Hit 2 GAP: Highly Innovative building control Tools Tackling the energy performance gap

The actual energy consumption of buildings in Europe often significantly exceeds the expected energy requirements. This gap in energy performance can arise from construction errors or from differences between the way a building was intended to be used and how it is actually used. An energy management platform could help to reduce this energy gap … Continue reading “Hit 2 GAP: Highly Innovative building control Tools Tackling the energy performance gap”

Quantum

QUANTUM, a new research project funded by the EU’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme, is aiming to close the estimated average 25% gap between designed and actual energy performance and 1.5% for comfort performance in European buildings. Research indicates that poorly commissioned and operated building management systems are often responsible for this gap, generally … Continue reading “Quantum”

BRIMEE: Cost-effective and sustainable bio-renewable indoor materials with high potential for customisation and creative design in energy efficient buildings.

The challenge of today lies in the accomplishment of sustainable and low-energy buildings, which can combine at the same time the thermal insulation properties with healthy, comfortable, accessible and safe indoor environment. Reduction of the energy demand through the use of insulating materials still remains a challenge for European architects and building designers as well … Continue reading “BRIMEE: Cost-effective and sustainable bio-renewable indoor materials with high potential for customisation and creative design in energy efficient buildings.”

BAMB (Building as Material Banks)

The circular economy aims to change the linear process in which materials are made, used and then disposed. Rather than throwing away, when a material comes to the end of its service it can be reused or regenerated into new products. The material is viewed as a resource rather than waste. BRE is a key … Continue reading “BAMB (Building as Material Banks)”

The Solid Life Project

The LIFE programme is the EU’s funding instrument for the environment and climate action. The general objective of LIFE is to contribute to the implementation, updating and development of EU environmental and climate policy and legislation by co-financing projects with European added value. The Solid Life project supports the European market development of Solidia Technologies … Continue reading “The Solid Life Project”

South ZEB IEE Project

The core objective of the project is to define cost-benefit optimised “packages of measures” based on efficient and quality-guaranteed technologies for the refurbishment of the public building stock towards nZEB that are standardised and adopted by builders and building owners. From this stems three basic objectives: – State-of-the-art assessment of the public building stock through … Continue reading “South ZEB IEE Project”

ECO-SEE Eco Innovative safe and energy efficient wall panels and mater

The BRE Centre for Innovative Materials at the University of Bath is leading a European consortium of 18 project partners, including BRE on the ECO-SEE Project “The ECO-SEE project aims to address an emerging health problem associated with modern low carbon buildings. Modern buildings have been developed to be very airtight, improving their energy efficiency … Continue reading “ECO-SEE Eco Innovative safe and energy efficient wall panels and mater”

Eco-Binder

The ECO-Binder project aims to demonstrate the feasibility of replacing Ordinary Portland Cement (OPC) and OPC based concrete products with new ones based on the new Belite-Ye’elimite-Ferrite (BYF) class of low-CO2 binders. ECO-Binder addresses the vast market for envelope retrofitting and new construction with a new generation of prefabricated building envelope components which will provide … Continue reading “Eco-Binder”