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Germany sets record for peak energy use – 50 percent comes from solar (Update)

Germany sets record for peak energy use – 50 percent comes from solar (Update) | Sustainable Real Estate Strategies | Scoop.it
The Fraunhofer ISE research institute has announced that Germany set a record high for solar use on June 9—on that day the country's solar power output rose to 23.1 GW—50.6 percent of all electricity demand. The record occurred over a holiday, which meant less demand, but it still marks a major ...
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An Eco-Chic Passive House - Portland Monthly

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An Eco-Chic Passive House Portland Monthly But for his own home, Stern turned to a simpler blend of low-tech and high-performance building used in Europe for two decades but only now making inroads in the US: “Passive House.” The basic idea,...

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A Sustainable Community - Constructech

A Sustainable CommunityConstructechGreen building is growing at a rapid pace. Rather than one-off, high-tech, sustainable buildings, many governments have something a bit larger in mind—sustainable city centers.

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How to build a permaculture suburb

How to build a permaculture suburb | Sustainable Real Estate Strategies | Scoop.it

Once upon a time, all the talk in hippy circles was of the end of suburbia. But what if we could create suburbs that are designed to function in harmony with their surroundings? That’s the concept behind Village Homes in Davis, California. From passive solar housing through neighborhood fruit orchards, chicken coops and beehives to a carefully designed system of swales which is intended to let rainwater percolate into the ground, this 70 acre, 225-home site is about as harmonious as one can image any suburb to be.


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World's Third-Highest LEED-Certified Structure Built On The Cheap - EarthTechling

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Think LEED Platinum buildings require a huge up-front investment? Think again.

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“Designing Recovery” Winners: Resilient, Livable Homes for Vulnerable Cities - ArchDaily

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“Designing Recovery” Winners: Resilient, Livable Homes for Vulnerable Cities
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The competition, which was a collaboration between the American Institute of Architects (AIA), Make It Right, Architecture for Humanity, the St.

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eosfuturedesign's curator insight, October 10, 2013 10:28 AM

But is it beautiful?

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World's Third-Highest LEED-Certified Structure Built On The Cheap - EarthTechling

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Think LEED Platinum buildings require a huge up-front investment? Think again.

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World's Third-Highest LEED-Certified Structure Built On The Cheap - EarthTechling

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World's Third-Highest LEED-Certified Structure Built On The Cheap
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Think LEED Platinum buildings require a huge up-front investment? Think again.

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Doris Sung explains the tech behind her breathing, eco-friendly architecture ... - Engadget

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Doris Sung explains the tech behind her breathing, eco-friendly architecture ...
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Doris Sung has spent the past few years designing "breathing" architecture that adapts to environmental conditions.

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How US cities are rethinking energy vs. water

Accreditation bodies from Europe and the US have joined together to endorse the work and principles of the Globally Responsible Leadership Initiative, which aims to put sustainability on the business school agenda.

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Ethical Impact L3C's curator insight, September 21, 2013 2:31 PM

Systems Thinking applied????

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Virginia is Top Seed in Green Building | Sustainable Cities Collective

Virginia is Top Seed in Green Building | Sustainable Cities Collective | Sustainable Real Estate Strategies | Scoop.it
With March Madness kicking off, I thought it would be fitting to recognize one of the top seeds in green building. Virginia was first in the nation for green building in 2012.
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Supercritical Oxidation Tech Turns Sewage Into Energy, Drinkable Water - The Daily Fusion

Supercritical Oxidation Tech Turns Sewage Into Energy, Drinkable Water - The Daily Fusion | Sustainable Real Estate Strategies | Scoop.it
A group of engineers from Duke University and the University of Missouri is developing a process to turn sewage into energy and water.

 

 


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eosfuturedesign's curator insight, July 15, 2013 3:44 AM

I have my doubts.  How much energy does it use and are any of the nutrients captured? 

 

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Coming soon: Sustainability ratings for real estate investments - GreenBiz.com

Coming soon: Sustainability ratings for real estate investments - GreenBiz.com | Sustainable Real Estate Strategies | Scoop.it
GreenBiz.com Coming soon: Sustainability ratings for real estate investments GreenBiz.com What you'll see when this happens is an index series (picture lots of numerical tables) measuring real estate portfolios based on the share of assets that are...
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How to… set up an urban Community Land Trust | CLES

How to… set up an urban Community Land Trust | CLES | Sustainable Real Estate Strategies | Scoop.it
Through the community land trust model life will be breathed back into the site, with community activities set up to encourage enterprise and training while they wait for the homes to materialize. The East London Community ...

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Bullitt Center Rises To The Green Building Top - EarthTechling

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Bullitt Center Rises To The Green Building Top
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The Bullitt Center in Seattle isn't shy about touting its sustainability, declaring itself “The Greenest Commercial Building in the World.” Seems World Architecture News wouldn't disagree.

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victor vasquez's curator insight, January 7, 11:41 PM

Buildings like these are a great idea, the system to collect and filter water is a good thing to have because not only is it providing clean water but its re using it, and the solar array it has to generate almost all the power it needs really makes this building a "green" building.

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designPH – The 3D Interface for Passive House Design with PHPP ...

designPH – The 3D Interface for Passive House Design with PHPP ... | Sustainable Real Estate Strategies | Scoop.it
Passive House planning has never been more convenient. The new designPH, a 3D model interface developed by the Passive House Institute, allows for graphic input of energy related design data. Details relating to the ...

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First community land trust scheme gets planning - Building Design

First community land trust scheme gets planning - Building Design | Sustainable Real Estate Strategies | Scoop.it
First community land trust scheme gets planning Building Design A community land trust works with the trust owning the land and calculating the cost of its homes by taking the median average wage in the borough with house prices tied to local...

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Doris Sung explains the tech behind her breathing, eco-friendly architecture ... - Engadget

Doris Sung explains the tech behind her breathing, eco-friendly architecture ... - Engadget | Sustainable Real Estate Strategies | Scoop.it
Doris Sung explains the tech behind her breathing, eco-friendly architecture ...
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Doris Sung has spent the past few years designing "breathing" architecture that adapts to environmental conditions.

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Energy Harvesting - The Future Smart City

Energy Harvesting - The Future Smart City | Sustainable Real Estate Strategies | Scoop.it
Infographic displays the possibilities for the future smart city.

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David Hain's curator insight, October 21, 2013 8:53 PM

Harvest time may mean something different in a few years...

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Cities Can Draw Renewable Energy From Groundwater

Cities Can Draw Renewable Energy From Groundwater | Sustainable Real Estate Strategies | Scoop.it
Heated groundwater aquifers can become a source of renewable energy for big cities.

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Hempcrete, Made From Hemp, Used To Build Houses - Matter of Trust

Hempcrete, Made From Hemp, Used To Build Houses - Matter of Trust | Sustainable Real Estate Strategies | Scoop.it
hemp house. Imagine you had a building material that was energy-efficient, non-toxic and resistant to mold, insects and fire. The material may even have a higher R-value, or thermal resistance, than concrete, a claim that is ...

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AFR's super green Marks & Spencer store smashes eco-targets - Architects' Journal

AFR's super green Marks & Spencer store smashes eco-targets - Architects' Journal | Sustainable Real Estate Strategies | Scoop.it
AFR's super green Marks & Spencer store smashes eco-targets
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Hempcrete walls and good levels of airtightness have resulted in the building using 60 per cent less heating fuel than originally predicted.

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Tiny frameless geodesic home costs only $2100

Tiny frameless geodesic home costs only $2100 | Sustainable Real Estate Strategies | Scoop.it
Built for $2100 and change, and easily broken down and transported. [Rig Some Light] It is 18 feet wide at the widest point and about 13 feet tall. It feels very spacious for it’s 209 square foot floor.

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eosfuturedesign's curator insight, September 17, 2013 4:37 AM

This is a nice answer for short term shelter.

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Building a Sustainable U.S. Infrastructure: A Whole Systems Approach

Building a Sustainable U.S. Infrastructure: A Whole Systems Approach | Sustainable Real Estate Strategies | Scoop.it
We need to take a whole systems approach to repairing and advancing our U.S. infrastructure.
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Happyzine » Earthships – Radically Sustainable Buildings: events in ...

Happyzine » Earthships – Radically Sustainable Buildings: events in ... | Sustainable Real Estate Strategies | Scoop.it
The founder of Earthships, Mike Reynolds has been pioneering sustainable architecture for 40 years, refining designs and systems to create a method of construction like no other. These sophisticated off-grid homes take care ...
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