A team of architects may have found a more efficient way to harvest the sun's energy. They designed and built a solar-powered tiny home on a revolving platform that moves with the sun. “By rotating to face the sun, the house's solar panels are able to soak up about 30% more energy that others of the same size”, said Taylor Mau, one of its creators.
The Ecoffice project is the result of a research project aimed at erecting a passive and sustainable tertiary building, labelled BREEAM, at the same cost as standard offices
The Mexican government invests in various studies and programs in order to move the country towards sustainability.
In the context of Smart Building, energetic efficiency is always discussed and placed on the spotlight... but often referring to the electric grids or infrastructures installed. During the last decades, we have forgotten about another crucial energy element: the composition and capacities of the materials we use for the buildings themselves, and the possibility of reutilizing them.