Affordable Homes Built From Plastic Waste

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The Mexican company EcoDomum has come up with a unique and very sustainable way of providing affordable housing for the less fortunate. They are manufacturing roofs and wall panels using discarded plastic, which they use to build homes with the help of a local housing programs. The end result is a large number of sustainable homes measuring about 430 sq ft that only cost around $280 each. (more…)

By |February 5th, 2016|Green Building|1 Comment

Sustainable Local Community Garden Architecture

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A team of architecture students from the California State Polytechnic University have designed a sustainable community garden, which will be constructed using a combination of recycled shipping containers and rammed earth. (more…)

By |January 20th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments

A Promising New Way to Clean Our Oceans

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It’s no secret that we don’t take care of our oceans as well as we should. In the past, there have been quite a few projects aimed at cleaning up the trash and other harmful pollutants from the ocean. The so-called Seabin Project is one such undertaking, and even though it is pretty small-scale it is nevertheless very promising. (more…)

By |January 14th, 2016|Green Tech|0 Comments

ThermoWood Clad House

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If I came across this home in the middle of the woods, I’d be a little scared. It definitely doesn’t look like a place where I want to live with its high grey walls. So why feature it? Because it’s clad entirely in so-called ThermoWood which is made it Finland. (more…)

By |January 13th, 2016|Green Building|0 Comments

Green Toilet Turns Waste into Electricity and Clean Water

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Researchers at Cranfield University, UK, have come up with a green toilet, which is cheap, easy to maintain, needs no water to operate, and is capable of turning human excrement into electricity and clean water. (more…)

By |January 12th, 2016|Green Tech|0 Comments

Homes Store Solar Power as Hydrogen for Later Use

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While solar panels are a great source of renewable energy for a home, a lot of it is wasted, since the need for power is not always constant. A battery array is one way to solve this, but a series of homes recently built in Chiang Mai, Thailand, presents a different and cleaner solution. (more…)

By |January 11th, 2016|Green Tech|3 Comments