Currently a niche in construction, their high potential benefits in terms of energy saving and overall cost to the environment give them significant appeal for the future
Passive technologies can maximise primary energy reduction and economic investment in existing buildings
A novel modular technology paves the way for a potential 50% decrease in monthly energy bills of public buildings
The town council of Valladolid , Spain, is renovating its heritage buildings to achieve near-zero energy districts, while involving all stakeholders.
To retrofit residential buildings in Europe, there is a growing need for modular solutions that can be applied to the diversity of European climates
A new project explores a new path to reduce energy consumption by combining latest sustainable building technologies in public buildings
Citizens living in near-zero energy districts will make significant savings and benefit from an increased comfort in their homes
A show case performed in Liege, Belgium, demonstrates how to turn a high school into an energy efficient and comfortable learning environment
Energy generation and management technologies are both essential to optimise energy efficiency when designing new buildings
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
New technologies and energy management could soon lead to sustainable cities.
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
Innovating façade-retrofitting methods are being developed to improve energy efficiency of residential buildings.
Making historic buildings more energy efficient is not only a matter of technology, but also a matter of continuous communication between the actors involved
The goal of reaching zero-energy buildings can be met by improving their design and relying on renewable energies
Low energy buildings can benefit from sophisticated computer platforms capable of integrating the diversity of technical information required during the building stage and beyond
Three cases studies will constitute the basis for developing an easily replicable strategy for renovating districts so that they reach near zero energy consumption
The potential of the one carbon atom-thick wonder material has not escaped industry’s radar
Microscopic graphene flakes were isolated in 2010 and now the worldwide research looks for practical applications
Reducing the energy consumption of an office building does not automatically imply less comfort for the users.
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