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OVERVIEW | H2020 projects on Smart buildings

Smartness of buildings: a key enabler towards a climate-neutral EU The European Green Deal, is a decisive step towards the ambitious target of achieving Europe’s climate neutrality by 2050....
Kamp C 3D printed house  - Photo: Kamp C & Jasmien Smets – source:

OVERVIEW | 3D printing in the construction sector

3D printing, also referred as additive manufacturing (AM), is a major element of the fourth industrial revolution and has the potential to transform the construction sector as a way of introducing robotization into construction.   3D printing is the...

PalaCinema Locarno - Locarno, Switzerland

In the aftermath of the 2007 global financial crisis and rampant global warming –and perhaps the demise of “starchitecture” as a default procedure to build urban identity–, the Palazzo del Cinema Locarno project is guided by principles of...

Digital Twinning the capital project delivery phase

The construction phase digital twin model (COGITO) is a project that started in November 2020 with funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.    The COGITO project aims to establish a Digital...

Neubau Kindergarten Münichsthal

The two-group kindergarten with an exercise room includes a sustainable architecture and energy concept.   Mainly ecological building materials are used for the south-facing low-energy house. Generous window areas and well thought-out...

The effect of occupant distribution on energy consumption and COVID-19 infection in buildings: A case study of university building

The occupant density in buildings is one of the major and overlooked parameters affecting the energy consumption and virus transmission risk in buildings. HVAC systems energy consumption is highly dependent on the number of occupants....

Newness Touches Conventional History: The Research of the Photovoltaic Technology on a Wooden Church Heritage Building

The case study that determined the present research is the restoration of one Transylvanian wooden church from Cojocna, Cluj county, Romania. The original design (2018, Aqua Prociv Proiect Romanian company's project) assumed all ICOMOS's...

Passive office in Fretin (Hauts-de-France)

Passives office having obtained the Passif Plus label with in particular a large surface area of ​​photovoltaic panels. Treated Floor Area according to PHPP: 217 m2 Construction type: timber construction Year of construction: 2019  ...

Quality infrastructure for smart mini-grids

Mini-grids are complex systems dependent on different suppliers and used in different applications, often with high regulatory uncertainty over their installation and operation. Creating a viable market for renewable-based mini-grids, with...

World Energy Transitions Outlook: 1.5°C Pathway (Preview)

The World Energy Transitions Outlook preview outlines a pathway for the world to achieve the Paris Agreement goals and halt the pace of climate change by transforming the global energy landscape. This preview presents options to limit...