This report by the Department of Energy & Climate Change of the United Kingdom includes further analysis and geographical breakdowns of published statistics on Green Deal (GD) Assessments, Cashback, Green Deal Plans and Energy Company Obligation (ECO) measures, estimated carbon and energy savings from measures installed and supply chain activity. This release also includes updated information about Core Cities and Pioneer Places, ECO delivery costs and estimates of home insulation levels in Great Britain. Key points
Post date: 24 Giu 2015
The growing awareness of the benefits of biomaterials has led ISOBIO, a European research project, to focus on developing insulating solutions relying on bio-based aggregates such as straw or clay.
The ISOBIO scientists say that by using locally sourced plant waste, it may be possible to halve the embodied energy involved in producing insulation panels. Plant waste has the added bonus of locking CO2 inside the insulation material, reducing its overall carbon footprint.
Post date: 22 Giu 2015
Good news for those planning to build a new home: novel insulation materials based on plant waste, such as straw, clay and grass could offer 20% better insulation than traditional materials.
Other relevant factors, such as reducing the energy and CO2 emissions needed to create and transport traditional construction materials, could contribute to the reduction in total ‘embodied energy’ across the whole lifecycle of a building, as much as up to 50%.
Post date: 18 Mag 2015
Bio-based aggregates such as straw, clay, wheat or grasses mixed with innovative binders might hold the key to a more environmentally friendly construction process and substantial improvements in energy efficiency for everything from individual private residences to major public buildings.
Post date: 14 Mag 2015
ACE, the Architects’ Council of Europe, will proudly present results and progress of three FP7 projects that they are involved in: LEEMA, iNSPiRe and A2PBEER on 16 June from 13:30 onwards in the Maison des Associations Internationales in Brussels.
The conference will present various innovative materials and technologies in thematic sessions on Lighting, Façades and Insulation.
Post date: 14 Mag 2015
As many as 28,000 fuel poor and vulnerable Scottish households will receive help to make their homes easier and cheaper to heat. The Scottish Government will launch a new national scheme in September, worth up to £224 million over seven years. The scheme will install insulation, heating and low carbon or renewable measures in the homes of households who are identified as living in fuel poverty, with a wider range of options for people living off the main gas grid including solar thermal and biomass systems.
Post date: 7 Mag 2015
The ECO-SEE and HIPIN projects invite you to a joint workshop on Energy Efficient Building Materials which will take place on the 10th of March 2015, from 9:30 to 15:00 in Turin, Italy.
This joint stakeholder workshop collectively presents two major EU Public Private Partnership funded projects, HIPIN and ECO-SEE, which are developing solutions to support delivery of future energy efficient and healthy buildings.
Post date: 6 Feb 2015
The FoAM-BUILD project will develop thermoplastic particle foam using newly developed raw materials, additives and process set-ups.
A nano-scaled structure will be used for the particle foam cell morphology to achieve the targeted insulation behaviour; new polymer blends and nano-scaled nucleating agents in combination with a new high pressure drop rate expansion process will be developed to realise the nano-cellular foam.
This development has the following objectives:
Post date: 29 Apr 2014
These professional guidelines from the French Program RAGE 2012 concern double walls with outdoor thermal insulation.More and more French buildings use the double wall technique: the inside wall is the bearing wall, the outside wall with its siding brings aesthetics while protecting the thermal insulation placed between the two walls.
Post date: 28 Mar 2014
Energy efficiency is the best tool for cutting greenhouse gases and must shed its “boring” image to stimulate spending, the International Energy Agency said.More than 40 percent of the emissions cuts needed to contain greenhouse gases to safe levels come from measures such as insulation and vehicle and appliance standards, compared with 21 percent from renewables and 8 percent from nuclear power, Philippe Benoit, the agency’s head of energy efficiency, said today in an interview in Bonn, Germany. People need to change their mindset about adopting the measures, he said.
Post date: 17 Mar 2014