TwingTec Energy Harvesting Kite is a High-Flying Wind Power Generator

June 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on TwingTec Energy Harvesting Kite is a High-Flying Wind Power Generator

Kite flying may be the perfect leisurely summertime activity, but it could also help charge your devices as well. Swiss company TwingTec has developed an incredible energy harvesting kite that collects wind power while sailing the skies. Resembling the vintage box kite made famous by the Wright Brothers, the kite is connected to a ground station, which collects the wind energy through tension reels. Read the rest of TwingTec Energy Harvesting Kite is a High-Flying Wind Power Generator Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: ‘kite power , eco design , ederal Institute of Technology in Lausanne , EMPA , energy harvesting kite , Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich , green design , sustainable design , Swiss Kite Power Project , TwingTec , University of Applied Sciences Northwest Switzerland        

The rest is here:
TwingTec Energy Harvesting Kite is a High-Flying Wind Power Generator

Songjiang Hotel: Construction Begins On Chinese Eco-Resort Nestled into 100-Meter-Deep Quarry

June 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Songjiang Hotel: Construction Begins On Chinese Eco-Resort Nestled into 100-Meter-Deep Quarry

Construction has started on the sustainable hotel resort built into a 100-meter high cliff in the Songjiang district just outside Shanghai. Looking like a gorgeous villain lair from one of the James Bond movies, the 19-story hotel complex will have a huge waterfall pour down from its roof and two of its first floors submerged in the water. Read the rest of Songjiang Hotel: Construction Begins On Chinese Eco-Resort Nestled into 100-Meter-Deep Quarry Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , Atkins architecture , geothermal energy , green roofed hotels , hotel resort China , renewable energy sources , Shimao Group , Songjiang , Songjiang Hotel , sustainable hotel China , Sustainable Hotels        

View original here:
Songjiang Hotel: Construction Begins On Chinese Eco-Resort Nestled into 100-Meter-Deep Quarry

RMJM Unveils Proposal for Cloud-Shaped Cultural Center in Taichung, Taiwan

June 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on RMJM Unveils Proposal for Cloud-Shaped Cultural Center in Taichung, Taiwan

Read the rest of RMJM Unveils Proposal for Cloud-Shaped Cultural Center in Taichung, Taiwan Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Cloud-shaped building , Daylighting , natural cooling , photovoltaic , RMJM , roof gardens , Sky-Gardens , solar panels , Solar Power , taichung , Taichung Cultural Center , Taiwan , the cloud        

Excerpt from:
RMJM Unveils Proposal for Cloud-Shaped Cultural Center in Taichung, Taiwan

Obama Suspends Bangladesh Trade Perks Over Worker Rights

June 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Obama Suspends Bangladesh Trade Perks Over Worker Rights

Photo by Andrew Biraj for Reuters President Obama has suspended Bangladesh’s duty-free trade privileges in an effort to pressure the government to improve working conditions for garment workers . The move comes after a clothing factory collapsed in April, killing 1,129 workers and shone an international light on the dismal conditions faced by workers that make clothes for brands like Gap Inc and Walmart. Read the rest of Obama Suspends Bangladesh Trade Perks Over Worker Rights Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bangladesh factory collapse , duty free exports , ecouterre , garment worker rights , labor union , News , president obama , safety reform , trade restrictions , white house revokes Bangladesh trade privileges        

View original here: 
Obama Suspends Bangladesh Trade Perks Over Worker Rights

INTERVIEW: With Bridgette Meinhold, Author of ‘Urgent Architecture’

June 28, 2013 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on INTERVIEW: With Bridgette Meinhold, Author of ‘Urgent Architecture’

When Inhabitat’s Architecture Editor ,  Bridgette Meinhold , heard about the earthquake in Haiti in 2010 and the massive devastation it caused, she wanted to help, and was drawn to start investigating different options for temporary shelters and disaster relief housing. This exploration gradually broadened to a larger focus on design for disaster-preparedness ; seeking out what type of shelters can best withstand earthquakes, hurricanes, rising sea levels and tornados. Now I’m thrilled to say that after years of research, Bridgette has just published an incredible new book entitled Urgent Architecture: 40 Sustainable Housing Solutions for a Changing World . Urgent Architecture showcases inspiring and innovative ideas for resilient design – design that will withstand the test of time – surviving climate change, rising sea levels, manmade and natural disasters . I recently had a chance to interview Bridgette about her new book at Inhabitat HQ in NYC , and she gave me some fascinating insight into her inspiration for the book, the impact  climate change  will have on future housing and what she believes is necessary to create a more sustainable and responsive built landscape. Watch the video above for the interview, and if you want to learn more, you can get your own copy of Urgent Architecture here . A full transcript of the interview with pics is available after the jump. Read the rest of INTERVIEW: With Bridgette Meinhold, Author of ‘Urgent Architecture’ Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , adaptable housing , book review , bridgette meinhold , bridgette meinhold interview , design for disaster preparedness , design to withstand disasters , disaster design , disaster housing , Eco Architecture , eco design , green architecture , green books , green design , inhabitat book review , Prefab Housing , resilient architecture , resilient design , sustainable design , urgent architecture        

View original here:
INTERVIEW: With Bridgette Meinhold, Author of ‘Urgent Architecture’

Bad Behavior has blocked 8941 access attempts in the last 7 days.