Green-roofed office is the first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe

January 12, 2018 by  
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Instead of concrete or metal, this striking eco-friendly office building in Romania features a sturdy timber skeleton in what’s claimed as the first large-scale CLT structure in southeast Europe. Romanian firm Tecto Arhitectura designed the building as the new office for HSR factory in Reci, Covasna. Designed for long-term sustainability, the office building draws on geothermal energy, uses energy-efficient technologies, and is topped by an extensive green roof. Shaped like a cross in aerial view, the HSR timber office stretches horizontally from northeast to southwest and is intersected by a two-story volume with a northwest-southeast orientation. A stairway and a double-height atrium are located at the heart of the office that accommodates around 60 people. Built to minimize thermal loss, the office is built mainly of industrially prefabricated cross-laminated timber panels and gluelam elements. Given Romania’s freezing winters, the architects inserted passive house-standard mineral wool insulation into the walls, slabs, and flat roofs and optimized solar gain in winter. Natural cross ventilation and daylighting is optimized and pass through operable triple-glazed windows and doors. Related: Nation’s first large-scale mass timber residence hall breaks ground in Arkansas Colorful aluminum cladding wraps around the building’s airtight envelope and thick CLT walls. The facade colors are echoed in the interior, as is a celebration of timber that is featured throughout. Natural lighting is optimized and complimented by LEDs. A biomass cogeneration plant provides heating and electricity for the radiant heating and cooling system, as do geothermal heat pumps and a heat recovery ventilation system. An extensive green roof covers the building. + Tecto Arhitectura Via ArchDaily Images via Tecto Arhitectura , by Cosmin Dragomir

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Arend Groenewegen Turns Thatched Flemish Barn Into a Gorgeous Eco-Friendly Office

March 18, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Arend Groenewegen Turns Thatched Flemish Barn Into a Gorgeous Eco-Friendly Office Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , Arend Groenewegen , Daylighting , dutch design , eco friendly office , flemish barn , green interiors , green materials , green renovation , thatched roof , the netherlands

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Moving? Box Rental Company Good Boxes Delivers and Eliminates the Cardboard Waste

July 13, 2011 by  
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GoodBoxes.ca Guest blogger Andrea Donsky is co-founder of NaturallySavvy.com . Moving is exciting, sometimes scary, and always stressful–and packing is the worst part of it! You have to buy cardboard boxes or find clean, undamaged ones. Then there’s the seemingly endless taping required to build, reinforce and close all those boxes. This is followed by the hope for sunshine, so those boxes don… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Japanese Whalers Say Sea Shepherd Is Their Main Obstacle

July 13, 2011 by  
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For most TreeHugger readers and watchers of Animal Planet ‘s Whale Wars , that Sea Shepherd has been having a huge impact on Japanese whaling in the Antarctic is well known. Now the whalers admit that it sees the harassment from Sea Shepherd as the biggest obstacle it faces and that it will step up efforts to circumvent all the tacti… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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5 Books to Get Your Kids Hooked on Gardening

July 13, 2011 by  
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Photo: Mairi Beautyman Gardening can be a great way to get your kids to turn off the TV, stow away the PlayStation, and head out doors. Make planting fresh healthy produce a family affair with these five books, each of which is packed with inspiration, activities, planting suggestions, and more tips for kid-friendly planting. From specific plants to easy upkeep, the information in these guides will have even the youngest member of your family digging in the dirt in no time…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Fired for Commuting to Work on a Segway? No Way!

September 15, 2010 by  
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Image: pdsphil, Flickr Could you get fired for riding your Segway to work? What if it needs a charge to get you back home again so you plug it in to your employer’s socket? Of course, you cannot answer such a question without a little bit of context

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Ditch Your Dead-Tree Daily Planner for a Virtual Model This Year

January 1, 2010 by  
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Credit: jmussuto via Flickr. It’s January, a time when many people realize their daily planner has run out of pages

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