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Baile Glas Eco Village

Lombardstown, Mallow, County Cork

Designed by MCO and PRP ZEDfactor, Baile Glas is Ireland's first social and affordable eco-village. The development was completed in 2006 and includes 12 houses, four of which are ...

Beaver Barracks

Ottawa, Ontario

Beaver Barracks is a brownfield development of five buildings of 160 apartments in downtown Ottawa. The development was built and is run by Centretown Citizens Ottawa Corporation (...

Brunnenhof Residential Building

Brunnenhof, Zurich

This scheme, Zurich's first MINERGIE-Eco registered building, was completed in 2007 and includes 72 homes, ranging from 3-bedroom to 6-bedroom apartments. As with all new developm...


Sao Paulo, Brazil

As a result of green housing remaining in its infancy in Brazil, there are few existing examples of low carbon housing. While there are certainly a number of commercial buildings t...

Etten Leur Zero Energy Housing

Etten Leur, The Netherlands

Etten-Leur, by BEAR Architecten, is a project with 43 houses, with a target for 50% reduction in energy consumption compared to the 2000 Dutch Building Code. The remaining 50% of t...

Graylingwell Park

Chichester, England

Graylingwell is located on an 85 acre former hospital site less than a mile from Chichester city centre and is the UK's largest carbon neutral development. Building is underway and...

Hallein Residential Apartments

Salzburg, Hallein

Located in a small town 15 km south of the provincial capital, Salzburg, Hallein was part of the pan-European CEPHEUS project. The scheme consists of 31 apartments, divided into 2 ...

Hammarby Sjostad

Stockholm, 1990-2010

This car-free community of 11,000 dwellings and 25,000 residents was designed with a view to cutting the environmental impact of the whole development by 50% compared to typical 19...

Laketown 'Miwa no Mori'

Koshigaya City, Saitama Prefecture

The Miwa no Mori housing development is a group of 132 prefabricated housing units located on the outskirts of Tokyo. The project was built with the intention of reducing CO2 emiss...

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