Central and South America

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The objective of the participating teams is to design and build houses that consume as few natural resources as possible and produce minimum waste products during their life cycle. Particular emphasis is put on reducing energy consumption and on obtaining all the necessary energy from the sun.Twenty teams from 15 countries (Germany, Denmark, Spain, France, Holland, Hungary, Italy, Norway, Portugal, United Kingdom, Romania, China, Japan, Brazil and Egypt) are building  houses on the site called ¨Villa Solar¨  on the public premises of Casa del Campo, Madrid. 
Post date: 10 mai 2012
Type: Actualité

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Post date: 24 avr 2012
Type: Évènement

Context of the ProjectThose were the ingredients required by UNOPS in the tender presented. The design of the Preliminary Plan of the building, presented by the winning consortium, an international group composed of Terradas Arquitectes (architecture), Trama TecnoAmbiental (engineering), from Barcelona and Régis Coté Associées Architectes from Quebec (architecture) met all the expectatios and the design was rated Leed Platinum.
Post date: 23 jan 2012
Type: Cas

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Post date: 16 sep 2011
Type: Évènement

Post date: 26 juil 2011
Type: Actualité

This specification is intended to be a guide for designing an Active House, as a building that combines energy efficiency with specific attention to the indoor climate and focus on user’s health and well-being. The scope of this specification is residential buildings. The Active House specification is intended to be a guideline for construction and design industries at an international level. It seeks innovative approaches at technical levels whilst introducing goals of architectural quality and environmental design responsiveness and still securing energy efficiency.
Post date: 15 avr 2011
Type: Actualité

The aim, the Minister said, is to ensure sustainable access to and utilisation of renewable and energy efficient equipment, within the private sector. He indicated that if the pilot is successful, additional resources will be made available, emphasising that "guarantees have been put forward." "That application has been made. We have applied for additional funding from the World Bank for up to US$4.5 million for this and other programmes. We anticipate approval as soon as the current initiatives prove successful," Mr. Robertson stated.
Post date: 28 sep 2010
Type: Actualité