Ruby Sketch’s Compact Shipping Container Home Can be Run Off-Grid for Two Weeks Sans Electricity

December 26, 2011 by  
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At Inhabitat, we love compact, modern designs that use prefabricated building techniques, and  Ruby Sketch ‘s shipping container home certainly caught our eye with its sleek form and super-sustainable energy saving systems. The efficient and affordable living space boasts double insulation, solar power and can be run off the grid for 2 weeks without electricity. With a generous bathroom, living and bedroom cleverly layed out, it can easily be craned into a backyard and built in less than 3 weeks! + Ruby Sketch 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: “sustainable architecture” , eco homes , modular housing , prefab architecture , ruby sketch , ruby sketch up , shipping container architecture , shipping container home , Sustainable Shipping container home

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Ruby Sketch’s Compact Shipping Container Home Can be Run Off-Grid for Two Weeks Sans Electricity

December 26, 2011 by  
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At Inhabitat, we love compact, modern designs that use prefabricated building techniques, and  Ruby Sketch ‘s shipping container home certainly caught our eye with its sleek form and super-sustainable energy saving systems. The efficient and affordable living space boasts double insulation, solar power and can be run off the grid for 2 weeks without electricity. With a generous bathroom, living and bedroom cleverly layed out, it can easily be craned into a backyard and built in less than 3 weeks! + Ruby Sketch 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: “sustainable architecture” , eco homes , modular housing , prefab architecture , ruby sketch , ruby sketch up , shipping container architecture , shipping container home , Sustainable Shipping container home

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Giant Humpback Whale Made out of Recycled Materials Pops up in Santa Monica

December 26, 2011 by  
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Samo is a giant humpback whale made out of recycled materials that was recently unveiled by Mattel’s Children’s Hospital UCLA at the Santa Monica Place Mall. The result of a collaboration between Bob Bangham from RipBangSVI and Arthur M. Cappola of Macerich , this awesome 46-foot-long play space teaches children all about environmental issues and the plight of humpback whales. Although Samo’s Clubhouse was designed for children ages 5-8, adults with a penchant for sustainable design will also get a kick out of this very cool project, which is visible from both inside and outside this heavily-trafficked mall. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: animal conservation , Children , eco design , eco play , green design , green materials , green play , humpback whales , macerich , Mattel’s Children Hospital UCLA , Recycled Materials , RipBangSVI , Samo , Samo the Whale , Samo’s Clubhouse , Santa Monica , Santa Monica Place Mall , sustainable design

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Nano Living Systems – The world’s smallest sustainable house

April 16, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Sustainable house powered by solar energy. Bridge Development Corp. has unveiled the designs of the world’s smallest sustainable house that can comfortably accommodate a family of four.

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Renault’s Fluence Z.E. EV to be made available next year

April 16, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Zero-emission vehicle powered by electric engine. Renault has unveiled the final designs of its upcoming all-electric vehicle the Fluence Z.E

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20 sustainable airships promising a clean future of transportation and surveillance

April 15, 2010 by  
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As a part of the aviation industry’s desperate attempts to cut costs and reduce missions, there have been designers envisioning a clean future where transportation will rely heavily on alternative sources of fuel. When cost-efficient transport is the need, airships mostly win over aircraft and other conventional means. Designers over the world are today envisioning bright prospects that might just change urban transportation and even surveillance forever.

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Affresol to launch sustainable homes made using recycled plastic

March 13, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Modular homes made from recycled materials.

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Eco Homes: MDU shipping container home is surprisingly wide and comfortable

December 12, 2009 by  
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Eco Factor: Mobile home built using 40-foot shipping containers.

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Eco Homes: Sustainable Tree House evolves with its inhabitants

November 2, 2009 by  
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Eco Factor: Treehouse made from sustainably sourced wood gets powered by renewable energy. Working with Dans mon Arbre , Industrial designer Benoît Fray has unveiled a sustainable treehouse that is constructed from locally sourced wood.

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Eco Boats: Ferretti Group’s new 78-ft motor yacht is powered by a hybrid engine

November 2, 2009 by  
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Eco Factor: Hybrid motor yacht expected to lower fuel consumption by 40%. Ferretti Group has announced that its new 78-ft motor yacht is the largest zero-emission pleasure craft in the world, and will be powered by a hybrid diesel/electric engine. The unique hull design will lower the yacht’s fuel consumption by as much as 40%.

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