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The contents of #5 RenoZEB newsletter are the following:  
Post date: 2 Apr 2020
Type: Vijesti

The theme of the 2019 UP STRAW YEARBOOK is ’the straw experience to learn in’. It aims to inform and inspire you about the application of straw as a building material in schools and educational buildings. The article we highlight today comes from France.   This is an article written by Fabienne Pasquier (CNC PFeuillette), in collaboration with Corentin Desmichelle (Atelier Desmichelle) about Victor Schoelcher nursery school.  
Post date: 2 Apr 2020
Type: Vijesti

Prefabricated straw bale construction systems use a natural, low carbon, renewable product, providing high levels of thermal insulation. This modular approach appeals to the creative side of architects and can make life much easier for builders.   ModCell® is an example of a UK system that uses these excellent thermal insulation qualities of straw and timber to make prefabricated straw panels for schools and other buildings.  
Post date: 2 Apr 2020
Type: Vijesti

Around the world, more people are living with more space at home than at any other time in history.   This may be surprising – cramped, dingy rooms are as familiar in Shanghai as they are in London. But on average, the space per person in Chinese homes has increased by nearly 30 square metres in 40 years, and by four square metres in the UK over the past 15 years.  
Post date: 2 Apr 2020
Type: Vijesti

The decision-making process is one of the biggest challenges for deep renovation: difficulty to reach an agreement between parts, lack of sufficient financing schemes, and no clear vision of expected results, just to mention a few issues. Plug and play options help to overcome some of these concerns, as they usually enable a significant revalorisation of the property through a cost-effective and fast deep retrofitting.  
Post date: 30 Mar 2020
Type: Vijesti

Our living environments have a tremendous impact on our health and wellbeing. Ensuring their suitability and adaptability to people’s needs and preferences – including when these needs and preferences evolve over time – is one of the most effective approaches to respond to challenges brought to us by Europe’s ageing demographics. However, a huge share of the building stock is not adapted to permit older persons to age in place. Even today’s new constructions are often not prepared to support health and wellbeing over the life course.  
Post date: 27 Mar 2020
Type: Vijesti

Putting EU Green Deal in Action: Upscaling sustainable home renovation with innovative financing tools Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of Europeans are spending nearly 100% of their time indoors. It is time to take a closer look at the energy efficiency, comfort and health of our homes and apartment buildings.  
Post date: 26 Mar 2020
Type: Događanje

The theme of the 2019 UP STRAW YEARBOOK is ’the straw experience to learn in’. It aims to inform and inspire you about the application of straw as a building material in schools and educational buildings. The article we highlight today comes from Belgium. Interview of the Assistant Director of Notre-Dame du Bon Secours College in Binche, the first school in Belgium to be insulated using straw, and built in 2017.   How did you come up with the idea of using straw in construction?
Post date: 26 Mar 2020
Type: Vijesti

The RE4 project has reached its end. The research project funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program. The RE4 project was based on a collaboration of 13 partners from science and industry.   The main goal was reuse and recycle of CDW materials and structures in energy efficient pREfabricated elements for building refurbishment and construction.  
Post date: 26 Mar 2020
Type: Vijesti

Straw building techniques that use straw bales will, inevitably, give a minimal wall thickness related to the bale size.  In the sports hall renovation project at Tilburg, with 1 000 m² wall, this could lead to higher costs and performance than required.  
Post date: 26 Mar 2020
Type: Vijesti