Building envelope (walls, windows,...)

Taking into consideration that all inspectors differ in their knowledge, education, attitude, or motivation, interpretation of the buildings technical condition is prone to biased opinions. Therefore, a reliable and consistent inspection tool based on a coherent methodology is needed.  
Post date: 17 Giu 2019
Type: Tool

A wide diffusion of green envelopes in cities can be an opportunity to improve urban environment conditions and reduce negative effects of climate change.   The green roof system is a widespread solution adopted all over the world due to the relative simplicity of installation and the large private and social benefits provided.  
Post date: 17 Giu 2019
Type: Publication

REbuild is international: every year the event presents the best case studies in Italy and across the world, to find radical, concrete, effective, market-based approaches. For this reason, the convention is held both in Italian and in English and involves several foreign speakers in order to hear firsthand experiences   (RE) MAKING CITIES  
Post date: 17 Giu 2019
Type: Evento

Among the STUNNING case studies, we find the Torrelago district, which is an apartment block built between 1977-1981.   Torrelago district involves 31 private multi-property residential buildings (1488 dwellings) that were constructed in the 1970s–1980s, more than 140,000 m2 and 4000 residents involved.  
Post date: 17 Giu 2019
Type: Caso

On 23rd May 2019, the World Green Building Council’s European network in collaboration with eight cities and partners announced the launch of BUILD UPON2, the next phase of the world’s largest collaborative project on building renovation.   
Post date: 17 Giu 2019
Type: News

343 abstracts have been submitted and and undergone a blind review. 300 papers have been invited. We thank all authors for their interest and look forward to reading about their work! Registration is now open.   Topics 1-Smart materials for building envelopes (micro- and nanotechnologies) 2-Climate resilient buildings (ecobuildings, retrofit, performance gap)
Post date: 13 Giu 2019
Type: Evento

As building envelopes and mechanical and electrical equipment become more efficient, the impact of occupants on building energy increases.   Meanwhile, trends in teleworking, co-working and home-sharing mean vastly different occupancy than the standard occupancy schedules.  
Post date: 12 Giu 2019
Type: Publication

Historic buildings are defining elements of city centres but also responsible for a large share of greenhouse gas emissions. In order to reduce their energy demand, it is important to improve envelopes’ thermal transmittance without damaging the historic integrity of their façades by applying interior insulation.   Thus, a detailed planning is needed to guarantee that case-specific variables are well considered. In this study, a holistic performance-based evaluation method is developed.
Post date: 11 Giu 2019
Type: Publication

As examples of this month's BUILD UP topic "New skills for energy efficiency in buildings" you can view the presentations and key findings from a C4EForum 2018 panel session Training of skills for 21st century.   C4E Forums are biannual events on energy efficiency with focus on Central and Eastern Europe context.  
Post date: 10 Giu 2019
Type: Link

The international conference, belonging to the Sustainable Built Environment (SBE) series of conferences, is organized by Politecnico di Milano with four international organizations:   – International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB, cibworld.nl) – International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE, iisbe.org)
Post date: 7 Giu 2019
Type: Evento