Retrofitting technology could benefit the EU economy enormously. Such activities could save up to 60% of a building's energy consumption and this would translate into direct savings in energy expenditure. But energy technology ...
Imagine a hot climate in a residential building at noon: the shutters are down. There is no breeze but the air is not stifling. This is possible thanks to a ventilated façade that circulates fresh air saved the previous ...
Everybody knows one of those houses; freezing cold in winter, stiflingly hot in summer and energy guzzling all year round. Better insulation is the key to recapturing the comfort of home while cutting energy bills.
The biggest current innovation in façade design stems from a modular façade with smart materials that act as an active skin to make old buildings energy efficient.
Past mistakes can sometimes be useful for analyzing present or especially future decisions. This can apply to spatial planning and management in response to natural disasters and extreme weather events.
Improving the energy efficiency of existing buildings is a formidable sustainability challenge. And demonstrating it isn't that easy either.
Good news for those planning to build a new home: novel insulation materials based on plant waste, such as straw, clay and grasses could offer 20% better insulation than traditional materials.
Torrelago is one of the largest residential districts in Europe. Located in the Spanish city Laguna de Duero, near Valladolid, it consists of 31 blocks of flats with more than 4,000 residents. The district is experiencing ...
People do not seek urban regeneration. This is because they do not see it as a necessity.
Improved safety management and further collaboration between experts is required to minimise the risk of flooding at coastal nuclear plants in Europe.