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Wed Apr 03, 2019 @12:00AM
New project flyer

Our project successfully finished, but we are still happy to share our ideas and results!

Check our newest flyer HERE.

And you can find more information about our results on a website that presents the solution of E2VENT project.

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Mon Jun 25, 2018 @ 8:00AM -
E2VENT project FINAL meeting

The E2VENT project has come, after 42 months, to its end. On Wednesday, 27th of June, the last meeting will take place at the European Aluminum Association premises and the partners will present the final outcomes resulting from the research and development activities performed under the E2VENT project. Both technical and non-technical aspects of the Project will be shown to the EC representatives and the meeting will also serve as an opportunity for them to provide the consortium with valuable feedbacks. To conclude with the words of the coordinator, “the management of the E2VENT was a personal challenge; however, I feel proud of the accomplished results”. We wish all partners the best of luck in the future optimization of the results and successful journey to the market.

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Wed Jun 06, 2018 @12:00AM
Last E2VENT workshop is approaching – meet us in Madrid!

We are pleased to invite you to an Energy Efficiency public workshop to be held on 12th June in Madrid from 08:30 to 14:30.
The workshop will focus on innovation trends, opportunities and challenges in Building Energy Efficiency, reviewing several study cases and European Commission initiatives where energy efficiency technologies have been successfully integrated in buildings achieving high performance and energy savings.
Find the details in our special section "Workshop Madrid"


Sun Jun 03, 2018 @12:00AM
Successful E2VENT workshop in Prague

FENIX TNT, in cooperation with the Technology Centre of the Czech of Sciences. Technology Centre provided the premises, and 30 participants met there at the workshop “E2VENT project – Horizon 2020 in practice” that took place on 30th May 2018. The workshop consisted of three parts, each part followed by a panel discussion. The first part focused on European projects in general, programme Horizon 2020 and research and development. The second part aimed to present the E2VENT project as a reference example of the H2020 project, its life cycle and results achieved so far. Three project partners including TECNALIA, ACCIONA CONSTRUCTION, and RINA CONSULTING represented the project.

Presenters in the last part of the workshop focused on the innovations and legal issues. In this part, project partner from PICH ARCHITECTS represented the E2VENT project and also introduced trends and innovations in the construction industry from the architects´ point of view. The workshop was attended mainly by local experts dealing with eco-innovation. During the discussions, participants were very interested in the topic of operation of project consortia, the advantages and disadvantages of participation in projects, the development of innovations, cooperation between development centres and businesses, and legal issues. After the workshop, participants had a chance to visit University Centre for Energy Efficient Buildings of Czech Technical University in Prague.

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Tue May 29, 2018 @12:00AM
ICAE 2018

ICAE 2018 is an event organized by Tecnalia dedicated to providing better understanding of current and future architectural envelopes and their components, focusing on trends, technologies and developments. The conference took place from 20th to 22nd June 2018 in San Sebastian, Spain. NOBATEK introduced the E2VENT project during the workshop called “Accelerating building refurbishment in Europe thanks to innovative solutions: challenges and potential routes to overcome them”, while CARTIF and TECNALIA presented the individual parts of the E2VENT solution.

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Sun May 20, 2018 @12:00AM
E2VENT workshop in Prague is coming!

FENIX TNT, in collaboration with Technology centre CAS, organizes a workshop named “E2VENT project – Horizon 2020 in practice”. The workshop takes place on May 30, 2018 in Prague at the facility of Technological centre.
The goal of the workshop is to present the E2VENT project, which developed innovative ventilated façade system; and to introduce the topic of research projects funded by the EU. In addition, participants will be informed about possible options for joining such projects. The panel discussions will offer a possibility to discuss specific questions regarding the given topic and networking section will allow participant to gain valuable contacts.
The workshop will be held both in English and Czech.
The participation to the workshop is free of charge, registration HERE.
Download the full agenda HERE.

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Thu May 10, 2018 @12:00AM
Report from the E2VENT Workshop in Brussels

European Aluminium organized E2VENT public workshop on 19th April in Brussels, attended by 50 participants.
The workshop tackled innovation in the renovation sector and opportunities and challenges under the coming new EU’s Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), approved by the European Parliament on 17th April.
The first panel included representatives from European Commission DG ENERGY, Renovate Europe and experts from Belgium and Greece. The outcome of the discussions is that the new EPBD should contribute to increase renovation rates but that other financial and legal instruments as well as Concerted Action with Members States will be equally important. The second panel included speakers from European Construction Technology Platform and E2VENT project partners.

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Wed May 02, 2018 @12:00AM
FENIX TNT represented the E2VENT project at Building Fairs in Brno

Fenix team represented the E2VENT project at Building Fairs in Brno, Czech Republic. From 25. to 28.4. 2018 visitors had a chance to see a unique presentation of all aspects of housing and house constructions, building management services, technical solutions and equipment. It was a great networking opportunity for FENIX to communicate with professionals and wide public about the European research projects.
More information about the event HERE.

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Wed Apr 25, 2018 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
International Building Fair in Brno 2018

FENIX TNT will present the E2VENT project during the International Building Fair in Brno (Czech Republic).

International Building Fair is a 4-day event being held from 25th to 28th April 2018 at the Brno Exhibition Centre in Czech Republic. This event showcases products like economic growth and the inflow of foreign capital and is regarded as a very promising market. It is growing rapidly, and numerous projects in the field of road construction, house building and the construction of office premises are planned etc. in the Building Construction industry.

Mon Apr 09, 2018 @12:00AM
Final video of the E2VENT project is online!

We proudly share with you the final promo video of the E2VENT project!
The video was created by FENIX and includes interviews with the project partners as well as installation process of the E2VENT system. The installation process was filmed on the project demosites in Burgos (Spain) and in Gdansk (Poland).
Watch the video HERE. (The video is also available with Czech subtitles)


Mon Feb 26, 2018 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
New video by FASADA

FASADA made a video capturing the whole installation of the E2VENT system at demo building in Gdansk, Poland.


Wed Jan 31, 2018 @ 9:30AM - 02:30PM

We are pleased to invite you to the E2VENT WORKSHOP which will be held within BUDMA - International Construction and Architectural Fair in Poznan, Poland.

The workshop will take place on 31st January 2018 and will include not only the introduction of the E2VENT project but also interesting presentations in the field of energy efficiency and ventilation facades. Don't miss a unique opportunity to meet and discuss with leading European representatives of research and development of innovative building materials.

Registration free within the BUDMA fair.
For more information and detailed agenda, download the flyer here.

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Tue Jan 30, 2018 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
The E2VENT project was represented by FENIX at BUDMA Fair in Poznan, Poland

BUDMA is the largest construction fair in Poland and Central and Eastern Europe with more than 800 exhibitors from all over the world. It´s a unique opportunity to introduce new products to wide public and a rich source of latest market information. The E2VENT project was presented via booth, roll-up, video, gadgets, and brochures by FENIX. The fair took place in Poznan, Poland 30.1.-2.2.2018.

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Thu Nov 30, 2017 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
EKOinnovation Forum

The forum aimed to accelerate the emergence of modern solutions into everyday life. Participants were provided with an interesting discussion of current and future trends in this area and introduced modern sustainable technologies that can provide European Union countries with global competitiveness. The E2VENT project was introduced by FENIX TNT on 30th November 2017 in Krtiny, Czech Republic.

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Fri Oct 13, 2017 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Renovation day 2017

European Aluminium would like to participate in the Renovation day which will take place during 13th October 2017 in Brussels, Belgium.

Renovate Europe is a political communications campaign with the ambition to reduce the energy demand of the EU building stock by 80% by 2050 compared to 2005 levels through legislation and ambitious renovation programmes. This will bring the energy performance of the entire building stock in the EU to an NZEB performance level.

Mon Jul 10, 2017 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
M30 Review Project Meeting

The next project meeting of the E2VENT project will take place during 10th-12th July in Brussels, Belgium. Partners from across Europe will come together to review, discuss and evaluate the project’s progress and to plan next steps. Besides participants from the consortium, the meeting will be attended by the Project Officer from the European Commision. We look forward to meeting our partners again and to the opportunity to get feedback from all sides.

Mon Jul 03, 2017 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM

One of our partners NOBATEK will participate in the Passive Low Energy Architecture (PLEA) Conference held in Edinburgh, 3rd to 5th July 2017 to present a paper related to the LHTES and E2VENT project. The title of the paper is: “E2VENT: an energy efficient ventilated façade retrofitting system. Presentation of the embedded LHTES system."

PLEA is a global network that has led a worldwide discourse on sustainable architecture and urban design through its conferences since 1982. It has a membership of thousands of professionals, academics, students and industry members from over 40 countries.

More info: www.plea2017.net

Fri Jun 30, 2017 @ 8:00AM -
Fourth release of the project newsletter

We are pleased to inform you that the E2VENT project released the fourth newsletter. It includes all the news connected with this phase of the project. You can subscribe to get the newest information about the project via the form the on the bottom of this website.

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Mon Jun 19, 2017 @ 8:00AM -
EUSEW 2017

The E2VENT project participated in a speaking slot during the EU Sustainable Energy Week 2017 which will take place 19th–25th June 2017 in Brussels, Belgium. The E2VENT project was represented there by NOBATEK.

The Policy Conference is the most important European conference dedicated to sustainable energy policy issues. Sessions organized by the European Commission and energy stakeholders debate new policy developments, best practices and sustainable energy ideas while networking events forge alliances. Awards for outstanding projects begin the week.

Read more: www.eusew.eu

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Sun Jun 11, 2017 @ 8:00AM -
NSB 2017 - Nordic Symposium on Building Physics

NSB 2017 - Nordic Symposium on Building Physics
11-14 June 2017
Trondheim, Norway

The Nordic Symposium on Building Physics (NSB) 2017 was a focus on the energy and hygrothermal performance of buildings and constructions. 
Contributions were invited dealing with experiences from practice, experiments, simulations or the development of new models focusing on one of the following topics:

  • Building envelope systems;

  • Moisture transport and safety;

  • Air-tightness and air movement;

  • Energy efficiency and retrofitting;

  • Zero Emission Buildings;

  • Climate change and climate adaptation of buildings;

  • Moisture, mould and indoor climate;

  • Building material properti.

The E2VENT project was represented by DAPPOLONIA.

Tue May 16, 2017 @12:00AM
First testings on the test bench in Anglet

As the SMHRU and LHTES are now installed on the test bench in Anglet (Nobatek), a series of onsite tests is ongoing. Among those, we can list the following:

  • Value coming from the sensors

  • Forced piloting of the ventilators and dampers by the use of the GUI of the BEMS

  • Automatic piloting of the ventilators and dampers based on the piloting algorithm implemented in the BEMS

  • Air tightness tests (see video)

Next step is to place the mineral wool board to insulate the cell, and to place the anchorings, profiles and cladding for the ventilated façade.

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Mon May 15, 2017 @ 8:00AM -

ICBEST 20177 - International Conference on Building Envelope System and Technologies
15–18 May 2017
Istanbul, Turkey

Paolo Basso from D’Appolonia presented a paper related to the E2VENT project during the International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technologies (ICBEST), which took place 15th–18th May 2017 in Istanbul. The presentation was dedicated to the design of the E2VENT and its integration with the building system.

ICBEST is a worldwide forum for building envelope architecture and engineering. It provides information exchange, networking, and discussions of recent developments and their application thus bridging the gap between architects, designers, engineers, manufacturers, and researchers. During the industry exhibition, top international companies will be showcasing products and technology solutions of interest to conference attendees.

Read more about the conference: www.icbestistanbul.com
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Wed Apr 26, 2017 @ 8:00AM -
IBF – International Building Fair

The E2VENT project will be exhibited by FENIX TNT at the International Building Fair in Brno, Czech Republic. The event will take place on the 26th – 29th March, 2017.

Fairs in Brno are well known for unique presentation of all aspects of housing and house constructions, building management services, technical solutions, equipment, interior design and furniture. Visitors can learn about the latest developments, trends, products and services in various fields.

More pictures here.


Mon Apr 03, 2017 @12:00AM
SMHRU & LHTES installation on test bench

After measurements carried out in the laboratories of TECNALIA and NOBATEK, new version of the SMHRU and LHTES have been designed and next manufactured by ELVAL. The systems were next sent to Anglet in order to be assembled and installed on the test bench.

Regarding the LHTES, in this version the Phase Change Materials in the LHTES are encapsulated in phase change materials. Custom-made dampers allow to change effectively from one circuit to another while ensuring air tightness.
The assembling and installation process was assessed, and first feedbacks were analysed.

The BEMs allow to collect the data measured by the sensors and pilot effectively both systems.
A series of onsite tests will now be carried out.

More pictures.

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Mon Mar 06, 2017 @12:00AM
Test bench, and renovation of the reference cell with ETICS

The test bench that will be used is located in Nobatek, in Anglet, France. It will be used in order to carry out the first renovation with the E2VENT module in order to test, improve and finalize its design, installation process and its control. Then it will allow to compare the overall energy efficiency of the E2VENT Module against competitive solutions.

The test bench is composed of three cells that will all be renovated with different systems:

  • Cell West: the cell that will be considered as a reference renovated with ETICS

  • Cell Center: a cell renovated with a ventilated façade without any HVAC systems

  • Cell East: E2VENT renovation, with a SMHRU and LHTES with the associated BEMs

During the first period, some works on the test bench were carried out. Windows were taken out, and concrete blocks were built on the three cells. It represent the low efficient walls from the 70’s.

Next step is to install the SMHRU and LHTES on the test bench.

More pictures here.

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Tue Feb 28, 2017 @ 8:00AM -
The third Newsletter released

The third newsletter of the E2VENT project designed by FENIX TNT has been released. Would you like to learn more about the project? Subscribe to the E2VENT newsletter on the bottom of the project website!

Wed Feb 22, 2017 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
M24 meeting

The next general meeting (M24) will take place in Anglet, France on the 22nd and 23rd of February. This meeting is the opportunity to evaluate the project progress. It will take place few days after the test bench retrofitting and will bring about a workshop concerning any needed redesign concepts for the prototypes based on the feedbacks received. Various other workshops will be conducted in order to deal with the retrofitting of the pilot buildings in Gdansk and Burgos.
During the E2VENT general meeting, a video showing the demo sites, interviews and projects advances will be filmed. The outcome of the filming will be the new project video.

More pictures.

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