existing buildings

An interesting debate on this blog by Tim Smedley for The GUARDIAN contrasting retrofit of existing infrastructures to new smart cities. The name of the article is: ¨Are smart cities the answer to rising populations?¨
Post date: 1 Feb 2013
Type: Note

Post date: 8 Jan 2013
Type: Publication

Existing high rise housing has the potential to be more resource efficient, supporting better connected and more cohesive communities, and helping cities transform their environmental performance. Tower blocks offer unique potential for greener lifestyles and, for residents, the benefits of being green can be great: from warmer homes and lower bills to stronger communities and a healthier environment.
Post date: 8 Jan 2013
Type: Publication

The Constructive Solutions Catalog of energy building renovation was designed as a tool to help engineers deal with building renovations. In order to propose actions for improving existing buildings it is necessary to become familiar with the constructive solutions used in the past. In this regard, the catalog contains a wide range of constructive elements which make up the thermal envelope of buildings, used in buildings constructed in Spain from the 40s to the 80s.
Post date: 27 Nov 2012
Type: Publication

The function of ECBCS is to undertake research and provide an international focus for building energy efficiency. Tasks are undertaken through a series of annexes that are directed at energy saving technologies and activities that support their application in practice. Results are also used in the formulation of international and national energy conservation policies and standards.To read more about the ECBCS, please click here to go to the ECBCS website.
Post date: 20 Nov 2012
Type: Publication

Post date: 14 Nov 2012
Type: Publication

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Post date: 17 Oct 2012
Type: Event

Central Europe towards Sustainable Building Prague 2013 (CESB13) event is a part of 2013 international conferences series convened under auspices of the four international organizations iiSBE, CIB, UNEP-SBCI and FIDIC. CESB13 will be the third conference in a row held on the actual topic of sustainable building. The previous CESB07 and CESB10 were very successful, both hosting over 200 delegates sharing knowledge from more than 30 countries.
Post date: 28 Sep 2012
Type: News

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Post date: 21 Aug 2012
Type: Event