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0-impact built environment

Sustainable concrete is nonsense

 I am currently in debate with some people in the Netherlands, about materials and sustainability. It all started with a interview in the most respected newspaper in NL, the NRC, in which the former director of BREEAM NL, now project leader at “World Business Council for sustainable development” expressed that he was going to work…
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Mass renovation project H2020

  Last week the first H2020 project started : a project to develop methodology and technology for modular prefab renovation panels ( More-Connect) . Around 10 countries participate, in 5 climate regions. Typologies for housing types will be explored, to be able to draft general guidelines and principles for joint prefab panel development. Since its…
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MOU with Kaohsiung city , Taiwan

Last week, Kaohsiung city government in Southern Taiwan, and SBS centre signed a MOU to jointly explore the the introduction of zero -impact built environment strategies.  Kaohsiung has already made first steps with their LOHAS approach, a set of guidelines for sustainable Building, mainly aimed at energy measures, , and wants to explore further steps…
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Brilliant concept: decentralised data centers

Some weeks ago  I visited “fertighauswelt” near Köln/Cologne, Germany. A exhibition area with real demonstration houses ( turn key delivered concepts), some 24  in total. (http://www.fertighauswelt-koeln.de/) 10 (!) of these houses  are delivered as plus energy houses . Some interesting observations: all houses are wood construction based! ; Solar panels on roofs is mostly add-on…
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