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Student Competition: Czech Off-Grid Houses

Student Competition: Czech Off-Grid Houses

What more could a successful project wish for? Attention and continuity! Project Czech Off-Grid Houses has launched its second year of operations this February through a visionary architectural competition targeted at students of major Czech universities. Hundreds of architecture students are ...

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Build It Green’s Beyond Energy Efficiency Conference

Build It Green’s Beyond Energy Efficiency Conference

The What: The building industry is moving quickly beyond the standard practices on energy efficiency. Today’s ultra-efficient homes produce as much energy as they consume, and then some. Groundbreaking developments in building materials and technology ensure that homes are not only ...

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2016 ZNE School Leadership Awards

2016 ZNE School Leadership Awards

California leads the U.S. in the transformation of K-12 schools and community colleges to achieving zero net energy (ZNE) performance that combines energy efficiency and renewable energy resources to produce at least as much energy as they consume annually. California’s K-12 ...

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Building Below Zero: The Net Zero Plus Transformation

Building Below Zero: The Net Zero Plus Transformation

Thank you PBS for spreading the word – net zero buildings are front and center now. American public TV station PBS recently aired “Building Below Zero: The Net Zero Plus Transformation,” a documentary written, produced and directed by Jim Jackson. ...

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International Zero Net Carbon Conference in China

International Zero Net Carbon Conference in China

The What: Architecture 2030 and CEDAAB are hosting an important international conference on China’s move towards a Zero Net Carbon built environment. China ratified the historic Paris Agreement on climate change on September 3, 2016 and committed to taking a global ...

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Catalyzing the Future of Zero Energy Buildings This Week

Catalyzing the Future of Zero Energy Buildings This Week

The What: Join the 2016 Getting to Zero National Forum this week to help catalyze the future of zero energy buildings and participate in three jam-packed days of tours, workshops, networking opportunities, interactive sessions and thought leadership about the growing trend toward zero ...

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Open-sourcing: Taking Sustainability to Another Level

Open-sourcing: Taking Sustainability to Another Level

Can you imagine receiving free tools and instructions to build your own house and building materials, and possibly start your own village? Open Building Institute, founded by TED fellow and founding member of the Open Source Hardware Association, Dr. Catarina ...

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perFORM Design Competition Extended

perFORM Design Competition Extended

Calling all emerging architectural professionals! The deadline for the third annual perFORM Design Competition has been extended to Friday, July 15, 2016. Design a Net Zero Energy, mixed-use, multifamily building in the Rainier Beach neighborhood of Seattle. $6,000 in awards ...

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