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Xiaoyu Wu

Apr 3, 2015

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I like the idea. But the paper quoted to discuss the CO2 reduction potential is in German. Could you kindly translate a few important points in English? Thanks!

Cristina Miclea

May 17, 2015


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Thank you for creating your proposal.We look forward to seeing the final version uploaded before the 13 June!

Sara Magalhaes

May 20, 2015


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Thanks for your proposal! Please dont forget to complete all the categories requested :)! Good work!

Patrick Doss-smith

Jun 4, 2015


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I would also love to see your references in English. Are you connected with the Sonnenschiff development?

Vishal Bhavsar

Jun 5, 2015


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The project concept is really good. However to do anaylsis and recommendation there is need for more details. The reference are in non-english language. It would be really nice if you can share the information in English. All the best! Regards, Vishal

Julie Barry

Jun 10, 2015


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I agree with the comments about sharing the information on CO2 reduction in English. Good luck! JBarry

Maryette Haggerty Perrault

Jun 11, 2015


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SonnenCityProjekte, I'm thankful that you went through the considerable effort of writing your detailed proposal and materials in english! Much appreciated, as sadly my german is limited to ein bier bitte! As I initially read through your proposal, I was concerned that the Summary and Proposed Actions sections focused entirely on the macro level with emphasis on the human/social elements of the project. However as I read on I realized that you had considerable detail in the images that followed. I might suggest that you consider briefly summarizing some of the specific building tactics and technologies which will enable the generation of surplus energy onsite in the introduction to the proposal. Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Johannes Wirthgen

Jun 12, 2015


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Our concept can and should be deployed across the whole world: For more than twenty years, we’ve posed the following question: How can even an extremely well-designed Energy++building have a mitigating impact on climate change, if the expense for commuting is a multiple of the energy and waste of countryside compared to what the building can produce or save? This bitter reality is found in all modern cities of our world! The unbelievably high energy consumption resulting from the social, economic and functional division of city quarters must and can be considerably reduced through a more intelligent methods of urban development and architecture: The potential savings are up to a factor of ten compared to the – otherwise equally important – advantages of an Energy++building.

Chad Knutsen

Jul 10, 2015


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Well put together proposal, however one issue I see is that trees, are not a particularly sustainable resource... a) trees create habitats for tons of wildlife, and their destruction affects that wildlife in not so cool ways. b) the harvesting and transportation of lumber is expensive and burns a lot of fossil fuels in the process. c) Lumber takes a long time to grow. d) Construction using lumber still produces a lot of wasted materials. Still requires nails, and concrete, and lots of labour and power tools etc. None of which are particularly sustainable. I feel that we have the technology available to produce buildings without waste, without being at all environmentally destructive, and without working so hard. (ie: Just my thoughts of course, I could be way off, but would be interested to hear how these points might not be true. Chad K

Chad Knutsen

Jul 10, 2015


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