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//Exciting job as student assistant//

The Energiebüro vom Stein is looking for a student assistant to start as soon as possible. It pursues the integral approach of combining competences in building services engineering and building physics of energy-efficient buildings with the use of renewable energies. There is also the possibility of a Master's thesis and subsequent permanent employment.

The range of tasks includes supporting the building physics department in the creation of 3D models, on-site surveys, preparation of sound and heat insulation certificates and dealing with current evaluation methods of sustainable building.

Application documents by e-mail to Mr Jörg vom Stein .


Webinar 'Reinventing the Building Sector'

ReBAU Webinar

Invitation to the webinar series "Reinventing the Building Sector: Resources in Architecture".

A comprehensive and holistic resource and climate protection is becoming more and more important in the building sector. A shift from pure energy savings during usage phase towards a resourceefficient and circualar construction industry along the whole lifecycle of a building needs a fundamental rethinking. The transition towards a 'circular economy'reduces CO2 emissions, raw material consumption and primary energy requirements in the construction sector to a minimum. Some planners already have taken that path and implemented circualrity aspects in their projects which serve as an archetype for a new building culture. The ReBAU project is planning a digital excursion to visit some buildings which are made of renewable, reused and recyclable materials in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. We are glad if you join us on that journey on the:

04.02.21 I 17.30 – 18.45
'Reinventing the Region: Building with local, renewable raw materials'
(in German)
Buildings made of renewable raw materials such as wood are among the oldest construction methods and have the advantage that they save CO2 emissions, create a healthy indoor climate and, due to the local availability of their natural materials, prevent global conflicts such as those over fossile fuels.

  • The Cradle (Düsseldorf), HPP Architects / INTERBODEN
  • Schmuttertal-Gymnasium (Diedorf), HK Architekten / Florian Nagler Architekten, presentation by: Informationsverein Holz e.V.
  • viatraffic controlling (Leverkusen), Banz + Riecks architects

18.02.21 I 17.30 – 18.45
'Reinventing the Present: Urban Mining in the Netherlands and Belgium'
(in English)
We can find countless materials in our cites, their recovery is becoming increasingly attractive. "Urban Mining" offers a change of perspective: the built environment and its secondary raw material supply offer opportunieties to be reused or recycled.

  • Superlocal (Kerkrade), Maurer United
  • Villa Welpeloo (Enschede) & Kringloop Zuid (Maastricht), Superuse Studios
  • dnA House (Asse), BLAF Architecten

04.03.21 I 17.30 – 18.45
'Reinventing the Future: Design for disassembly'
(in English with German translation)
Designing buildings in such a way, that they can be disassembled into individual components at the end of a buildings life cycle and reused, hence producing no waste, is the main principe of "Design for Disassembly".

  • Woodcube (Hamburg), architecture agency
  • De Gouverneur (Rotterdam), Architectuur MAKEN
  • D(emountable) (Delft), architectenbureau cepezed

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Event Robust building-Illusion or necessity?

Aktivplus e. V. is a non-profit and independent association that acts as a network and discussion platform in the context of climate-neutral buildings. The topics range from large-scale urban and neighbourhood strategies to building concepts for new and existing buildings. The focus is on technical systems as well as requirements for comfort and practicability. The current social debate presents architecture and the building industry with major challenges and opportunities. In addition to the question of "How much technology will the house of the future need" or "CO2 per capita kWh per m² the measure of efficiency", the topic of robustness in construction is currently the focus of the discourse. In this thematic context, the association aktivplus e.V. is organising a symposium on 12th of November 2019 which will focus on the question "Robust building - illusion or necessity?

Linda Hildebrand is a member of aktivplus e. V.
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