Energy efficient and Cost competitive retrofitting solutions for Shopping buildings
The EcoShopping project aims to build a holistic retrofitting solution for commercial buildings to reduce primary energy consumption down to less than 80kWh/m2 per year and increase the share of RES (Renewable Energy Sources) more than 50% compared to the state of the art.
The approach will be systemic by developing:
Post date: 1 Ago 2017
Eco-innovative, Safe and Energy Efficient wall panels and materials for a healthier indoor environment
The ECO-SEE project aims to address an emerging health problem associated with modern low carbon buildings. Modern buildings have been developed to be very airtight, improving their energy efficiency and reducing their carbon footprint. However, these sealed environments have created unexpected side effects, with research showing that a build-up of potentially harmful chemicals in the air is potentially causing negative impacts on occupants.
Post date: 13 Lug 2017
With energy efficiency in buildings high up on the European political agenda, Brussels is certainly the place where awareness about the importance of energy performance buildings is prominent. But less people might be aware of how much indoor air quality needs to be improved. Indoor air is 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoors, because of mould and bacteria resulting from excessive levels of humidity, and pollutants such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs) released by furniture, cleaning products and textiles.
Post date: 12 Lug 2017
Buildings account for around half of the EU’s total energy consumption. As a result, energy efficiency of buildings is a major theme in the European Commission’s Clean Energy for All Europeans package of proposals and a focus of this year’s EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW), which takes place from 21-25 June.
But buildings must be more than just energy efficient of course. As we spend up to 90% of our time indoors, buildings and the environment they create also have a significant impact on our comfort, well-being and even health.
Post date: 22 Giu 2017
The use of bio-based materials is often met with scepticism from architects, insurers and contractors in the construction industry, which has led to slow market uptake. This scepticism generally results from a lack of adequate training and support with regard to regulatory frameworks.
Post date: 5 Apr 2017
Il Conveniente e Adattabile Edifici Pubblici attraverso l'Efficienza Energetica Retrofitting (A2PBEER) Progetto dispone di un proprio Canale di Youtube, dove si possono trovare una serie di video realizzati per scopi di formazione sull'efficienza energetica l'adeguamento di edifici pubblici durante il A2PBEER progetto.
Post date: 13 Mar 2017
Otto progetti che coinvolgono 27 distretti appartenenti a 25 città da 13 diversi paesi hanno unito le forze per una maggiore leva, la condivisione di contenuti e la promozione di efficienza energetica di ristrutturazione per la città e comunità che conduce a grande scala replicabilità del suono soluzioni di efficienza energetica.
Post date: 9 Mar 2017
The SP2017 Call for Proposals (CfP) is now open for public submissions until 1st April 2017.
The 5th Sustainable Places international conference (SP2017) will be hosted by the PERFORMER project at the brand new 'Curve Building' of Teesside University in Middlebrough UK from 28-30 June.
Post date: 1 Feb 2017
Since September 2016, the renovation works at the Province of Liège School of Engineering have been progressing, and now as we move towards the New Year, a new phase has just begun. It involves installing a renewable heating system, the first of its kind in Europe, if not the world.
Post date: 2 Gen 2017
Magdalena Rozanska: "It was five years of hard work and we learnt many lessons along the way"
As a dedicated architect, Magdalena Rozanska strongly believes in retrofitting, making old buildings energy efficient and adapting them to modern energy standards. She has been coordinating the MeeFS project, which started in 2012, and aimed at developing an innovative multifunctional and energy efficient façade system. She sums up the achievements so far.
Post date: 27 Dic 2016