Reductions in building energy consumption and improvement of the indoor environmental quality are two of the most important challenges that the building industry is currently facing. In this context, adaptive building envelopes can provide new solutions thanks to their capability of changing and adapting their behaviour according to surroundings by means of materials, components and systems.
On this topic, a training school (03-07 September 2018) was organized by COST Action TU 1403 in Belgrade (Serbia) and hosted by the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Belgrade, where international and local PhD and Master students had the opportunity to take part to lessons and workshops led by specialists by the field. They could take a close look to the subject with a three-days collaborative design exercise with experts on hand to provide guide and support, but also exploit this privileged opportunity to network with other students and young researchers sharing the same interests.
The next appointment is at the KKL Lucerne in Switzerland where the FAÇADE 2018 international conference will be held on 26-27 November. The event will also be the closing conference of COST Action TU1403 and as such it will be a moment to discuss its results and outcomes. For more information and details on the agenda, please check the COST TU1403 website: http://tu1403.eu/.