NES+ (Norwegian Eco Solutions Plus)
Develop a zero-waste/GHG emissions, Plus Energy Building System: construction, implementation,operation and integration.
Global climate change threatens the planet with an environmental crisis of unprecedented dimensions, with deep social effects. 33% of the world's waste and greenhouse gas emissions are produced by the building industry and housing; 40% of the world's urban expansion takes place in the slums; 40% of the world's population lives in informal settlements without basic infrastructure; rural areas cannot be developed because of the cost of connecting local infrastructure to existing service networks. Climate change crisis plus the need to develop sustainable new residential areas in peripheral areas without infrastructure is the biggest global challenge in the next 50 years. Our mission is to make it simple for people to choose an Eco-friendly lifestyle. Our role is to prevent the damage that the construction industry produces to the planet. We propose to implement new building strategies with clean production; No-waste technology; Best available technology (BAT) and Best environmental practice (BEP). We aim to reduce to Zero GHGs emissions and waste; and to produce own energy during the operation of the building. The pilot project we are working on is a 100 m2 prototype on an area without infrastructure. We focus on the building process and technology, as well as the operation and management of the finished product. In all phases, we have a holistic approach based on sustainable development and zero emission principles, and will solve the problem of greenhouse gas emissions, waste and energy supplies by a self-sufficient building, to grow organically and scalable to larger solutions. The construction solution is based on flat-packed and ready-to-install systems, an Ikea house version; and on scalable modular systems, a Lego house version; everything is transported in a container on the construction site ready to be mounted. The construction systems use preferably prefabricated elements manufactured with renewable energy designed to limit waste and to facilitate industrial production, making the construction process more environmentally friendly, faster, affordable and economically sustainable. To achieve this goal, we use existing advanced Nordic technologies in a unique and integrated way for a clean and fast installation on site. This limits the environmental impact of the construction phase and makes it easy to dismantle and reuse at the end of the building's life cycle. We have put together a team of manufacturers with different technologies, wood fibre insulation, solid wood floors and ceilings, facade panels and prefabricated modular baths / kitchens, which participate in the development of new solutions for the prototype. On the other hand, our approach to energy production goes in two directions: a proactive, based on minimizing heat loss and streamlining energy use; and the other active, focused on the use of a combination of renewable and clean energy sources such as solar heat, bioenergy, solar energy, wind power and natural ventilation. The materialization of these processes is done through the use of existing technologies in a self-sufficient, independent system. These technologies are available in the market as isolated and independent products; our solution puts all these together to create a synergic system. The idea is to have rainwater, wind power and solar energy as sources for the operation of the building, and have biogas, fertilizer, hot air and clean water as the end product. Our solution is in the new environmental technology category, and the step from technology development to market introduction is critical to us. We are in the process of testing the full-scale technology, which will allow us to try out and showcase our solution, and to ensure that the products are most adapted the international markets in which we are competing.
A wood-based constructive system of modular prefabricated elements, easy mounted with simple labor and little machinery.
Ecoflex system has been developed in cooperation with Termowood, which has a patent ready to install wood modules for internal and external wall, which have the insulation elements integrated. The building system has a basic parallelogram unit of 5.9 m dimensions 5.9 m and 3.06 in height, consisting of 10 constructive elements ready for on-site mounting in simple operations of screwing and mounting in an Ikea or meccano construction system. All elements have dimensions that are multiples of 0.30 m, a very common goal in the building materials; and 0.18 m height after the dimension of a step. The elements are: foundations, joints, columns, beams, plates, ceilings, floors, insulated walls, vertical battens and façade panels. Ecoflex system can be mounted and disassembled, which means that one can move to another location with the house, or reduce in size or increase with new modules, in a simple and ecological way.
Denmark, Norway, Sweden,
Categories of application
Industry, innovation and infrastructure
Sector of application
Materials and chemistry, Industrial processes
Renewable energy and water sources, recycling and reuse of used resources and waste in other processes in the building.
Invisible Intelligence is inspired by the Möbius strip created by the German mathematicians August Ferdinand Möbius. The Möbius strip is created by taking a paper strip and giving it a half twist, and then joining the end of the strip to form an infinite loop. Our approach to the off-grid system is based on the Möbius twist, unlike the linear and circular traditional approaches. This means that our system aims to have an infinite independent loop that connects and feedback the various elements of the system: clean water, gray water, dark water, solar and thermal energy, bio-energy, wind power, biogas and organic waste. An independent and hermetically closed circuit that avoids waste emissions in nature and minimizes CO2 emissions. The proposed technology is the link between existing avant-garde off-grid technologies for buildings that today operate independently with the principle of separate silos. Our solution links the isolated technologies to make them work together more efficiently and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We have researched the most clean and efficient existing technologies available on the market within a reasonable price point.
Denmark, Norway, Sweden,
Is the smart system, the automated component that controls, monitors, and alerts the operation of the off-grid system.
It is called "smart" because it is linked to all the energy, water and waste networks that are normally hidden in the building. This system can have different levels of sophistication and technology, depending on the context and the user being proposed. The main purpose of the Smart logic is to coordinate the communication between the elements of the off-grid system plus the traditional smart systems of a house and the users. At the pilot project, the level can be medium, since the use of the building is not permanent and the occupational variable. A smart house installation based on KNX technology and platform from Micro Matic allows full integration, even with external systems, so that your entire electrical and off-grid installation can be controlled, controlled and centrally controlled. KNX provides an energy-efficient housing with optimum flexibility and high comfort.
Norway, Sweden, Denmark,