LeapHome unveils sustainable, super-efficient Frame prefab

June 12, 2017 by  
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LEAPfactory , the Italy -based company known for building gorgeous prefabricated structures in extreme locations , just unveiled their very first LeapHome . Frame is a two-story, 1,400 square foot house built with minimal impact on the environment . The home’s design is super energy efficient , so it can easily go off-grid . LEAPfactory was inspired by the idea of living in harmony with nature to create Frame. The home can be customized and configured according to a buyer’s desires and budget, and includes two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a study area, a kitchen, dining area, an outdoor terrace, and a double height living room. Forest Stewardship Council certified wood , metal sheet cladding, and finishes made with ecological materials comprise the home that includes prefabricated components. Related: LEAPfactory unveils prefab snowboard school at the foot of Mont Blanc The outdoor shell of the home was designed with energy efficiency in mind, so the home doesn’t consume as much power as others do. Solar energy powers the home, which heats water with a solar thermal system. LED lighting and radiant technology electric systems recycle heat in Frame. According to the company’s website , “The structure is designed to maximize air circulation and distribute heat and humidity.” LEAPfactory says the home could potentially be set up in off-grid configurations – sewage can be independently managed thanks to a biological liquid waste treatment system and other sanitation systems. Panoramic openings in the home also serve to connect an inhabitant with nature. Large sliding glass doors, a bay window , a skylight, and a vertical ribbon window can all be part of the design . LEAPfactory co-founders Stefano Testa and Luca Gentilcore said in a statement, “Living immersed in nature represents one of the most important choices to embrace a new style of life. We like to think that we can combine the comforts of a modern home with the profound freedom and the pioneering spirit of a life in perfect harmony with the environment that surrounds us.” LEAPfactory’s process allows them to go from a design to a fully furnished and functioning house “within weeks” according to their website . + LEAPfactory + LeapHome Images courtesy of LEAPfactory

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Finding Ways to Be an Eco-Friendly Employee

May 31, 2017 by  
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  Given that many Americans spend a majority of the day at work, finding ways to be green in the office is an important part of reducing climate change and living an environmentally friendly lifestyle. Even if your workplace as a whole isn’t…

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9 Green Gift Ideas for Your Friends

April 3, 2017 by  
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You and your friends are dedicated to going green in every aspect of your lives, from recycling and composting to reducing your carbon footprint. So why should gifts be any different? If you’re looking for the best environmentally friendly…

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How to Convince Non-Recyclers to Ditch the Trash Bag

January 16, 2017 by  
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Taking steps toward a more environmentally friendly lifestyle can often be just as frustrating as it is exciting. Exciting, of course, because it’s empowering to challenge yourself to reduce waste, conserve energy and consciously create a…

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Pass offsets onto consumers? It works for Amazon, Netflix and Uber

December 7, 2016 by  
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A new study shows that online consumers want environmentally friendly options.

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Environmentally Friendly Cleaning Is Here

August 10, 2016 by  
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Cleaning products are a necessity in our world. Unfortunately, many of them have a dirty little secret they don’t want you to know – they contain a plethora of toxic ingredients that don’t have to be disclosed. Yes, that’s right. Cleaning…

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Samsung Wins 2016 Design For Recycling Award

May 30, 2016 by  
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Not only does the Samsung 2016 Curved Full HD TV boast true-to-life picture quality, enriched color, and an immersive curved design, it’s also environmentally friendly. It’s for that last characteristic that Samsung Electronics America earned the…

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Can Single Serve Coffee Be Environmentally Friendly?

April 8, 2016 by  
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Let’s face it – consumers have become smarter and much more frugal. They know it takes less effort to get their caffeine kick from a single serve coffee pod rather than preparing a tradition brew. By doing this they can also save hundreds of…

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Why One Family Of Four Chose To Downsize To 900 SF

April 8, 2016 by  
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As the US economy improves, the size of most new homes continues to expand. The average new home is now more than 2,600 square feet, compared to less than 1,000 square feet in 1950. Keep in mind that the average family size has shrunk considerably…

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Meet the baby whose birth was celebrated with 108,000 trees

March 17, 2016 by  
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Trees are often planted to give back to the planet and the people who live on it. In Bhutan, local residents planted not one but 108,000 trees to celebrate the arrival of their new crown prince. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema announced the birth of their first child, a son, in early February and one month later volunteers planted the incredible amount of trees. Read the rest of Meet the baby whose birth was celebrated with 108,000 trees

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