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World first biophilic design connects buildings with nature

World first biophilic design connects buildings with nature
BRE has launched The Biophilic Office project – a ground-breaking office refurbishment project that will provide quantified evidence on the benefits of biophilic design on health, well-being and productivity of office occupants. The project centres on a 650m2 1980s office building on the BRE campus in Watford, which will be refurbished according to biophilic design principles. BRE are partnering with architect and interior designer Oliver Heath, who will lead on the design element of the refurbished building.
5th July 2017

Smart buildings are made possible by these five technologies

Smart buildings are made possible by these five technologies
  In 2015, about 40% of total US energy consumption was in residential and commercial buildings - about 39 quadrillion BTUs, according to the US Energy Information Administration.
24th May 2017

Sustainable self-driving ‘pod’ aims to change future of transport

Sustainable self-driving ‘pod’ aims to change future of transport
The company who aims to change the modern transportation industry, Einride has made a global launch, and created a technologically advanced system including the world’s first ‘T-pod’ which the company claims will change the future of the industry and improve the sustainability of mankind.
6th April 2017


Green towers absorb air pollution in China

Green towers absorb air pollution in China
China has one of the biggest air pollution problems in the world, so much so that it is common to wear facemasks while walking in the street. The problem can be lessened by planting more trees which can purify the air. However, how can we do this in cities where there’s a shortage in space for affordable housing, let alone a giant forest?
14th February 2017

Smart building automation solutions deliver energy savings

Smart building automation solutions deliver energy savings
Successfully implementing its Building Automation Solutions at an office site of Telecom Italia, Delta has announced the smart solution includes its cloud-ready Building Energy Management System (BEMS). This enables real-time automated and remote supervision and eco-friendly control of the building´s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system to attain estimated annual HVAC-related electricity savings of more than 12% and an expected payback period lower than two years.
21st December 2016

Tree turbines of the future

Tree turbines of the future
If they could, everyone would have a wind turbine in their back garden. Imagine living in the middle of a city and being able to harvest your energy cost-effectively and eco-efficiently. With NewWind this dream is a reality. These tree like objects, with lots of little green moving objects are in fact mini-wind turbines.
20th October 2016

Train windows that combine mobile reception and thermal insulation

Train windows that combine mobile reception and thermal insulation
Researchers from EPFL have developed a type of glass that offers excellent energy efficiency and lets mobile telephone signals through. And by teaming up with Swiss manufacturers, they have produced innovative windows. Railway company BLS is about to install them on some of its trains in order to improve energy efficiency.
30th August 2016

Tool aims to support solar park developments

Tool aims to support solar park developments
  Lancaster University and the University of York are collaborating with the solar park community (civil society, policy and industrial partners) to deliver the Solar Park Impacts on Ecosystem Services (or SPIES) project.
26th August 2016

Self-shading windows require no power

Self-shading windows require no power
The idea to save energy by blocking the sunlight through windows is becoming more of a reality with the development of creating a window that can turn from transparent to opaque. Researchers at MIT have been able to see the future of smart windows with their ‘self-shading’ product. 
15th August 2016

Switch disconnector meets 1500VDC demand

Switch disconnector meets 1500VDC demand
The S6000N DC switch disconnector from Telergon is now available at distributor Switchtec. It has been introduced to meet the demand for this type of product as a result of the increased usage of 1500VDC generation in photovoltaic (PV) utility scale systems. Using 1500VDC rather than lower voltages enables the PV Installer to save costs as higher-voltage systems enable longer strings, which means fewer combiner boxes, less wiring and trenching, and therefore less labour too.
29th July 2016


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12th September 2017
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