Building envelope (walls, windows,...)

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How Europe’s city façades and pavements are being used to harvest clean energy

Europeans have become used to seeing solar panels on the roofs of buildings. But there are plenty of other man-made surfaces in our cities and towns that could be used to harvest energy, including building surfaces.   ‘In Europe there is a similar...

The NEWCOM competence database

With the aim of a Europe-wide comparability of acquired skills, a competence database has been developed. This database provides a basis for the mutual recognition of skills of professionals throughout Europe. The construction...

How Europe’s city façades and pavements are being used to harvest clean energy

Europeans have become used to seeing solar panels on the roofs of buildings. But there are plenty of other man-made surfaces in our cities and towns that could be used to harvest energy, including building surfaces.   ‘In Europe there is a...

The NEWCOM competence database

With the aim of a Europe-wide comparability of acquired skills, a competence database has been developed. This database provides a basis for the mutual recognition of skills of professionals throughout Europe. The...

Innovative solutions for advanced façade systems: main results from FACECAMP project

The Interreg Italy-Austria project FACECAMP has come to an end in 2019 and it reached several successful results concerning the topic of building envelope´s performance to reach indoor comfort, energy saving targets and to boost inter-...

4RinEU demonstration activities: where do we stand?

Haugerudsenteret (Oslo, Norway) – Our first success story. Energy performance to be assessed The Norwegian demo case, located in Oslo, is the first example of a successful implementation of 4RinEU methodology. The...

Call for Papers - 7th International Conference on Environment and Renewable Energy

Due to the Covid-19 containment measures, please check the latest status of the event at the organisers’ webpage.   The conference's new dates are 19-20.09.2020.Abstract submission deadline - 01.07.2020.   The...

TightVent Europe newsletter issue #18 - May 2020

Interest & awareness in the field of building and ductwork airtightness continues to grow. The TightVent Airtightness Associations Committee is continuously increasing its members and broadening its scope in line with their activities...

The nZEB and the construction crafts: one goal, too many roads to achieving it?

The CraftEdu project sets up a blueprint in the efforts for mutual recognition of qualifications in the construction sector   Just a few months away from the obligatory entry into force of the nZEB requirements in all EU...

Le bois certifié : Le matériau de construction renouvelable par excellence

Le bois, en tant que matériau, est au cœur de l'industrie de la construction. En plus de ses excellentes performances, le bois est une ressource renouvelable, pourvu qu’il soit issu de forêts gérées durablement. Partons à la découverte de...