Woman accidentally tosses rare Apple I computer worth $200,000

June 2, 2015 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Woman accidentally tosses rare Apple I computer worth $200,000

The managers of a recycling center in Silicon Valley are looking for a woman who dropped off an extremely rare early Apple I computer , which turned out to be worth $200,000. Several weeks ago, an unnamed woman donated several boxes of computer parts to a Clean Bay Area recycling center, and the center is hoping to identify her so that she can share in the earnings after the rare computer sold at auction. Read the rest of Woman accidentally tosses rare Apple I computer worth $200,000 Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apple , Apple Computers , apple i computer , first generation apple computer , rare apple computer , recycling , Steve Jobs , steve wozniak

View post: 
Woman accidentally tosses rare Apple I computer worth $200,000

Ben & Jerry’s aims to fight climate change using the ultimate weapon – ice cream

June 2, 2015 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Ben & Jerry’s aims to fight climate change using the ultimate weapon – ice cream

Can ice cream save the world? For Vermont ice cream makers Ben & Jerry’s, the answer is a resounding “yes”. Their new flavor, Save Our Swirled, is sending out an SOS to Ben & Jerry’s fans around the world to take action on climate change . The brand is encouraging fans to sign an Avaaz petition calling for world leaders to take a serious stance on the climate at the UN Climate Summit in Paris this year. “Our goal is for international leaders to work towards 100 percent Clean Energy by 2050,” the Ben & Jerry’s website says. Read the rest of Ben & Jerry’s aims to fight climate change using the ultimate weapon – ice cream Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Avaaz , Ben & Jerry’s , climate action , Climate Change , climate petition , global warming , Ice Cream , tesla , tesla model-s , UN Climate Summit 2015 , UN Climate Summit Paris

Go here to see the original:
Ben & Jerry’s aims to fight climate change using the ultimate weapon – ice cream

Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic home cuts energy bill 60% with over 2,000 LEDs

June 2, 2015 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic home cuts energy bill 60% with over 2,000 LEDs

Two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic estates are being updated with super efficient LEDs as part of an overall effort to reduce energy use, while keeping true to Wright’s vision. Taliesin West and Taliesin, located in Arizona and Wisconsin, respectively, are gaining over 2,000 LEDs in the upgrade. After an energy audit of the property, caretakers learned that they could offset the utility costs by 51 percent by providing more energy efficient lighting. After an extensive search for new lighting that would keep the look and feel of the property in alignment with the Wright’s vision, OSRAM Sylvania was selected to supply the cost-effective lighting upgrade. Read the rest of Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic home cuts energy bill 60% with over 2,000 LEDs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: energy efficient lighting , frank lloyd wright , LED lighting , net zero energy homes , net zero energy lighting upgrades , net zero energy properties , taliesin , Taliesin West

Here is the original post: 
Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic home cuts energy bill 60% with over 2,000 LEDs

World’s tallest wood building proposed in Paris could store 3,700 metric tons of carbon

June 2, 2015 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on World’s tallest wood building proposed in Paris could store 3,700 metric tons of carbon

Michael Green Architecture (MGA) just unveiled a proposal for a carbon neutral wooden skyscraper in Paris that, if constructed, will be the world’s tallest wood building. Created in collaboration with DVVD and real estate developer REI France , the wooden skyscraper—dubbed the Baobab—was designed as part of the city’s Réinventer Paris , a competition seeking innovative and environmentally friendly urban projects. The designers estimate the 35-story wood high-rise could sequester 3,700 metric tons of carbon—an amount equivalent to keeping 2,207 cars off the road for a year. Read the rest of World’s tallest wood building proposed in Paris could store 3,700 metric tons of carbon Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Baobab Paris , Baobab tower , carbon neutral architecture , carbon sequestration , carbon-neutral , DVVD , MGA , michael green architecture , mixed-use development , Paris , Peripherique , REI France , Reinventer Paris , tall wood architecture , tall wood building , timber building , wood architecture , wooden buildings

Read more: 
World’s tallest wood building proposed in Paris could store 3,700 metric tons of carbon

Apple Announces Plans to Build 20MW Solar Farm to Power Reno Data Center

July 3, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Apple Announces Plans to Build 20MW Solar Farm to Power Reno Data Center

Earlier this spring, environmentalists cheered when Apple announced that it would power its largest data center in Maiden, North Carolina entirely with renewable energy. Now, Apple is following that up with plans to build a large solar farm to power its data center in Reno, Nevada, demonstrating its commitment to lowering its carbon footprint.  GigaOm broke the news yesterday , reporting that the Reno solar array will provide between 18 to 20 MW worth of power, which is roughly the same size as the North Carolina plant. Read the rest of Apple Announces Plans to Build 20MW Solar Farm to Power Reno Data Center Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “solar energy” , apple , Apple Computers , apple data center , apple renewable energy , data center , nevada , renewable energy , reno , solar , solar farm , Solar Power        

View original here: 
Apple Announces Plans to Build 20MW Solar Farm to Power Reno Data Center

Apple Supply Chain Report Reveals Labor and Environmental Violations

January 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Green, Recycle

Comments Off on Apple Supply Chain Report Reveals Labor and Environmental Violations

Photo via Shutterstock Apple released its annual supplier responsibility report this week, which detailed a number of labor and environmental violations in the company’s supply chain. The most troubling revelation, and the one that is getting the most media attention, is the discovery of multiple cases of child labor, as the internal audit found that 106 children were employed at 11 factories that produced Apple products in the past year. But that isn’t all; the audit also found that many of the company’s suppliers failed to properly store and handle hazardous waste, and that over 100 facilities failed to recycle or properly dispose of hazardous waste . Read the rest of Apple Supply Chain Report Reveals Labor and Environmental Violations Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apple , Apple audit , Apple Computers , child labor , china , corporate accountability , environmental destruction , environmental regulations , foxconn , hazardous chemicals , hazardous materials , internal audit , iPhone , labor , labor violations , mac , shenzhen , Steve Jobs , stormwater runoff , supply chain , tim cook , transparency

Read the rest here:
Apple Supply Chain Report Reveals Labor and Environmental Violations

Ambius’ Beautiful Green Wall at Queens University of Charlotte Features a Double-Helix Design

January 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Ambius’ Beautiful Green Wall at Queens University of Charlotte Features a Double-Helix Design

In line with the university’s commitment to green design, Queens University of Charlotte unveiled a 735 square-foot green wall on the exterior of the school’s brand-new Rogers Science and Health Building. Installed by Ambius , the green wall features a double-helix design and plants native to North Carolina. + Ambius Green Walls The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ambius green walls , college green walls , green walls garden wall , large green walls , LIVING ART , Living Walls , plant walls

More here:
Ambius’ Beautiful Green Wall at Queens University of Charlotte Features a Double-Helix Design

Tim Cook Says Some Apple Macs to be Made in USA Next Year

December 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Tim Cook Says Some Apple Macs to be Made in USA Next Year

Apple photo from Shutterstock Apple lovers will soon be able to buy Mac computers produced in the United States. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, one of the existing lines of Macs will be produced In the U.S. next year thanks to the investment of $100 million. The company will move some of its production from China, forging new agreements with domestic contract manufacturers . Like most consumer electronics companies , Apple forges agreements with contract manufacturers to assemble its products overseas. Cook pointed out that the assembly is just a part of the overall manufacturing process, as most of the cost lies in buying chips, many of which are made in the U.S. In his talk with Bloomberg , Cook stated that the production would include more than just final assembly. Machining of cases and printing of circuit boards could be done in the U.S. The company and its manufacturing partner Foxconn Technology Group have been largely criticized this year over working conditions at the Chinese facilities where Apple products are currently assembled. According to Carl Howe, an analyst with Yankee Group, Cook’s goal is to buy goodwill from U.S. consumers, and createf high-value PR for the company. The news came a day after Apple posted its worst stock drop in four years, which again rose 1.5 percent after the announcement. Via Bloomberg and Phys.org

View original post here: 
Tim Cook Says Some Apple Macs to be Made in USA Next Year

10 Architectural Gingerbread Creations from 2012 To Make You Salivate!

December 7, 2012 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on 10 Architectural Gingerbread Creations from 2012 To Make You Salivate!

1. Selfridges Store Window inspired by the film by Bruce Weber This architectural cookie installation was inspired by the film produced by Bruce Weber for Selfridges department store in London. Titled “ A New Fashioned Christmas “, the film has whimsical scenes of . All of the storefront windows recreate whimsical scences from the film entitled “A New Fashioned Christmas.” In addition to windows donning ballerinas, fantastical sleepovers, and a pony-drawn carriage, this gingerbread recreation of the Selfridges building was installed by store workers overnight , and catches the eye of all who pass by! Shoppers with deep pockets can also take home a smaller  gingerbread model of the store  (shown in lead photo) that can be previewed in the Selfridges food hall. images via Selfridges 2. Santa’s German Gingerbread Village at the Sheraton Princess An annual tradition at the  Sheration Princess Kaiulani , Executive Chef Ralf Bauer has created an edible winter wonderland, which this year is themed “Hawaii and the World, a Global Holiday Celebration.”  The Chef and his team spent over 800 hours designing, constructing and setting up the village which includes landmark buildings from around the world, as well as local Hawaiian architectural icons. The village replicates in yummy baked goods the Eiffel Tower, London’s Tower Bridge, a Japanese Pagoda, plus an entire German village with medieval churches, bell towers, train stations, a carousel, a skating rink, and a castle to replicate the homeland of Chef Bauer. The construction required 250 gallons of icing, 150 pounds of dark chocolate, 50 pounds of white chocolate, and 90 sheets of gingerbread. The village will be on display through January 2nd. 3. Hurricane Sandy Candycrane In reaction to being shuttered for more than a week surrounding the events of Hurricane Sandy, executive Chef  Emile Castillo at Norma’s at  Le Parker Meridien Hotel  built a 5-foot-tall replica of the highly publicized fallen crane that caused the evacuation of their building.  The crane dangled off of One57 , a neighboring high-priced residential project still in development. Playfully called the “Candycrane” this structure is part of a group of architectural gingerbread works showing at the Le Parker Meridien through January 3rd in order to raise charity funds to benefit CityHarvest . Photo Credit: DNAinfo /Mathew Katz

The rest is here: 
10 Architectural Gingerbread Creations from 2012 To Make You Salivate!

Apple Pulls EPEAT Green Electronics Certification from its Products

July 9, 2012 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Apple Pulls EPEAT Green Electronics Certification from its Products

Apple products are no longer green, at least according to the world’s leading green electronics certifier. The  Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) , a government-sponsored green electronics certification system, announced that Apple has withdrawn all 39 of its certified desktop computers, laptops and monitors from the list of green electronics, and the company will no longer be submitting its products for environmental rating. The irony is that Apple was one of the companies that helped create the standard in the first place. Read the rest of Apple Pulls EPEAT Green Electronics Certification from its Products Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: apple , Apple Computers , E-cycling , electronics recycling , epeat , green electronics , green electronics certification , green gadgets , imac , mac , macbook , Macbook Air , macbook pro , Macbook Pro with Retina Display

See more here:
Apple Pulls EPEAT Green Electronics Certification from its Products

Next Page »

Bad Behavior has blocked 1235 access attempts in the last 7 days.