Are There Viable Insulation Alternatives for Green Construction?

Traditional construction techniques can contribute to global warming. For example, the extruded polystyrene commonly used (...)


EENSULATE Project: Training materials

The goal of the EENSULATE project is to develop an affordable advanced architectural glass to address thermal and acoustic (...)


House Breuer, Tschagguns

As part of the Alpine building culture, many agricultural buildings outside of the protection of historical monuments have (...)


Taking complexity out of the building site

Researchers in Europe are developing a new kind of prefabricated energy efficient building façades, equipped with special (...)


Waste materials to be tested as viable options for insulating buildings

The University of Bath is testing a number of waste materials to assess their thermal performance as potential materials (...)


Is it worth renovating old buildings?

The building sector is the largest energy-consuming sector in Europe. As retrofitting works are often unaffordable for people (...)


What if building insulation materials were heavily carbon negative, economically viable, in abundant supply and recyclable?

According to the International Energy Association’s (IEA) 2014 report, buildings consume more than one third of the energy (...)


The Benefits of Natural Fibre Insulation 26/10 and 23/11

Please join us for our CPD on the benefits and performance of natural fibre insulation.....fire performance, thermal mass (...)


What about GMOs in our homes?

Adopting biobased materials in home building can slash construction costs, but is Europe ready to put aside its fears about (...)


Bio-based materials facing the challenges of the construction industry

The use of bio-based materials is often met with scepticism from architects, insurers and contractors in the construction (...)


Fitting hot and cold climates into the “envelope”

The “energy eater” European building stock is aiming for a greener future. Researchers are testing an “envelope” system combi (...)


Thermally efficient social housing for young adults

When young people move out of supported accommodation the leap to independent living can be tough. A new project in the north (...)


A raincoat for our houses

From the use of Gore-Tex-like waterproof fabrics to the development of “breathable” bio-based materials, the construction (...)


Thermaflex Insulation Calculation Tool now live

Many construction projects always have 1 thing in common – energy infrastructure is key. The guidelines are clear: less CO (...)


Homes storing CO2, just like trees

Houses built with bio-based materials, such as timber, straw and hemp, act as CO2 banks. Experts explain how citizens can (...)