Living with zero-emission technology
How does technology change people, and how do people change in response to technology? Sixteen people volunteered to live in a high-tech, zero-emission house to help researchers answer those exact questions.
Air could be the world’s next battery
Storing compressed air in sealed tunnels and mines could be a way of storing energy in the future – if an EU project in which Norway is a partner is successful.
What about a wind turbine installed in your wall?
Researchers have been looking into the opportunities and possible drawbacks of exploiting small, so-called 'building-augmented' wind turbines (BAWT) in Norway.
New surface water decontamination filter
Warmer weather and more rain have made surface water an environmental problem.
Eco-cement from Norwegian clay
Blue clay from Norway is emerging as a climate-friendly alternative to cements used to make concrete – turning a waste material into a resource.
Guardrails with inbuilt noise-barriers are on the way
A combined solution offers better protection against traffic noise – and can also benefit two-wheeled road-users.
How about a Power Road?
Soon our roads and bridges will be paying back the energy used to build them. Power Roads are on their way!
Finding a good home for dementia sufferers
Norway is evaluating innovative housing options for dementia sufferers. Perhaps small serviced housing projects and dementia 'villages' will provide a more normal life than nursing homes and institutions?