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Amsterdam offers a haven for low-energy future

In an old harbour crowded with houseboats, Amsterdam is looking to the future with plans to construct low-energy homes in a climate-neutral neighbourhood.

The Houthaven development, with more than 2,000 homes built on peninsulas, is still just a blueprint. But the project is seen as a demonstration that European Union efforts to dramatically improve energy efficiency in buildings are both achievable and economically desirable.


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