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Int. iiSBE Master cooperation Sustainable Building

For some time a few universities work together under iiSBE umbrella in developing master courses in Sustainable Built Environment. The key universities are  UMinho, based in Guimaraes Portugal, and Czech Technical University in Prague.  Others are associated or affiliated to this process.  A major enabler was a EU program I coordinated called  Ides-Edu [1],  in…
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Lectures at RWTH Aachen

The RWTH Aachen  has kindly invited me to give a series of lectures. The Title of the series will be: “Living happily forever on the planet earth” . Starting with exploring a happy planet, the presentation will build a case around the need to go from carbon bomb building to vegetarian building, and the way…
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prefab and reuse from Greek history

Last week I traveled Sicily , and visited some interesting sites from the Greek & Roman period. First of all a quarry, with column elements (unused) for a Greek temple : Amazing how big these elements are, and I realized this could act as a reference for prefab construction, and for 0-fossil fuel production as…
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Transition-0: SBE16 conference videos

Papers  and Videos from plenary sessions and key note speakers from the recent SBE16 conference in Utrecht are now available via http://www.hu-conferenties.nl/index.php/sbe16/ The conference main focus was at Transition-0, the large scale retrofit / renovation  of houses for 0-energy performance.

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Video pres.: sustainable built environment

Some time ago I was invited to present on a national conference about sustainable urban area development, by Urgenda. The video of that presentation is still on line, and can be found in the link below. The slides are not visible, but can be downloaded in the second link, to open parallel to the video.…
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