Indoor environment (thermal comfort, indoor air quality, acoustics)

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RELaTED project

The Project District heating (DH) systems are one of the most energy efficient heating systems to deliver heat in urban environments, with proven reliability within many decades already. DHs are also...
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ACE study on the Role of Architecture in Building Performance as Defined by the EU Level(s) Scheme

The EU Commission has been developing Level(s) - a framework of macro-objectives and indicators aiming to help building professionals to report on the environmental performance of buildings. As well as energy and material impacts, Level(s...
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MFH Wolfurt House A (wood) in Austria

The project (planned for completion in 2019) is part of a study that compares the practical comparisons of different energy concepts for highly efficient, ecological and economically operated multi-family dwellings. One goal here is to...
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FACADES19 Conference /South challenges and beyond - Call for abstracts

Annual EFN conferences goal is to bring together, a multi-disciplinary group of scientists and facade designers, specialists, consultants, manufacturers, builders etc. and young researchers, from Europe and other parts of the world to present and...

Call for Abstracts   We invite you to submit abstracts (in English) according to the format defined below on the following topics: Climate, energy and sustainable building facades Heritage buildings and facades Advanced...
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EFH Plattner – Mieming (Austria)

The 3-storey detached house was completed in 2019 and was built as a mixed construction (solid / wood).    The basis for the planning is an energy-efficient and ecological construction, which ensures a sustainable lifestyle with low energy...
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How the EU is helping fight deadly air pollution in Poland

In southern Poland, the EU is funding the replacement of more than 500,000 polluting coal-fired stoves in households. The new boilers – which cut smog-creating pollutants – are one example of how the EU is helping to improve air quality...

In the EU, air pollution is responsible for around 400,000 premature deaths every year. Poor air quality can lead to lung cancer, strokes, heart attacks and acute respiratory diseases in children.    Poland’s Małopolska region, along with...
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College "Notre-Dame de Bon secours"

Since the start of All Saints' Day 2017, students in Secondary 5 and 6 of the  College "Notre-Dame de bon secours" in Binche are the first in Belgium to take classes in a building isolated with straw and wooden frame.   A spacious, bright...
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Liveable & fit for the future. People as the centre of sustainable construction

We spend up to 90 percent of our time in buildings. This should already be a sufficient argument to make sure that buildings are not only understood as functional places to reside, but also as an environment, with people as the central...