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Powerskin+ final workshop, 22 March 2024 (online)

The POWERSKIN+ project invites you to the final public workshop of the project, titled: “Going Beyond: Innovative Integration of Sustainable and Energy-Efficient Solutions in Building Design”, streaming online on March 22nd, 2024.

While buildings in Europe account for a substantial share of energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions, the EU’s ambitious goal of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 places a huge pressing demand for innovative building solutions to enhance energy efficiency and sustainability that can drive the transition of a sector that plays a pivotal role in fighting climate change. Efforts to improve energy efficiency in buildings may involve numerous approaches, such as optimizing heating, cooling, and lighting systems, incorporating renewable energy sources, enhancing insulation and window design, and using smart building technology. Implementing these measures can decrease energy use by up to 50% in certain situations. 

Knowing that non-residential buildings are typically much more energy-intensive than residential ones, the demand for more environmentally friendly and efficient public and commercial & service buildings is significant, and innovation in building façade solutions, mainly based on curtain wall systems, is crucial to attaining the 2050 targets and to address climate change challenges. 

This workshop will feature diverse speakers covering key aspects central to advancing sustainable construction practices in Europe, particularly innovative building façade solutions for curtain wall systems. Topics to be addressed include European research projects focusing on cutting-edge developments in modular façade technology, innovative solutions for enhancing building envelopes, advancements in glass systems to improve performance and aesthetics, the use of simulation tools for optimizing energy efficiency in buildings, Biogenic materials for sequestering atmospheric carbon, the integration of advanced superinsulation for opaque module solutions, building integrated photovoltaics for renewable energy generation and exploring the potential of repurposing Post EV batteries cells for sustainable and ultimately energy-plus building applications. 

It is expected that this workshop may provide a valuable contribution to the building industry, construction professionals, associations and stakeholders, academic researchers and students, policymakers, public authorities and procurers, contractors, and the public while providing a platform to display current drive innovations and near future solutions, exchange knowledge and foster collaboration in sustainable building practices. 

Ultimately, the innovative integration of sustainable and energy-efficient solutions in building design has the potential to catalyze transformative changes in Europe’s building sector, aligning with EU climate goals, and fostering a more sustainable built environment for future generations.

Registration link: https://streamyard.com/watch/SaRvA2FUTaB8?embed=true