Earth911 Inspiration: Destroying Rainforest for Economic Gain Is Like ….

March 19, 2021 by  
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This week’s quote is from scientist Edward O. Wilson: “Destroying rainforest for economic gain is… The post Earth911 Inspiration: Destroying Rainforest for Economic Gain Is Like …. appeared first on Earth911.

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Oregon State University building on a reclaimed mine targets net-zero energy

March 15, 2021 by  
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Seattle-based SRG Partnership has unveiled designs for Edward J. Ray Hall, a new Oregon State University Cascades Campus building with ambitious net-zero energy targets in Bend, Oregon. Designed to showcase OSU-Cascades’ commitment to sustainability, Edward J. Ray Hall will serve as a scalable and adaptable prototype for future buildings that, in addition to a goal of net-zero energy, will be built from regionally sourced mass timber for a small carbon footprint. The 50,000-square-foot building will be the first campus structure to engage a 46-acre reclaimed pumice mine that the university acquired for future expansion. Built primarily with timber inside and out, the Edward J. Ray Hall will offer a warm and welcoming environment for a new student hub and learning facilities for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM). Cedar sourced from Sustainable Northwest will clad the locally sourced and low-carbon mass timber structure; the cedar indoors will be left exposed and complemented by additional wooden surfaces. Large expanses of glazing will flood the interiors will natural light and strengthen visual connections between the mass timber building and the forested outdoors. Related: Oregon Ducks hit a home run with über-green Jane Sanders Stadium “The building was conceived through a prototyping process focused on defining a new type of academic environment that would support a variety of educational activities and functions, promote interdisciplinary collaboration, and embody social equity and sustainability,” the architects explained. “The concept utilizes a centralized, flexible technology core paired with a modular grid to organize the multiple activity-based space typologies derived from project goals and objectives.” Oriented east to west for optimal solar conditions, Edward J. Ray Hall will be set atop the reclaimed pumice mine’s steep eastern rim and face panoramic views of the future west campus and mountains beyond. Solar panels will top the building’s broad roof, which extends out to help shield the interior from unwanted solar gain; vertical shading devices also help mitigate glare indoors. + SRG Partnership Images via SRG Partnership

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Earth911 Inspiration: The Beauty of Art and Nature and Life

January 8, 2021 by  
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Earth911 Inspiration: E. O. Wilson on the Act of Discovery

February 21, 2020 by  
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This week’s quote is from American biologist and naturalist Edward … The post Earth911 Inspiration: E. O. Wilson on the Act of Discovery appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Earth911 Inspiration: Be True to the Earth — Edward Abbey

January 31, 2020 by  
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Earth911 Inspiration: Edward Abbey — One Square Mile of Wilderness

September 27, 2019 by  
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Sleep inside this giant crane turned into luxury digs in Amsterdam

February 5, 2018 by  
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A new luxury apartment is promising to elevate your next stay in Amsterdam—literally. Dutch firm Yays Concierged Boutique Apartments teamed up with Studio Edward van Vliet to completely renovate and transform a 1957 harbor crane into a three-story luxury apartment while retaining the structure’s historical integrity. Boasting stellar views over the IJ River, this unique rental is located in the crane’s original location in the Eastern Docklands. This cool converted crane isn’t the first of its kind—last year we shared a glimpse inside Arcgency’s renovation of a former coal crane in Copenhagen into a swanky retreat. Unlike its predecessor, The Yays – Crane Apartment is a more colorful affair. Three bright blue shipping containers are stacked together to form the three-story structure. Related: Old coal crane in Denmark converted into swanky hanging retreat and spa Accessed via a staircase from the harbor, the 40-square-meter interior features a living room, dining area, and kitchen on the lowest level. A bedroom with a bathroom (including a bathtub and shower) is on the floor above, while the topmost level contains the second bedroom with stunning panoramic views. Design elements like the exposed steel beams and Critall-style windows pay homage to the site’s industrial history. The Yays – Crane Apartment sleeps up to four and can be booked on AirBnB at just under $900 a night . + The Yays – Crane Apartment Via Dezeen

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Deconstructing Construction Waste

August 22, 2016 by  
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When I approached my neighbor’s construction site, Edward Small of Sheridan Brick & Stone Work was chiseling off construction waste — mortar from old bricks to be exact. He suspects they were salvaged from a nearby Maine paper mill, and…

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Chainless INgSOC Hybrid Bike is Out of This World

January 23, 2014 by  
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Finally, proof that we’re not alone – where else could the design of this INgSOC hybrid bike come from but an advanced alien species? The INgSOC combines the aerodynamic shape of a triathlon bike with flexible handling and hybrid tech to create a wild-looking chainless bike that runs in three modes: battery-powered, battery assist, and battery charge mode, where the user powers up the battery by pedaling. Read the rest of Chainless INgSOC Hybrid Bike is Out of This World Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative transportation , Benny Cemoli , bicycle , Edward Kim , electric vehicle , green transportation , hybrid bike , hybrid vehicle , INgSOC Hybrid Bike        

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Taking a Hard Look at Copenhagen’s Biggest Art Exhibit

December 11, 2009 by  
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Image credit: Good It seems that the most interesting thing happening at COP15 is the art and culture-making that’s taking place outside the conference . Good ‘s Edward Morris , however, is unimpressed with one of the the event’s biggest installations…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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