Ecobuildings
Matteo D’Antoni – In-depth analysis required prior to retrofitting old buildingsMatteo D’Antoni – In-depth analysis required prior to retrofitting old buildings

Passive technologies can maximise primary energy reduction and economic investment in existing buildings

January 2015
Multifold challenges for districts level retrofittingMultifold challenges for districts level retrofitting

Retrofitting a district is quite different from retrofitting a single building: the technological challenges involved are far greater.

December 2014
Assessing the performance of energy efficient buildingsAssessing the performance of energy efficient buildings

Monitoring so-called key performance indicators enables engineers to evaluate whether a newly erect building is as energy efficient as originally planned. 

December 2014
A Smart Building to save EnergyA Smart Building to save Energy

Boecillo in the province of Valladolid in Spain is a place exposed to an extreme temperature fluctuation: from above 30°C in summer down to below 0°C in winter. 

December 2014
Learning from new very low energy buildingsLearning from new very low energy buildings

A holistic approach is necessary to successfully plan and construct energy efficient buildings. But implementing best practices elsewhere is not a straightforward task.

December 2014
César Alonso: third parties play a key role to making buildings energy efficientCésar Alonso: third parties play a key role to making buildings energy efficient

The town council of Valladolid , Spain, is renovating its heritage buildings to achieve near-zero energy districts, while involving all stakeholders.

October 2014
Christel Jimenez - MeeFS aims for a retrofitting solution as universal as possibleChristel Jimenez - MeeFS aims for a retrofitting solution as universal as possible

To retrofit residential buildings in Europe, there is a growing need for modular solutions that can be applied to the diversity of European climates

October 2014
Building makeover project – retrofitting to boost energy efficiencyBuilding makeover project – retrofitting to boost energy efficiency

The Bricker project aims at significantly boosting the energy efficiency of working buildings by combining passive and active technologies

September 2014
Noemí Jiménez and Carolina Grau – solving the energy challenge in public buildingsNoemí Jiménez and Carolina Grau – solving the energy challenge in public buildings

A new project explores a new path to reduce energy consumption by combining latest sustainable building technologies in public buildings

August 2014
Retrofitting showcase on a Belgian high-schoolRetrofitting showcase on a Belgian high-school

A show case performed in Liege, Belgium, demonstrates how to turn a high school into an energy efficient and comfortable learning environment

July 2014
Many tongues, one voice, one common ambitionMany tongues, one voice, one common ambition

How the collaborative decision making process and design matters in developing low-energy buildings

July 2014
Roberto Sanz and Álvaro Corredera - Control systems: a new solution for low energy buildingsRoberto Sanz and Álvaro Corredera - Control systems: a new solution for low energy buildings

Energy generation and management technologies are both essential to optimise energy efficiency when designing new buildings 

July 2014
Turkish hospital retrofitting makes sustainable energy use case studyTurkish hospital retrofitting makes sustainable energy use case study

A hospital in Aydin, Turkey, will serve as a test case to demonstrate that it is possible to reduce its energy consumption by 50%, and decrease greenhouse gas emissions, with retrofitting solutions

July 2014
Modular facades for tailored retrofittingModular facades for tailored retrofitting

Innovative retrofitting solutions offer flexibility for architectural freedom combined with energy efficiency

June 2014
Gloria Piaggio – Genoa, a Smart CityGloria Piaggio – Genoa, a Smart City

New technologies and energy management could soon lead to sustainable cities.

June 2014
User-led sustainable buildingsUser-led sustainable buildings

Users' perspectives play a key role in low-energy building. Experts agree that the feedback from people living in energy efficient buildings could help to optimise their overall usability. 

May 2014
Revamping existing buildings to make them energy efficientRevamping existing buildings to make them energy efficient

Energy efficient building companies join forces with researchers to cut the energy bill of existing buildings using both passive and active designs to reach energy efficiency

March 2014
Magdalena Karolina Rozanska – Face-lifting buildings to save energyMagdalena Karolina Rozanska – Face-lifting buildings to save energy

Innovating façade-retrofitting methods are being developed to improve energy efficiency of residential buildings.

March 2014
Energy efficient building in the public eyeEnergy efficient building in the public eye

Building showcase projects must guide public building to become more energy efficient.

March 2014
Restore History and Save EnergyRestore History and Save Energy

A brand new window with thin-layer glazing combines energy efficiency with the aesthetics of a baroque window. 

January 2014
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