Green Boot Camp is a program of Honeywell Hometown Solutions. It teaches middle school teachers about sustainability so they can teach their own students.
For homeowners, architects, and remodeling companies, the redwood deck has long represented an attractive materials choice to consider. First, this material has passed the time-tested standard as a beautiful, long-standing, cost-effective option. For those in the midst of selecting what material to use for a new or remodeled deck, here are things to consider: Material…
A new company in Portland, Oregon is gearing up to manufacture large quantities of the latest product in the ICF (insulated concrete forms) world. BluBloc offers a twist on standard ICF products – it uses recycled styrofoam instead of manufacturing new for use in the forms. BluBloc is 85% recycled polystyrene foam (styrofoam) and 15%…
Mycoremediation, the use of fungi to treat water and soil, could be the stormwater filter of the present and future. A couple of projects in Portland, Oregon are putting the science to the test. According to Wikipedia, “one of the primary roles of fungi in the ecosystem is decomposition, which is performed by the mycelium….
if you have old wooden windows in your house, spend less to rebuild them instead of replacing them with newer windows only designed to last 10 -15 years.
Slingshot Power says solar panels can lower utility bills, help the environment and increase the market value of homes. It can help them sell faster, too.
Climate change means architects must stop designing ideal buildings and start designing structures that conserve precious natural resources.
Pika Energy* makes renewable energy systems for homes and businesses that can use solar and wind power combined, or each one individually. Phillip Swanson, an application engineered there, answered some questions for us about its technology. How long does the installation process take? A typical Pika installation will be conducted in 2 phases. The first…
Researchers at the University of Sydney are using discarded macadamia nut shells to make 3D printed microtimber for specialized exterior uses.
Architect Michael Green has propose a 35 story wood skyscraper for the Reinvent Paris design competition. The tower’s bike paths and green space would resemble the High LIne Park in New York City.
SunCentral has announced the release of a new skylight system that claims to promote vitamin D production by providing natural sunlight in interior spaces that would not normally see sunlight. “Our goal was to develop an indoor lighting system that provides much of the sun’s health benefits, including boosting the body’s ability to produce Vitamin…
Arup Engineering of Amsterdam has designed new 3D printed construction connectors that are lighter, stronger, weigh less and create less waste for building.
Humboldt Redwood decks are affordable and eco-friendly. They’re strong and beautiful, long lasting and sustainable. Contact the company for more information.
Water Tank House in Melbourne, Australia asks, “How far would you go to promote sustainable living for your family?” It features vertical exterior gardens.
Rammed earth is cheap, tough and green and has been around for centuries. But modern architects are just rediscovering its many uses in construction.
Wood building materials are sustainable and renewable. They use less energy to make than concrete or steel and create a healthy indoor environment.
Now you can win a Tesla Model S 70D from the Messner Foundation. Only 5,000 tickets will be sold for the June 13 drawing. The car is valued at $85,000.
Ever dreamed of being a part of the landed gentry? Here’s your chance. For less that $50 you can purchase a small plot of land in Scotland, which entitles you to use the title of Laird (landowner), Lord, or Lady! The good thing is, the land is preserved in its natural state and you can…