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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Wednesday, 1 January, 2003
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Prov. Namur
Cluster Excellence Label: 
Bronze Label
Other Label: 
reconnu par la Wallonie comme cluster
Membership to European Strategic Cluster Partnerships (ESCP-4i or ESCP-S3): 
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionTelephoneEmail
Poskin
Hervé-Jacques
Cluster Manager
+3281810310
hj@ecoconstruction.be
Languages spoken: 
Dutch
English
French
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Construction Products and Services
Environmental Services
Technology fields: 
Thermal insulation
Construction methods and equipment
S3 EU priority areas: 
Construction of buildings
Specialised construction activities
Emerging industries: 
Blue Growth Industries
Environmental Industries
Areas of specialisation of the cluster not covered above: 
eco-building
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
266
Number of SME members: 
212
Number of larger company members: 
3
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
21
Number of other ecosystem actors : 
13
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
Isohemp
SME
Stabilame
SME
Mobic
SME
Paille-Tech
SME
PCIM
SME
Chimsco
SME
Foamglas
Larger Company
Fermacell
Larger Company
Helium 3
SME
Naturhome
SME
Les Menuiseries Riche
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

Eco-building is a network of companies that aim at building while taking into consideration today's environment and the one of future generations while offering a maximum of comfort to the inhabitants. It gathers architects, infrared thermography and electromagnetic pollution specialists, builders, companies active in the green renovation sector, manufacturers, green building materials suppliers and green electricians, companies active in the field of renewable energy, building contractors specialised in water treatment by lagooning, natural pools installation, rainwater treatment and recovery,...

The Green Building Cluster aims at promoting green building / green-renovation. This concept consists in building/renovating while respecting the environment and providing occupants with a maximum of comfort. Through it, it encourages its members to, at least :

• use green-called materials, not very harmful to humans and their environment, renewable and that consume little energy during the manufacturing process, transport,implementation and destruction or recycling ; • use building techniques that need rather labour than large quantities of energy ; • promote smart architectural choices : integrating bioclimatic principles, ensuring a good thermal insulation of the entire building envelope, ensuring good ventilation and the thermal inertia of buildings,… • promote smart energy choices : low-polluting fuels, resort to renewable energies,… • promote the choice of smart equipment : low-energy lighting and household appliances, efficient heating and correctly sized, rational use and treatment of water,…

 

Our mission is to create networking, boost the economy, boost the green sector activities, help new eco-materials producer to emerge, promotion of eco-construction, technology watch,...

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Facilitation of cross-sectorial cooperation
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Support of technology transfer
Provision and facilitation of access to training for members
Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Canada
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
France
Germany
Luxembourg
Netherlands
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Which clusters do you collaborate with?: 
Cluster da MAdera de Galicia
Creneau Eco-construction (CA)
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject NameName & Description (Regional/National)
INTERREG

Former projects in which the cluster eco construction has been involved from 2010-2014:

Interreg IVb GREENOV

Greenov - Green Renovation Cluster - is a European cooperation project initiated in January 2010 for a duration of 5 years. It gathers 8 partners from North West Europe and is led by the New Town of Marne-la-Vallée Val Maubuée in France.

 

Greenov aims at developing the economic sector of sustainable renovation mainly by stimulating the innovation capacity of SMEs working in this field. The project will contribute to the transition to low-carbon cities and sustainable economy and will improve the knowledge and expertise on sustainable renovation of existing buildings.

Interreg IVa REEMPLOI

renovation of the existing housing stock is now one of the main levers to fight against environmental changes, control energy costs and contain global warming. Yet, practice sustainable renovation of its housing is still too often a challenge for the individual who wants to start this process. Therefore associations and French and Belgian organizations have formed a partnership around the Interreg IVa RE-Employment project that aims, through numerous actions, promotion of sustainable renovation. Among them, the site which, by sharing experience and promoting best practices, will, we hope, future renovators to move among the various issues and testify that it is possible today , renovate sustainably his house by finding a balance between finances, saving energy, preserving the architectural identity of the frame, concern for the environment and health in the home!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interreg IVa BATID²

Initiated in 2009 by 5 Walloon and French partners, cross-border European project Interreg IV BâtiD² accompanies the actors of sustainable construction of border regions Nord-Pas de Calais, Picardie, Champagne-Ardenne and Wallonia through various actions, including access a documentary based on the following themes: • The Energy (Energy performance of buildings / airtightness, Renewable Energies) • The wood construction and wood materials • Eco-materials and natural insulation • The air quality (ventilation, interior Sanitation) • The interior fittings and finishing, joinery, technical equipment (home automation, lighting, plumbing, sanitary ...) • The water management • Waste management and clean yards • Examples of accomplishments (BBC, passive, positive energy ... Etc) • The labels, certifications, standards, regulations, market and economic construction, financial aid • And other information related to sustainable building (structure, acoustics, social ... Etc)

 

 

 

Actual Projects :

 

Batic2

FAI-RE

REC2

GROOF Défi-Laine

ET'Air

Ace-Retrofitting

Up-Straw

 

Interreg IVa

Interreg IVb

Interreg Va FWVL 

Interreg Va GR

Interreg Va NWE

 

 

Promotion
Why should partners choose you for cooperation?: 

Our team has aquire a strong experience in participating and managing interreg programs and is able to achieve concrete actions on site.