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Norway unveils energy-positive building showcasing smart city potential

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A new office building being unveiled today in Norway follows a template that its partners hope will spark greater momentum for a smart city movement designed to slow climate change.

The move to reinvent buildings is seen as an increasingly critical step toward fighting global warming.

A 2018 report by the United Nations estimated that buildings’ “construction and operations accounted for 36% of global final energy use and nearly 40% of energy‐related carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions in 2017.”

Boosters have long advocated the idea that the Internet of Things, driven by greater connectivity and ubiquity of sensors, has the potential to transform cities by making them far more energy efficient.

That’s where the backers of the Powerhouse concept are hoping to change things.

The group has completed four smaller projects using this approach.

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