It has been 25 years since the EU Ecolabel scheme was launched and adopted in EU law as a voluntary ecolabel award scheme. There are now 40 000 EU Ecolabel products and services currently covered by the scheme. It certifies that a product is among the most environmentally-friendly in its class and differentiates it on the global market. In addition, the ecolabel showcases the company’s commitments to sustainable production and contributes to achieving a circular economy.
Post date: 6 kwi 2017
The use of bio-based materials is often met with scepticism from architects, insurers and contractors in the construction industry, which has led to slow market uptake. This scepticism generally results from a lack of adequate training and support with regard to regulatory frameworks.
Post date: 5 kwi 2017
On the way to demonstrating the benefits of bio-based materials for the construction sector
ISOBIO aims to develop new bio-based insulation panels and renders, and to scale them for mainstream adoption by the building and construction industry. The focus is now on the challenging demonstration phase.
Post date: 24 mar 2017
People spend up to 90% of their lives indoors, so it is perhaps not surprising that the quality of the environment created has a significant impact on their health and well-being. What is perhaps even more surprising is that the indoor air quality of some buildings, including modern low energy buildings, has been shown to be poorer than urban outdoor air quality.
Post date: 20 mar 2017
A range of breakthrough eco-building solutions which tackle the emerging problem of indoor air quality have been presented by the ECO-SEE project at the Ecobuild construction fair in London.
The solutions include novel insulation, coating and panel products which improve air quality by passively regulating humidity, capturing VOCs, and removing indoor organic pollutants through photocatalysis. External and internal wall panels have also been developed, in addition to design tools to support end users.
Post date: 16 mar 2017
When: 12:00 – 16:30, Wednesday 22 March 2017
Where: Renewable Energy House, Rue d’Arlon 63, Brussels, BE
Agenda and registration: https://isobioworkshop.eventbrite.com
The ISOBIO project is pleased to invite you to its third workshop on 22 March, focusing on the importance of skills and standards for the take up of bio-based construction products.
Post date: 3 mar 2017
Good news for those planning to build a new home: novel insulation materials based on plant waste, such as straw, clay and grass could offer 20% better insulation than traditional materials.
Other relevant factors, such as reducing the energy and CO2 emissions needed to create and transport traditional construction materials, could contribute to the reduction in total ‘embodied energy’ across the whole lifecycle of a building, as much as up to 50%.
Post date: 18 Maj 2015
Bio-based aggregates such as straw, clay, wheat or grasses mixed with innovative binders might hold the key to a more environmentally friendly construction process and substantial improvements in energy efficiency for everything from individual private residences to major public buildings.
Post date: 14 Maj 2015