Very low energy buildings

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Building envelope: The building consists of three linked parts. Each of these three parts uses different technologies / materials so as to test and compare them on the same site.
Post date: 7 Jun 2011
Type: Case

Building envelop: Optimized building envelope and cubature Polyurethane insulation boards (λ= 0.028 W/m•K), approx. 200 mm (Passive house) triple-glazed windows (approx. U= 0.70 to 0.90 W/m²•K) Building envelope (mean value): U= 0.147 W/m²•K Energy efficient technologies:
Post date: 6 Jun 2011
Type: Case

Winner Renovation of Multi-family Buildings:  Retrofitting for the Future (Bulgaria) Working together for a change, the UN Development Programme and municipal authorities have convinced homeowners in large residential blocks to implement energy-efficiency building renovation. NomineesHarlequin 1 Sustainable Broadcasting Centre by British Sky Broadcasting Ltd (United Kingdom)
Post date: 6 Jun 2011
Type: News

“We have had a dream about showing the market that energy-positive buildings are possible. We therefore built the test center in Bellenberg to try our own technologies in interaction with complementary solutions. In a world with many good intentions, we are proud to demonstrate that it actually is possible to build energy-positive buildings,” says Lars Hauk Ringvold, president of Hydro Building Systems.
Post date: 5 Jun 2011
Type: News

Building envelop:Walls: 10 cm polyurethane insulation (U=0,26 W/m²•K) Facade covered with lamellas for optimal light / heat management (20% savings on cooling) High performance glazing Optimal acoustics Energy efficient technologies:Heating with activated concrete floors HVAC including rotating wheel heat recovery system Presence detectors and adaptive LED lighting Building automation Renewable energy sources:
Post date: 2 Jun 2011
Type: Case

The large glazed areas incorporated in the building envelope plays a key role both as  heat-provider and heat retainer. Indeed, the south-oriented glass facades let in significant amount of natural daylight and solar heat in winter time, which contributes to reducing artificial heating needs. The use of energy efficient glazing solutions also provides high insulation and prevents heat from escaping through the windows. Glass is also used to protect and insulate the thermal collectors.
Post date: 27 May 2011
Type: Case

The objective of this webinar is to discuss the challenges as well as the short and long term perspectives for Romania. This webinar is the first of a series of national webinairs organized within the TightVent Europe platform. For more information about TightVent Europe and partners, visit our website at www.tightvent.eu.   PROGRAMME 15:10 GLOBAL CONTEXT OF AIRTIGHTNESS CHALLENGES AND THE TIGHTVENT EUROPE INITIATIVE Peter Wouters, INIVE, Belgium
Post date: 27 May 2011
Type: Event

EESC President Staffan Nilsson launched the glossary. The conference was also attended by the director of the ACE, Adrian Joyce and Bernd Wolschner, president of the ECP. Vice President of the EESC Anna Maria Darmanin also participated in the conference, and the event was hosted by EESC TEN Section President Stéphane Buffetaut. There were discussions involving contributions from many experts in the field of sustainable construction, including non-governmental and national representatives, supplemented by senior officials from the European Commission.  
Post date: 23 May 2011
Type: News

About the Network The Network for Sustainable Construction and Innovation through Procurement is a growing European network of public authorities working together to: Find new, sustainable construction solutions, and Encourage innovation in construction procurement What does the Network do? The Network participants identify topics which are of most interest to them for their own construction activities.
Post date: 17 May 2011
Type: Link