The future of building is communities that are all-electric and ultra-efficient

December 19, 2019 by  
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From Utah to Texas to California, these homes are changing the way we think about the built environment.

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Wells Fargo’s Mary Wenzel on accelerating agriculture-tech solutions

November 11, 2019 by  
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In collaboration with the National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL), the Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) has been supporting entrepreneurs working towards clean technology solutions in the built environment for the past four year

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VMware’s Will Maushardt on applying blockchain to improve corporate sustainability strategies

November 11, 2019 by  
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For many, VMware is synonymous with the virtualization of computer server resources. Will Maushardt, the global director of blockchain partners at VMware, explains that connectivity is more than just that.

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The greenprint: designing buildings for both clients and the environment

December 21, 2018 by  
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A Q&A with architects specializing in energy efficiency to ask about what the future of the built environment looks like in the era of climate change.

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Home Depot is coming full circle

November 14, 2018 by  
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The home improvement giant is building the circular economy into the built environment.

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Burning to solve climate change: The BECCS paradox

November 14, 2018 by  
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For land rights and justice, the international climate solution is controversial.

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Matt Ellis, CEO & founder of Measurabl, on why the built environment needs ESG data management

November 5, 2018 by  
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What happens when you start thinking of tenants as customers of the built environment?

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Tesla-powered 1981 Honda Accord accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds

February 23, 2018 by  
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Electric car conversions are popping up more and more as tinkerers put Tesla parts into other vehicles. Electrek recently shared an impressive example: the Teslonda, a 1981 Honda Accord converted by Jim Belosic of Reno, Nevada. He equipped the car with a Performance Large Tesla Drive Unit from HSR Motors and a Chevy Volt battery pack. The Teslonda’s body may be nearly 40 years old, but the modified car still accelerated from zero to 60 miles per hour in 2.7 seconds. If you see a 1981 Honda Accord rolling around the streets of Reno, it just might have a Tesla drive unit inside. Belosic, CEO of software company ShortStack who wrenches with cars as a hobby, told Inhabitat, “I’ve kept [the Honda Accord] around but I wasn’t driving it much…so I figured modernizing it with an electric drivetrain would be kinda fun. I haven’t worked with electric vehicle systems before, but I really think that is where the future is headed so I figured I should learn the technology . I’ve always been into modifying and hotrodding cars, so going electric is the next step.” Related: Tesla-powered trolley spotted charging in Minnesota Belosic shared a video of the Teslonda accelerating on YouTube, and said the 2.7 seconds milestone happened with “38 degree asphalt, cold tires, and a cold battery. I’m thinking 2.5 seconds is possible.” Electric Gasser hahaha ? #teslonda #gasser #hondaaccord #teslalife A post shared by Jimmy Built (@jimmy.built) on Feb 15, 2018 at 8:50pm PST Electrek said HSR Motors’ Performance Large Tesla Drive Unit offers a peak power output of 400 kilowatts. Jason Hughes, whom Electrek described as a prominent Tesla hacker, started HSR Motors after purchasing lots of Model X and Model S salvaged vehicles, repairing some and using components of others in projects such as a home energy storage system. He’s now selling Tesla drive units, battery modules, and a custom control system through HSR Motors. Sorry I haven’t posted anything in a while. I’ve been busy with a new project: #teslonda. She’s a cross between a Tesla model S, a 60s #gasser and a 1981 Honda Accord. She’s extremely quick. A post shared by Jimmy Built (@jimmy.built) on Feb 10, 2018 at 7:43pm PST Belosic has also worked on a steam car and posted videos on YouTube. He told Inhabitat, “It’s fun to learn something new, just like the steam car last year. Next year maybe I’ll do something turbine-powered.” He shared more images of the Teslonda and his other projects on Instagram; you can check them out here . + Jimmy Built YouTube + Jimmy Built Instagram Via Electrek Images via Jimmy Built on YouTube

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This modern hiking hotel blends into the dark alpine forests of Italy

February 23, 2018 by  
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The darkened wood façade of the award-winning Hotel Bühelwirt is tinted to complement the moody, dark green of the surrounding forest. Pedevilla Architects designed the hotel as an extension of the breathtaking alpine landscape in South Tyrol, Italy. While designing the space, the architects sought to create harmony with the environment and give every room a breathtaking view of the landscape. The 20-room hotel references traditional hiking hotels of the region. Rectangular forms meet an asymmetrical saddle roof and feature diagonally protruding bay windows that offer expansive views of the mountains. Each room in the hotel features stunning views, strengthening the connection between guests and the surrounding landscape. Related: 17th-century farm transformed into amazing hotel in the hills of Norway The minimalist interior features accents that add warmth and a feeling of coziness to the space, while creating focus on the outdoor environment. This is achieved through the use of locally sourced materials such as larch wood . Handcrafted copper lamps and locally manufactured curtains reflect a strong regional connection between the design of the hotel and its locale. + Pedevilla Architects Via Dwell Photos by Gustav Willeit

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Architecture, before and after hip-hop

January 1, 2018 by  
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The ingenuity of hip-hop is present everywhere: In art, music, culture and the products that we buy and surround ourselves with. But it’s had a deep and enduring relationship with the built environment. 

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