Building envelope (walls, windows,...)

Taking complexity out of the building site

Researchers in Europe are developing a new kind of prefabricated energy efficient building façades, equipped with special insulation and solar panels.   These solutions are built far from the construction site, in an...

Overview | Achieve Better Buildings! Passive House Conference Heidelberg - May 2019

The Passive House standard was defined and put into practice for the first time in Darmstadt in 1991 almost three decades ago. Next October 2019, the 23rd International Passive House Conference will take place for the first time outside Europe, in...

Taking complexity out of the building site

Researchers in Europe are developing a new kind of prefabricated energy efficient building façades, equipped with special insulation and solar panels.   These solutions are built far from the construction site, in...

Overview | Achieve Better Buildings! Passive House Conference Heidelberg - May 2019

The Passive House standard was defined and put into practice for the first time in Darmstadt in 1991 almost three decades ago. Next October 2019, the 23rd International Passive House Conference will take place for the first time outside...

SBE BEYOND 2020 - CALL FOR ABSTRACTS

OUR AMBITION   The overall ambition of the World Sustainable Built Environment conference, BEYOND 2020 is to collectively formulate a transformational plan and set of commitments for the built environment to support the implementation of...

Energy renovations: market needs at the centre of EU funded projects’ solutions

Within the framework of the achievement of both 2030 energy efficiency targets and the 2050 EU building stock decarbonisation goal, the pressure put on the shoulders of the actors involved in the energy renovation value chain is...

Sowing seeds for timber skyscrapers can rewind the carbon footprint of the concrete industry

Recent innovations in engineered timber have laid the foundations for the world’s first wooden skyscrapers to appear within a decade, a feat that is not only achievable—according to the Centre for Natural Material Innovation—but one they...

Retour sur "Sustainable Retrofitting of Buildings in Urban Areas" 27/05/2019

  Plusieurs entreprises portugaises avaient fait le déplacement pour partager leurs retours d'expériences et pour rencontrer des acteurs belges du secteur de la rénovation.   Elles ont tout d'abord pu constater notre savoir-faire local,...

Singapore's Net Zero Energy Building: A roadmap for the future?

National University of Singapore’s (NUS) School of Design and Environment (SDE) building, the SDE4, certainly stands out for its unique structure.   SDE4 is NUS's foremost net-zero building, and the first of its kind in Singapore to be...

Smart buildings of glass

Glass in architecture has been recently used more intensively thanks to developments in its manufacturing   Whether you are arriving to or departing from Helsinki Airport, the first thing you notice is the glass around you...