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10 Green Building Megatrends For 2020 – Part Two

By Jerry Yudelson, Speaker, Author, Green Building Consultant December 6, 2016 Here are the second five of the ten green building megatrends. Note that these are not necessarily in order of current or future importance! Part one was posted on November 29, 2016. The discussion is taken from my latest book, Reinventing Green Building (New Society Publishers, 2016).

10 Green Building Megatrends For 2017 – Part One

By Jerry Yudelson, Speaker, Author, Green Building Consultant November 29, 2016 In  2016 book, Reinventing Green Building, Jerry Yudelson identified 10 megatrends that he believes will shape green building technologies, markets, government rules and certification systems through 2020 and beyond. And, by the way, Jerry Yudelson doesn’t think that the election of Donald Trump will in any way disrupt […]

Energy Efficiency in Buildings: Science is outside of politics!

The First International Forum “Energy Efficiency in Buildings”, Moscow Russia September 8, 2016: International Forum was opened by the rector of the NRU MSUCE Alexander Volkov, presenting the report “System engineering of effective building management.” Andrey Anatolyevich emphasized that this theme – innovation, on which the conceptual base is formed just now. Rector noted that […]

ABG Frankfurt Holding builds again Passive Houses in Offenbach

Credit to: http://www.fnp.de/ With a joint construction project to neighboring cities of Frankfurt and Offenbach document their connectedness: 172 apartments built the ABG Frankfurt Holding on the former premises of the Offenbach press manufacturer MAN Roland. Yesterday, the two mayors Horst Schneider (Offenbach) and Peter Feldmann (Frankfurt) have set the break ground.

The 21- million – euro project – in fact a Passive House

The new administrative building of the Vorarlberg Illwerke was built in six weeks of construction primarily in wood Outdoor natural, inside nature: the 130-meter-long Illwerke Center Montafon was built by Hermann Kaufmann almost entirely of wood finished parts. Vandans – Outside the window unfolds with its never-ending coniferous forests and its clammy each other back […]

Amory’s Angle: Three Major Energy Trends to Watch

Credit to: RMI By Amory B. Lovins Popular media and political chatter are abuzz with a cacophony of energy news and opinion. Amid the chaos, some orderly strands can be discerned. Here are three themes that merit attention: EFFICIENCY IS ACCELERATING Government forecasts predict U.S. energy intensity (primary energy used per dollar of real GDP) […]

Frankfurt housing firm builds new headquarters to Passive House Standard

Ground-breaking for ABG office building at the Frankfurt central station Credit to: International Passive House Association  No other company has built as many Passive Houses as the ABG Frankfurt Holding. Soon, the staff of this housing and real estate firm will also benefit from the advantages of the Standard: on Monday, ground was broken for the new company headquarters. […]

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