Posts Tagged ‘Renewable Energy’

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) […]

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 […]

Energy company inaugurates Passive House as new headquarters

Presentation of the certificate in the Danish port city of Esbjerg Credit to: www.passivehouse-international.com  Esbjerg/Darmstadt. The Danish regional energy company Syd Energi (SE) has inaugurated its new headquarters in the Danish port city of Esbjerg. One of the world’s largest Passive House buildings and an architectural highlight, this four-storey rotunda with a sea view not […]

Cost-Effective Energy Revolution with Passive House

Source: International Passive House Association PHI Press Release, 19 April 2013 International conference for sustainable buildings in Frankfurt, Germany. The energy revolution is well on its way, and Passive House offers a viable and cost effective solution for the building sector. The latest developments and innovative projects will be presented at the 17th International Passive House […]

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