United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Ecobuilding
Home sweet (hemp) home Building with wood, straw, and hemp. Biobased materials are seeing ever more use in the construction sector, which needs to become more sustainable as it is one of the major sources of soil, air and water pollution.
Challenging energy renovation of buildings Energy consumption in the construction sector is a key issue in the fight against climate change. It is often approached when planning new buildings, but there is little tendency to renovate the existing stock .
Smart buildings: energy efficiency at what price? Smart buildings appear to respond to a range of energy challenges found in Europe today. Improved efficiency would help consumers reduce income spent on energy consumption, reduce greenhouse emissions and also help EU countries meet the goals of the 2030 energy strategy .
A raincoat for our houses Today, one of the new challenges for the construction industry is the use of textiles, coming from the clothing and footwear industries.
Learning from new very low energy buildings To tackle climate change, new buildings are required to consume as little energy as possible . That’s because, in Europe, buildings are responsible for about 40% of our energy consumption.