office buildings

Location:  Rue Vanpé 50, 1190 Forest, BrusselsClient:   Forest CPASConstruction Budget: 1471 €/m² - excl.VATGross Area: 1017 m²   The project embraces the thorough renovation a building from the 1930s. The CPAS of Forest Municipality of Brussels brought together its various services there in 2005.  To preserve the façade (exterior walls, windows and doors), the walls have been insulated from the inside by 20 cm of cellulose.
Post date: 21 Mar 2019
Type: Case

The ALDREN project (Alliance for Deep Renovation in buildings) is the extended development and the implementation of a common European Voluntary Certification Scheme (EVCS) for non-residential buildings based on the EPBD Art. 11 (9) and CEN / ISO standards.  
Post date: 14 Mar 2019
Type: News

The Oxygen Office Building project, ideally located in the city of Brussels between the Royal Park and the Squares District, and between the Arts-Loi and Maelbeek metro stations, aimed the construction of a new low footprint office building replacing one that had become obsolete.   Thanks to a staggering of the roofs, the new building joins the different reference heights of neighboring buildings. The roof also serves of support for a green roof as well as for a high yield photovoltaic production (112m² - 22.5 kWp).
Post date: 5 Mar 2019
Type: Case

Objective HK BESTCOM:   The objective of the HKGBC Benchmarking and Energy Saving Tool - Commercial Buildings (Office/Retail) is to promote better energy performance for commercial buildings by:
Post date: 28 Jan 2019
Type: Tool

The impact of building renovation on health, well-being and productivity could improve the lives of more than 200 million Europeans. This set of publications, developed by BPIE and commissioned by Buildings 2030, takes an important step towards defining, measuring, quantifying and monetising the impact of indoor environmental quality in schools, hospitals and offices. The findings reveal a major business opportunity to invest in people-centric renovation of existing buildings.
Post date: 30 Nov 2018
Type: Publication

The Horizon 2020 funded Project OrbEEt (ORganizational Behaviour improvement for Energy Efficient adminisTrative public offices) aims to introduce an innovative solution to facilitate public and social engagement to action for energy efficiency by providing real-time assessments of the energy impact and energy-related organisational behaviour.
Post date: 14 Aug 2017
Type: Link

The Horizon 2020 funded Save at Work project aims to help public buildings reduce their energy consumption and carbon emissions. A minimum of 9000 employees in at least 180 public office buildings (administrative buildings - municipal/regional or federal state operated) from nine countries will compete in a year-long energy saving contest to achieve the highest energy savings possible compared to the previous year.
Post date: 10 Aug 2017
Type: Link

A study from the German Energy Agency-Dena, based on a survey among decision makers of 20 important office building investors and 20 major renters of office areas in Germany has resulted in sustainability and energy efficiency becoming more and more important; yet the main decision criteria are still economic. The investors aim at high building values and low operation costs and high renting demand. These are the main reasons for the energy renovation of their buildings.
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
Type: News

Die Deutsche Energie Agentur (dena) hat Entscheidungsträger von 20 wichtigen Büroimmobilieninvestoren und 20 großen Büroflächenmietern zu den Themen Energieeffizienz, Nutzungsdauern und Sanierungszyklen befragt. Die Ergebnisse zum Stellenwert der Energieeffizienz, zum derzeitigen Bürogebäudebestand und zur energetischen Beschreibung sind in der Studie zusammengefasst.
Post date: 8 Aug 2017
Type: Publication

Building and Environment Volume 114, March 2017, Pages 178-186    
Post date: 4 Aug 2017
Type: Publication