In the most comprehensive global study yet, IEA shows need for government action to ensure reliable, sustainable supplies of elements vital for EVs, power grids, wind turbines and other key technologies.
Post date: 10 May 2021
The historic residential building is located in the city center of Bolzano. It was built in 1926, near the old town, and it has hardly been changed on the outside, thanks to well thought-out renovation measures from the inside which ensure a new level of comfort and a minimization of the energy demand of the building.
Post date: 29 Apr 2021
Västerås’ old industrial harbour is being transformed into a new neighbourhood with nature at its heart. It is therefore fitting that Sweden’s tallest wooden-framed building (as of 2018), Kajstaden, sits in the entrance to the new development. All load-bearing elements of Kajstaden – its walls, floors, beams, and roof – are constructed from locally-sourced CLT, using 3m tall panels that reduce the need for cutting on site, and allow for all nine storeys to have high ceilings, creating spacious and light-filled living spaces.
Post date: 26 Apr 2021
Passive Construction & NZEB 2021
Part of the National Construction Summit taking place on 15th April, 2021 at the National Arena, Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin, Passive & NZEB Construction 2020 will focus on energy efficiency, energy conservation and high energy performance in buildings.
Post date: 30 Mar 2021
The CoMS 2020 International Conference has been renamed to COMS 2020/21 and will take place online from 20 to 21 April 2021.
The main purpose of the conference is to disseminate research results, exchange experiences and identify key issues and challenges in the thematic areas of the conference.
The conference will provide a platform for an active dialogue of conference participants.
Post date: 22 Mar 2021
Fiddleback House provides a young family with contemporary living in a certified Passive House that respects the pristine alpine environment of its surrounds.
Through intelligent design and collaborative decision making, Fiddleback House is a striking example of an affordable home that meets world-leading standards in sustainability and comfort.
Post date: 19 Mar 2021
The 'Bale House' is the new Visitor Centre in Hastings Country Park Nature Reserve, funded by Hastings Borough Council with grant aid from the Interreg NWE programme.
From the foundations to facade, it is constructed from natural and recycled materials which are healthy, fireproof, breathable, and they lock up carbon from the atmosphere, recycling agricultural by-products.
Post date: 16 Mar 2021
Construction and demolition waste (CDW) constitutes the largest volume of all solid wastes. As such, it poses not only an economic burden but also a threat to the environment.
Made up of a mix of materials generated during the construction and demolition of buildings or structures, the recycling of CDW remains a challenge.
Post date: 12 Mar 2021
Concept and objectives:
Reinforced concrete urban infrastructure poses significant, insufficiently addressed, environmental challenges due to impacts from cement, natural aggregate and steel reinforcement production.
This proposal focuses on integrating fibre reinforced concrete (FRC) with “green” concretes produced with waste and recycled materials.
Post date: 12 Mar 2021
As part of Finland’s centenary celebrations, Helsinki is now home to Oodi. It is a magnificent hybrid wooden construction and landmark that serves to refresh the city’s library services for 150 years to come.
The centrepiece of the library, which will serve as a flexible open public space for an estimated 10,000 daily visitors, is a gigantic wooden bridge structure that extends out towards the Finnish Parliament across the Citizens’ Square.
Post date: 10 Mar 2021