Looking to respond constructively to the COVID-19 pandemic, many architects have turned to what they know best: design and innovation. The new restrictions placed on society have been a catalyst to rethink much of what we take for granted in the built environment. The way the world has adapted to this new lifestyle may forecast new normals following the COVID-19 outbreak.
Post date: 19 Mai 2020
Oliver Rapf is executive director at the Building Performance Institute Europe (BPIE), a not-for-profit think tank supporting evidence-based policy making in the field of energy performance in buildings.
Post date: 14 Apr 2020
The aim of this document is to inform and support actors along the construction value chain, this document provides principles for circular design of buildings. Behind these principles lie a vast amount of knowledge and information. The document is aligned with the launch of Level(s), a voluntary reporting framework to improve the sustainability of buildings.
Post date: 19 Mar 2020
Hospital Infra is your gateway to one of the Middle East's emerging healthcare markets - Kuwait! Previously known as Gulf Health, Hospital Infra will run under the Kuwait Building Show portfolio which covers over 8,500m² of exhibition space.
Post date: 12 Mar 2020
The International Passive House Association Blog is filled with entries related to highly energy efficient buildings. Topics include summer comfort, the first Passive House hospital, energy efficient high rises, integrating renewable energy sources into highly energy efficient buildings and much more! We encourage you to get involved by providing us with your feedback, content suggestions or simply joining the discussion and commenting on our posts.
Post date: 27 Feb 2020
Against the background of climate change and increasing environmental awareness, new build construction is booming in some regions, while others face the challenge of retrofitting whole districts. In short: there has never been a better time to future-proof our building stock. The recent 23rd annual International Passive House Conference in Gaobeidian, China not only highlighted the international applicability of the Passive House standard, but also the enormous opportunity it presents to reduce CO2 emissions in the building sector.
Post date: 26 Feb 2020
March 25-27, 2020
The EBC Research Programme
Post date: 6 Feb 2020
Children are spending more and more time inside buildings and the indoor air quality can affect their health. In fact, air pollution has been linked to serious health conditions, such as cancer, asthma and cardiovascular diseases.
The indoor air quality changes according to the building, the occupants, and the type of activities taking place inside. The main way people are exposed is by inhaling pollutants, but they can also be ingested or absorbed through the skin. This set of complex factors include:
Post date: 31 Ian 2020
Only a drastic reduction in global energy demand will allow an affordable manageable transition to a global energy system based on renewables and ambitious energy efficiency measures are key to meet sustainability goals. Global growth in energy use is largely outpacing decarbonisation and in 2018, primary energy intensity – an important indicator of how much energy is used by the global economy – improved by just 1.2%, the slowest rate since 2010.
Post date: 29 Ian 2020
Are you a budding designer? Are you looking for an opportunity to showcase your talent? Are you concerned about energy sustainability?
Post date: 29 Ian 2020