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Switzerland, Ecobuilding
Can sustainable office buildings increase workers’ productivity?
Can sustainable office buildings increase workers’ productivity?
Efforts to make buildings environmentally sustainable often focus on the technical side, such as energy efficiency. But there is more to sustainability than just energy efficiency.
Turning a building green is a question of control
Turning a building green is a question of control
Sustainable buildings partly depend on control strategies to be energy efficient.
Rescuing Swiss Heritage
Rescuing Swiss Heritage
Scientists, monument preservationists and craftsmen aim at ensuring conservation of the region’s architectural heritage also by optimising energy efficiency.
Niklaus Ledergerber: "Reviving Strickbau wood log houses"
Niklaus Ledergerber: "Reviving Strickbau wood log houses"
Niklaus Ledergerber, president of the cultural heritage preservation commission of the Swiss canton of Appenzell, is an expert in local building history. He tells youris.
Whipping Swiss cottages into green shipshape
Whipping Swiss cottages into green shipshape
Scientists aim to create a sustainable future for the Strickbau building technique , typical of the Swiss Appenzell region. The challenge is to use modern features respecting historic architecture to bring them back from the verge of extinction.