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Building Technology, Whole Building

New Passive Design Solutions to Maximize Building Energy Efficiency

17 Apr , 2017  

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Introducing the energy efficient Goldilocks building The Telegraph, April 12, 2017 We all know that large, glass-covered buildings are often too hot in summer and too cold in winter. However, as Prof Derek Clements-Croome at Reading University suggests: “Traditional heavyweight buildings are naturally cool in hot countries, as compared to lightweight modern buildings, which unless […]

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Building Technology, Whole Building

Passive House Model Gets Active Upgrade

16 Jul , 2015  

Amber Plante for Zondits, July 16, 2015. Image credit: blickpixel The passive house design movement toward ultra-efficient dwellings has been gaining popularity in the United States for years, and now it’s about to take a giant leap forward – a 250-foot leap straight up, actually. Cornell University’s Cornell Tech applied sciences division is building the world’s […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

India’s First Net Zero Energy Building

17 Nov , 2014  

Functional since a year, a tour of the Indira Paryavaran Bhavan, a building under the Central Government, was organised by The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Association for Development and Research of Sustainable Habitats on Tuesday. It was aimed at reinforcing the need for more such buildings across the country.

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