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Design strategies for nearly-zero-energy dwellings

Because the European Commission demands that, by 2021, all new constructions are nearly zero energy buildings (NZEB), the Flemish Government had to tighten the energy performance of buildings (EPB) requirements.

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Exhibiting architecture à la manière de

Architecture exhibitions do not only mediate designs and research, they also advance particular auteur approaches to the very practice of exhibiting.

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Insulating existing houses: case-study analysis

There is no 'one-size-fits-all' solution for improving the energy performance of existing houses.

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Mass housing – Grands ensembles – Grote wooneenheden

Between the two world wars the Modern Movement in Germany, France, the Netherlands etc. developed various models for mass housing.

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Solar Decathlon – building envelope: the E-Cube in different climates

For the Solar Decathlon 2011 competition, the U.S. Department of Energy defied student teams from all over the world to conceive a house powered exclusively by the sun.

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