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This timber-framed building is located in Saint-Samson-la-Poterie in the Oise region (northern France), over Paris, and especially in the natural region called "Pays de Bray".   It was the barn of a landlord housing of the 17th century and it has recently been retrofitted and restored by the owner himself. A careful work on the materials and on the execution was made.  
Post date: 29 Nov 2020
Type: Case

“Net-Zero” and “Passive House” are certification labels for ultra-low energy buildings that use very little energy to heat and cool them.   Although the origins of the passive house date back to the 1970s, its popularity only began to spread in the past decade or so.  
Post date: 27 Nov 2020
Type: News

Considering the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.   FOR PASIV, FOR WOOD and FOR THERM 2020 at PVA EXPO PRAGUE   The set of the fairs FOR PASIV, FOR WOOD and FOR THERM trade fairs attracted an extraordinarily large number of visitors.  
Post date: 27 Nov 2020
Type: Event

Concept and objectives:   BIM2TWIN aims to build a Digital Building Twin (DBT) platform for construction management that implements lean principles to reduce operational waste of all kinds, shortening schedules, reducing costs, enhancing quality and safety and reducing carbon footprint.  
Post date: 27 Nov 2020
Type: Link

The scope of the project is to promote, though architecture, the set-up of a collaborative community living in passive houses. In fact, the building has shared facilities, encouraging social contacts and individual space in a community managed the residents.   Each household is independent, but there is a common space for activities, such as crafts, guest rooms, and the provision by the community of three meals per week. As far as possible the scheme uses natural building materials.
Post date: 26 Nov 2020
Type: Case

  RE-DWELL (Here) will train a new generation of professionals with the transdisciplinary skills to address the urgent need of affordable and sustainable housing, a major challenge for European societies.   Applications for 15 early-stage researcher positions are now open until December 16, 2020.  
Post date: 24 Nov 2020
Type: News

SPEEDIER organises its first virtual training event on energy efficiency management for SMEs   • Over two, half-day sessions, participants will be trained on the SPEEDIER Service: a new approach to selling energy audits and energy efficiency advice to SMEs • The event will be hosted online on December 2 and 3 from 10 to 12:30 (CET).  
Post date: 24 Nov 2020
Type: Event

The 2020 Passive House Canada Summit will take place December 8-10, 2020 • Online   Registration is now open.   Registration Learn More.   Program Learn More.   Sponsorship
Post date: 23 Nov 2020
Type: Event

We hope this newsletter finds you healthy and well during these unprecedented times.    Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, TightVent continues to operate and adjust its communication, networking and awareness raising activities in the field of building & ductwork airtightness.   As usually, this edition rounds up our latest work & achievements followed by our partners product news.   
Post date: 19 Nov 2020
Type: News

The H2020 project 4RinEU, coordinated by Eurac Research, aims to define technologies, methodologies and business models to increase the uptake of deep renovation in the European building stock.  
Post date: 19 Nov 2020
Type: Case