Welcome to season two of our podcast Shaping Sustainable Places. We’re here to recognize, encourage and inspire stakeholders in the industry and beyond to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable, resilient, zero-carbon built environment. In each episode, we’ll be speaking with industry and civic leaders, policymakers and other champions of change to explore innovative solutions to real challenges.
As more of us want to live more sustainably, we take a glimpse into the future, where homes generate more energy than they consume over their lifetimes. The good thing is, that future is here today.
In this episode of Shaping Sustainable Places, we visit the Norwegian city of Trondheim, just south of the Arctic Circle, and the Powerhouse Lade project. The soon-to-be-completed apartments here will produce more renewable energy than they consume during their entire life span. The energy used to power and heat a normal home is usually one of the biggest contributors to a household's carbon footprint.