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Post date: 5 Oct 2012
Type: Event

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Post date: 30 Jul 2012
Type: Event

Post date: 8 Jun 2012
Type: News

The German government decided to abandon nuclear power after the Fukushima nuclear disaster last year, closing eight plants immediately and shutting down the remaining nine by 2022.They will be replaced by renewable energy sources such as wind, solar and bio-mass.Norbert Allnoch, director of the Institute of the Renewable Energy Industry (IWR) in Muenster, said the 22 gigawatts of solar power per hour fed into the national grid on Saturday met nearly 50 percent of the nation's midday electricity needs.
Post date: 31 May 2012
Type: News

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Post date: 17 Feb 2012
Type: Event

This report outlines the specification for designing an Active House, described as a building that combines energy efficiency with specific attention to the indoor climate and focusing on user’s health and well-being. The scope of this specification is residential buildings. The specification outlines the vision behind Active House, sets down key principles which have influenced the evolution of the Active House concept, and outlines the technical specification for an Active House. 
Post date: 14 Dec 2011
Type: Publication

With Active House there is another concept used in HoTT, namely Slimbouwen. In brief Slimbouwen is about using less material, adaptability of buildings and making the process of building more effective.
Post date: 25 Jan 2011
Type: Case

LichtAktiv Haus offers a high standard of living full of fresh air and daylight while covering its entire energy demand, including electricity, through renewable energy. This is a particular challenge when renovating older homes as they often have much higher energy demands.
Post date: 25 Jan 2011
Type: Case