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...

UK: Are you eligible for free insulation?

All you need to do is call British Gas and one of their energy experts will come to your home and carry out a free no obligation survey.

UK: Insulation for the nation – 3.5 million more homes to be lagged

Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne is today demanding that energy suppliers work harder to insulate lofts and walls ensuring that consumers, especially low income vulnerable households, receive measures which can offer significant energy...

UK Climate Change Minister Greg Barker visits insulation training academy

During the visit, the Minister met the 1000th trainee to graduate from the academy since it opened in 2008. Greg Barker, said: "It is great to meet the faces of the future who, in time, will be making homes in Leicester and across the...

Scotland: Further 90000 homes to get insulation

It includes the rural parts of Stirling now being done in addition to the original plan for the whole city, the whole of the Orkney Isles and the remaining parts of the Western Isles. The measures will cut average energy bills by £61 a...

Internet information session on good building practice for thermal bridges offered on January 19, 2010

Cost and registration:The participation to the web event is free, but requires you to register for the event. The web event will be limited to a maximum of 200 persons. The session will take place on January 19, 2010 from 10:00 to 12:00 (...

Cutting energy consumption and costs in UK households

The UK has announced a package to increase energy efficiency in households. The Home Energy Saving Programme will help households save €350 a year on energy costs. Legislation introduced under the programme requires energy companies to...

New information papers on software and atlases for thermal bridges and airtightness requirements for high performance buildings

Software and atlases for evaluating thermal bridges (P 152)Thermal bridges must be taken into account in the energy performance of buildings regulations of most European Member States (MS). The detailed evaluation of the linear thermal...

New brochure on the Assessment and Improvement of the EPBD Impact available for download

ASIEPI stands for 'Assessment and Improvement of the EPBD Impact (for new buildings and building renovation)'. The project addresses 6 technical issues:EPBD requires Member States to define building energy performance...