When: 12:00 – 16:30, Wednesday 22 March 2017
Where: Renewable Energy House, Rue d’Arlon 63, Brussels, BE
Agenda and registration: https://isobioworkshop.eventbrite.com
The ISOBIO project is pleased to invite you to its third workshop on 22 March, focusing on the importance of skills and standards for the take up of bio-based construction products.
Post date: 3 mrt 2017
“Besides the contaminants we find outside, we also have indoor contaminants. There are pollutants typical of homes such as dust, spores, moulds, and those produced by human activities like cooking and house-cleaning, that contribute to the release of additional damaging substances,” expert warns
Indoor air pollution kills 4.3 million people globally every year, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). The main causes are heating and cooking practices that produce high levels of toxic substances, such as fine particles and carbon monoxide.
Post date: 30 jan 2017
From the use of Gore-Tex-like waterproof fabrics to the development of “breathable” bio-based materials, the construction industry is chasing breakthrough solutions to insulate buildings and keep living areas free from damp and mould.
Post date: 29 dec 2016
Houses built with bio-based materials, such as timber, straw and hemp, act as CO2 banks. Experts explain how citizens can become custodians of atmospheric carbon dioxide and thus help reduce air pollution.
Domestic efforts play an important role in curbing global warming. Besides producing and using renewables, homes can also act as banks that store CO2. This innovative building model exploits bio-based materials, such as timber, straw and hemp, which act as “carbon sequestrators.”
Post date: 28 nov 2016
Beyond research, towards the market
ISOBIO is emerging from the research phase and taking its first steps towards its target market. Bringing innovation and research outcomes to the attention of experts and stakeholders is essential to tackling some of the possible challenges in the industrialisation phase.
Post date: 21 okt 2016
The Social Life of Bricks
A celebrity in the materials world, Mark Miodownik dreams of colour-changing walls and looks at the future of renewable buildings.
Post date: 27 apr 2016
Back to basics - Setting the path towards making bio-based materials mainstream: opportunities offered by nature are facing cultural, technical and market challenges
The University of Rennes hosted the first regional stakeholder workshop for the ISOBIO project on 4 February 2016. It brought together academia and research stakeholders to tackle the main challenges of the project’s objectives and to explore opportunities offered by bio-based construction materials.
Post date: 24 feb 2016
The impacts of the Paris Agreement on green business environment: The role of the private and public sectors, the effects in terms of legislative & legal frameworks and possible benefits for novel construction materials
“History will remember this day,” said Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the United Nations, moments after the green-topped gavel, symbol of the Paris talks, was dropped on what is considered the most ambitious deal on climate change that the world has ever seen.
Post date: 5 feb 2016
ISOBIO project uses low carbon materials for better energy performance in building envelopes to capture the imagination of homebuilders and owners
Post date: 24 nov 2015
Europe’s construction industry has a crucial role in cutting carbon emissions and energy consumption. But getting companies to ditch traditional building materials for greener, bio-based alternatives remains an uphill struggle. They are more costly and questions remain over safety, reliability and durability.
The concept of building with bio materials is nothing new – mud and grass has been used in some countries for centuries.
Post date: 6 okt 2015