Topic of the Month

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What is Topic of the Month?


In Build Up we want that everyone feels involved. That is what the Topic of the Month is for, so all the community can contribute with articles, events and much more under the same topic. 


This month, the topic is "Building envelope and facade technologies for efficient buildings". It will cover issues as:


  • Building facade technologies
  • Facade building materials
  • Energy performance of efficient building facades
  • Facade design and engineering in relation to IEQ


Here you have some remarkable contributions:

Overview Articles


original.jpgOverview Article - Fostering the demand for a skilled labour force in the construction industry. The construction industry employs 13 million people across the EU27. Unfortunately, it seems to be failing at attracting younger generations. Blerta Vula, BUILD UP’s Ambassador, expands on the 5 main reasons for this.


original.jpgExpert Talk - Thaleia Konstantinou. In the form of face-to-face interviews, experts from all around Europe and covering the field of Energy Efficiency in buildings from different perspectives share their views. This month we will be discussing about "Building envelope and facade technologies for efficient buildings" with Thaleia Konstantinou, from TU Delft.




original.jpgAthens is planning to rejuvenate its buildings´ facades. Athens has developed a ‘Façade’ (Πρόσοψη) programme to renovate the facades of the buildings. The main difference of this programme compared to others in the EU is that the city is offering homeowners 100% of the funds required to do the work – to a maximum of 6,000 euros per building and even more for protected buildings.




original.jpgEnergy rehabilitation of a social housing façade. This case study presents the energy rehabilitation of a facade of a social housing building located in Catalonia through the installation of an innovative, prefabricated, and modular facade system that integrates active and passive technologies and circular economy principles.




original.jpgWebinar - The Plug-N-Harvest solution enabling smart energetic renovations for different building cases. Hosted by BUILD UP, the Plug-N-Harvest project organises a webinar titled "The Plug-N-Harvest solution enabling smart energetic renovations for different building cases". The event will take place the 15th December at 12.00H CET.




sykesStreamSAVE Project.  StreamSAVE aims to assist Member States in their efforts to deliver rapidly scalable savings and increase their chances of successfully meeting energy efficiency targets under Article 3 and 7 of the Energy Efficiency Directive (EED).




sykesEverything about Energy topics offered by the European Commission. This webpage of the European Commission offers all the information available about Energy, focusing particularly on EU policies and publications which aim to deliver secure, sustainable and affordable energy for citizens and businesses.



Stay tuned and be ready for the next Topic of the Month: "Renewable heating solutions for existing buildings".


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