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Expert Talk - Thaleia Konstantinou

EXPERT TALKS series is an initiative from the BUILD UP portal. In the form of face-to-face interviews, experts from all around Europe covering the field of Energy Efficiency in buildings from different perspectives share their views, experience and...
"What is very important in order to improve the building performance is to integrate renewable energy sources. We need to have very efficient ventilation to ensure the indoor air quality, we need to have very efficient heating and cooling...
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Expert Talk - Gerald Wagenhofer

EXPERT TALKS series is an initiative from the BUILD UP portal. In the form of face-to-face interviews, experts from all around Europe covering the field of Energy Efficiency in buildings from different perspectives share...
"In the situation we have now, there is a lack of skilled workers specially in the construction sector. The case of the heritage sector is another aspect important here because we are needing traditional skills, because traditional buildings...
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EASI ZERo Project: Envelope Material System with low Impact for Zero Energy Buildings

With CO2 emission at 36% and energy consumption at 40%, building sector is far from sustainability. The need for construction materials to achieve climate neutral buildings reaches 0.2 m3 per m2 of net floor in France, leading to several...
EASI ZERo proposes a global system to cut the environmental impact by rising the thermal performance of buildings’ envelope by 20% with bio-sourced and recycled materials. This include grown mycelium, wood fibres, low carbon foam, recycled...
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Envola storage heat pump - a new product category

The heating and cooling of buildings is one main energy consumer in Europe. Especially residential heating is the main emitter of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants and air conditioning systems heavily contribute to urban...
The Envola storage heat pump enables the world’s first highly energy-efficient heating, cooling and ventilation system significantly reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in Europe.
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CITYSOLAR Project: Transparent Photovoltaics (TPV) for sustainable transformation of the energy sector in large cities

Transparent solar cells in windows are already possible. But up to now, they have not been sufficiently effective in converting sunlight into electricity. The EU-funded CITYSOLAR project aims to change this by combining two photovoltaic...
In the CITYSOLAR project, a new breakthrough concept for TPV will be developed by exploiting the combined use of emerging technologies, namely multi-junction solar modules developed from near-ultraviolet perovskite and near-infrared...
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Expert Talk - Thaleia Konstantinou

EXPERT TALKS series is an initiative from the BUILD UP portal. In the form of face-to-face interviews, experts from all around Europe covering the field of Energy Efficiency in buildings from different perspectives share their views,...
"What is very important in order to improve the building performance is to integrate renewable energy sources. We need to have very efficient ventilation to ensure the indoor air quality, we need to have very efficient heating and cooling...
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FRISSBE Project: Achieving excellence at ZAG and spreading it in the region

Fire resilience is a crucial element of building sustainability, especially with the increasing use of new construction materials and technologies. Slovenia’s National Building and Civil Engineering Institute (ZAG) will boost its practice...
The FRISSBE project will implement new practices at ZAG by attracting and maintaining high quality personnel under the direction of the ERA Chair holder. The project will lead to lasting, sustainable structural changes to achieve...
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SAFE-FACE Project: Innovative seismic-resilient façade designs

Building facades are designed to meet energy efficiency requirements but these are insufficient for seismic hazard zones. Facade damage can occur even during low seismic activity and represents a potential threat to safety and economy.   ...
The EU-funded SAFE-FACE project will develop earthquake-proof sustainable facades for mid-rise and newly built residential and office buildings via sustainable techniques for integrating damage-control. The project will develop...
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RUGGEDISED Project: Smart City Models Across Europe

The RUGGEDISED project will create urban spaces powered by secure, affordable and clean energy, smart electro-mobility, smart tools and services. The overall aims are:   Improving the quality of life of the citizens, by offering the...
RUGGEDISED was a smart city project funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. It brought together three lighthouse cities: Rotterdam, Glasgow and Umeå and three fellow cities: Brno, Gdansk and Parma...
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ABC 21 Project: Africa-Europe Bioclimatic Buildings for XXI Century

The globalisation trends in the building sector resulted in the adoption of inadequate design solutions, especially for warm weather regions, which replicated designs that are far from sustainable or energy-efficient. The obsession with...
It is urgent to study the best sustainable designs for warm climate zones to unleash their market and research potential, thus popularising these concepts to a broader audience. These designs involve bioclimatic approach, low-energy...