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La richesse mondiale a doublé depuis 2000 (et 9 autres chiffres révoltants) - Rue89

La richesse mondiale a doublé depuis 2000 (et 9 autres chiffres révoltants) - Rue89 | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

Tous deux sont basés à Genève, le groupe de services financiers Crédit suisse et la Croix-Rouge viennent chacun de sortir un rapport dont la lecture conjuguée est désespérante.


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Why Solar Panel Installation Is Three Times Costlier in the U.S. than in Germany

Why Solar Panel Installation Is Three Times Costlier in the U.S. than in Germany | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it

In 2011, residential solar system installers paid a little over $1.80 per watt for solar panels in both Germany and the United States. In Germany, installers added $1.20 to the cost of the solar panel to complete an installation. But in the U.S., they tacked on $4.36 per watt, more than three times as much.

A report released this month by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory explains why.


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Unilever se prépare à un "retour de la pauvreté" en Europe

Unilever se prépare à un "retour de la pauvreté" en Europe | Sustain Our Earth | Scoop.it
Le géant de l'agroalimentaire dit vouloir s'adapter en vendant des produits pour des montants plus faibles car en plus petit conditionnement.

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French village shows way to have wind take them out of debt

The wind of fortune has swept into Arfons, a village in the Tarn region of southwestern France, whose budget has rocketed fivefold in the past three years from 400,000 euros to 2.3 million euros (£1.94 million) – or 12,169 euros per person.


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Sustainable Housing in Denmark by Lendager Architects

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Lendager Architects announced their first prize win in the competition to build the first DGNB-certified housing project in Denmark in Næstved.

DGNB is a new green building certification system expected to become the scale for sustainability in Europe. DGNB-Certification focuses on three equally weighted parameters: Environmental-, Social- and economical sustainability, for a holistic evaluation of built projects.

In total, the project will have 24 single family homes, built around a shared courtyard to encourage community and shared resources. Passive solar design with optimized window and shade placement allows for passive cooling and heating. Energy efficient design, including a tight thermal envelope with energy saving systems reduces power consumption, while rooftop photovoltaics produce electricity. Green roofs protect the home and provide further insulation. A close connection with nature and gardens encourages residents to live off the land.

As Lendager Architects told us about the project, “We wanted to answer the questions of how we can build without affecting the environment, how we can build without using new materials, how we can build houses that produce more energy than they use, and how sharing becomes a natural part of the daily life.”
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