Zero Village Bergen

Zero Village Bergen

For the time being this project is the largest of its kind in Norway. The development consists of about 800 new dwellings, a kindergarten, and some commercial buildings, and is located at Ådland, near the Bergen airport.

The project design has focused on several interrelated topics such as minimizing energy use, effective production of local , systems, design for solar access and noise minimization, and exchange of energy between the buildings, with the local energy central, with the grid, and with transportation (electromobility).

The knowledge gained from the planning process has contributed to the general understanding of zero emission neighborhoods as something very different and much more complex than a single zero emission house.

The planning of Zero Village Bergen has also led to several scientific reports and press coverage about zero emissions and inspired several public funded research initiatives with local partners in Bergen such as BKK (Bergen Utility Company), Christian Michelsen Research, The Norwegian State Housing Bank, Bergen University College, UNI Research in Bergen, etc. The realization of Zero Village Bergen will be very important in the work towards a zero emission society.

ReGen Villages – self-sustaining communities

ReGen Villages – self-sustaining communities

The village features energy-positive homes, mixed renewable energy sources, energy storage, organic food production, vertical farming, and aquaponics, water management and waste-to-resource systems.

Vision:

Engineering and facilitating the development of integrated and resilient neighborhoods that power and feed self reliant families around the world.

IoT-integrated infrastructure enable thriving communities with surplus energy, water and organic food in the aggregate become asset classes that can amortize and reduce mortgage payments.

Partnering with regional land developers, architects, construction, universities and brand manufacturing firms to maximize cost-benefit efficiency that enable global scaling of development projects.