Simple and Effective Grey-water Recycling System

system

Water shortage is becoming a noticeable problem in a lot of areas of the world due to climate change and over population. That is why low flow and grey water recycling fixtures are so welcome. One of these is the new ReFlow G2RSystem, which is, according to its designers, the Vancouver-based Re-Flow team, capable of saving up to 30 percent of the average household’s water use.

(more…)

By |April 29th, 2015|Green Tech|0 Comments

The Most Sustainable Classroom

ext

The Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, has recently constructed an on-site classroom, called the SEEDclassroom. The aim of this project was to provide a sustainable, inspiring and healthy space for educational purposes, and it is one of only such classrooms in the US.

(more…)

By |April 28th, 2015|Green Building|1 Comment

Guinness Goes Green

ext

It’s always nice to see businesses taking steps to go green. Diageo, the company that manufactures the world famous Guinness beer, has recently opened a new brewhouse, which has been awarded the LEED Platinum certification. Brewhouse No. 4 as it is called, is located at St. James’s Gate in Ireland and it was also awarded the BREEAM Outstanding certification in 2014.

(more…)

By |April 27th, 2015|LEED|0 Comments

Tiny House Inspired by Japanese Minimalism

ext

Architect Todd Miller of Oregon Cottage Company recently designed this awesome Japanese architecture inspired tiny home. The client it was built for had grown up in Japan and wanted a home that resembled a traditional Japanese tearoom.

(more…)

By |April 21st, 2015|Modern design|7 Comments

Low Tech Greenhouses for Farmers in Africa

greehnouseroots

The company Roots Up has come up with an innovative greenhouse solution, which can be used in arid, desert areas where rainwater is scarce. This is made possible by the fact that the primary source of water for collection in these greenhouses is dew. Their greenhouse is projected to be used in Gondar, Ethiopia, in an effort to help local farmers grow crops using low-tech solutions. What’s more, the water collected in this way can also be used as drinking water.

(more…)

By |April 14th, 2015|Green Tech|0 Comments

Super Sustainable LivingHomes Prefabs Taking Over California

ext

The company LivingHomes has launched their first sustainable, LEED platinum prefab home back in 2013. They have also partnered with the non-profit Make It Right organization and architect William McDonough with whom they have created the so-called C6 home, which is an affordable LEED Platinum certified home, which also meets the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Energy Star standard.

(more…)

By |April 10th, 2015|Prefab|2 Comments