Target: Snøhetta Managing Director of Nordic Countries and Continental Europe, Tonje Verdal Frydenlund
Goal: Thank Managing Director Tonje Verdal Frydenlund and her team for developing an energy-friendly home that will create more energy than it consumes
Snøhetta, an architecture, landscape architecture, and interior design company won an advanced design award for creating a house that will actually produce more clean energy than it uses. Not only is the house energy efficient to build, but it is self-sufficient once installed. It will also charge your electric car. The project is slated to be finished in Norway in the upcoming month. Praise Managing Director Frydenlund and her team for creating a breathtaking zero emissions home.
The Zero Energy Building (ZEB) standard is the highest in the world, maintaining a full-circle view. To pass their inspection, a house must produce more energy than that need to create, build, operate, and dispose of the house combined. Managing Director Frydenlund’s team aced this test, designing a beautiful 2,200 square foot home featuring sleek wood paneling, exposed brick, large windows, exterior solar panels, and an outdoor pool heated by said panels. Its clean energy prowess extends beyond just powering the house: it will also recharge an electric car for at least 12,500 miles per year.
It is vital to cut down on carbon footprints. In the United States, large portions of the building business feature plastics and cement, two of the least friendly environmentally responsible choices. Incidentally, the concrete business creates 5 percent of the carbon emissions produced worldwide. This house is an opportunity to bring in a new era of energy friendly homes. Creating accessible, inexpensive housing that preserves our environments while serving our needs is the next step. Thank Snøhetta’s Managing Director Frydenlund and her team for focusing on a design that builds a strong balance between a progressive civilization and a sustainable environment.
Dear Managing Director Frydenlund,
I recently discovered the ZEB-approved clean energy design your team created for a home in Norway. As mandated by the standards, the house creates more clean energy than was required to assemble, maintain, and dispose of the building. You surpassed these by also including an ability for the house to power an electric car for at least 12,500 miles per year. This is an important step forward in building better homes, for our own needs and for the environment.
Currently, plastics and cement are used heavily in building homes across the United States. However, concrete creates an immense amount of carbon emissions and is terrible for the environment. Your solution is a beautiful, sleek, and practical design that I hope to see implemented across the world.
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