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März, 2016

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Sustainable buildings are being built and leased in greater and greater numbers. According to the latest “Certification and Sustainability Radar” (“CESAR”) report published by JLL, there has been a one million square metre (or 21%) increase in the volume of certified office space in sustainable buildings in Germany’s big seven office centres (Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich, Stuttgart, Hamburg and Cologne). JLL uses the term “certified” for office properties that are certified, …

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Energiewende (the name given to Germany’s energy transition) has become the latest German word to enter the English language. There are a host of reasons for languages to “loan” words to one another: to plug a specific lexical gap; to convey a concept that originated in one language and has since become relevant to a wider audience; to retain an association with the birthplace of an idea or innovation, or …

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Demands to provide a boost to municipal housing in Germany are growing ever louder. This has a lot to do with the shortage of affordable rental apartments in many of the country’s cities, combined with the impact of the current refugee crisis that Europe as a whole is struggling to get to grips with. And yet, simply building more municipal housing is not quite as straightforward as you might think. …

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Berlin’s Smart City roadmap and the projects that will secure a carbon neutral future  From the home to the streets How smart is a Smart City Germany has 3 of the Top Ten “Innovation Cities” in Europe The smart journey so far Where next for Berlin?   What began with the concept of the smart home (programmable, self-learning and networked home appliances and systems), then embraced the idea of smart …

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