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#GlobalClimateStrike: The World Protests

"The impact of climate change is one of the top five causes of death for children under 5 worldwide." - UNICEF, 2015 It was probably the biggest climate strike in human history: On 20 September, millions of people worldwide demonstrated for more climate protection....

The Benefits of Taking a “Staycation”!

Staycations are nothing new This kind of vacation used to be simply called "Balconia“ (from balcony: holidays in Balconia) in German: to spend your holiday at home and nearby. It only became en vogue over the course of the last few years, with the effect and the speed...

Expo Real 2019: Our 10 Top Tips for a Successful Event!

It’s almost that time of year again… A time when over 40,000 real estate professionals from over 70 countries congregate in Munich for three days of networking, knowledge sharing, and deal making. That’s right: it can only be Expo Real. If you’re attending this year’s...

Transitioning Towards a Sustainable Energy Future

Can heat and power be sustainably generated and should it be? The energy infrastructure in most countries has been a state-owned, centralised power generation system, supplying electricity from large scale combustion plants and generally located near fuel sources. The...

Liveability in urban China: The Tulou housing project

In the age of urbanisation, the fundamental need for sustainable and affordable housing becomes ever more acute. In China’s third largest city, an innovative residential project was created based on an 800-year-old construction method. The movement of people towards...

The Green Energy Future of Real Estate and Mobility

The production of fuels using green electricity makes a significant contribution to the energy transition and climate protection, in addition to its direct use in real estate and vehicles. They also partly solve the "storage problem" of (green) electricity and emit...