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Gems of Innovation: NK Architects introduces policy innovation from Brussels

Gems of Innovation#6: NK Architects recently welcomed a delegation from Brussels, Belgium including architects, trade officials and their Secretary of State, to share the remarkable story of their mandatory Passive House building code standards adopted in 2015. It began in 2007, when they launched an “EcoBuilding Cluster” and gained incentives for “exemplary buildings” – very low energy, economical and beautiful. Since then there have been 5 million...
Gems of Innovation:  NK Architects introduces policy innovation from Brussels

Brussels adopted "passive house building code", built 5 million sq.ft.

Gems of Innovation#6: NK Architects recently welcomed a delegation from Brussels, Belgium including architects, trade officials and their Secretary of State, to share the remarkable story of their mandatory "passive house" building code standards adopted in 2015. It began in 2007, when they launched an “EcoBuilding Cluster” and gained significant incentives for “exemplary buildings” – very low energy, economical and beautiful. Since then there have been 5 MILLION square feet of super-efficient commercial buildings constructed, showing industry skeptics that these buildings were easier and less expensive to build and operate, and transforming the market in the process! We want to publish their story in the Code Innovations Database in 2016. If our community can help us meet our fundraising goal, Brussels will be high on our research list for next year!  http://www.ecobuilding.org/code-innovations/crowdrise

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