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Sustainable house

Advantages of a Passivhaus building

How can you use 90 to 95% less energy for heating and cooling? This is the main benefit of a Passivhaus, the fastest energy performance standard in the world. This is a simple guide with a set of design principles of a Passivhaus.

13Jul

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28Abr

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Natural stone and green building

Natural stone in green building

From the granite of the Pyramids or the marble of the Taj Mahal, to the limestone of the Empire State Building, natural stone is a key component in timeless, durable and quality design. By applying the principles of sustainability design, stone is an important part of contemporary architecture.

18Feb

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Green Building Trends

World Green Building Trends 2016

The World Green Building Trends 2016 study anticipates green buildings to double by 2018. According to this report, the percentage of firms expecting to have more than 60% of their projets certified green is anticipated to nearly double from 17% currently to 33% within two years.

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26Oct

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Top 5 granites for kitchen countertops

Top 5 granites for kitchen countertops

If you are planning on kitchen remodeling, it is important to select a countertop material that is both beautiful and functional. Granite is now the leading kitchen countertop material due to its natural properties such as durability, versatility and resistance.

5Oct

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World Architecture Day 2015

Natural stone, a climate responsive material in the World Architecture Day 2015

Architecture, Building and Climate is the theme of the World Architecture Day 2015 which is being held today. The International Union of Architects (UIA) celebrates this event to highlight the “essential role of architecture, design and town planning in reducing associated greenhouse gas emissions”. In this case, natural stone is an energy efficient and climate responsive material […]

25Jun

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Natural stone in sustainable architecture

Natural stone in sustainable architecture

Natural stone has many structural, design and environmental advantages over other building materials. Enduring life-cycle, durability, easy of care and maintenance, recyclability, energy efficency… Thanks to its unique properties, natural stone plays a key role in sustainable architecture.