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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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Conference “Transition-0”

Last week I was involved in the international Conference “ Transition-0” , (perfectly hosted by Utrecht UAS) , aiming at 0-energy built environments, and part of a global series of events, creating regional input for the World conference Sustainable Built environment in 2017. Both world conference and the international regional series are coordinated under patronage…
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workshop Scottish Housing associations

Scotland has the same task as any other country: to reduce CO2 emissions , while housing a growing amount of people at the same time. In a meeting of social housing corporations from the “Highlands and Islands” in Aviemore, I could chair a session to discuss options how to speed up the retrofit of Scottish…
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