Norway presents a building that creates more energy than it consumes

In Norway they have presented a green building, capable of producing more energy than it consumes to operate and maintain.

One of the pillars that will support the future of energy will be efficiency. In both vehicles and infrastructure construction, this aspect is one of the most sought after. Energy consumption will increase in the coming years, due to the progress of developing countries or the overall growth of infrastructure. Hence the desire to limit the amount of energy needed for each function.

In Norway they pay attention to all this for a long time. The country is one of the pioneers in renewable energy, as well as in the adoption of electric vehicles. The Nordics are the ones who buy the most electric cars in relation to diesel and gasoline, almost half of the national sales at this point. Its recycling industry is also an example for other countries. There 97% of plastic bottles are recycled.

With this background it is logical that the country is aware of efficiency as a social value. This is demonstrated by the green building that has just been presented. It is the Brattorkia Powerhouse, which will generate more energy than it consumes. Your balance, therefore, will be positive for the city where you are.

This green building has been erected in the town of Trondheim, which is one of the most technologically advanced cities in Norway. Those responsible for this project are Entra real estate, Skanska, ZERO, Snohetta architects and Asplan Viak. A group of companies oriented to create a sustainable building as it has not been seen before.

Green building

Positive energy balance

Construction is one of the most polluting industries that exist. So the creation of sustainable buildings, which produce more energy than they consume, helps offset their effects. In the case of the Brattorkia Powerhouse, efforts have been put in all aspects to achieve this goal.

The first thing was to select the building materials. Inside, a special concrete that regulates the temperature has been used. At the same time, floors and offices are designed to circulate hot and cold air. In addition, the construction rises along the coast, with which seawater will be used to cool it.

The exterior of the building has solar panels. Especially noteworthy is a sloping roof, facing south, in order to maximize sun exposure. A whole set of details that make the final energy balance positive. This is just one of the steps Norway will take to achieve the goal of using only green energy in 2050.

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