Author Archives: Glenn Meyers

Putting Beetle-Killed Forest Timber to Use

July 7th, 2010 | by Glenn Meyers

“Wood is the most renewable resource we have and as an energy source, it's carbon neutral. Biomass generators can efficiently turn dead trees into electricity for our homes and offices, and new technologies have shown the potential to turn biomass into liquid fuels."

Solar Energy Vision: Virginia Tech’s Lumenhaus

June 30th, 2010 | by Glenn Meyers

The design team writes the Farnsworth House by Mies Van Der Rohe inspired their work. The north and south walls are all glass, maximizing the owner’s exposure to bright, natural daylight that can be controlled by sliding walls that are referred to as .an Eclipsis System.

New Habitat Approaches: Build Roofs First

June 14th, 2010 | by Glenn Meyers

“The principle of roofs-first is to be able to rapidly, and at the lowest cost, provide shelter so the families can move in and eventually fill in their wall. They don’t have time for a slow process of building up from foundations or traditional walls and wait until they can afford a roof? No. The roof-first process builds the roofs for them.”

Trash House

February 17th, 2009 | by Glenn Meyers

There is plenty enough to know about all the trash we create and the wastefulness of our ways. But when [&hellip

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