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Green INSTRUCT co-organising free workshop on Converting construction waste into energy-efficient buildings (ConWEEB),during EU Green Week event, Brussels, 24 May 2018

Green INSTRUCT, in collaboration with 3 other H2020 projects: InnoWEEVEEP and RE4 is co-organising the ConWEEB “Converting Construction Waste into Energy Efficient Buildings”  free workshop, during the EU Green WEEK in Brussels on the 24th May 2018.  ConWEEB Workshop will present innovative solutions for converting construction and demolition waste (CDW) into new prefabricated elements for better energy efficiency of buildings. The workshop is divided into three (3) thematic sessions like: selection of CDW for recycling; characterization of the materials obtained from processing the CDW; and presentation of the design of the new prefabricated solutions. You could see, how CDW can be use easily again in innovative ways for energy-efficient aims! The ConWEEB brings together companies (Large and SME’s) and research institutes to discuss sustainable solutions under several themes including: selection of CDW for recycling, characterization of the materials obtained from processing the CDW and presentation of the design of the new prefabricated solutions.  ConWEEB is the opportunity to gathers Entrepreneurs and Experts from Construction / Building sector, focused on energy-efficient solutions, and interested in connecting and discover future opportunities, as well as for future business in the Green Buildings field. Welcome Speech by Mr. Jean Christophe VANDERHAEGEN (Brussels Confederation of Construction).

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More information in the dedicated AgendaAbstractLinkedin group & Twitter account.

The ConWEEB Workshop is also published on the #EUGreenWeek website here.
The Green INSTRUCT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723825.
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Green INSTRUCT 18M project progress meeting at University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal

Heading towards the middle of the 42-month Green INSTRUCT project, the consortium’s partners held a progress meeting at the University of Aveiro, on the 7th and 8th of March, in Aveiro, Portugal.

The Green INSTRUCT mission is to develop a prefabricated modular wall panel made from Construction and Demolition Waste (CDW) (over 70% of net weight), which incorporates Green Wall technology for the treatment of grey & storm water and shows improved acoustic and thermal performance, multiple functionalities and reduced weight.

During the meeting the progress of each work package was presented by each partner and issues regarding the overall concept and the future work were discussed. Moreover a technical discussion took place which was related to:

(1) Green INSTRUCT panel design,

(2) materials required and

(3) demonstration site and the amount of panels to be demonstrated.

Finally, the final decisions were taken regarding the panel design.

The Green INSTRUCT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723825.

 

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Green INSTRUCT present at INFACOMA 2018 (35th International Excibition for Construction Materials, Insulation, Door and Window Frames, Sanitary Ware, Preconstruction and Technology), 9-12 February 2018, Athens, Greece.

The 35th International Exhibition for Construction Materials, Insulation, Door and Window Frames, Sanitary Ware, Preconstruction and Technology (INFACOMA 2018), organized by the National Exhibition Organizer Agency TIF-HELEXPO, took place at Mediterranean Expo Center (MEC) Peania, Athens, Greece from the 9th until the 12th of February 2018. INFACOMA is the largest exhibition event in Greece gathering professionals from Balkans and rest of Europe.

During the exhibition all the newest updates were presented, which are relevant to construction, renovation, insulation, preconstruction, heating, air conditioning, energy saving, swimming pools and spas for business premises, hotel complexes and residences, gathering the bigger companies and all the interesting stakeholders in Greece, the Balkans and broader Europe. General and Special sessions, panels, Keynotes of Industrialist’s Perspectives, oral communications covered a wide variety of topics.

The Green INSTRUCT project was represented by CETRI, partner of the project, by discussing with interested stakeholders, giving out the projects flyers and discussing with potential clients and policy makers.

The Green INSTRUCT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723825.

 

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By Glykeria Kakali

Green INSTRUCT present in 2nd International Congress on Materials & Structural Stability – CMSS-2017, 22-25 November 2017, Rabat, Morocco

The International Congress on Materials & Structural Stability CMSS-2017, held in Rabat, Morocco during 22-25 November 2017, brought together the international scientific community, academics and practitioners, researchers and students.

The conference provided an opportunity to discuss and share recent advances in both research and practice about the important various fields of engineering and applied science of materials and structures, aspects of innovation in civil engineering and building materials.

General and Special sessions, panels, Keynotes of Industrialist’s Perspectives, oral communications and posters, covered a wide variety of topics of main materials and diagnostics of civil engineering, building, structures and geotechnics.

An exhibition space for professionals, individual or group of industries provided a great opportunity for an exchange and advertising products as well as innovative materials, processes or equipment characterization techniques.

                                                      

The GreenINSTRUCT project was presented by National Technical University of Athens partner through oral and poster presentations dedicated to the development of the green wall substrate layer.

The GreenINSTRUCT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723825.

 

 

 

 

 

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Green INSTRUCT presented at the European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference, 29-30 November 2017, Budapest, Hungary

Green INSTRUCT was present at the European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference (EUGIC) 2017 which took place in Budapest, Hungary, between 29 and 30 November 2017.

All urban citizens should be able to benefit from nature – wherever they live and work. Nature and green infrastructure are increasingly being recognised as important in ensuring our cities are resilient, healthy and sustainable from economic, environmental and social perspectives. Whilst EUGIC participants acknowledge and celebrate the current European ecosystem services and green infrastructure strategy that was instigated in 2014, they wish to intensify the development and delivery of this strategy across the whole of Europe. It will require many actors across the professions to come together and evolve new ways of planning, implementing and maintaining the greener cities of the future. In doing so, cities will be created that are ecosystems that deliver the economic, social and environmental benefits that will be required in the 21st Century.

At EUGIC 2017 300+ participants and leading urban greening experts met in Budapest to celebrate nature-based solutions – planners, policy makers, ecologists, architects, landscape architects, engineers, developers and investors, constructors and facilities managers.

The Green INSTRUCT project was represented by alchemia nova, one of the project’s partners, who participated in the conferences poster session with the Green INSTRUCT poster and also held a pitch presentation.

The Green INSTRUCT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723825.

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Green INSTRUCT present in ELLS Scientific Student Conference 2017,17-18 November 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark

ELLS Scientific Student Conference 2017

Copenhagen, November 17 – 18

“Global Challenges – the Impact of Life Sciences”

The annual Euro League for Life Science Student Conference took place in Copenhagen, Denmark, between the 17 and 18 November 2017. The conference emphasis this year lay on “Global Challenges – the Impact of Life Sciences”, subdivided in the three topics

  • Global Health – Humans, Animals, Plants and Environment
  • Food – Quality, Production and Safety
  • Collaboration in Life Sciences – Enabling Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Students from the participating universities (University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna; University of Copenhagen, Faculty of Science; Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences; University of Hohenheim; Wageningen University and Research Centre; Czech University of Life Sciences Prague; Warsaw University of Life Sciences) were given the opportunity to present their Bachelor- or Masterthesis in oral presentation or poster sessions. The interdisciplinarity approach of the conference generated to new perspectives on how to overcome occurring problems of some scientific works. Additionally, selected keynote speakers from the FAO and participants of the COP23 UN Climate Change Conference in Bonn were invited to discuss topics ranging from food security to the implementation of the SDGs in the industry.

A summary of the masterthesis being realized within the GreenINSTRUCT project was presented in a poster session with the topic “Global Health – Humans, Animals, Plants and Environment”, raising awareness regarding water scarcity and circular economy.

The Green INSTRUCT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723825.

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Green INSTRUCT present in the Nature-based Solutions (NBS) conference, 24-26 October 2017, Tallinn, Estonia

Green INSTRUCT participated in the conference “Nature-based Solutions: From Innovation to Common-use” (NBS) which was organized as part of the presidency of the Estonian Republic of the Council of the European Union, by the Ministry of the Environment of Estonia and the University of Tallinn from 24 to 26 October 2017.

The NBS conference hosted leading scientist, politicians and entrepreneurs from around the world who shared their experience on how nature-based innovations and eco-innovative technologies can be implemented in many areas of life. These innovations and technologies offer ways of tackling societal challenges such as climate change, water security, food security and human health through sustainable management and use of nature. Nature-based solutions can also contribute to economic growth and creation of new green jobs, by providing products and services that improve the natural capital rather than exhausting it. Smart-city solutions in combination with nature-based solutions can offer ways to increase the resilience of cities and the wellbeing of its citizens.

Green INSTRUCT was presented within the session: blue-green infrastructure in smart cities. This session highlighted ways in which blue-green infrastructure can complement smart cities in the near future. Questions like: how can NBS create cities with higher wellbeing and health for its citizens? What are the best policy practices in the implementation of NBS in cities and is there a need for an EU wide policy? etc. where discussed.

Presentation can be downloaded here:

https://nbs2017.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/NBSpresentations_list_07Nov2017.pdf

The Green INSTRUCT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723825.

 

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Green INSTRUCT project present at the IWA Conference on Sustainable Solutions for Small Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems,22-26 October 2017, Nantes, France

Green INSTRUCT project was present at the IWA (International Water Association) Conference on Sustainable Solutions for Small Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems , short S2Small 2017, which took place in Nantes, France from the 22nd to 26th of October.

This joint conference brought together the 14th IWA Specialized Conference on Small Water and Wastewater Systems (SWWS) together with the 6th IWA Specialized Conference on Resources-Oriented Sanitation (ROS) and the 3rd International Conference Terra Preta Sanitation & Decentralized Wastewater System. This conference was intended for researchers specialized in environmental sciences, engineers working in research and development, stakeholders from the water sector (local community, water agencies etc.), and entrepreneurs. The scope of the conference was to demonstrate that small water and wastewater systems represent part of the solution for the future of humanity.

Green INSTRUCT was represented by alchemia nova, one of the partners of the innovative project, which attended the conference and participated in a poster session disseminating the Green INSTRUCT solution and technologies.

The Green INSTRUCT solution could be a very appeling solution in this sense, which attracted great interest from several communities worldwide including France, Spain, Norway, India, and Singapore.

The Green INSTRUCT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723825.

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Green INSTRUCT present at the C2C Congress 2017, 20 – 21 October 2017, Leuphana University Lueneburg, Germany.

Green INSTRUCT representatives participated in C2C Congress 2017, which took place at Leuphana University Lueneburg, Germany, from 20 – 21 October 2017. The International C2C Congress is the global platform for cradle to cradle innovation.

The Cradle to Cradle Congress is the world’s largest platform for Cradle to Cradle – every year the C2C community meets decision-makers from economy, science, politics and society. Forums, speeches and expert discussions provide space for exchange and networking. C2C actors contribute to the development of alternative approaches and therefore enhance the idea of a positive footprint. As part of the Congress some companies present their products and illustrate the possibilities within the scope of C2C and their practical implementation.

In C2C Congress 2017 in Lueneburg there was a special track on C2C future of building & architecture, in which the Green INSTRUCT representatives presented Green INSTRUCT aims and preliminary findings. About 1.000 people visited the conference and shared insight and information on C2C-innovations in building and architecture.

The Green INSTRUCT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723825.

 

 

 

 

 

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By Glykeria Kakali

GreenINSTRUCT presented in the 6th International conference “ENERGY in BUILDINGS 2017”, 21 October 2017, Athens, Greece

The GreenINSTRUCT project participated in the 6th International Conference “ENERGY in BUILDINGS 2017” which took place on 21st October 2017 in Athens, Greece.

“ENERGY in BUILDINGS” is an established International Conference which is organized by the ASHRAE Hellenic Chapter in collaboration with the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE) every year. It brings together Engineers, Architects, Academia and Professionals of different disciplines that contribute and advance the state of art of the built environment.

The GreenINSTRUCT project was presented by National Technical University of Athens partner through an oral presentation dedicated to the development of the materials contributing to GreenINSTRUCT technology.

The Green INSTRUCT project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 723825.

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Green INSTRUCT co-organising free workshop on Converting construction waste into energy-efficient buildings (ConWEEB),during EU Green Week event, Brussels, 24 May 2018
Green INSTRUCT 18M project progress meeting at University of Aveiro, Aveiro, Portugal
Green INSTRUCT present at INFACOMA 2018 (35th International Excibition for Construction Materials, Insulation, Door and Window Frames, Sanitary Ware, Preconstruction and Technology), 9-12 February 2018, Athens, Greece.
Green INSTRUCT present in 2nd International Congress on Materials & Structural Stability – CMSS-2017, 22-25 November 2017, Rabat, Morocco
Green INSTRUCT presented at the European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference, 29-30 November 2017, Budapest, Hungary
Green INSTRUCT present in ELLS Scientific Student Conference 2017,17-18 November 2017, Copenhagen, Denmark
Green INSTRUCT present in the Nature-based Solutions (NBS) conference, 24-26 October 2017, Tallinn, Estonia
Green INSTRUCT project present at the IWA Conference on Sustainable Solutions for Small Water and Wastewater Treatment Systems,22-26 October 2017, Nantes, France
Green INSTRUCT present at the C2C Congress 2017, 20 – 21 October 2017, Leuphana University Lueneburg, Germany.
GreenINSTRUCT presented in the 6th International conference “ENERGY in BUILDINGS 2017”, 21 October 2017, Athens, Greece