Dutch villa smartly taps into solar energy and optimal site conditions

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EVA Architecten took the long view when designing Villa IJsselzig, a modern home optimized for energy efficiency and durability. Set next to the river Hollandse Ijssel, the villa respects the neighboring buildings by adapting a similar form but also quietly stands out with its distinctly contemporary design. Renewable energy including solar and a heat pumps power the home while the carefully positioned openings reduce unwanted solar gain.

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Donald Trump taps fossil fuel-funded climate denier to head EPA

If there were any illusions that President-elect Donald Trump might be persuaded on climate change and clean energy after appearing to soften his positions in an interview with New York Times reporters and meeting with Al Gore at Trump Tower, those hopes have been officially been quashed with the selection of Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to run the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruit has been a vocal critic of the EPA and President Obama’s climate change policies. As AG he led the legal… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building