13 Feb '18, 6pm

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PassiveHouse is for wimps; The Powerhouse standard is crazy tough. And these Norwegians do it in the dark. The Norwegian Powerhouse energy standard is far and away, the toughest in the world. In fact, I once described it as "crazy talk" - the building is not only Net Zero Energy, balancing energy production and energy purchases over the course of the year. It's not only Passive House. It is "plus energy". A Powerhouse shall during its lifetime produce more renewable energy than it uses for materials, production, operation, renovation and demolition. © Snohetta That's the full embodied energy in all the materials and construction equipment and trucks doing deliveries for the construction of the building, paid back over the estimated 60 year life of the building, generated through self-produced solar, wind, and cooling from the sea, air or the ground via heat pump. And this ...

Full article: https://www.treehugger.com/green-architecture/svart-gorge...

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