Shipping Container Home for Orphans Inspires Environmental Awareness

Located on a 26,000 square meter agricultural smallholding in Midrand, Johannesburg, South Africa, the New Jerusalem Children’s Home aims “to become one of the best children’s homes in Africa in the provision of holistic and integrated quality care to orphaned, abandoned, abused, traumatised, vulnerable and HIV positive children.” Founded in 2000 by two sisters, Anna and Phina Mojapelo, the current facilities include nurseries, dormitories, a communal kitchen and dining area, a crèche, a Montessori preschool, play area, and a permaculture vegetable garden.

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By |February 17th, 2013|Categories: Container Design|Tags: , , , , |2 Comments

University of Wyoming’s Biodiversity Institute Achieves LEED Gold Status

The University of Wyoming’s Berry Biodiversity Conservation Center has been awarded LEED Gold certification for a variety of sustainable building features.

The university is home to Laramie’s only living roof, and is known for sustainable features including locally sourced building materials, native or adapted landscape vegetation, natural air ventilation, and building exhaust energy recovery.

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By |February 16th, 2013|Categories: LEED|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

This Week in Energy News – February 15, 2013

This week in Jetson Green Energy News, governments are helping citizens to become more energy efficient and reports have been released that quantify energy development efforts.

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Rieteiland House Offers Energy Efficiency and Beautiful Panoramic Sunset Views

The Rieteiland House in Amsterdam, The Netherlands is a breathtaking piece of architecture created by Hans van Heeswijk Architects.

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By |February 15th, 2013|Categories: Modern design|Tags: , , , |1 Comment

Prefab Fishers Island House Steps Up the Modern Modular to Luxury Vacation Living

Recently published by Resolution: 4 Architecture, this time lapse video shows how builders stacked thirteen prefabricated boxes to create this stunning six bedroom, five bathroom home in Fisher’s Island, New York.

For a total size of 4,469 square feet, the private vacation home resides on a wooded lot from which residents can gaze upon either side of Fishers Island, just off the coast of New London, Connecticut. Its UK-based inhabitants entertain family and friends here during holidays and summer months, sleeping dozens of guests.

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By |February 12th, 2013|Categories: Prefab|Tags: , , , , , |3 Comments

Elegant Grass Lamp Provides Light for Home and Hydroponic Vegetation

 

Whether you live and work in a large space or tiny home, green garden interior design serves form and function, not to mention brightening a space to improve livability and productivity. Industrial designer, Marko Vučković, loves to bring a unique approach to create elegant and comfortable environments, and his brainchild, the Grass Lamp is a beautiful example of his inspirational solutions. […]

By |February 11th, 2013|Categories: Green Tech|Tags: , , , , , |2 Comments
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