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How to grow a “living” building

Andreas Gyr remembers his first car fondly: a 1982 Ford Escort, which had the gas parts ripped out and replaced with 17 golf cart batteries and an electric motor. “It had about a 15-mile range and it topped out at like 58 miles per hour,”...
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Gas boilers deserve an ‘F’, not an ‘A’

Fossil gas boilers may continue to be labelled ‘green’ for another decade or so if EU leaders fail to review energy labelling rules for heating appliances within a year. This would be very bad news for an overheating world, write Davide Sabbadin...

Europe’s heating and cooling is a climate time bomb, with the sector responsible for almost half of the EU’s energy consumption and a third of its CO2 emissions. Ageing buildings bear much of the blame, with a large part of the energy...
Event

Konferencia: udržateľnosť v architektúre a vo výstavbe 2020 Slovakian Sustainable Buildings - Living Future Europe

 

This unique international conference will bring you not only inspiration from renowned speakers, but above all concrete ideas for your own practice. It will focus on the specifics of the construction design and management process, which...

Considering the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.   Living Future Europe   The building and construction industries determine, by and large, how...
Publication

Green Homes and Green Mortgages

As we all spend more time in our homes than planned and desire, it is worth looking towards new models of doing things better from the building industry, the finance industry, and all of the other participants involved in building our...
Event

Passivhaus Contractor webinar

Do this course if you want to:
learn the skills to achieve Passivhaus standards on site and (optionally) take the exam to gain the Certified Passivhaus Tradesperson qualification.

Our Contractor Training comprises a...

Online contractor training   Dates: 6th and 8th July 2020 Time: 1.00 – 5:30 pm both days Trainers: Eric Fewster and Sally Godber Costs: Standard price: £250 + VAT AECB/PHT/TGR members: £225 + VAT   This course is run in...
News

CEN-CE NEWSLETTER June 2020 issue

Check out the June 2020 issue of CEN-CE newsletter for getting up to speed with recent and ongoing activities of CEN-CE team! EPB standards covered by CEN-CE scheme Explore synergies with CEN-CE scheme 2nd CEN-CE classroom pilot...
Case

Aria, Mediatheque and Concert Hall in Cornebarrieu - France

Photo taken from https://www.construction21.org/case-studies/fr/aria-mediatheque-and-conc.... (Uploaded by/Author Philippe Madec)

Credits: APM Architecture/APM https://www.atelierphilippemadec.fr/architecture/equipements/pole-cultur...

The contest was aimed at a BBC 2005 Effinergie consumption level. We have reached the Passive level for the Media Library.   The building, taken off the ground to mark the wet nature, is part of the landscape along an existing dike. The...
Case

HoHo Vienna: the first city office built of timber in Vienna

HoHo Vienna is one of the tallest wooden buildings in the world and a lighthouse project for sustainable timber construction. Thanks to the level of thermal insulation, resource conservation, energy efficiency and sound insulation, it has...