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La maison construite pour le Solar Decathlon doit être un manifeste, elle sera le fruit de compétences croisées, au service du développement durable. Or, une fois fini, une fois les cloisons montées, une fois la peinture sèche et les faux-plafond posés, rien ne laissera percevoir cette réflexion intense, les solutions mise en place etc. Quelque soit les solutions techniques développées par les ingénieurs et les architectes, elles devraient être visibles, mises en avant! Cette maison n'a...

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D'un côté, nous épuisons de manière incontrôlée les ressources naturelles disponibles, de l'autre, nous accumulons les déchets, et polluons notre environnement. La construction, étant une des activités ayant le plus fort impact sur ce qui nous entoure, peut faire figure de porte drapeau d'une nouvelle vision du développement, d'une autre façon de consommer. Dans le cadre de ce solar decathlon, mobilisons nos énergies et nos compétences pour développer une maison dont 100% des éléments...

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We can provide a lot of solutions to recycle our wastes. But if we do not educate people, if we do not change mentality, sorting will always remain the weakness of all systems and ideas! The idea is to create a game based on recycling/sorting things. With selected partners (Migros, cities, etc.), we will measure wastes that people bring back to recycle it. The idea is that the materials they bring back (aluminium, battery, paper, PET, etc.) is credited back on their game account. With...

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Nothing is lost, everything is transformed. When we destroy a building, the contractor for the demolition becomes owner of the material. Unfortunately, due to low documentation on the type of construction, and due to unsuitable construction techniques, sorting of elements takes ages and is not viable economically! The entire building becomes dust and useless fragments. The idea is to set up a register of materials and elements used during the construction, as well as the way they are...

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Human and animal body generates heat all day long. In case of excess heat, it use to perspire to cool down. Some watchmakers find a way to provide energy to clock thanks to heat variations: gas dilatations are transmitted to spring, and activate mechanisms! Why can't we build on this idea, and recover our body heat during sport, or during hot days? This could for exemple be used for electronic wearable (smartwatches, connected sensors, etc.)

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In town, pigeons are a plague! They carry deseases, they defecate on buildings and they pollute public spaces. Antique Greeks found a solution: build pigeon house and recolt faeces to throw it in the fields. Today, building pigeon houses in town could help in a lot of way: protect city from pigeon drops, by giving them a proper nesting place control the population (by regulating eggs, monitoring birds health) produce organic fertilizer for city green spaces  

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A lot of food is lost during or just after the harvest. For several reasons: in developed countries, it could be too expensive to harvest considering the sale price . It could also be that the products are not calibrated as the supermarket wants for its consumers (not red, not round, not straight, etc.). In developping countries, it's mainly due to technical issues . In both place, other reasons could be weather, or environment. Lost or wasted crops remains unused, left in the fields...

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WINNER + MOST PROMISING TECHNOLOGY

Forget the date printed on the cardboard! Food storage varies according to storage conditions : maybe 1°C less in your fridge will bring 2 days more to your meat or your yoghurt! Based on new bio-technologies, packaging could react chimically to food components , and tell you when it turns to be not suitable for human consumption anymore. You'll have a instant idea of foods value wether its label is greenish or yellowish!

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Let's developp clever and healthy stables to keep animals in the city. They will be used to maintain public space with a positive impact on environment (no CO2, no fossil fuel, etc.), they will bring life to neighbourhoods , entertaining children and adults , and finally they will provide food for local residents . With smart stables management, you can turn dropping into manure, and recover waste heat animals produce. This is part of a bigger scheme, intending to set up a...

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Today’s food production is based on big scale, to make scale economy. But this system has failed to feed people , and is harming environment. Big scale farming is based on heavy use of mechanization and agrochemical, and therefore oil and fossil fuel . Mecanization means monoculture , which destroys biodiversity, creating the need of chemical pest control. Economy of scale is not going on the full chain: profits are kept by big agribusiness company, and given back to shareholders ,...

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Nicolas Pierret

Lausanne, Switzerland

Joined this community on Feb 13, 2014

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EPFL

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Student (bachelor or master)

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Architecture/Civil/Environment (ENAC)

Age
18-25

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