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Zero Net Energy - July 18, 2019

by gmoke Wed Jul 24th, 2019 at 02:13:33 AM EST

Zero-energy demonstration project in Beijing made from pre-fab timber components
https://www.archdaily.com/907507/xuhui-demonstrative-project-sup-atelier
https://inhabitat.com/prefab-timber-complex-shows-off-net-zero-energy-technologies-in-beijing/

Energy blockchain for 55,000 rooftops in Japan planned, 100 rooftops now
https://cleantechnica.com/2019/01/22/blockchain-goes-big-55000-rooftops-eyeballed-for-peer-to-peer-solar-trading/
Power Ledger - Australian company behind the project
https://www.powerledger.io

Singapore’s first net zero energy building - 6 story building at the National University of Singapore School of Design and Environment
https://www.arch.nus.edu.sg/about/facilities/net-zero-energy-building-sde-4
https://inhabitat.com/singapores-new-build-first-net-zero-energy-building-opens-its-doors/

"S2A Modular in Southern California is building a factory to manufacture modular net-zero-energy private homes, condominiums, apartment complexes, and commercial buildings."
https://cleantechnica.com/2019/03/19/s2a-modular-offers-affordable-net-zero-homes-with-tesla-renewable-energy-components/
https://www.s2amodular.com

Renovated office building in Amsterdam is net positive energy with BREEAM outstanding rating
https://inhabitat.com/an-old-office-is-transformed-into-the-netherlands-most-sustainable-renovated-building/
https://www.archdaily.com/911575/goede-doelen-loterijen-and-dutch-charity-lotteries-head-offices-benthem-crouwel-architects

Net zero energy church in Iowa
http://neumannmonson.com/uu/
https://inhabitat.com/inspiring-zero-energy-church-in-iowa-embraces-nature-in-more-ways-than-one/

In the EU all new buildings will be nearly zero-energy by the end of 2020 and all new public buildings have been nearly zero-energy since 2018.
https://ec.europa.eu/energy/en/topics/energy-efficiency/energy-performance-of-buildings/nearly-zero-energy-buildings

Eco-Capsule - self-sustainable micro-home
https://www.ecocapsule.sk
in Times Square NYC
https://www.facebook.com/events/999791243558680/

Net positive house in Lincoln, MA produces 67% more energy than it consumes with -6.3kBtu/sf/yr
https://zeroenergy.com/lincoln-farmhouse
http://thoughtforms-corp.com/portfolio/better-than-net-zero
https://inhabitat.com/sublime-net-positive-energy-farmhouse-pays-homage-to-the-local-vernacular/

Carbon Drawdown Now: Turning Buildings into Carbon Sinks
https://newframeworks.com/blog/2019/3/22/nesea-2019-carbon-drawdown-now-turning-buildings-into-carbon-sinks

Zero carbon retrofit for Paris 2024 Olympics
http://www.jakobmacfarlane.com/en/project/c40odysseepleyel/
https://inhabitat.com/industrial-building-is-reimagined-as-a-zero-carbon-paragon-for-paris-2024-olympics/

Norwich, UK’s 100 unit Passivhaus council house development
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/jul/16/norwich-goldsmith-street-social-housing-green-design


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Eastern US cities spewing more methane into air than thought

California data validation developing ... any. day. now

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Jul 24th, 2019 at 02:05:35 PM EST
Nathan Phillips, a tree physiologist at BU, has made himself an expert on the issue of methane leaks after he saw one too many street trees die because of it.  He's done yeoman work on this issue and continues to do methane leak measurements as he's done in Boston, Washington DC, and at the massive CA leak a few years ago.


Solar IS Civil Defense
by gmoke on Wed Jul 24th, 2019 at 07:19:58 PM EST
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"Zero Waste" is another ballot initiative by United Workers (community, not labor union, org) in Baltimore in progress. It started with youth group agitation to shut down the "iconic" incinerator at the port (2018, city council ordinance, state RPS subsidy review and credit allocation) and is engaged to, but not yet married, to the "affordable housing" land trust proposal developing (2016, 2018 referendums).

The city possesses and obscene amount of abandoned RRE and CRE (acreage) which is being gifted, basically, to commercial developers with obscure stipulations.

At the moment, the UW is agitating to secure $20M p.a. funding from RRE sales recordation receipts, scheduled by the (corrupt) city council.

Thanks for this information. Supplemented by knowledge of radical "Trash Talk" from Shanghai, for example, it may be put to good use for the trust's RFPs (RE acquisition, rehab or new construction) forthcoming.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Wed Jul 24th, 2019 at 02:35:35 PM EST
The MA State House hearing on the 100% Renewable Energy Act (H.2836, S.1958) which will transition Massachusetts to 100% clean and renewable sources of electricity by 2035, and phase out the use of fossil fuels for heating and transportation by 2045 was standing room only yesterday, July 23, 2019.

Global climate strike September 20-27, 2019 with a general strike scheduled for September 27 and an attempt to get one million students to build their own solar study lights scheduled for October 2, 2019, a fine follow-up with more information at http://www.ggsy.in.


Solar IS Civil Defense

by gmoke on Wed Jul 24th, 2019 at 07:27:08 PM EST
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