Construction industry stakeholders and policy makers gathered on 29 January in Brussels to discuss the potential of natural bio-based materials to help Europe meet its climate obligations.
The event was organised by the Horizon 2020 project ISOBIO, which hopes its innovations will be a game changer for bio-based construction.
Post date: 21 Feb 2019
Today whoever decides to invest in biobased buildings is a pioneer in the construction sector, as it is still a niche market. But latest research about industrial hemp materials have developed products that may be more competitive
Post date: 24 Dec 2018
December 5 is UN World Soil Day. The building industry has thus been called to account for its role in the massive use of mineral raw materials and environmental pollution. One solution comes from the bio-construction sector which draws on unlimited sources of natural materials such as hemp, which is a recyclable carbon sequestrator. But how comfortable is it to live in a hemp house?
Post date: 4 Dec 2018
The use of natural materials is growing rapidly in Argentina and other South American countries. Technical progress and policy implementation seem to go hand in hand
Post date: 31 May 2018
What about GMOs in our homes?
Adopting biobased materials in home building can slash construction costs, but is Europe ready to put aside its fears about GM products?
One of the main contributors of CO2 emissions are the homes we live in. In the EU, buildings are responsible for 36% of CO2emissions and 40% of energy consumption.
Post date: 9 Oct 2017
Discover the latest innovations in eco-materials for healthy low carbon construction
at the next ISOBIO workshop, hosted by Acciona Construcción on 21 November in Madrid.
Post date: 3 Oct 2017
The fourth week of our #H2020Buildings promotion has just come to an end!
With the Twitter hashtag #H2020Buildings, the BUILD UP team promotes European projects funded under the Horizon 2020 framework in a thematic manner.
Five weeks, five topics and more than 40 projects are being showcased on our Twitter handle @EU_BUILDUP.
Every Friday, we collect the tweets of the week and publish them under ‘moments’, accessible here.
Post date: 25 Aug 2017
A radical approach to using natural construction materials at scale
The ISOBIO project proposes an innovative strategy to bring bio-based construction materials into the mainstream.
A key innovation consists of the use of pre-treated bio-based aggregates for construction, which include insulation materials, hygrothermal and moisture buffering materials, binders, sol-gel and resins.
Post date: 28 Jun 2017
The use of bio-based materials is often met with scepticism from architects, insurers and contractors in the construction industry, which has led to slow market uptake. This scepticism generally results from a lack of adequate training and support with regard to regulatory frameworks.
Post date: 5 Apr 2017
On the way to demonstrating the benefits of bio-based materials for the construction sector
ISOBIO aims to develop new bio-based insulation panels and renders, and to scale them for mainstream adoption by the building and construction industry. The focus is now on the challenging demonstration phase.
Post date: 24 Mar 2017