Biomimicry vs. biophilia: A primer

October 27, 2017 by  
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Nature’s technology inspires human-made innovations in everything from Blue Planet cement to the office of Cookfox Architects.

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Pastor builds impressively detailed LEGO Vatican from over half a million bricks

September 20, 2015 by  
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A Philadelphia pastor is welcoming Pope Francis’ upcoming visit to the city with a very special surprise. The Reverend Bob Simon of St. Catherine of Siena Church spent the past 10 months building an enormous LEGO replica of the Vatican . The work of art is incredibly detailed, and includes true-to-scale representation of everything from St. Mark’s Basilica and Square to the hordes of tourists. READ MORE>

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INFOGRAPHIC: Top 10 mobile apps for the building and construction industry

May 5, 2015 by  
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Whether you work in the building industry or are a backyard hobbyist, chances are that you’d rather spend more time building and less time on calculations and estimates. Luckily, many mobile apps are now available to do those tasks for you. Window and Door Guys compiled a list of the top 10 apps for the building and construction industry that can do everything from completing layouts to calculating conduit bends and fills. Click through to see all the recommended apps. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Top 10 mobile apps for the building and construction industry Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: building industry apps , construction apps , construction industry , infographic , mobile apps , reader submitted content , Window and Door Guys

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Yellow is the new green: researchers investigate ‘peecycling’

May 5, 2015 by  
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Click here to view the embedded video. Pee is powerful stuff. It has been used to make false teeth , drinking water , brain cells , electricity , and yes, even whiskey and beer . Talk about a closed system! Urine is also great for growing plants, due to its rich nitrogen and phosphorus content. Researchers at University of Michigan are investigating best practices for application of urine as fertilizer on a large scale. In order for urine to be applied to crops safely, the team aims to identify pathogens and determine ways in which they may be eliminated. “A few questions we have are: What contaminants are applied onto the fields with the fertilizer, where do they go, and how can we get rid of the concerning contaminants before they are applied?” says Rebecca Lahr, one of the researchers in the Environmental and Civil Engineering Department at University of Michigan. The mass disposal of liquid waste down the drain is not only a missed opportunity for sustainable agriculture, it is damaging to the environment. Algae also love nitrogen and phosphorus and the resulting algal blooms often cause mass marine mortality events and shellfish poisoning. By implementing peecycling on a large scale, we will gain a powerful agricultural tool while eliminating a major source of water pollution. Via Treehugger  and University of Michigan Engineering Image via Michigan Engineering Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: alternative uses for urine , collecting urine , human urine , Pee Power , Peecycling , University of Michigan Engineering , urine , urine agriculture , urine and plants , urine fertilizer

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Study finds that common chemicals may bring on early menopause in women

February 7, 2015 by  
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Endocrine-disprupting chemicals  have been blamed for a litany of problems, like cancer and infertility, and we can now add early menopause to the list, too. A new study found that these types of chemicals, found in everything from nail polish to perfume, can actually hasten menopause – and not just a little bit. Women with higher levels of chemicals appeared to start menopause a full 2 to 4 years earlier than their lower chemical counterparts. READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: avoiding early menopause , chemicals and menopause , early menopause , ecouterre , endocrine disrupters , endocrine disrupters menopause , household chemicals , menopause and chemicals

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Forsaken 60?s Trailer Renovated into a Happy Hippy House in France

February 7, 2015 by  
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Can we stand a revival of the happy hippy movement? If it means that we’ll have more eye-popping trailers like this one revived by Pierre Arnoux in France, then we say go full steam ahead. At only 20 square meters, the trailer’s tiny size is aggrandized by a bevy of brightly colored decorations . It’s unclear whether the interior furnishings are recycled , but by gutting and renovating a used trailer, the designers saved all kinds of materials that would have been necessary to build a new home or rental. This trailer home may not suit everybody, but we are ready to don our bellbottoms and share the sustainable love ! Read the rest of Forsaken 60′s Trailer Renovated into a Happy Hippy House in France Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: abandoned buildings , adaptive reuse , Creative Reuse , eco design , france , green design , green renovation , Happy Hippy House , Jardin de la Licorne , Pierre Arnoux , sustainable design , trailer

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HOW TO: Whip Up Tasty Vegan Lemon Lentil Dip Packed Full of Protein and Vitamins

August 3, 2014 by  
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Do you love healthy vegan dips but want an alternative to boring old hummus? Look no further than this recipe for a high-protein lemony lentil dip! Perfect for spreading on everything from sandwiches to vegetables, this yummy lentil dip is packed full of vitamins and fresh flavors. Click through to read the recipe for this easy and versatile spread. READ MORE> Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: healthy vegan dip , high-protein dip , hummus alternative , lemon lentil dip , lentil dip , lentil spread , lentils , vegan dip recipe , Vegan Recipe , vegan spread recipe

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INFOGRAPHIC: Why It’s Important to Say Goodbye to Your Old Incandescent Light Bulbs

July 31, 2014 by  
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Governments around the world are gradually phasing out the energy-inefficient incandescent light bulb , but many homeowners have yet to make the switch. To help break down the differences between light bulbs and explain how buying more energy efficient alternatives is a sound economic and environmental investment, Angie’s List put together an infographic that covers everything from the definition of a lumen to the a cost comparison of electricity output. Read on to see all the illuminating reasons why it’s important to say goodbye to your old incandescent light bulbs! 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! Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Why It’s Important to Say Goodbye to Your Old Incandescent Light Bulbs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “light bulbs” , angle’s list , cfl light bulbs , electricity output , incandescent light bulb , infographic , led light bulbs , light bulb , lumens , reader submitted content , watts

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Top 6 Inhabitat Interviews of 2013 – Vote for Your Favorite!

December 30, 2013 by  
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Over 2013, we here at Inhabitat interviewed numerous green visionaries from across the globe that have been making waves in everything from architecture to 3D printing . Whether we were talking about the crazy copycat architecture trend occurring in China , or about designing buildings for disaster relief and climate change , our interview subject definitely gave us a lot to think about. Check out our top 6 interviews of 2013, and then vote for your favorite! Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post’s poll. Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags:        

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Cool Schools: The 10 Greenest Universities of 2013

September 2, 2013 by  
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For the seventh year in a row, Sierra has combed through data on everything from recycled napkins in cafeterias to LEED-certified buildings to rate the greenest universities across America. One thing numbers can’t really capture is what the…

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