The new CHARIER headquarters in Coueron, was developed to bring the location of business decisions closer to the main partners and customers of the company.
The main features of the building, designed by Paumier Architectes, aims to represent the company specificities and strengths. In fact, the composition of the construction is around a courtyard that highlights the know-how of the company adjoining the building's exhibition hall.
Post date: 29 Nov 2020
The construction firm has completed the main works to the Welshpool Church in Wales Primary School that meets the rigorous energy efficiency standards required for Passivhaus certification.
Constructed around a timber frame that was sustainably sourced in Wales, the school has a superior level of insulation and was built to be airtight. It also has a heat recovery and ventilation system and solar panels on the roof to minimise running costs.
Post date: 27 Nov 2020
In its recent communication on the European Union climate target for 2030, the EU Commission described energy efficiency legislation and policies as essential instruments contributing to the achievement of the new 2030 greenhouse gas reduction.
Post date: 26 Nov 2020
To support the Member States in implementing the revised Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), eu.bac has created a compliance checklist for Building Automation and Control System requirements related to the mandatory capabilities listed in Art.14 and Art.15.
The checklist provides a necessary reference list and highly detailed tool for building owners and managers, compliance inspectors, building designers, installers and policymakers.
Post date: 25 Nov 2020
The Efficient Buildings Community is supporting six city partnerships: municipalities from the South-Eastern shore of the Mediterranean sea will have the opportunity to connect with peers from the Northern sharing the challenges of energy transition in the public building sector.
How can substantial energy savings be achieved in public buildings? How can the energy management be improved? Which are the best tools-methods for future-oriented investments in building renovation?
Post date: 24 Nov 2020
By 2050 around 80% of the world's population will be living in urban areas. Currently, they occupy 3% of the Earth's surface but produce around 72% of greenhouse gases.
Growing urbanization along with climate change will have a serious impact on our life in cities in terms of air quality, warmer temperatures and higher flood risk. But solutions to reducing the environmental impact and improving people's quality of life has been found in nature.
Post date: 24 Nov 2020
Wednesday 9 December 2020, 14:00-15:45 CET
The current development in building energy efficiency towards nZEB buildings represents a number of new challenges to design and construction.
One of these major challenges is the increased need for cooling in these highly insulated and airtight buildings, which is not only present in the summer period but also in the shoulder seasons and in offices even in midwinter.
Post date: 23 Nov 2020
We hope this newsletter finds you healthy and well during these unprecedented times.
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, TightVent continues to operate and adjust its communication, networking and awareness raising activities in the field of building & ductwork airtightness.
As usually, this edition rounds up our latest work & achievements followed by our partners product news.
Post date: 19 Nov 2020
Green Skibbereen CLG
has made a proposal to Missionaries of the Sacred Heart (MSH) to form a partnership for the development of a Climate Action Centre based at Myross Wood House and Grounds, currently in the ownership of the Order.
Discussions to finalise the terms on which Green Skibbereen will occupy the property are ongoing. The project aims will be consistent with and supportive of the charism and philosophy of MSH.
Post date: 18 Nov 2020
The 23rd webinar on the Low Carbon Economy
Every day, more than 22,000,000 m³ of hot water are consumed by European homes alone. It is a major source of energy consumption for new housing, and yet 80 percent of this heat ends up in sewers and is wasted.
Considering hot water is mostly used in showers, recovering waste heat from shower drains could be a simple way to save up to 70 percent wasted energy and related CO2 emissions.
Post date: 17 Nov 2020