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The »glasstec« is the world's largest trade fair for manufacturing, processing and cross-industry application of glass. The renowned exhibition opens its doors from 23 to 26 October 2018 in Düsseldorf. In addition to the broad range of new products and developments in the exhibition halls, visitors will also be introduced to the latest trends in the material of glass by special exhibitions and conferences. Especially the »glass technology live« area in hall 11 is worth mentioning. Current trends from research and development are shown here.
Post date: 27 Ago 2018
Type: Evento

The old buildings, which represents the vast majority of the building stock, are predominantly of low energy performance and subsequently in need of refurbishment work. Within the existing European building stock, a large share (approximately 34%) of the suburban multi-storey residential building stock is built in the 60’s 70’s, when there were only few or no requirements for energy efficiency. Those buildings are characterized by:
Post date: 22 Ago 2018
Type: Link

From 20th to 22nd July, San Sebastian, in the north east of Spain, became the set of one of the most interesting and attractive events for those dealing with façade systems and technologies, and in general for those active in the field of architectural envelopes.
Post date: 30 Giu 2018
Type: News

One of the main objectives of 4RinEU is to improve the energy performances of existing buildings through the renovation of their envelope. Therefore, within the project, a new concept of façade is being developed, namely a timber prefabricated multifunctional façade. These façade elements do not replace the existing façade, but they are added externally to the existing façade to increase its performances.
Post date: 28 Mag 2018
Type: News

Don’t miss this unique event for architects, facade companies, engineers and other professionals from the construction sector. ICAE 2018 is the event designed to better understand the present and future of architectural envelopes and their components, focusing on trends, technologies and developments.
Post date: 7 Mar 2018
Type: Evento

According to Eurostat, the residential and tertiary building sector accounts for up to 40% of the final energy consumption in Europe. Particularly, the highly adopted glazed surfaces in buildings are responsible for the 25%-30% of the energy needs of a building. In order these energy costs to be reduced; an optimal glazing should have a high solar transmittance in winter and a low transmission in the solar infrared band zone in summer.  
Post date: 4 Dic 2017
Type: Publication

In Vlaardingen, Netherlands, a unique deep retrofit pilot project is taking place: the 2nd Skin project.  
Post date: 23 Nov 2017
Type: News

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 laut, die den Anschein hat, dass sie sich hauptsächlich auf Fassadendämmung mit Wärmedämmverbundsystemen auf Polystyrolbasis konzentriert. Die vorliegende Analyse setzt sich deshalb aus Sicht der Bauforschung mit dieser Kritik auseinander. Sie betrachtet diejenigen Themen, die immer wieder diskutiert werden: Sind Dämmmaßnahmen wirtschaftlich?
Post date: 20 Ott 2017
Type: Publication

Earthquakes, buildings and green energy: Turkey’s balancing act   While Turkey is well known as a hot and sunny holiday destination, it also faces low temperatures, which means it has both substantial heating and cooling needs for its building stock. The country also lies in one of the world’s most active seismic zones and energy efficiency measures need to be earthquake resistant.  
Post date: 18 Ott 2017
Type: News