Actions We Have Found That are Making a Difference
As we travel, we often encounter projects and efforts that are helping to reduce the emissions of greenhouse gases or to mitigate the expected impacts of Climate Change. Following are our stories on some we find noteworthy.
European Green Capital Award
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Wondering Why New Homes Are Not ALL Zero Energy Homes! - Information on a 'zero energy home' that can allow the owner to live with no net cost for energy.
Making Roofs Climate Friendly with Solar Shingles describes the DOW PowerhouseTM solar shingle systems that are an alternative to rooftop PV panel arrays for home installations.
Solar Region Freiburg about the efforts of Freiburg, Germany and the surrounding region to embrace solar energy as a substiute for a proposed nuclear power plant. There were numerous solar installations - on public buildings, private homes and even a church (picture at right)
Vauban is Famous!, about the Vauban neighborhood of Frieburg's embracing of solar energy and low energy use design,
HafenCity - Hamburg's Bold New Venture in Urban Living, with modern sustainability design.
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