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.
Norway to help Singapore with floating urban development project
With the backing of expertise from SINTEF, Singapore is aiming to develop huge floating structures capable of dealing with the city’s critical lack of space. Entire floating districts are among the city’s visions for the future.
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.
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?
Solar cells in the roof and nanotechnology in the walls
It isn't cars and vehicle traffic that produce the greatest volumes of climate gas emissions – it's our own homes. But new research will soon be putting an end to all that!
Norway establishes new climate adaptation centre
The Research Council of Norway has announced the establishment of 17 new centers for research-based innovation (SFI). Klima 2050 is one of these, and Norway finally gets a Centre for climate adaptation of the built environment. The official start-up of the Centre takes place on April the 13th in Trondheim.