: 24 Aug 2020
Type: News

Andreas Gyr remembers his first car fondly: a 1982 Ford Escort, which had the gas parts ripped out and replaced with 17 golf cart batteries and an electric motor. “It had about a 15-mile range and it topped out at like 58 miles per hour,” Andreas remembers. “I’d carry an extension cord around and plug it into friends’ wall outlets to make it home.” It might have been inconvenient, but it made him excited about the future. “It was different, it was hopeful, we charged it with solar panels!” he says.
Post date: 21 Aug 2020
Type: News

The case is one of the demonstration sites where the technologies developed within the H2020 project BUILDHEAT have been installed. The building is a large multifamily house in a small quarter in the outskirts of Zaragoza. It has 53 dwellings of two main sizes (i.e. 85 m² and 55 m²) distributed in 5 staircases on 4 floors. The building was constructed in 1988, is owned by Zaragoza Vivienda, the social housing Agency of Zaragoza, and is used for sheltered housing.  
Post date: 20 Aug 2020
Type: Case