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Cork Floor Design Competition Winner

Cork Flooring Design Winner Announced

Published on April 21st, 2014 | by Dawn Killough

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Globus Cork has announced the winner of its 1st Annual Globus Cork Floor Design Competition. Ms. Carlotta Valsecchi, a student at the NY School of Interior Design (NYSID) is this year’s winner. Ms. Valsecchi is in her ... Read More


For more than two billion years, nature, through photosynthesis, has used the energy in sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide into fuel (sugars) for green plants.

Credit: Photo by Roy Kaltschmidt, Berkeley Lab

Summer Is Approaching! How To Keep Yourself Cool.

Published on April 20th, 2014 | by Nicholas Brown

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Here in the Northern Hemisphere, the bitterly cold winter is ending. However, the summer heat is going to cause discomfort all over again. Not to worry! I’m here to provide you with cheap ways to keep ... Read More

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1st TalkSolar + CleanTechnica Podcast!

Published on April 20th, 2014 | by Glenn Meyers

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For those wanting to stay current about solar energy, this is a good program to watch. This is the press release. 1st TalkSolar + CleanTechnica Podcast! (Tables Turned) (via Clean Technica) As announced the other day, ... Read More



Shigeru Ban is Awarded The 2014 Pritzker Architecture Prize

Published on April 17th, 2014 | by Jennifer Shockley

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Everyone has their heroes, their role-models, their if-I-could-be-like-anyone-it-would-be persons and I am no different. I wrote about his past accomplishments, including his cardboard cathedral and paper tube relief houses on GBE a couple of years ago ... Read More

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Putting the Scrap Pile to Good Use

Published on April 17th, 2014 | by Glenn Meyers

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I hate to see a scrap pile go to waste when it can be put to good use somewhere else. Saving a pile of wood cutoffs about to be tossed in the trash can This red ... Read More


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Water-Saving Toilet Invention: Tap-n-Flush

Published on April 17th, 2014 | by Glenn Meyers

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Water-saving toilet controller manages water used per-flush without installing a new toilet This innovative dual-flush toilet product, the Tap-n-Flush, was released February 15 by Hawaii-based company, Prodius. We have written about water-saving toilets in the past ... Read More

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