University Center Adopts Efficient New Lighting Design

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With very little doubt left that it’s our wasteful practices that are the cause of global warming, it’s nice to see some larger scales steps being taken in the right direction. A great example of such a step is the intelligent lighting system installed at the Watt Family Innovation Center at Clemson University in South Carolina. The system uses Philips’ LED and Power over Ethernet (PoE) technology and should provide energy savings of around 70 percent as compared to using conventional lighting. (more…)

By |June 7th, 2016|Green Tech|0 Comments

Couple Build a Tiny Home for Only $300

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Some time ago, Alyssa Craft and Jesse Stafford bought a piece of land in the Pacific Northwest, with the hopes of securing a mortgage-free future for themselves, and escape the hectic toil of modern city life. They’ve been living in a trailer, while they build a homestead on the property, but in an effort to live more comfortably, they also built a small cabin, which only cost $300 to construct. (more…)

By |June 6th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments

Replacing a Wall With Shutters

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It’s always great to see dwellings where the separation between the indoor and outdoor space is so minimal it hardly exists. One great example of that is this cottage in Utrecht, which features shutters along one entire wall. When these shutters are opened, light floods the interior of this cottage, and what’s more, they built it atop an existing foundation of another structure that once stood here. (more…)

By |June 2nd, 2016|Modern design|1 Comment

Another Ingenious Renovation

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Architects from the Anna & Eugeni Bach firm recently finished a very unique renovation of a Barcelona, Spain apartment. The renovation was done with the goal of maximizing the available space in the apartment, while playing to its already existing strengths. (more…)

By |May 27th, 2016|Modern architecture|0 Comments

A 3D Printed Office Completed in Dubai

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It’s been kind of quiet in the sphere of 3D printing of buildings lately, but the new project recently completed in Dubai definitely shows promise for the concept. The structure is called the Office of the Future and the project was started back in 2015. And now, the world’s first 3D printed office is completed and ready for use. (more…)

By |May 26th, 2016|Green Tech|0 Comments

Sustainable Home Made of Straw Bale

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Architect Nicolas Koff recently designed and built a modern and very sustainable home near Hamilton, Ontario. K-House, as the home is called is eco-friendly from the ground up and built using prefabricated 15.75-inch (40-centimetre) thick straw-bale walls. According to the architect, building a green home is about more than just installing solar panels, and K-House proves that. (more…)

By |May 25th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments