EUSEW2010 - Active House Symposium

Start/Stop Date:
24 Mar 2010
Brussels, Belgium
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The symposium takes place on Wednesday 24 March 2010 13.00 -18.30 during the European Sustainable Energy Week.

Challenges and Opportunities for the European building stock:

  • Buildings are responsible for over 40% of our use energy consumption and C02 emissions.
  • We spend up to 90% of our time indoors but up to 30%. of the building mass does not contribute to nor provide a healthy indoor climate.
  • Renewable energies sources play a major role in buildings’ energy consumption
  • Plenty of daylight and fresh air in our buildings is crucial for the benefit of our health and well-being.

In order to strengthen the development of bet ter buildings we need to focus on both the energy performance of the building and the indoor climate and health, as well as the local conditions and environment.

Active House is an innovative vision for the future of buildings. Active House contends that it is possible to improve the energy performance of our buildings while simultaneously providing a healthy and comfortable indoor climate and high architectural quality.

To promote Active Houses we must look at how we design our buildings, how we utilize and develop technologies and products, and how research and legislation reflects energy and indoor climate considerations.

Find out more and join the discussions at the Active House symposium.

The venue is located close to Charlemagne.
Participating is free of charge and by invitation only.
Please contact for information and an invitation

Download the program (pdf).