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Around the world, more people are living with more space at home than at any other time in history.   This may be surprising – cramped, dingy rooms are as familiar in Shanghai as they are in London. But on average, the space per person in Chinese homes has increased by nearly 30 square metres in 40 years, and by four square metres in the UK over the past 15 years.  
Post date: 2 Apr 2020
Type: News

The theme of the 2019 UP STRAW YEARBOOK is ’the straw experience to learn in’. It aims to inform and inspire you about the application of straw as a building material in schools and educational buildings. The article we highlight today comes from France.   This is an article written by Fabienne Pasquier (CNC PFeuillette), in collaboration with Corentin Desmichelle (Atelier Desmichelle) about Victor Schoelcher nursery school.  
Post date: 2 Apr 2020
Type: News

Prefabricated straw bale construction systems use a natural, low carbon, renewable product, providing high levels of thermal insulation. This modular approach appeals to the creative side of architects and can make life much easier for builders.   ModCell® is an example of a UK system that uses these excellent thermal insulation qualities of straw and timber to make prefabricated straw panels for schools and other buildings.  
Post date: 2 Apr 2020
Type: News

The RE4 project has reached its end. The research project funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. The RE4 project was based on a collaboration of 13 partners from science and industry.   The main goal was reuse and recycle of CDW materials and structures in energy efficient pREfabricated elements for building refurbishment and construction.  
Post date: 26 Mar 2020
Type: News

Straw building techniques that use straw bales will, inevitably, give a minimal wall thickness related to the bale size.  In the sports hall renovation project at Tilburg, with 1 000 m² wall, this could lead to higher costs and performance than required.  
Post date: 26 Mar 2020
Type: News

The theme of the 2019 UP STRAW YEARBOOK is ’the straw experience to learn in’. It aims to inform and inspire you about the application of straw as a building material in schools and educational buildings. The article we highlight today comes from Belgium. Interview of the Assistant Director of Notre-Dame du Bon Secours College in Binche, the first school in Belgium to be insulated using straw, and built in 2017.   How did you come up with the idea of using straw in construction?
Post date: 26 Mar 2020
Type: News

The central question about financing Green Investements is often: How? It can seem difficult to find available money for a first investment, and this is an important issue for households but also municipalities and regions. In Europe, there are more and more interesting cases about what type of innovative financing can work in practice.  
Post date: 19 Mar 2020
Type: News

Despite strong initial reluctance to the innovative retrofitting of their flats, residents in a Valladolid district (Spain) are now enjoying improved comfort and lower fuel bills as they head towards winter, all thanks to an EU-funded project, REMOURBAN.  
Post date: 19 Mar 2020
Type: News

In Valencia's maritime area, state-of-the art technologies are being used to improve energy efficiency in buildings and to change collective behaviours   In many European cities the rational use of energy is one of the main issues for public and private buildings. The City Council of Valencia has decided to use innovative technologies, such as energy consumption sensors, to reduce energy demand and air pollution.  
Post date: 12 Mar 2020
Type: News

The Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance has released its final recommendations to the European Commission on the EU Taxonomy. EIT Climate-KIC was represented in the EU Taxonomy’s work group by EIT Climate-KIC Board Member Sandrine Dixson Decleve and EIT Climate-KIC Head of International Affairs Felicity Spors.  
Post date: 12 Mar 2020
Type: News