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Housing+ by C. F. Møller Architects: Zero-energy design

Housing+ by C. F. Møller Architects: Zero-energy design | Retirement alternatives | Scoop.it

C. F. Møller Architects have designed a proposal for the pilot-project Housing+, for 60 zero-energy housing units on the Aalborg Waterfront. The design adhered to stringent energy goals through a combination of architectural design and user-focused technical innovation.

The Housing+ concept sets the ambitious target of a zero-energy housing scheme, which also includes the tenant’s primary household energy consumption. The complex will thus be 100% relying on renewables.

Central to the concept is the use of integrated energy-design to generate the concept of tomorrow’s housing, producing more energy than it consumes. This is achieved by optimizing the inherent passive gains of the main volume, and shaping it to take advantage of the orientation and potential for active solar energy-collection.

 

Visit the link for more images and details on this contemporary, green design that incorporates solar, passive strategies, and on-site renewable energy.


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Green Architecture: Student Designs for Low-Income, Sustainable Housing

Green Architecture: Student Designs for Low-Income, Sustainable Housing | Retirement alternatives | Scoop.it

It’s hard for homes to be green. Despite long-term energy savings, it’s even harder for low-income homes to afford upfront costs of some sustainable materials. But ecological design doesn’t have to mean more “green” from your wallet. In fact, using recycled and sustainable material, as one local project has shown, can be both economically viable and environmentally friendly.

The San Antonio Alternative Housing Corporation (SAAHC) is a nonprofit organization that provides housing and support services for low and moderate income communities in the central Texas area.  When they construct new housing units, they want to minimize up-front construction costs as well as long-term operational expenses.  They were open to exploring alternate construction techniques, but wanted an opportunity to test the viability of these options.

As it happened, Taeg Nishimoto, Associate Dean of the UTSA College of Architecture, had been working for several years to develop a program that would give architecture students experience throughout the entire process of realizing a project from conception through construction...


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Immotopic's curator insight, March 4, 2013 4:22 AM

Futur is green architecture.

Fabián Salazar Bazúa's curator insight, March 11, 2013 7:04 PM

Una forma diferente de construir, pero sin quitarle la efectividad y creatividad.

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Moon Hoon creates an urban greenhouse on a narrow Seoul plot

Moon Hoon creates an urban greenhouse on a narrow Seoul plot | Retirement alternatives | Scoop.it
This narrow building slotted between a pair of high-rise blocks was designed by architect Moon Hoon to function as an urban greenhouse filled with plants.
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The World’s 21 Best Cities for Retirement

The World’s 21 Best Cities for Retirement | Retirement alternatives | Scoop.it
Check out these affordable, welcoming and safe retirement options.

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BelizeNet.com's curator insight, June 26, 2013 9:53 AM

Ambergris Caye, Belize makes the list...

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Over 50's we are taught to be old

Check out my websites or Twitter me.... http://www.donnamariewebber.com (my new blog!) http://www.forthepeoplenetwork.com http://www.networkforthepeople.com ...
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The Future Of Residential Housing - Zero Energy Housing

The concept of insulated panels has previously been used in commercial building projects only. Bondor has now developed an insulated panel InsulWall® specifi...
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Garoza House: A Modern, Modular Prefab Housing Prototype

Garoza House: A Modern, Modular Prefab Housing Prototype | Retirement alternatives | Scoop.it

An industrialized modular housing prototype that allows growth and changes over time, with all systems installed without complex construction procedures.


Manufactured in specialized factories composing single complete units, including all the interior finishes, modules are the maximum size supported by conventional transport.

Interior partitions, storage and fixed furniture are incorporated to the vertical walls, which house highly qualified technical facilities, automation and electronic systems, tailored to the program for each configuration. The resulting collection provides quality, increased control with regard to construction scheduling, maintenance plans and offers flexibility for future growth. 


The principles of sustainable economy and the spirit of recycling guide and support all the project decisions.


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Jenny Morris's comment, July 16, 2013 11:23 PM
This reminds me of the Smart Home exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago...very cool!
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TEDxManhattanBeach - Dan Burden - Creating Livable Communities

Dan Burden presents the case for creating communities that are centered on people and not cars. He identifies the benefits to the community in terms of both ...
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More over-50s are becoming entrepreneurs | Marketing Donut

More over-50s are becoming entrepreneurs | Marketing Donut | Retirement alternatives | Scoop.it
From 2002 to 2008, entrepreneurial activity among the over-50s has had a long-run average of just 4% – much lower than those in the 18-29 and 30-49 age brackets. However, from 2008, the rate for over-50s has shown a ...
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Introducing Over 50's Dates-Mature Online Dating Website

http://www.over50sdates.com/ http://www.over50sdates.com/blog/ https://twitter.com/Over50sDates https://www.facebook.com/over50sdates Over 50s Dates is a wor...
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There are not enough options and opportunities for the over 50's when it comes to dating..the tennis club is just not rating

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