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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.   From this perspective, European buildings...

Riigi Kinnisvara nõuded mitteeluhoonetele

  Riigi Kinnisvara (RKAS) pani kokku juhendi, mille eesmärk on määratleda mitteeluhoonete projekteerimise ja ehitamise põhimõtted ning kasutatavatele materjalidele, süsteemidele ja seadmetele esitatavad tehnilised nõuded võimalikult...

Uuendused projekteerimise alusdokumentides

  Kas oled jõudnud seaduste ja standardite muudatustel silma peal hoida? Kui mitte, siis ära muretse.   Siit leiad erinevad sisekliimat ning energiatõhusust puudutavate nõuete uuendused kronoloogilises järjekorras.

Terminarz cyfryzacji procesu budowlanego

  Wprowadzanie zmian Prawa budowlanego w tym zakresie podzielono na kilka etapów.   Warto wiedzieć od kiedy dokładnie nowe przepisy będą miały zastosowanie.   Czytaj więcej.

Co zmieniono w przepisach budowlanych w minionym roku?

Choć w 2020 r. Prawo budowlane zmieniało się znacznie rzadziej niż w rekordowym 2019 r., to niewątpliwie miniony rok miał charakter bardziej rewolucyjny.   Przyniósł on bowiem kilka mocnych akcentów, szczególnie w swojej drugiej połowie...

BIM4EEB – Project Second year

During 2019, the first year, the BIM4EEB project outlined needs and requirements to be satisfied during the renovation process in order to ensure the best adaptation of the methodological and technological features of BIM4EEB toolset to...

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...

Hőkomfortot mérő bábuval kutatják az ideális épülethőmérsékletet a PTE-n

Az idei évben a Pécsi Tudományegyetemen (PTE) több beszerzés valósult meg Emberi Erőforrás Fejlesztési Operatív Programok keretében, melyek közül a közvélemény számára az egyik legérdekesebb minden bizonnyal a PTE Műszaki és Informatikai...

E-learning for building professionals

The building sector presents a considerable unexploited potential for cost-effective energy savings. Nearly Zero-Energy Building (NZEB) standards have become a mandatory requirement in Europe for new construction from 2020, however...

The crest of the Renovation Wave: A toolkit to decarbonise the European building stock

For Europe to reach its carbon-neutral goal by 2050, we will need to decarbonise the building sector and with millions of buildings to be renovated, retrofit technologies are going to play a crucial role in achieving this target.    The...

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...

Proposed Centre for Climate Action and Sustainability at Myross House, West Cork, Ireland

Introduction Green Skibbereen CLG has made a proposal to Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSH) to form a partnership for the development of a Climate Action Centre based at Myross Wood House and Grounds, currently in the ownership of the...

How does BIM help Contractors Achieve Improved Project Outcomes?

General and specialty contractors are buying into BIM based on the potential benefits it offers. Similar to any other construction technology, BIM has gained significant traction. The use of cloud-based software and mobile devices has...

OVERVIEW | De-risking energy efficiency investments for the EU building stock

Increasing the energy performance of the EU building stock is key for the EU to achieve its climate and energy goals. However, annually only around 0.2% to 0.3% of buildings across Europe are undergoing deep renovation (aiming at achieving...

OVERVIEW | A holistic approach for the energy renovation of the residential built environment in the Mediterranean area: the HAPPEN project

Introduction: the MedZEB approach The development of the retrofitting market is a significant challenge throughout Europe. This challenge faces particular conditions in the Mediterranean region due e.g. to its environmental and climatic...

BIMProve H2020 Project: Disrupting the Construction Industry

BIMprove – Improving Building Information Modelling by realtime Tracing of Construction Processes is a European project launched at the beginning of September 2020 by an outstanding consortium made up of partners from all over Europe.  ...

OVERVIEW | Architecture 4.0

This overview explores the concept of Architecture 4.0 and its relation to digital information and communication technologies. It is important to emphasise that the digital transformation, as described by the European Commission, is...

OVERVIEW | Building automation as a means for efficient building operation

Thermal comfort, indoor air quality and daylight are key factors in the comfort of building occupants. Despite the interconnection of these aspects and the related requirements, the way to achieve indoor air quality and thermal comfort are...

OVERVIEW | Energy in Buildings at the 2020 EU Sustainable Energy Week #EUSEW 2020

This year marks the 15thEuropean Sustainable Energy Week EUSEW.  Under the circumstances with Covid-19 the event was adapted to provide a dynamic, interactive and carefully organised online format. This effort has proved successful with...

OVERVIEW | nZEB policies and the support tools in eCentral project target countries (Slovenia, Croatia, Hungary)

Currently, buildings account for 40% of total energy consumption and around 75% of them are energy inefficient, with an annual renovating rate around 0.4-1.2%. EU has established legislative frameworks as EPBD (directive 2010/31/EU and...