Many of Amsterdam’s canal houses were built during the 17th century at the height of Amsterdam’s Golden Age. These town houses served as homes as well as workplaces.
The district where these houses are to be found is on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Most of these houses are still private homes with some that have been turned into museums and five-star hotels.
This brick house is a Sentinel-Haus® project located in Thalheim, Germany.
The Sentinel-Haus® institute trains building contractors and planners in the development of buildings with the highest health demands.
The institute aims to develop healthy housing and promotes long-term investement in comfort and health. To do so, it sets clear threshold values for major indoor air pollutants with the respective limit value for VOC’s set at 1000 µg/m³.
Tiles and Bricks Europe (TBE) promotes the interests of the clay brick, block, paver and roof tile industry in Europe. It provides a forum for its members to exchange information on technical development, sustainable construction and emerging issues. Our association was established in 1952.
Our main partners are the European Commission, the European Parliament and the Comité Européen de Normalisation (CEN).
Today, TBE brings together industry associations and companies from 21 European Union Member States plus Croatia, Norway and Switzerland. TBE represents more than 700 companies of all sizes, from SMEs to world leaders, and 1300 productions sites from across Europe. Last but not least, we collaborate closely with our corresponding associations in Australia, North America, Russia and South Africa.