Eco-conscious Port Melbourne Football Club building shows off the beauty of sustainably sourced timber

July 29, 2016 by  
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The Port Melbourne Football Club Sporting and Community Facility is a contemporary building sensitive to its surroundings. The building’s location was informed by the requirement to preserve and protect all healthy trees on-site. Low-grade contaminated soil was reused and relocated to avoid landfill impacts. Its modern facade is reflective of its raw industrial surroundings and is constructed from double-glazed thermally broken glazing and sustainably and locally sourced timber. To minimize the building’s energy footprint, the architects installed highly efficient insulation, low-energy lighting, underground rainwater tanks for toilet cisterns and landscape irrigation, solar hot water units, exhaust systems with makeup air, and high performance mechanical supply air conditioning units. The health of the occupants was also taken into consideration. CRI Green Label Plus-certified modular carpet tiles with 90% post-consumer content backing line the rooms and is complemented with low VOC-coated timber flooring. Related: Solar-powered civic center in Australia repurposes over 80% of its original building materials “Since the completion of the Port Melbourne Football Club Sporting and Community Facility there have been many positive social, economic and environmental benefits for PMFC and its community,” write the architects. “The future is bright with the hope that this important piece of architecture will support the longevity of the club and inspire future generations to incorporate the highest in sustainable design initiatives.” + k20 Architecture Images via k20 Architecture

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Sustainable Keast Park Community Pavilion is the Ultimate Lawn Sports Haven in Australia

September 20, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Sustainable Keast Park Community Pavilion is the Ultimate Lawn Sports Haven in Australia Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , australia , bocce , bowling , bowling green , community facility , community park , community pavilion , eco design , green architecture , Green Building , green design , jackson clements burrows , keast park , keast park community pavilion , lawn sports , Melbourne , rainwater harvesting , Sustainable Building , sustainable design

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Designersblock Showcases Innovative and Quirky Eco Designs at the 2012 London Design Festival

September 20, 2012 by  
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Read the rest of Designersblock Showcases Innovative and Quirky Eco Designs at the 2012 London Design Festival Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , “green furniture” , 3D printing , ana lisa alperovich , Art , designersblock , DIY , Green Design Events , green lighting , green products , LEDs , London Design Festival 2012 , London Design Week , low-energy lights , Recycled Materials , terracota

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3D Printing Gets a Boost in Structural Strength Thanks to a New Sofware Application

September 20, 2012 by  
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3D printers are everywhere these days, creating items from racecars to prosthetic beaks for bald eagles. Sadly, one major drawback of this new technology is that the objects made from metals and plastic polymers can easily fall apart from physical stress or poor design. Now, researchers at Purdue and Adobe’s Advanced Technology Labs have designed a computer program that can automatically identify weak spots in design specifications and add support before they’re printed. Read the rest of 3D Printing Gets a Boost in Structural Strength Thanks to a New Sofware Application Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d printer , adobe advanced technology labs , bedrich benes , grip positions , juraj vanek , Los Angeles , nathan carr , ondrej stava , purdue , radomir mech , siggraph 2012 , structural analysis solver

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Dow Agrosciences to Use Agent Orange-Modified Corn in Battle Against Superweeds

September 20, 2012 by  
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US pharmaceutical company Dow Agrosciences wants to fight superweeds with corn that has been genetically modified to incorporate a component of the Vietnam war defoliant Agent Orange . It is a bizarre plan to say the least. While superweeds have impacted over 15 million acres of farmland, Agent One is a toxic defoliant that was used by the US military in Vietnam as part of its herbicidal warfare program. In fact, the Red Cross of Vietnam estimates that up to 1 million people are disabled or have health problems due to the use of Agent Orange, including 500,000 children born with birth defects. Read the rest of Dow Agrosciences to Use Agent Orange-Modified Corn in Battle Against Superweeds Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agent orange , agriculture , big food , california proposition 37 , Coca Cola , defoliant , dow agrosciences , food labelling , GM Crops , GM food , GM Food labelling , green companies , proposition 37 , state of california , superweeds , us pharmaceutical

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