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OVERVIEW | Integrated kits for building renovation

The building renovation sector has been moving towards the trend of using prefabricated renovation kits as an approach to effectively target the needs of any given project, and the design of kit-solutions that are able to respond to a range of...
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Renovation of a 6-storey office building located in Saint-Etienne

The construction is an office building originally in masonry whose renovation has been designed by atelier d’architecture Rivat as architectural firm (Architecte associé: atelier des vergers).   The renovation has been completed in 2017 and it is...
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Glaserhaus - Affoltern im Emmental, Switzerland

The aim of the project and the associated construction measures is to repair the existing and restore the original condition.   The floor plans will be spatially and functionally separated, with the aim of consistently uncovering the core...
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Review of 50 years of EU Energy Efficiency Policies for Buildings

The reduction of energy demand in buildings through the adoption of energy efficiency policy is a key pillar of the European Union (EU) climate and energy strategy. Energy Efficiency first emerged in the EU energy policy agenda in the...
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A Paris-Proof retail real estate sector: Taking stock of regulatory and market developments

Delivering the vision of climate-neutrality by 2050 as defined in the Paris Agreement is only achievable if the whole building stock, including retail real estate portfolios, is thoroughly renovated and sustainable design of new buildings...
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Report on the energy performance analysis of the 4 ZERO-PLUS settlements

ZERO-PLUS is a comprehensive, cost-effective approach for the design, construction and monitoring of Net Zero Energy Settlements (NZESs).   Focusing on the settlement-level instead of single buildings, the ZERO-PLUS approach aims to bring...
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ePANACEA Common framework for a modular methodology: Inventory of smart and novel technologies

The ePANACEA report "Common framework for a modular methodology: Inventory of smart and novel technologies" describes the process followed for the development of an inventory of smart and novel technologies which have an impact on the...
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ePANACEA Implementation of innovative certification schemes

The report "Next Generation of EPCs and Quality Convergence across the EU: Implementation of Innovative Certification Schemes" aims to tackle current EPC challenges by proposing new features for implementation within existing schemes.  ...
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AIVC February 2021 Newsletter Special Issue on COVID-19

As already announced in the November issue of the AIVC newsletter, the AIVC board decided to start a project to collect, discuss and disseminate information about COVID‐19 in relation to ventilation and airtightness.   A working group was...
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Brick Vault House / Space Popular

  Architects: Space Popular Area:  235 m² Year:  2020 Photographs:  Mariela Apollonio Collaborating Architects: Estudio Alberto Burgos, Javier Cortina Maruenda City: Santa Bárbara Country: Spain The Brick Vault House is a prototype for...
This residential house is currently among the finalists for the Archdaily Building of the Year 2021.