Ecobuildings
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
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
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