Eco-storage: a guide to smarter storage options

From spending less time tidying, to clearing out the clutter, there are a number of reasons to get organised at home. However, saving the planet is probably the last thing on your mind when you start. Although it’s easy to overlook, everything we buy has an impact on the environment.

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By |August 11th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Salt Water Powered Lamp

In developed parts of the world, lighting is something we take for granted, but there are many who still live without this luxury. Aisa Mijeno, an engineering professor and Greenpeace volunteer recently came up with a simple design for a lamp, which is capable of running for eight hours on a single glass of salt water.

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Passive Home That is Just Perfect

The so-called Right-Sized Oak Park Home, designed by architect Tom Bassett-Dilley is a great example of how a passive and sustainable house does not need to be about giving up comfort and other modern conveniences. It boasts of a number of sustainable features and certifications, yet still fits right in with the other houses in Chicago’s Oak Park neighborhood, which is famous for its Frank Lloyd Wright house.

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Decent Accommodation for the Homeless

The organization Homes for the Homeless has proposed an innovative way to alleviate the problem of homelessness. They propose a series of small, cost-effective pods that could be attached to buildings and provide a decent place for the homeless to live, away from the dangers of sleeping on the streets. The pods were designed by architect James Furzer of London, UK.

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When are We Going to See Greener Hospitals ?

When considering building and development sustainability, hospitals are a primary candidate. They consume approximately twice as much energy as the traditional office building and produce much more waste. Additionally, promising studies are under way linking improved patient health to more environmentally friendly buildings. […]

By |August 5th, 2015|Categories: Green Building, Green Tech, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rebuilding Efforts in Nepal to Employ Repurposed Brick Rubble

Earlier this year, the Japanese architect Shigeru Ban announced he intends to participate in the efforts to rebuild following the devastating earthquake in Nepal. He also plans to use the brick and other rubble in these rebuilding efforts, which will kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. New housing will be provided faster, while clearing away the debris at the same time.

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