| Re-thinking the life-cycle of architectural glass brings together recent research into the economic, technical, environmental and logistical viability of closed-loop construction glass recycling.
| When you install rooflights, you’re adding a host of benefits to your home. Rooflights can be installed in tight spaces where traditional windows cannot, they flood rooms with natural light and can be tailored to fitted in any home, in a wide…
| Over half the world’s seven billion inhabitants live in cities, by the year 2050 the number will grow to almost ten billion. In order to avoid a climatic collapse in the metropolises, there is no other alternative to energy-efficient buildings.
| The recent issues related to energy saving and environmental sustainability in the construction sector are particularly problematic for professionals dealing with existing buildings, especially when buildings have a historic value...
| Despite increasingly demanding requirements to save energy and a focus on reducing our use of prime energy, we also need to bear in mind economics and cost effectiveness during the construction phase of buildings, especially on larger projects.
| Was Fukushima like Chernobyl? There are those who say yes, and those who lean toward no. That is, from a purely technical point of view. But, in the eyes of the media, or of people’s awareness in general, the difference is huge.
| Energy savings are an essential part of any new or renovated building. These can be obtained by means of insulation, special glazing and the use of particular materials.
| “Casa Zero” produces more energy than it actually needs, creating a permanent cycle.
| In both the construction of new buildings and the refurbishment of existing ones there is an increasing trend towards construction materials with the highest possible energy efficiency.