Research projects Marijke Steeman

Circular building solutions: a quantification of their environmental and financial impact

With the building sector being a substantial contributor in the European energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, there is a growing awareness of the need to renovate the existing building stock.

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Circular construction: the Mobile unit

Bouwunie, Odisee university college, VDAB and Ghent University are working together to develop a mobile unit within the open call circular economy of Flanders Circular.

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EURECA: Effectively Upscaling the Renovation of Envelopes with a Circular Approach

Flanders has around 1,4 million apartments, more than half of them must be renovated in the short or medium term.

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Indu-zero

INDU-ZERO "Industrialisation of house renovations towards energy-neutral" is a European research project in Interreg North-Sea Region (01/07/2018 - 30/06/2021).

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IR Thermography: to a reliable evaluation for the building envelope

Infrared thermography (IRT) is a non-destructive evaluation technique for the building envelope. By the visualisation of surface temperatures, it is possible to detect construction deficiencies e.g. thermal bridges, moisture problems, incomplete insulation of cavity walls etc. in a fast way in-situ.

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PRO³ Prefab-Renovation Solutions for the tertiary sector

Today, ETICS, cavity-filling and interior insulation are popular renovation measures. However,these methods are typically used on a low-scale level and involves in-situ work.

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Three pathways towards carbon neutrality of existing single-family dwellings: what are the tipping points?

With the building sector being a substantial contributor in the European energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, there is a growing awareness of the need to renovate the existing building stock.

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To bio or not to bio – Research into the characteristics and applications of insulation materials with a low environmental impact

Buildings have an enormous impact on our environment and are responsible for a large share of the primary energy use and CO2-emissions.

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