Topic of the Month

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In Build Up we want that everyone feels involved. That is what the Topic of the Month is for, so all the community can contribute with articles, events and much more under the same topic. 


This month of October our topic is 'Energy Efficiency in Historic Buildings​'​​.


Which content is related to the topic?

  • Multi-skills practicioners and manufacurers
  • Construction Skills for tomorrow's energy efficient buildings 

Here you have the remarkable contributions of this month:


Overview Articles


theodore.jpgEnergy Efficiency in Historic Buildings: A State of the Art. Currently, about 35% of the EU's buildings are over 50 years old and almost 75% of the building stock is energy inefficient. A preconception widespread in many countries is that historic buildings, particularly those with special protection, should be exempt from having to be equipped with new energy efficient technologies.


theodore.jpgDigitalisation in the construction industry. Digital transformation, as described by the European Commission, is characterised by a fusion of advanced technologies and the integration of physical and digital systems and their effect on buildings and energy efficiency in buildings. As regards buildings the European Commission has established a number of initiatives.




REHVA Brussels Summit 2019. The next edition of the REHVA Brussels Summit will be held on 4-5 November 2019. The REHVA Brussels Summit is an excellent professional networking occasion among REHVA Members, REHVA Supporters and Brussels based stakeholders working in the fields of buildings, energy efficiency and indoor environment quality.


BATIMAT International Trade Show + Green Solutions Awards 2019 ceremony. The Batimat, Interclima and Ideobain trade shows will come together under one roof in a unique opportunity to discover innovations in construction, technical, finishing work and bathrooms. Visitors can meet current and future suppliers, take part in demonstrations.




The Templater tool. The Templater tool is been conceived by BRE in order to facilitate the implementation of BIM data standards across the asset lifecycle. This is achieved by providing a free to list opportunity for manufacturers and a free to access for Designers, Constructors, Owners, Operators and Maintainers.



Webinar on the STUNNING project: conclusions and important results for promoting energy-efficient building renovation. The goal of the EU’s H2020 STUNNING project is to promote successful and innovative building-renovation packages and business models around a virtual and collaborative knowledge-sharing platform. The STUNNING Renovation Hub aims to accelerate their adoption.





theodore.jpgEnergy efficiency, traditional buildings and training? - H2020 project PRO-Heritage. Achieving greater energy efficiency in Historic Buildings is seen as a WIN-WIN Situation for everyone - owners have lower energy bills, residents enjoy modern comfort at reasonable prices, and society reduces overall energy consumption and carbon footprint, which is inevitable in these times.


theodore.jpg Building renovations: social aid to accept the change. When energy-saving measures are planned in social housing buildings, the environmental aim is combined with the scope of reducing inequality. In Zaragoza, Spain, a team of social workers is helping the tenants of a multi-family building to accept a challenging refurbishment



PRÉSENTATION DE LA STRATÉGIE RÉNOVATION AUX HORIZONS 2030-2050 À BRUXELLES. Alors que le secteur résidentiel et les bureaux représentent 74% de la consommation énergétique de la Région bruxelloise ; alors que 85% des 573.276 logements bruxellois ont été construits avant les années 60 ; alors que 30% des bâtiments ne sont pas isolés du tout à Bruxelles




resalta.jpgThe EU Building Stock Observatory needs your help! Whilst the database measures energy efficiency indicators of the EU built stock, we are looking towards the public to help contribute to this important project by filling out an online survey. The survey focuses on the building occupied by the respondent to characterise the built stock, understand energy performance and energy renovations.



Drivers Of The Energy Transition: Why Do Property Owners Decide To Renovate? In order to understand what are the drivers that motivate property owners to carry out these projects, here is an interview to Hardi Kolli, a co-owner from the Apartment Owners Association “Rannaliiva”, in Võru (Estonia). Rannaliiva building is one of the three EU funded RenoZEB project sites.


resalta.jpgTaxonomy technical report. This document sets out the results of the work to date undertaken by the Technical Expert Group (TEG) on Sustainable Finance in relation to the development of an EU classification system for environmentally sustainable economic activities (hereafter ‘Taxonomy’). 






Bexel Consulting Applied Integrated BIM Approach for Large Hotel and Resort Project. Bexel Consulting is a high-tech, construction and engineering consultancy company. They designed, built, and constructed the Sensatori and Nickelodeon Hotels and Resorts. This beachfront resort, placed on the east coast of Dominican Republic, features 460 suites.


theodore.jpgWorld's tallest Passive House: high-rise Bolueta (Bilbao-Spain). The developers and architects of this project have set very high goals. With the Bolueta building, they wanted to set a new Passive House record and at the same time ensure the quality of the building through certification. Bolueta is now the tallest Passive House building in the world.





PRO-Heritage project. PRO-Heritage aims to offer initial and permanent education for professionals and craftsmen providing traditional competences and skills for built heritage, based on Best Practice of partner organisations. Additionally, is going to establish a structure and environment for regular journeyman's travel in Europe.



HeLLo project. The HeLLo project aims at spreading the awareness of professionals and the knowledge of the real potential of some retrofit solutions in the case of intervention on historic buildings. Today’s construction market offers many varied technologies designed specifically for new buildings.



Get ready for November 's Topic of the Month " Energy Efficiency Design tools​ " and prepare your next publications.effie


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