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What is a Thermal Bridge?

A thermal bridge ‘free’ design is one of the 5 fundamental principles of Passive House design and construction. But, what even is a thermal bridge? Why are they important? And how do we go about reducing or eliminating them? We hope to answer some...

"We are building a Passive House" Video reading of a children's book

Looking for something to keep the little ones busy?   Check out this video reading the International Passive House Association made of the children's book "We are Building a Passive Solar House" by Martina Feirer and Alexandra Frankel.  

ABRACADABRA project: call for case study buildings

ABRACADABRA is the acronym of a title summarizing the project’s strategy: Assistant Buildings’ addition to Retrofit, Adopt, Cure And Develop the Actual Buildings up to zeRo energy, Activating a market for deep renovation....

Qualibat

Since 1949, the Qualibat association is a qualification and certification body for construction companies. Qualibat is accredited by Cofrac. More than 70 000 workers are qualified or certified by Qualibat.   In 2011, Qualibat launched...

Syneole

Since 2010, Syneole (Professional trade union for airtightness testing) brings together companies performing airtightness tests in France.   Mission:   to represent, promote and defend the interests of airtightness testers; to be...

The Independent AirTightness Testing Scheme (iATS)

The Independent AirTightness Testing Scheme (iATS) is a scheme created for companies (including sole traders and partnerships) that carry out air tightness testing activities and to provide reassurance to clients that the work is carried...

Dämmmaßnahmen an Gebäudefassaden

Dämmstoffe sind aus dem Baualltag nicht mehr wegzudenken. Ihre Einsatzgebiete reichen von der Fassadendämmung bis zu Spezialanwendungen in der Versorgungstechnik. Nichts desto trotz wird gegenüber Dämmmaßnahmen vermehrt öffentliche Kritik...

MF-Retrofit project

Multifunctional facades of reduced thickness for fast and cost-effective retrofitting     MF-Retrofit project aimed to deal with the numerous requirements of facade panel retrofitting by developing a light-weight,...

SESBE progetto

Smart elementi per l'edilizia sostenibile, le buste     SESBE progetto, finanziatore nell'ambito del Settimo Programma Quadro di Ricerca e Sviluppo Tecnologico dell'Unione Europea (7 ° PQ), finalizzati a fornire nuove...

FIESTA project

Though achieving the largest energy efficiency improvement in recent years, the household sector is still responsible for a considerable share of energy consumption in Europe:  29% of final energy consumption takes place in the household...