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Buildings 2018

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Jun 1, 2017 12:00 EDT - Sep 10, 2017 06:00 EDT
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Sep 10, 2017 06:00 EDT - Oct 20, 2017 09:00 EDT
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Oct 20, 2017 09:00 EDT - Nov 6, 2017 06:00 EST
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Nov 6, 2017 06:00 EST - Dec 18, 2017 12:00 EST
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Dec 18, 2017 12:00 EST - Jan 15, 2018 11:00 EST
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Jan 15, 2018 11:00 EST
What initiatives, policies, and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the buildings sector?

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates that buildings will account for over 25 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions in 2030, and that nearly half of these emissions can be avoided at modest cost. This contest seeks proposals on how emissions from new or existing buildings can be significantly reduced, with a focus on increasing energy efficiency. What initiatives, policies and technologies can significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the building sector?

27 Proposals
Moving Europe's renovation market from a market of shallow renovation to a market of deep energy renovation delivering ZEB building stock
Ecovon are developing sustainable sourced, newly engineered wood made from coconut husk and sugar cane bagasse that are better for planet
Sustainable energy toolkit for slum upgrading projects. Toolkit is oriented to decision makers and customizable according to local needs.
Rebuilding low income housing in existing desired locations by attracting private capital and requiring a sustainable and inclusive model.
A building lead the high-speed, dry, low temperature air down to the ground, into power generation, cooling,and blowing haze away.
Zero GHG from Buildings FREE for All Locations except for Uninformed Engineers & Some Obstructionists - #ActOnClimate #AgeOfFreeEnergy
Tall buildings with "green" exterior walls improve air quality and audiovisual quality for all city residents.
Device that reduces water consumption by generating a cloud of water spray.
A Technology that uses hollow bricks filled with zeolite pellets to extract solar heat during day & releases the heat at night saving energy
By using blocks we can minimize use of bricks
Air being purified by placing 3D printed Titanium Oxide modules in facades.
Energy efficiency is 30-40% higher than standard Inventor air conditioners.
The "Black Pavilion" is a skyscraper with zero emissions, which produced the building energy sufficient for lighting and air conditioning.
Lethal methane releas in the atmosphere. Emergency response required
The "SmartCut" is an energy saving timer driven device that detects whether a device is in "stand by" mode and cuts it after certain time.