Rhein on Energy and Climate

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Since the early days of civilisation human beings have been keen to erect impressive buildings,which have become ever taller over the centuries. With the the construction of the “New Kingdom Tower” in Jeddah that is expected to be completed 2018 and rise to 1007 metre architects and city planners are likely to have reached a… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein

On April 23, 2009, the European Parliament has called for all new buildings respecting zero energy and emission standards, as of 2019. This would be feasible through super-insulation combined with renewable energy covering the remaining energy needs, e.g. for heating, cooling and warm water. Buildings account for 40 percent of global energy consumption and C02… » read more

Posted by Eberhard Rhein