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Lyon-Confluence, urban planning for a low-carbon district, France - Green Solutions Awards 2019 Winner

The Lyon-Confluence project won first a mention at the French level and then the Sustainable District Grand Prize at the international level of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards.  This district is a very inspiring example of urban planning for a large...
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2050 Vision for 100% Renewable Heating and Cooling in Europe published

The European Technology and innovation Platform on Renewable Heating and Cooling  has prepared a draft of the strategic document ‘Vision to 2050: the vision for renewable heating and cooling in Europe’. What is the ‘2050 Vision for 100% Renewable...
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Greenpeace Spain Headquarters, exemplary renovation, Spain - Green Solutions Awards 2019 Winner

A widely titled Spanish winner (Low Carbon Prize, Energy & Hot Climates Prize, Sustainable Renovation Grand Prize and Users' Choice Prize), Greenpeace Spain Headquarters, qualified for the final, also won the Sustainable Renovation Grand Prize...
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Green Solutions Awards 2019 international winners: 22 sustainable projects to inspire the profession

Turn the spotlight on the international winners of the Green Solutions Awards 2019 edition!   Twenty-two exemplary buildings, districts and infrastructures were rewarded by the Construction21 network after nine months of competition, first...
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Download the brochure of the 2019 Green Solutions Awards international winners

The international winners of the Green Solutions Awards 2019, announced on Monday, the 4th of November at Batimat, will benefit from strong visibility in the coming months. Among the various communications tools used by Construction21, organiser of...
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#15 - A review of the LETCHI conference: sustainable, affordable and comfortable construction in tropical countries

Since COP21 in Paris in 2015, the Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction (GABC) has been working for efficient, resilient and zero-emission buildings. France being an important member, ADEME immediately turned its attention to tropical...
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Can we start a positive cycle through healthy buildings?

These were the questions more than 500 architects, researchers and building professionals discussed in Paris, France, at VELUX Daylight Symposium and Healthy Buildings Day, which is the only forum in the world, dedicated to explore the role of...
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#14 - Building in Africa: inclusive techniques and training

In response to the housing problem in Africa[1], the Association la Voûte Nubienne (AVN) has been promoting the technical concept Voûte Nubienne (VN) in Sudano-Sahelian Africa for almost 20 years, a complete, adapted [2] and sustainable constructive...
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Green roofs improve the urban environment – so why don't all buildings have them?

Rooftops covered with grass, vegetable gardens and lush foliage are now a common sight in many cities around the world. More and more private companies and city authorities are investing in green roofs, drawn to their wide-ranging benefits which...
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#5 Biomimetism: a solution for building in hot climates?

In more than 4 billion years, Nature has acquired certain know-how in design. So why not apply it to human productions? This is the essence of biomimetism. Used by scientific research, this know-how is also highly appreciated in architecture. To...