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[caption id="attachment_1068" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Energie-Plus-Haus in Berlin © Werner Sobek"][/caption][responsivevoice_button voice="UK English Female" buttontext="Listen to this Post"]The Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development will continue the building and electrical mobility research from October 2011 on with the successor model of the energy-plus house, which will combine building and transport, stuffed with an awesome amount of green features. The idea: The energy that the house produces is stored in appropriate high-performance batte...

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Theme Week Munich - Munich loves you!

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The Jiaozhou Bay Bridge

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Theme Week Amsterdam - Canals of Amsterdam

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The Florida Keys

The Florida Keys

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