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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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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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Lecture in Dundee university

The island Eigg in Scotland develops their own renewable energy grid. Master Thesis Students in Dundee University Scotland, explore and design houses for that island that fit in that Renewable energy grid, in a way that it makes the grid more stable in operation. At the same time using vernacular architecture examples, and local resources…
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