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> RETROFITTING THURSDAYS: Launch B³-RetroTool

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On Thursday 30 June 2016 the strategic platform Brussels Retrofit XL organises the launch of the interactive webtool: B³-RetroTool. The tool B³-RetroTool is the result of three years of research work conducted by UCL and ULB in the context of the project B³-RetroTool. The interactive pre-assessment tool uses a multi-scale and multi-criteria approach for sustainable […]

> NEW DATE ! Retrofitting Thursdays: Sustainable energy in the city

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On Thursday 4 February 2016, the strategic platform Brussels Retrofit XL organises its KNOWLEDGE SESSION on SUSTAINABLE ENERGY IN THE CITY which was postponed last November. more information available below and on the Events page. Whereas sustainable energy is often associated with large off-shore wind farms or hydro-electric power stations, cities have the potential to […]

> Book Launched! Post-war building materials

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On december 10th, 2015 the RetroCo-team launched their book “Post-war building materials. /in housing. /in Brussels. /1945-1975” in a full auditorium at the CIVA in Brussels. More than 130 people registered for the presentation of the book and the subsequent panel discussion. International guest speakers from industry and academia gave their thoughts on the use […]

> Pictures Event 3/12/2015. INDUSTRIALISATION AND PREFABRICATION

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More than 70 participants joined us for an afternoon with interesting presentations and discussion on Thursday 3 december 2015 at the Retrofitting Thursday “Industrialisation and prefabrication of building systems for renovation”. Information on the program and the presentations are available on the event page. Some impressions below:  

> RETROFITTING THURSDAYS: Post-war building materials in Brussels

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On Thursday 10 December 2015 the strategic platform Brussels Retrofit XL organises the book launch: “Post-war building materials in housing in Brussels, 1945-1975”. This book is the result of three years of research work conducted by VUB-ReUse for the project RetroCo. The book consists of eight chapters, each dealing with a specific material or building product […]

> !! Event 26/11 CANCELLED !! Sustainable energy in the city

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Because of the terror alert level 4 in Brussels, the BBRI has decided to cancel all meetings being organised this week in their offices near the Brussels South station (Brussels Meeting Centre, Poincarélaan 79, Brussels). As a result, the KNOWLEGDE SESSION ‘Sustainable energy in the city’ will be CANCELLED on 26/11. The event will be […]

> RETROFITTING THURSDAYS Industrialisation and prefabrication of building systems

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On Thursday 3 December 2015, the strategic platform Brussels Retrofit XL organises a KNOWLEDGE SESSION on INDUSTRIALISATION AND PREFABRICATION OF BUILDING SYSTEMS FOR RETROFITTING. In an era where speed, accuracy, health, flexibility, ease of use and automatization are getting more important every day, new building methods focusing on industrialisation and prefabrication gain interest. Systems that […]

> Series of events: Retrofitting Thursdays

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In the autumn of 2015, the strategic platform Brussels Retrofit XL organises its “Retrofitting Thursdays”, a series of events related to retrofitting activities in the Brussels Region. The sessions are organised according to different themes and aim to guide building professionals through innovative renovation practices relevant in an urban context. Thursday 26 november 2015  KNOWLEDGE […]

> RETROFITTING THURSDAYS: Sustainable energy in the city

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On Thursday 26 November 2015, the strategic platform Brussels Retrofit XL organises a KNOWLEDGE SESSION on SUSTAINABLE ENERGY IN THE CITY. Whereas sustainable energy is often associated with large off-shore wind farms or hydro-electric power stations, cities have the potential to generate, capture and store a part of their energy needs on-site. Both wind and […]

> RETROFITTING THURSDAYS: Book launch “Post-war building materials in Brussels”

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On 10 December 2015 project team RetroCo presents the result of three years of research work with the launch of the thrilingual book and website on post-war building materials. The book consists of eight chapters, each dealing with a specific material or building product that was typical, invented or commonly applied in the post-war period. […]