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The city of Västerås in Sweden has set up a large system of organic waste collection providing the city with biofuel, heat, electricity and even natural fertilizer for farmers
European architects and civil engineers succeeded to convert a panel housing block in Hungary into passive homes with a promising future
Non-residential buildings are becoming the new frontier of ecoconstruction. In Ljubljana, Slovenia, a shopping mall has been powered with renewable energy sources
Geothermal energy has always been used by man, but it wasn’t until the late 19th century that geothermal energy was “re-discovered” and used on an industrial scale
Hydrogen as an energy carrier in fuel cells could provide in the next future a solution to worldwide rise of fuel prices.
In Lille, France, organic waste is now being collected to be transformed into biogas and used as fuel by city public transport.
Three 65-metres high wind turbines are to forever change the face of the Högsåra archipelago off the coast of Finland. (May '08)
These days, a walk with your loved one along the quiet alleyways of Naples’ old city centre will not induce any feelings of romance, that’s for sure...
For the first time “Buildings Day” is to be held on 3rd December 2015 as part of the official program at this year’s United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP 21) in Paris. It’s a dedicated event to present how the building and construction sector is able to tackle climate change.
Noise pollution is a big public concern associated with operating wind turbines. A group of European scientists claim to have found a solution to tackle this problem, assembling an innovative device on the blades. They are collaborating with a European project called Windtrust, which aims to reduce the cost of wind energy generation by further improving the reliability of key components of the turbine.
Today, buildings represent the sector with the highest energy consumption in Europe, covering almost 40 % of the energy demand.
Boecillo in the province of Valladolid in Spain is a place exposed to an extreme temperature fluctuation: from above 30°C in summer down to below 0°C in winter.
Solar energy is ever more becoming an important source of renewable power generation. A serious problem for the productivity of solar power plants is desert dust: it obscures the sun and makes the mirrors dirty.
A brand new window with thin-layer glazing combines energy efficiency with the aesthetics of a baroque window.
In Munich, a newly erected office building, called the NuOffice, has been awarded with Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certificate.
A robot to play with! A childhood’s dream has now come true for researchers at the Flanders’ Mechatronics Technology Centre (FMTC) in Belgium.
An energy-efficient church has been recently built in Norway by a pool of European designers and architects
Thanks to innovative techniques and a more ecological lifestyle, the municipality of Växjö, in Sweden, could be on its way to become the first fossil fuel free city in the world
If less than 1% of the world’s deserts were used to concentrate solar power, enough electricity could be produced to supply the entire planet