Gallery: French Student Team Rhône-Alpes Wins the 2012 Solar Decathlon ...

French Team Rhone Alpes Wins The 2012 European Solar Decathlon Competition

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  1. Zerowastedesign October 4, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    The Zero Waste Institute has written for years about the need to stop adulating the most conventional indices of good architecture based on recycling and move into high level functional reuse instead. Everything connected with a building should be modular and capable of being disassembled and reused again in another building, hopefully for at least 100 years. Just putting a solar panel on the roof is not enough. Just using some recycled board is not enough. Just putting in insulation is not enough. Just meeting LEED standards is not enough. The destruction of enormous amounts of resources by building demolition as conventionally carried out is a crime. Though the story here is scarce in details, it sounds like this team has tried to design modules thatwww never need to be destroyed just because the building is no longer wanted in its current location.
    Paul Palmer

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