Experimental Green Solution House being built
Denmark architectural firm 3XN is building the Green Solution House on the Danish island of Bornholm.
The conference center and hotel will allow guests to experience living in a world without waste, with all materials in the building either fully recyclable or biodegradable, which is in accordance with the principles of Cradle 2 Cradle.
The project is managed by Kasper Guldager Jorgensen, head of 3XN's innovation unit, GXN. Jorgensen said, "In Denmark, the construction industry alone is responsible for 30 percent of all waste generated. Waste that puts an enormous burden on the environment, but with Green Solution House we demonstrate that this is a problem which we actually can solve."
The house will serve as a laboratory with the latest green technologies and materials. Solar energy will produce the building's energy, while rain water will be collected and used within the house. There will be integrated greenhouses to produce organic fruits and vegetables for the hotel restaurant. And all potential waste from the house will be either recycled or composted.
The Green Solution house will open in 2013.
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