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Concept:   In 1990, national associations representing construction micro-enterprises and SMEs, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and craftsmen in six European countries joined forces in 1990 to establish the European Builders Confederation (EBC), the European professional organisation representing national associations of construction SMEs and crafts.  
Post date: 27 Jan 2021
Type: Link

  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.  Hundreds of thousands of data are now available in Europe.  
Post date: 22 Jan 2021
Type: News

Concept:   ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges.   Founded in 1880 as The American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a nonprofit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society.  
Post date: 20 Jan 2021
Type: Link

Concept:   The construction industry still relies on centuries-old processes to manage complex projects. 3D printing with concrete could revolutionise construction. A lot of research on this has been conducted but very little attention has been paid to designing insulation for printed walls.  
Post date: 20 Jan 2021
Type: Link

We are excited to announce that registration for the SBE21 Conference on Sustainable Built Heritage is open.   Join us for a three-day full immersion in the world of heritage preservation and enhancement. SBE21 Heritage will take place from the 14th to the 16th of April 2021.  
Post date: 19 Jan 2021
Type: News

Taking care of many measures simultaneously in energy investments is difficult, but bundling can make it easier. It enables one to combine many small measures into one package, which can increase the profitability of an investment and make it look more attractive to potential investors.   One of various ways of approaching bundling is combining Total Concept Method (TCM) and Total Tool, which can help illustrate the economic profitability of individual measures.
Post date: 19 Jan 2021
Type: Tool

Concept and objectives:   NoMu Wood is a digital platform to guide and inspire Nordic Municipalities them in the process of building in wood.   More broadly though, the treasure trove of information herein can offer something for many interested in the future of low-carbon Nordic construction.  
Post date: 18 Jan 2021
Type: Link

Concept: New Buildings Institute (NBI) is a trusted, independent nonprofit organization with a mission to push for better buildings that achieve zero energy, zero carbon, and beyond—through research, policy, guidance, and market transformation—to protect people and the planet.  
Post date: 14 Jan 2021
Type: Link

To predict the profitability of an investment, financial calculation methods are used. Since the traditional approach, based on pay-back time, is inefficient, the project propose tools (in web and Excel versions) that enables one to employ several methods, either independently or in combination.   In particular, Net Present Value and Internal Rate of Return prove efficient and helpful for building managers, energy auditors, and other investors.  
Post date: 13 Jan 2021
Type: Tool

Sub­mit your ab­stract now un­til 15 Feb­ru­ary 2021!   Pass­ive House - The key to sus­tain­able build­ings! is the slo­gan of the up­com­ing 25th In­ter­na­tion­al Pass­ive House Con­fer­en­ce in Ger­many´s Wup­per­tal. Ab­stracts on the top­ics be­low can now be sub­mit­ted on­line un­til 15 Feb­ru­ary 2021.   Who can sub­mit an ab­stract?  
Post date: 13 Jan 2021
Type: News