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Zero Net Energy - December 27, 2020

by gmoke Mon Dec 28th, 2020 at 03:46:45 AM EST

"Second + Delaware is the largest Passive House building in the world, which means that it uses 80-90% less energy than conventional buildings"

Opening in October in Kansas City, Missouri
https:/www.secondanddelaware.com
https:
inhabitat.com/worlds-largest-passive-house-building-to-open-in-kansas-city

A blog about living in a self-designed shipping container tiny house which is completely self-sufficient in Australia
https:/tinyhousesustainablelivingaustralia.com

40 hectare "regenerative city" plan for Bergen, Norway
https:
www.tredjenatur.dk/en/portfolio/regenerative-city
https:/inhabitat.com/third-nature-imagines-a-zero-emission-regenerative-city-district-in-bergen

How Oslo plans to become a zero emissions city by 2030
https:/www.fastcompany.com/90552168/this-is-what-a-zero-emissions-city-looks-like

Net Zero energy McDonald's
http://www.r-barc.com/fast-company-new-mcdonalds-solar-powered/
https:
inhabitat.com/disney-world-mcdonalds-to-be-first-net-zero-fast-food-restaurant

Snøhetta's Powerhouse Telemark will use 70% less energy than a conventional building of similar size and will produce more energy than it will require over its entire lifespan, including the energy used in construction and even during its eventual demolition in decades to come
https:/snohetta.com/projects/523-powerhouse-telemark-a-sustainable-model-for-the-future-of-workspac es
https:
cleantechnica.com/2020/11/03/powerhouse-telemark-by-snohetta-produces-more-energy-than-it-co nsumes
https:/inhabitat.com/snohetta-completes-breeam-excellent-net-positive-energy-office

In January, 2019 this list included
Trondheim, Norway's net energy positive building, Powerhouse Brattørkaia, "will generate more energy in its operational phase than it consumes through the production of buiding materials, construction, operation, and disposal of the building" or Snøhetta strikes again
https:/www.powerhouse.no/en/prosjekter/powerhouse-brattorkaia
https:/www.citylab.com/environment/2018/12/norway-energy-positive-building-powerhouse-snohetta/5779 18

Editorial Comment:  Snøhetta is the standard for zero net energy, net zero energy design and construction, at least in my opinion.

Plan for UK's first carbon neutral "urban quarter"
https:/inhabitat.com/sunderlands-riverfront-to-house-uks-first-carbon-neutral-community

The Green Gateway, a zero-emission, highly sustainable multimodal hub, is the winner for the 2020 Fentress Global Challenge (FGC), an annual global student design competition
https:/fentressglobalchallenge.com/news/2020/airport-of-the-future-global-student-design-competitio n-2020-winners-announced
https:
inhabitat.com/zero-emission-airport-concept-wins-2020-fentress-global-challenge

Westwood Hills Nature Center in St. Louis Park, Minnesota with net-zero energy design
https:/hga.com/projects/westwood-hills-nature-center
https:/inhabitat.com/this-nature-center-proves-zero-energy-is-possible-even-in-wintry-minnesota

Net energy positive hotel for Bornholm Island, Denmark
https:/inhabitat.com/3xn-unveils-denmarks-first-climate-positive-hotel-for-bornholm-island
https:/www.greensolutionhouse.dk/en
Editorial Comment:  Bornholm Island was the test-bed for the EU's Grid 2.0 project to determine how to mesh renewables with the existing grid and speed the renewable transition:  http://www.eu-ecogrid.net
More on Bornholm and other near net zero island projects at http://solarray.blogspot.com/2017/09/crowd-funding-emergency-solar-electric.html

Redesigning Bellinzona, Switzerland through an "'eMergetic evaluation' concept that considers the entire building lifecycle to minimize the city's carbon footprint. The proposal also includes planned energy policy objectives with zero-emission targets, renewable energy systems and environmental monitoring."
https:/www.tamassociati.org/2020/10/22/tamassociati-takes-part-in-redesigning-the-future-of-bellinz ona-switzerland
https:/inhabitat.com/tamassociati-envisions-a-zero-emissions-future-proof-urban-development


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