Building envelope (walls, windows,...)

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Architecture firm Dialog has revealed plans for a cross-laminated timber higher education building in Canada, which it says will be the first of its kind.   The project, called A-Block Building Expansion, is a six-storey addition to an existing building at Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology in Scarborough, which is about a 20-minute drive from downtown Toronto.  
Post date: 2 Jan 2021
Type: Case

The Kohlerhaus, a building dating back to the 14th century, was renovated to accommodate 10 apartments with the high standards of comfort and efficiency. The historical research carried out by the architect revealed the rich past of the building, that served as priest house, hotel or guest house. The retrofit of the building included external insulation the wall with reed mats, new replica windows and new building services (radiating heating and mechanical ventilation).  
Post date: 2 Jan 2021
Type: Case

Surface area is an important but limited resource in cities that aim to become climate neutral. It can be used to, for example, generate heat or electricity via active solar systems, improve air quality via greening, or provide cooling thanks to highly reflective and emissive materials.   Scientists at Italian institute Eurac have now developed a multi-factor approach to study the synergies and conflicts that arise from using ground, facade and roof space in urban communities.
Post date: 2 Jan 2021
Type: News

Cost-effective ways towards energy efficiency and carbon reduction in industrial manufacturing.  
Post date: 23 Dec 2020
Type: Event

2021 RESNET Building Performance Conference is Going Virtual! FEBRUARY 22-24, 2021   We had a blast at #RESNET2020 and hope you did too! And while we hoped to make RESNET 2021 bigger and better than ever, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we do business and interact with our peers and colleagues.  
Post date: 23 Dec 2020
Type: Event

The Passive House Standard offers a proven implementation of the nZEB with over 25 years of experience. It can be applied to any climate. Design tools, training and quality assurance are available to help ensure reliable performance –thus avoiding any “performance gaps”. The standard is public and available for anyone to use free of charge. This blog post details the important contribution the Passive House Standard makes to achieving nZEBs.
Post date: 23 Dec 2020
Type: Link

Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 10:00-11:15 CET   Air infiltration in buildings has multiple consequences on energy use and indoor environmental quality. Therefore, in the last 10 years many countries have introduced requirements for building airtightness in their EP-regulation.   Those requirements often prescribe that a test is performed by a qualified tester and that every test performed is recorded in a database.   
Post date: 21 Dec 2020
Type: Event

Reaching energy and climate goals requires involving building users, to let them understand what energy savings can be achieved thanks to changes in their behavior.   Green lease contracts (GLCs) offer a model providing a structural platform for cooperation between building owners and tenants.  
Post date: 21 Dec 2020
Type: Tool

The 5th International Conference on Civil and Building Materials (ICCBM 2021) is to be held in Singapore, during January 21-24, 2021, as the workshop of The 11th International Conference on Advanced Materials Research (ICAMR 2021).  
Post date: 17 Dec 2020
Type: Event

Welcome to the December 2020 issue of the venticool newsletter! Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, we adapt to the situation and our work continues uninterruptedly.   As many as 194 participants attended the webinar Resilient Ventilative Cooling in practice on December 9.  
Post date: 17 Dec 2020
Type: News