The originality of the Sustainable Bio & Waste Resources project for Construction (SB&WRC) in the framework of the European Interreg Territorial Cooperation Program France (Channel) England lies notably in its method: designing prototypes of building materials based on existing common agricultural waste and co-products that are widely available and underutilized (in the area) within the defined perimeter. In this, the project is directly rooted in the geographic area and in a logic of cross-border cooperation.
Post date: 18 Oct 2018
The use of natural materials is growing rapidly in Argentina and other South American countries. Technical progress and policy implementation seem to go hand in hand
Post date: 31 May 2018
VIPA International is organizing a conference entitled ‘More space and saving energy with Vacuum Insulation Panels’. This event (free of charge) will take place on Thursday morning, 27 September 2018, in Vienna, Austria.
Post date: 28 May 2018
Moisture and breathability – the key to building performance and healthy buildings
A joint event with The Alliance for Sustainable Building Products and supported by STBA, SPAB and ISIBIO.
Buildings should be considered not as standalone discrete entities, but as part of a system in constant and dynamic interaction with people and the environment. This interconnectedness means benefits, problems, solutions and consequences cannot be effectively addressed in isolation.
Post date: 24 Oct 2017
Dämmstoffe sind aus dem Baualltag nicht mehr wegzudenken. Ihre Einsatzgebiete reichen von der Fassadendämmung bis zu Spezialanwendungen in der Versorgungstechnik. Nichts desto trotz wird gegenüber Dämmmaßnahmen vermehrt öffentliche Kritik laut, die den Anschein hat, dass sie sich hauptsächlich auf Fassadendämmung mit Wärmedämmverbundsystemen auf Polystyrolbasis konzentriert. Die vorliegende Analyse setzt sich deshalb aus Sicht der Bauforschung mit dieser Kritik auseinander. Sie betrachtet diejenigen Themen, die immer wieder diskutiert werden: Sind Dämmmaßnahmen wirtschaftlich?
Post date: 20 Oct 2017
Multifunctional facades of reduced thickness for fast and cost-effective retrofitting
MF-Retrofit project aimed to deal with the numerous requirements of facade panel retrofitting by developing a light-weight, durable, cost effective and high performance panel. Its layered structure allows for separate but also synergistic function regarding high thermal and acoustic insulation, excellent mechanical properties, up to standards flame retardancy and photocatalytic activity.
Post date: 8 Sep 2017
Smart elements for sustainable building envelopes
SESBE project, funder under the Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development of the European Union (FP7), aimed to provide new solutions for lightweight, energy efficient and safe façade elements.
Post date: 25 Aug 2017
HOMES Key INsulating material
The Advanced Aerogel-Based Composite (AABC) materials are a unique new class of materials. HOMESKIN, a Horizon 2020 project, aims at developing a new silica Advanced Aerogel-Based Composite material possessing the lowest thermal conductivity of all insulation materials found in the market.
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
Home Energy Rating System (HERS) raters are trained to assess the quality of insulation installation, using a three-grade approach developed by RESNET. Grade I is the best, while Grade III the worst. Understanding between the different grades of the quality of the installation of the insulation is necessary to properly rate the quality of the installation of insulation.
Post date: 30 Jun 2017
A radical approach to using natural construction materials at scale
The ISOBIO project proposes an innovative strategy to bring bio-based construction materials into the mainstream.
A key innovation consists of the use of pre-treated bio-based aggregates for construction, which include insulation materials, hygrothermal and moisture buffering materials, binders, sol-gel and resins.
Post date: 28 Jun 2017