sustainable construction

Climate and cultural based design and market valuable technology solutions for Plus Energy Houses CULTURAL-E aims to define modular and replicable solutions for Plus Energy Houses (PEHs), accounting for climate and cultural differences, while engaging all key players involved in the building life cycle; to create comfortable, efficient, and affordable indoor environments.  
Post date: 16 Oct 2019
Type: Enlace

A fresh approach to social housing: Lacaton & Vassal architects, Frédéric Druot Architecture and Christophe Hutin Architecture have gained the 2019 Mies van der Rohe Award for their transformation of 530 apartments in the Grand Parc Bordeaux project.
Post date: 16 Oct 2019
Type: Caso

Energy efficiency – the concept of using less energy while keeping people and economies active and growing – came to the fore in the 1970s in response to the oil crises experienced by Western industrialised countries. However, the upfront costs were high and any potential returns were over a payback period far too long to be attractive. As the world moved into the new millennium, energy and the need to use it more efficiently resurfaced, this time on the global agenda rather than in national contexts.
Post date: 14 Oct 2019
Type: Publication

A new generation of infrastructure projects that harness the power of nature can help achieve development goals, including water security and climate resilience, according to a new report from the World Bank and World Resources Institute. Both organizations are calling for green infrastructure, such as mangroves and wetlands, to play a bigger role in traditional infrastructure planning.  
Post date: 20 Sep 2019
Type: Publication

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 focus. Buildings have a massive impact on our health, ability to recuperate and our productivity.  
Post date: 7 Sep 2019
Type: Publication

Cities to Be is a conference promoting action aimed at: BEING UPDATED ON feedback from the field in France and abroad SHARING good practices and solutions MOBILIZING stakeholder dynamics RAISING AWARENESS and PUTTING INTO PRACTICE over the time frame 2030-2050   Cities to Be est le congrès du passage à l’action pour :
Post date: 15 Jul 2019
Type: Evento

  In a first step, the DGNB criteria for new buildings will be adapted to local peculiarities in Spain and tested in a pilot phase.   This adaptation should be completed by mid-2020. Other forms of certification of the DGNB, for example in the field of renovation, for buildings in use or for urban districts, will be available in Spain in the future as well.  
Post date: 15 Jul 2019
Type: Noticias

Public Workshop during the EU Week of Regions and Cities   Wednesday 9 October 2019, from 9h15 to 10h45 - SQUARE, Brussels Convention Centre   Partner/s:  Architects' Council of Europe   Venue:  Building SQUARE - Brussels Convention Centre, Room 213+215.   Address: Mont des Arts, 1000 Brussels
Post date: 12 Jul 2019
Type: Evento

Universidad Católica de Temuco, Chile is delighted to announce the upcoming SBE19 Temuco conference titled “Sustainable built: Urban planning, global problems, local policies”, which will be held at the University’s facilities from the 16th to the 18th of October 2019.   Topics:   -Climate Change and the built environment  
Post date: 11 Jul 2019
Type: Evento

By today Solar Decathlon has become the world’s most significant architectural innovation competition organized between universities.   
Post date: 10 Jul 2019
Type: Noticias