Ecobuildings
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
Making Europe’s cultural heritage more energy efficientMaking Europe’s cultural heritage more energy efficient

Conservators and energy experts seek new solutions for a climate-friendly retrofitting of historic buildings. 

January 2014
Alexandra Troi: Retrofitting of historical buildings requires multiple expertiseAlexandra Troi: Retrofitting of historical buildings requires multiple expertise

Making historic buildings more energy efficient is not only a matter of technology, but also a matter of continuous communication between the actors involved

January 2014
BIM: changing the way architects and builders workBIM: changing the way architects and builders work

A process, called Building Information Modelling (BIM), is used by architects and building engineers to manage large data sets required for implementing building components during construction

December 2013
Ulrich Filippi Oberegger – Improving building design to reach zero-energy consumptionUlrich Filippi Oberegger – Improving building design to reach zero-energy consumption

The goal of reaching zero-energy buildings can be met by improving their design and relying on renewable energies

December 2013
A new collaboration era for the building sectorA new collaboration era for the building sector

Building projects require processing and communication of large amounts of complex data. Now, software solutions make it possible to retrieve details of a given project at any time

November 2013
Silvia Demattè: Sharing information to make better decisions in building sectorSilvia Demattè: Sharing information to make better decisions in building sector

Low energy buildings can benefit from sophisticated computer platforms capable of integrating the diversity of technical information required during the building stage and beyond

November 2013
Buildings rising from the ashesBuildings rising from the ashes

Recycling concrete from buildings that are no longer needed requires long-term thinking at the building’s inception

September 2013
Michael Krause: Reconciling energy efficiency and comfortMichael Krause: Reconciling energy efficiency and comfort

Reducing the energy consumption of an office building does not automatically imply less comfort for the users.

July 2013
Most Sustainable Office in the WorldMost Sustainable Office in the World

In Munich, a newly erected office building, called the NuOffice, has been awarded with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certificate.

July 2013
Jose Luís Alfranca: Harnessing diverse climate and weather conditionsJose Luís Alfranca: Harnessing diverse climate and weather conditions

Energy efficiency in buildings needs to be tailored for to make the most of external and seasonal meteorological and climate conditions

June 2013
Turning a building green is a question of controlTurning a building green is a question of control

Managing the building’s different energy processes is key to ensure both higher energy efficiency and users’ comfort, but users hold part of the responsibility

June 2013
Carlos Bárcena: integration of energy efficiency throughout industrial buildings’ lifeCarlos Bárcena: integration of energy efficiency throughout industrial buildings’ life

The building energy efficiency challenge is different for industrial applications. Optimising energy efficiency may require greater integration of the buildings’ design, construction and maintenance

May 2013
User awareness key to effective energy monitoringUser awareness key to effective energy monitoring

A new project makes the user interface for intelligent buildings monitor energy supply and consumption more easily accessible to everybody, from geeks to computer-illiterates. 

May 2013
Air conditioning control goes wirelessAir conditioning control goes wireless

Scientists devised a new wireless and energy autonomous sensor network using in collective buildings to monitor heating, ventilation and air conditioning and reduce energy consumption

March 2013
Katrin Lenz: Optimising buildings’ environmental footprint over lifecycleKatrin Lenz: Optimising buildings’ environmental footprint over lifecycle

Performing life cycle assessment of energy efficient buildings can prevent shifting the environmental burden in different stages of the building’s lifespan

December 2012
Heat trading warms upHeat trading warms up

A new heat-trading simulation tool could help create the kind of open-market for heat trading as a means to avoid dumping useful heat and save energy while reducing carbon dioxide emissions

December 2012
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