Archive for the ‘Renewable’ Category

In 2019 the Passive House Conference will be held in China for the first time

Energy Efficiency Highly Popular in China [Darmstadt/Munich, Germany]  The 22nd Passive House Conference in Munich came to an end on Saturday. The next International Passive House Conference is to be held in China.and following tradition, Professor Wolfgang Feist announced the venue for the following conference. Energy efficient construction and retrofitting experts will convene in the […]

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 […]

Reinventing Green Building, by Jerry Yudelson

Why Certification Systems Aren’t Working and What We Can Do About It. The book Reinventing Green Building, by Jerry Yudelson, will be available about June 1st. It’s full of detailed statistical analysis of how green building in the US has hit the wall the past few years, commentary from two dozen industry leaders, and detailed recommendations on […]

Modular Gomos homes can be assembled in three days flat

Credit to: http://inhabitat.com/ Modular architecture is becoming increasingly popular for good reason – instead of lengthy construction time, homes can be completed in just a few days. Gomos is a new modular building system composed of concrete units produced in a factory that can be assembled on-site in three days flat. Over 20 companies joined forces in […]

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) […]

World’s first Passive House office tower certified

Sources: iPHA,  Land Consulting High levels of energy efficiency are all the more important when it comes to high-rise buildings. For the first time ever, an office tower in Vienna has achieved the Passive House Standard. The certificate was presented by Susanne Theumer of the Passive House Institute on the 20th floor of the building with […]

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