“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.”
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Praise for Ghanaian Micro Business Weeds rarely are welcome in the garden soil, especially if it happens to be a York, a tree-like weed that has been known to consume arable farm lands in Ghana. That’s when Muhammad Bin Abubkar saw an economic opportunity that could not only get rid of York weeds, but help […]
Readers wondering about how the grid fits into our 21st Century lives might find this comprehensive article by Joel Achenbach in the July issue of National Geographic worth reading.
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.
The Windpipe requires no propellers, turbines, or rotating machinery. I
This compact living space — also called an accordion apartment — represents an inspiring case study for anybody considering the challenges of living in inner city areas with limited space.
ACHM enhances food and water security and human livelihoods through training that utilizes livestock to restore degraded watersheds and croplands to health offering training programs targeting community NGOs.
As green structures become more widespread so has the variety of wall systems that can be part of the finished products. The materials in these wall systems includes everything from trash plastic to paper, stones and straw. One designer and builder of alternative wall systems is architect and sculptor Doug Eichelberger, from Larkspur, Colorado. He […]
PaperStone isn’t just an attractive new material that is produced in a socially responsible manner, it is also strong and tough.
These are the kinds of innovations that have allowed us to grow our economy and protect our environment. Lisa P. Jackson U.S. EPA Administrator
“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.”
There is plenty enough to know about all the trash we create and the wastefulness of our ways. But when you meet Colorado architect, Doug Eichelberger, you are happy to find a person who is all about solutions, putting trash to use as a building material. A visit to his Lucky Ranch reveals a very […]