Research Projects

TES EnergyFacade


TES EnergyFacade is an international research project, which aims at developing a method for the energetic modernisation of the building envelope, based on woodframed prefabricated façade elements.


Annex 50: Prefabricated systems for low energy renovation of residential buildings

The objective of this research project has been the development and demonstration of innovative whole building renovation concepts for typical European apartment buildings. The concepts are based largely on standardised façade and roof systems that are suitable for prefabrication. The highly insulated nex building envelope includes the integration of a ventilation system.



AIM-ES are experience-based guidelines for Architectural Industrialized Multifunctional Envelope Systems. It’s all about high-efficiency rehabilitation of (semi-)identical urban housing ensembles.


The SQUARE project aims to assure energy efficient retrofitting of multifamily hsquareousing with good indoor environment, in a systematic and controlled way. To achieve this, a quality assurance (QA) system for retrofitting and maintenance has been adopted to conditions in several European countries.


MORE-CONNECT tries to solve the problem of the high costs of renovation by developing prefabricated, multifunctional renovation more-connectelements for the total building envelope (façade and roof) and installation/building services. These elements can be combined, selected and configured by the end-user, based on his specific needs.

Interreg N-W Europe project ACE-Retrofitting: Accelerating Condominium Energy retrofitting



Génération d’Habitat Innovantghi

In the north of Bordeaux (France), a prefab external structure serves as a winter garden to each existing apartment. During renovation, the residences remained habitable.


Faculty of Science

A high-rise building of the Gent University faculty of Science has been renovated. The office and laboratory building was fitted with high performant curtain wall.

Knowledge Hubs


Pixii is the knowledge hub for energy neutral building. It brings together 200 companies and gives professional advice and guidance to businesses and individuals, networks with policy- and opinion-makers, issues certificates to passive and zero-energy projects and organises events and specialised training in energy efficient building.


The Flemish Social Housing Company (VMSW) encourages, advises and supports local stakeholders. They make quality and affordable social housing possible in Flanders .