• Helios Solar Hybrid Trailer

Helios Eco-Trailer Powered by the Sun

Helios is an Eco-Trailer from King Kong Production Vehicles, a company that provides trailers and motor homes to the entertainment industry.  The company claims this is the world’s first solar hybrid production trailer and expected to be “the most advanced Eco trailer with the least impact on the environment,” according to a press release.

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By |July 29th, 2011|Categories: Projects, Solar|3 Comments
  • ModRocks Recycled Glass Tile

ModRocks 100% Recycled Clear Glass Tile

California-based Modwalls now has ModRocks in stock.  The product is made with 100% post-consumer recycled glass on a mesh backing.  A single interlocking sheet (12″ x 12″) has ~1024 pebbles, each with a diameter of ~0.39 inches.  The pebbles come from crushed consumer bottles (no melting required), and ModRocks can be used in residential or commercial applications in both wet and dry areas.  One sheet is $25.95.

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By |July 28th, 2011|Categories: Modern design, Recycled|Tags: , , |3 Comments
  • Vancouver Airport Home - exterior

Eco Modern Home on the Columbia River

This is the Vancouver Airport Home, or the Hotchkiss Residence, located along the Columbia River in Vancouver, Washington.  It was designed by Rick Berry of Scott Edwards Architecture and built by Hammer & Hand for retired couple in need of a single-level, one-bedroom abode.  The owners have lived on the site for 40 years and the existing structure was recycled prior to building this one.

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By |July 28th, 2011|Categories: Modern architecture, Single Family|Tags: , , |5 Comments
  • CenterPoint Energy HED IHD

Pilot Users Satisfied with Energy Displays

As it turns out, with near real-time feedback, most electricity consumers will take action to reduce energy usage, according to information released by CenterPoint Energy.  CenterPoint conducted a pilot program with 300 Texas customers using a simple in-home display (IHD) wirelessly connected to a smart meter.  Consumers used the IHD to obtain electricity usage data and a forecast of monthly usage and costs, spurring them to turn off lights, adjust the indoor temperature, and switch to energy-saving light bulbs.

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By |July 28th, 2011|Categories: Energy Efficiency, Gadgets|Tags: |4 Comments
  • Wellboard + Kraftplex Boards

Natural Wood-Based Panels by Well

Kraftplex and Wellboard are two wood-based products made by Well Ausstellungssystem Gmbh.  They’re intended for flat-panel applications, furniture design, and more, and they’re both made from 100% cellulose.  That means there is no formaldehyde added in adhesives or binders (although there is some naturally occurring formaldehyde in wood).  The difference between the two is that Kraftplex is a flat sheet of the material, and Wellboard comes in a few different corrugated profiles.

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By |July 26th, 2011|Categories: Materials, Products|1 Comment
  • Geberit UP720 Standard 2x4 wall

First Toilet System for Standard 2×4 Wall

Starting in August, Geberit will ship the first tank and carrier system designed to fit in a standard 2″ x 4″ wall.  The new innovation makes it easier to add a space-saving, wall-hung toilet to a renovation or new construction.  It supports up to 880 pounds and seats between 15″ and 19″ of height.

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By |July 26th, 2011|Categories: Fixtures, Water Efficiency|Tags: , , |2 Comments
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