Building envelope (walls, windows,...)

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Norwegian architect Snøhetta has pledged to only design carbon-negative buildings, meaning their projects will generate more energy than they consume over their lifetime. "For the next 10 years, we have the ambition of having projects on the table that will become CO2 negative in the cradle-to-cradle definition," said Kjetil Thorsen (co-founder of Snøhetta) "This means we have to understand the embodied energies and all the materials used."  
Post date: 17 Feb 2020
Type: News

BuildHeat in collaboration with 4RinEU and UIPI invite you to its final webinar to discover innovative approaches, lessons learned and results achieved in the retrofitting of multifamily houses at the EU level.   Register here!   Webinar Agenda  
Post date: 11 Feb 2020
Type: Evento

Build a fully recycled house? Yes, you can with RE4 prefabricated building elements incorporating up to 100% of construction demolition waste! RE4 is a H2020 project which after 4 years has developed and tested on three demo sites in Europe and one demo in Taiwan, an energy efficient prefabricated elements for building refurbishment and construction, including an innovative mobile robotic sorting system.  
Post date: 10 Feb 2020
Type: Publication

The Biophilic Map is a databank for case studies which have implemented Biophilic Design at the core of their design process. Biophilic Design is known for its effects of indoor environmental quality and therefore on building users wellbeing.   The map recognizes exemplary projects in articulating and applying Biophilic Design principles to the built environment. The Biophilic Map is hosted by the International Living Future Institute’s Biophilic Design Initiative.  
Post date: 10 Feb 2020
Type: Tool

March 25-27, 2020 ETH Zürich Zürich Switzerland   The EBC Research Programme  
Post date: 6 Feb 2020
Type: Evento

Participation: Oral, e-Poster and Distance Important Dates: Abstracts or Full papers: March 05, 2020 Registration: Early up to Feb 29, 2020 - Regular from March 01, 2020   Topics  
Post date: 6 Feb 2020
Type: News

Implementing Rapid and Dramatic Carbon Reductions in the Global Built Environment   Over the next 4 decades, the world is projected to construct 230 billion square meters (2.5 trillion square feet) of buildings, an area roughly equal to the current worldwide building stock, or the equivalent of adding another New York City to the planet every 34 days.  
Post date: 5 Feb 2020
Type: Evento

Built in 2019, the Eisbärhaus was designed as a passive building comprising two units. Building materials were selected according to guidelines provided by the Austrian environmental association Umweltverband Vorarlberger Gemeindehaus. All exterior walls consist of wooden timbers treated with cellulose to provide thermal insulation (layer thickness: 42cm).  
Post date: 5 Feb 2020
Type: Caso

As a high-level group of CEOs, academics and politicians gathered in Brussels last week to discuss the future of the glass industry, they recognised how glass is a material which is used everywhere, from smartphones to cars, from ovens to buildings. The reason glass is everywhere is because as a transparent material, it serves a unique function for which mankind has found no substitute. This could make the sector a low-hanging fruit in lowering Europe’s emissions.  
Post date: 3 Feb 2020
Type: News

This interview addresses the near future of the European flat glass industry under the building renovation wave. The flat glass industry is expected to grow significantly in the next years in order to respond to the European Green Deal´s targets.  
Post date: 3 Feb 2020
Type: News