Internal insulation systems

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OVERVIEW | Insulating historic buildings: approaches and materials

Historic buildings constitute a considerable share of the European building stock. About 35% of the EU's buildings are over 50 years old, with 26.4% dating from before 1945 [1]. Improving the energy performance of historic buildings (i.e. buildings...

Bioconstruction: beyond hempcrete

Today whoever decides to invest in biobased buildings is a pioneer in the construction sector, as it is still a niche market. But latest research about industrial hemp materials have developed products that may be more competitive   One of the...

Thermaflex honoured as B Corp “Best for the Environment”

On 9 September 2016, Thermaflex North West Europe, a company which develops and manufactures insulation and pre-insulated piping solutions for thermal energy distribution, was recognised for creating the most positive environmental impact...

VIDEO | The Power of Insulation

  Buildings account for 40% of the EU’s total energy bill and are responsible for 36% of Europe’s CO₂ emissions. At this moment, 70% of Europe's building stock is inefficient. Poorly insulated buildings cost money and emit CO₂. Insulating...

Insulating our buildings helps tackle the no. 4 threat to human health: air pollution

The International Energy Agency’s (IEA) June 2016 report on Energy and Air pollution identifies air pollution as the world’s no. 4 threat to human health. The report underlines that most of the roots and cures are to be found in the energy...

France releases decree to improve noise comfort in homes

Noise pollution within the home is a predicament which affects the inhabitants of cities in France and is becoming a growing concern for environmental health.   A decree of the law of energy transition, published June 16, 2016 aims for a...

Harmonizing building comfort, capital and environment – instead of compromising

A healthy and cool indoor climate is a basic living right. Facility owners and managers make it a prime objective to guarantee this key necessity for their residents. Large investments in often complex cooling networks are required...

Retrokit - minimal invasive refurbishment systems

Two minimal invasive refurbishment systems are currently being tested at two multi-family houses in Frankfurt, Germany. The first concept is based on the insulation of integrated ventilation ducts and supply through window opening. The...

Genoa Italy: eco-sustainable social housing in Lavatrici neighborhood

Italy: the energy efficiency way of the washing-machine shaped dwellings in Genoa A social housing district with poor insulation, a municipality that is meeting a long-standing demand by residents while transforming the...

Building retrofits critical to Europe’s low-carbon pathway

New near zero energy buildings are increasingly springing up around Europe, though their impact on reducing the region’s energy consumption will remain a drop in the ocean without a drive to take new technologies to existing...