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The newest Passive House building

Courtesy of Peter Ruge Architekten Setting new standards of sustainability through the design of the Passive House “Bruck”,Peter Ruge Architekten’s project is a model apartment complex, consisting of 36 one room staff flats, 6 two room executive suites and 4 three-bedroom model apartments currently being built in southern China. With a 95% energy savings over that […]

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Achieving the Unachievable: the Bullitt Center

Article published on September 5 2014 by the Seeder team. Over the past few years, Net-Zero Buildings have started sprouting up around the world, showing skeptics that, we can indeed create buildings that have zero impact (and sometimes even a positive impact) on the environment. Just to remind you, buildings consume more than 40% of the energy produced […]

Renewable energy can be beautiful

That’s the hopeful slogan of the Land Art Generator Initiative, or LAGI, which works to bring together the worlds of installation art and renewable energy infrastructure. The general idea is, if we’re going to harvest renewable energy with machines and structures, they may as well be beautiful machines and structures. LAGI works with artists and municipalities […]

Architects worldwide commit to net-zero energy buildings

Tue, 08/26/2014 – 09:52 – Alan Mwendwa Source: www.e-architect.co.uk Architects from across the world unanimously adopted the 2050 Imperative, which commits them to 100 percent net-zero energy design and construction by that year. Members of the International Union of Architects signed the document at last week’s annual World Congress. Member organizations represent over 1.3 million architects in […]

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THE BUSINESS OF URBANIZATION IN CHINA

The government is preparing to throw billions into urbanization in China, but has it thought through the hardware challenges? Perhaps the most striking way to take in China’s startling urbanization is to sit in front of a computer and click through to Google’s Earth Engine. A search for Shanghai on the website brings up time-lapsed images […]