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Snøhetta aims to make all its buildings carbon negative within 20 years

Norwegian architect Snøhetta has pledged to only design carbon-negative buildings, meaning their projects will generate more energy than they consume over their lifetime. "For the next 10 years, we have the ambition of having projects on the table...

RE4 project: WEBINAR 4 - Solutions for a wide acceptance of CDW-based materials and component

Build a fully recycled house? Yes, you can with RE4 prefabricated building elements incorporating up to 100% of construction demolition waste! RE4 is a H2020 project which after 4 years has developed and tested on three demo sites in Europe and one...

German embassy in Canberra to become a zero emission building

The core measures of the energy concept are:a highly efficient airtight facade system without thermal bridges that reduces the heating and cooling need to a minimum and provides at the same time a high daylight quality. The energy need...

Australia sets 20 % renewable target for 2020

Energy efficient refurbishment: Ruins of a pre-war holiday building to become most energy efficient youth hostel

The energy efficient retrofit concept is based on a reduction of the primary energy need to a third of the German requirements for new buildings and on the environmental friendly supply of the remaining need including the neutralisation of...

US and China announce collaboration on Energy Efficiency in Buildings

Under the agreement, the United States and China will exchange experts and technicians to learn from each other's experiences with efficient building technologies, including: high-performance HVAC, insulation, lighting, cold storage,...

Green light given on eco-town sites in Britain

Solar power station with 1400 MW helps to meet energy challenges of Reunion Island

It was necessary to meet two key challenges: the limited amount of land available for the erection of the PV panels; and extreme weather and geological conditions. Engineers had to take into account cyclonic weather patterns when it came...

New Joint Ministerial Decisions signed in Greece regarding the installation of photovoltaic systems in households

Newest statistics on economic value of European solar thermal industry

Solar thermal creates economic benefits on two different levels: it reduces the costs associated with burning imported fossil fuels or using electricity for heating and cooling. And it creates jobs and economic wealth in the production,...