In Norway, A New Model For Zero-Energy Housing

By Shaunacy Ferro

The building industry is one of the world's biggest polluters. About half of the U.K.'s carbon dioxide emissions come from the construction and operation of buildings; in the U.S., buildings account for around 40% of the country's emissions.

In Norway, ZEB, the Research Center on Zero Emission Buildings, is focused on eliminating greenhouse gas emissions from buildings. Together with the prolific architecture firm Snøhetta, the center is piloting a new model house that reduces energy use without looking like a windowless prison.


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