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

Quaint Tiny Home Trailer

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We’ve seen a lot of tiny homes over the years, but what really sets this one apart is the seamless blending of the old and the new. The French company La Tiny House designed their creation based on the classic Airstream trailer, which is why they name it the Tiny Stream house. It’s not an exact copy of the Airstream, but the general shape of it is quite unique and definitely sets it apart from the rest of the offerings on the market. (more…)

By |May 18th, 2016|Green Building|1 Comment

Innovative Alternative Housing Solution for the Homeless

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Homelessness is a broad and complex issue, but there is no arguing that addressing the basic need for shelter is one of the top priorities when trying to solve it. Bas Timmer, a designer from Holland, has come up with an innovative potable shelter for the homeless. It’s called Sheltersuit and it’s basically a shelter that can also be used as a jacket. Bas created it in association with Alexander de Groot, and the main inspiration was a friend’s father who died living on the streets. (more…)

By |May 5th, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments

Tiny but Perfect Home

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Tiny homes can quite easily feel cramped and a lot like living in a box, which is why good design and layout are so very important. Installing large windows that let in plenty of natural light also makes all the difference. And all those things were blended into a perfect tiny home by architect Ann Armstrong of Austin, Texas. She designed and built this towable tiny house for herself as a full time residence. (more…)

By |May 2nd, 2016|Modern design|0 Comments

Tiny Home Made From Hemp

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Hemp is a very versatile material, great for making a whole bunch of useful products. The firm Green Built of Albany, NY have now decided to use hemp to build a tiny home, mainly to raise awareness of the benefits of this building material in the US where it is still rather unknown. They also plan on building this home to Passive House standards. (more…)

By |April 28th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments

These Solar Panel Platforms Can Float on the Ocean

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Solar power farms are a great idea, but not all countries have enough land to build them in a sufficient size. Enter floating solar power plants and you have a solution. These can be built on lakes and ponds, as well as water reservoirs where they have the benefit of preventing water evaporation and algae overgrowth. (more…)

By |April 27th, 2016|Green Tech|0 Comments