Expansion and development of the Home2Live™ concept

Since 2014 we have been many different places and discussed our plans with many different parties from all over the world. The unanimous feedback, is that everyone thinks that this concept is great, and really would like to be a part of it one way or another.

We have for the past years connected with different embassies and trade chambers from different countries to discuss the mutual potential benefits of cross country cooperation.

In Norway, the politicians have welcomed our concept wherever we have presented this both to local authorities, mayors, municipal counselors, local politicians and so on. There is a positive wind of change blowing across the world, so our system comes in a perfect timing where green and positive change is highly welcomed everywhere.
In our experience, different countries operate differently, and some are very far ahead in cross country cooperation and very open to this, while others are more closed. We can mention that we have had very positive experiences with the Polish Embassy in Norway, having been in contact with many Polish companies since 2002.

In 2014 we had meetings with the Hungarian Embassy in Norway and also the Norwegian Embassy in Hungary being invited to a workshop in Hungary with something like 50+ Hungarian companies participating including the Norwegian ambassador and HITA (The Hungarian Trade Association).
This was a great experience, having connected with many serious companies who would like to participate in a cross country cooperation.

Since 2014 we have been many different places and discussed our plans with many different parties from all over the world. The unanimous feedback, is that everyone thinks that this concept is great, and really would like to be a part of it one way or another.

Development from traditional to modern constructions

Integrated system with low energy and high efficiency.

From traditional building materials having dominated the construction industry for years, our main focus is to move forward with a mix of building materials in order to build low energy houses, passive houses, and even active houses or plus houses which produce more energy than they consume by adding cost effective solutions . This surplus energy may be sold back to the grid so each household actually can earn money, or also being used elsewhere while saving energy at the same time. This is truly a win-win situation for all parties, and is within reach at this present moment as this technology is something they are combining from different countries, and putting together in effective packages.

Combined with sewage treatment systems which convert the sewage to fertilizer, filtrating water systems where one can reuse the water several times with no or very little energy consumption and using Solar power, wind power or other alternative energy systems one can build whole cities off grid at low cost with only roads to connect the cities together.

This concept may be scaled starting from a few singular homes in a small area to very large developments for millions of people. It is all about smart planning and implementing the right kind of mix of building materials and energy saving systems regardless of where it is or which country the different parts of this system originates.

In 2013 and 2014 we have actively been developing ourselves, and the Home2Live™ Concept came to life June 20th 2014. We had a visit from a delegation from Finland amongst other things. The Finnish company have built more than 2.000 units in Finland, many of them with low energy standard and it turns out that Finland according to some statistics from 2012 has heating recuperation systems in more than 60% of their houses, while only 8% in Germany and 0,3% in Norway at the time. It has slowly been picking up in some different countries, but many countries have a long way to go before reaching the same level as in Finland. In the UK there has been very little use of heating recuperation systems but it’s slowly picking up.

There are some different statistics describing this. One Belgian based company called REHVA has been conducting some studies regarding this matter, and have submitted the figures on their webpage. They are part of the Federation of European Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning Associations. One can read more about these studies from 2012 here;

http://www.rehva.eu/publications-and-restheirces/hvac-jtheirnal/2012/012012/ventilation-system-types- in-some-eu-countries/.

In 2014 we have been visiting companies in Germany, having had meetings with one of the largest manufacturers of low energy / passive house construction materials in the world, with their Neopor® system. Since 1986 this company has conducted business in 156 countries and we were amazingly enough one of the first companies from Norway reaching out for a cooperation with them. As they have delivered their Neopor© building material to all these countries in more than 10.000 buildings over these 29 years, they have gained quite an experience which we now can make use of as well.

Together with all the different contacts we have visited for the past 15 years, we have now gathered a team of architects, engineers, manufacturers, suppliers, builders and other special skilled personnel in order to deliver everything from single houses to large apartment buildings.

From Sweden, Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland we can have produced wooden constructions for wooden houses from more than 20 factories. This means that it in total hundreds of units may be delivered monthly for various constructions from these factories. Norway uses more wooden constructions for singular homes than many other countries. For apartments, it is like everywhere else mostly use of steel and concrete structures. Since we are cooperating closely with companies from the Baltics and Poland, we can also build houses with blocks and bricks, as they do in the UK, but their primary focus is making more use of the more ecofriendly and cost effective building systems.

The new aerated concrete building system can be built up to 4 floors without any additional support. The Neopor© structures can be built up to 7 floors.