Energy Area


The latest solutions and innovations for energy generation, storage and efficiency use for homes, communities, business, industries and farms

Looking to resource wisely

There are many motivations to improve energy efficiency.

Reducing energy use reduces energy costs and may result in a financial cost saving to consumers if the energy savings offset any additional costs of implementing an energy efficient technology. Reducing energy use is also seen as a solution to the problem of reducing greenhouse gas emissions. According to the International Energy Agency, improved energy efficiency in buildings, industrial processes and transportation could reduce the world’s energy needs in 2050 by one third, and help control global emissions of greenhouse gases.

Energy efficiency and renewable energy are said to be the “twin pillars” of a sustainable energy policy.

  • Solar
  • Wind
  • Geothermal
  • Biomass
  • Hydrogen
  • Ethanol biofuels
  • Carbon-neutral and negative fuels
  • Heat pump
  • Energy storage
  • Street lighting
  • Transportation
  • Alternative fuels

Sustainable house generates its own energy, recycles its water and produces its own food

November 23rd, 2016|

In addition to being sustainable, the project aims to question the costs of housing in large cities. NexusHaus is a sustainable home designed by students at the University of Munich in partnership with students from

Solar energy market in Brazil should have a value of R$ 100 billion by 2030

November 23rd, 2016|

Solar radiation in the less sunny region of Brazil is 40% larger than in the sunniest region of Germany, for example. Due to constant droughts, energy crises in the electric sector and the demand for

Brazilian project wins sustainable shelter in Italy for small producers

November 21st, 2016|

The project stood out by offering a framework for developing sustainable communities and combating poverty. A sustainable and low-cost prototype for small producers, created by Studio Flume, was the winner of the 2016 Call for

Curitiba wins prestigious building award for a vertical garden on the facade of the building with a solar mini-plant

November 21st, 2016|

The innovated green building wall design uses plants that not only are resistant to pollution but also helps to clean the air. Largo da Ordem - in the heart of the Historic Center of Curitiba