Recent innovations in engineered timber have laid the foundations for the world’s first wooden skyscrapers to appear within a decade, a feat that is not only achievable—according to the Centre for Natural Material Innovation—but one they hope will beckon in an era of sustainable wooden cities, helping reverse historic emissions from the construction industry.
Post date: 9 Jul 2019
NERO develops and demonstrates technical solutions, which significantly reduce the costs of new nearly Zero-Energy Wooden Buildings and districts compared to the current situation.
On site and nearby renewable energy system solutions are studied in order to provide real addition of renewable energy production and to provide solutions, which are optimal on local grid and energy system level.
Post date: 9 Apr 2019
Linnaeus University in Sweden will host the seventh Forum Wood Building Nordic on September 27–28, 2018 in Växjö. The conference is an opportunity for academics and practitioners to meet and exchange experiences and to learn from the best within the field.
Post date: 27 Aug 2018
One of the main objectives of 4RinEU is to improve the energy performances of existing buildings through the renovation of their envelope. Therefore, within the project, a new concept of façade is being developed, namely a timber prefabricated multifunctional façade. These façade elements do not replace the existing façade, but they are added externally to the existing façade to increase its performances.
Post date: 28 May 2018
Vapour barriers and retarders are often needed to improve the hygro-thermal performance of the building envelope. Their use is particularly important in prefabricated timber façades, especially when critical boundary conditions occur.
However, considering the growing interest and use of such timber facade elements, an analysis of the performance of integrated membranes is needed in order to improve the material function curves available in the datasheets to enable the correct design of the whole wall structure.
Post date: 28 May 2018
The Biodiversum Visitor Centre is located in Remerschen on the edge of the Haff Réimech Nature Reserve.
The visitor centre building was designed to be closely tied to the land making it very relevant to the functions and activities of the centre itself. It has a low impact on the surrounding landscape and is purposely integrated into the environment where the project benefits from the redevelopment of a brownfield on a former industrial site in Remerschen.
Post date: 3 Dec 2017
Towards Adhesive Free Timber Buildings (AFTB)
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
The House on the Mountain was conceived as house for one family with three additional holiday apartments.
Post date: 25 May 2017
The building REZ L2 is located in an area of residential expansion outside of the urban centre of the city of Rovello Porro (CO), Lombardia Italy. This two storey, semi-detached residential dwelling is made with a wood frame construction.
The client decided on the use of this constructive system for the following reasons:
Post date: 8 May 2017
The new Sankt Franziskus elementary school in Halle went into use in February 2014. A scientific monitoring was initiated to evaluate the energy concept. The results show that the wood constructed school uses 90% less heating energy than comparable schools in Germany. The building envelope including box-type windows meets the passive house requirements. The school is heated by an air-heating system with district heating as energy source. The ventilation is connected to a ground-coupled heat exchanger and can be used to heat or to cool the building.
Post date: 23 Jan 2017