Guest Post: Fungus As Building Material?

The lifespan sees practical application of Mycoform blocks used for housing in third-world countries. Planetary ONE has sought out grants to send its building materials and development plan to emerging economies to encourage startup manufacturing of the Mycoform bricks. Initially potential manufacturers spend $150 on a hydraulic press and $50 for the steel mold used to shape the aluminum. Manufacturers also need to build a greenhouse for growing the spores.

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Opinion: How is Free Energy Premature Technology?

hether you believe in manmade global warming or not is irrelevant. There is a viable option to install technology on your home that will allow you to run your technological gizmos. With financing options available, you can be done paying off this technology in just over eight years. If you live in your home for 30, you are living there without paying another electric bill for 22 years. For some of us, that’s a savings of $66,000 and up.

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Guest Post: Going Green Can Save Your Business Cash

For many businesses the economic situation of the last few years may have proved testing in a number of ways. However, one way that money could be saved and a brighter future secured is by going green. Here are a few ways this might be achieved and the good news is that many of the changes are easy to implement and needn’t cost the earth. Sort out the central heating During the summer months it’s easier to be economical with…

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Guest Post: How to Improve Your Garden During the Summer

Getting your garden into the perfect state may seem a daunting task but with hard work and commitment it can be achieved. With summer now upon us, this is the ideal time to be digging up weeds, planting seeds and bringing your garden to life. Follow these tips to get started. Flowers and Vegetables Nothing shows you look after your garden more than decorative flowers and plants. During the summer, you get the best chance to blossom beautiful flowers such…

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LEED Case Study: Ashland Youth Center

The building serves as an educational model for sustainable building, as it is expected to become the first Alameda County building to receive the coveted LEED Platinum designation from the U.S. Green Building Council. From top to bottom, the designers featured green elements including a vegetated green roof, integrated roof-top photo-voltaic panels, rain gardens, natural ventilation, extensive north-facing glazing for art and activity rooms, and south-facing building recesses and projections providing shade. To reach the LEED Platinum recognition, product selection was crucial, and choosing Crossville’s tiles for interior and exterior applications provided not only the aesthetic features but also the sustainable requirements in product manufacturing to support LEED.

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Microplastic Pollution Now Prevalent in Lakes

EPFL researchers have detected microplastic pollution in one of Western Europe’s largest lakes, Lake Geneva, in large enough quantities to raise concern. While studies in the ocean have shown that these small bits of plastic can be harmful to fish and birds that feed on plankton or other small waterborne organisms, the full extent of their consequences in lakes and rivers is only now being investigated. The study, which is being extending under a mandate by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment, was published in the latest issue of the journal Archives des Sciences.

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