Stirling

Another part of the project has been finished: Minergy farm, greenhouse, and renovation of an old building. What‘s next? Besides the wind engines, solar cells and collectors known everywhere, there are some more ‚engineering marvels.‘ One of them is the Stirling engine. Basically, the difference of two temperatures drives a little engine with generator. It... Continue Reading →

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After Finishing

Three months ago we reported about the successful renovation of an old building according to the Minergy standart. The eight-year-old administration building of the vegetable cooperative of Ryokpho has received a new isolation and new windows. This winter the staff can feel the difference. The building can serve as a model for different partners and... Continue Reading →

Being no Longer Cold

There are two-storey prefabricated buildings in almost every political community of North Korea. Most of them are administration offices of the community, moreover day-care centres. In winter these houses are very cold as they are not isolated. Ideal buildings for applying the minergy technics as a pilot project! An appropriate renovation with local materials practically... Continue Reading →

Reference Book Just Printed

With enthusiasm we are holding in our hands a copy of the new reference book just printed. For five years Agape international has been teaching know-how about energy saving constructions in North Korea. More than 100 local experts were introduced in this subject, among them architects, planners, heating and material specialists as well as members... Continue Reading →

Minergie: Renovation for Low-Energy Consumption Begins

Dear Reader, After three years of training seminars and study trips and the exchange of much knowledge and information, our North Korean partners are ready to implement what they have learned about energy efficient building. A greenhouse, renovations of an existing building and a new structure are three concrete steps forward. These projects establish practical... Continue Reading →

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