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> Inspiring research seminar on Circular Building Design


In the context of the DynStra-project, the research group TRANSFORM organized a seminar on ‘circular building design’. The seminar took place on Friday 8 May 2015 at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel. Ten different speakers presented work concerning the use of building materials during and after the demolition of buildings and how to prevent material disposal […]

> Wintegrate workshop on urban wind turbines


On Monday May 11th, 2015 VUB-INDI organises with their project Wintegrate a workshop on ‘Wind energy and wind conditions in the built environment in Brussels’. Small wind turbines have shown to be a viable source of sustainable electricity, also in urban environments. With wind speeds of about 5-6 m/s on the rooftops of high-rise buildings, […]

> VIDEO LightComp composite floor system


The lightweight floor system developed at VUB-MEMC in the context of the Strategic Platform is a new composite-concrete floor system designed and optimised for the renovation of residential buildings. In renovationt, one is often confronted with the need for a lightweight floor that is manually installable, e.g. for replacement of wooden floors, addition of storeys, […]

> PhD defence – small and medium-sized wind turbines


The public defence of the doctoral research “Feasibility and performance assessment of small and medium-sized wind turbines” will take place on Friday 27th March at Vrije Universiteit Brussel. In his research, Jochem Vermeir identifies the main factors affecting the economic viability of small and medium wind turbines (hereafter SMWTs) and proposes a framework for more […]

> Workshop: Pre-assessment tool for sustainable retrofit in Brussels


On Friday January 16th, 2015 B³RetroTool organizes a workshop concerning the “Development of a multi-criteria pre-assessment tool for the sustainable retrofit of Brussels“. The workshop highlights how different city scales (city, municipality, neighborhood, city block, residential building) can become the key to sustainable renovation principles, considering heritage aspects, improvements in energy performance and reduced environmental […]

> Information session – Industrial facade renovation


The AIM-ES project team organizes on Wednesday 10 December 2014 an information session about the experiences with and the use of industrialized façade renovation systems. In addition to a presentation of the results of the AIM-ES study, a number of (inter)national speakers will be sharing their experiences with these techniques by presenting some practical examples. […]

> Workshop innovative ETICS in Brussels


On Tuesday 9 December 2014 the Innov-ETICS team organizes a workshop on the evolutions and innovations within the field of ETICS. At first different presentations focus on the innovations concerning individual system components and their installation. Then the details and specific points of attention during execution will be treated, followed by a brief explanation about […]

> Post-war building materials in housing in Brussels


Dear RetrofitXL-colleagues, We invite you to the workshop on Post-war building materials organised on October 3, 2014 between 12.00 and 17.00.  The workshop will start with a presentation of the research on postwar Brussels building materials. But we are also very happy to welcome Raphael Labruyne and Benoit Carrie (from the French architectural office ARCHITECTURE […]

> Workshop on social life cycle assessment … for sustainable retrofitting


In the framework of the Innoviris Strategic Platform ‘Brussels retrofit XL’ (, LCBUILD project has the pleasure to invite you to the “Workshop on social life cycle assessment for sustainable retrofitting” that will be held the 9th October 2014 at the Buildwise offices (Bdl. Poincaré 79, 1060 St. Gilles). The workshop highlights the developed methodology […]

> Investing into Energy-Efficiency Projects: Why and How?


Investing into Energy-Efficiency Projects: Why and How? November 6, 2014 in Brussels 09.30-15.30 Organized by EBC Annex 61: Development of Business Models and Technical Concepts for Deep Energy Retrofits Higher energy efficiency in the built environment is key to reach Europe’s goals for energy security, climate change and economic growth. Indeed, buildings provide the second […]