Outstanding eco-friendly resort in China is made with recycled and locally-sourced materials

January 22, 2018 by  
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The four pavilions of the Naked Gallery resort in China were built using a combination of locally available natural and recycled waste materials. Xiaohui Designer Studio designed the complex as an eco-friendly space that “includes 75% of sustainable and renewable materials , 75% recyclable materials, and 75% of work by local craftsmen.” The designers utilized locally available stones, the soil excavated from the other sites in the resort, and bamboos abundant at the foot of Mount Mogan where the resort is located. The materials of the formwork and the joists of Naked Gallery are collected from the waste materials from other structures, which helped reduce the generation of waste and alleviate the influence of the architecture on the natural environment. Related: Luscious eco-resort design in China inspired by the Silk Road The resort consists of four pavilions. Local craftsmen built the complex using traditional building techniques which helped cut construction costs and increase construction efficiency. In fact, the transportation fees and construction waste were both cut by 90% during the building process. + Xiaohui Designer Studio Via Archdaily Photos by Youkun Chen    

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Mercedes-Benz unveils latest Tesla Model X rival – the Generation EQ

September 30, 2016 by  
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It’s no secret that Mercedes-Benz is planning on expanding its electric car lineup beyond the current B-Class and Smart ForTwo. This week the automaker is giving the world a preview of its next-generation of electric cars with the debut of the Generation EQ concept at the Paris Motor Show . Just like BMW, Mercedes-Benz is going to create a sub-brand for its electric cars, which will be called “EQ,” which stands for “Electric Intelligence.” The Generation EQ concept previews an electric SUV that will go head-to-head with models like the Tesla Model X and upcoming Audi Q6 e-tron. It will then be followed by a range of electric cars that will all feature the EQ name with a third letter to signify its positioning in the lineup, like EQS and EQC. Even though there will be several new electric models, they will be based on the same modular platform that places the battery in the floor of the vehicle and an electric motor at one or both of the axles. Related: VW’s new electric car goes further and costs less than the Tesla 3 or Chevy Bolt The Generation EQ concept is powered by two electric motors that deliver a combined output of around 400 horsepower and 516 lb-ft of torque. Since there are two motors, the concept is essentially an all-wheel drive electric vehicle and Mercedes-Benz expects a 0-60 mph time of less than 5.0 seconds. The concept’s large 70 kWh lithium-ion battery will give it a driving range around 300 miles on a single charge. Beyond the electric powertrain , the Generation EQ concept also previews new technology on the inside that we may see in the not too distant future, like OLED displays in the steering wheel and a 24-inch high-definition wide-screen display that presents relevant information, such as speed, range, driving data or navigation and map details. The driver and passengers will also enjoy the four individual seats that provide a feeling of floating in space. The avant-garde seat upholstery features side bolsters that are covered in light-white leather, while perforations with a pixel rain look reveal a view of particles in rose gold. Speakers are also integrated into the head restraints, and TFT monitors for rear-seat entertainment are integrated into the front backrests. Mercedes-Benz hasn’t announced when the first EQ models will be introduced, but the first models are expected by the end of the decade. + Mercedes-Benz All images @ Mercedes-Benz

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What’s holding green products back?

January 20, 2016 by  
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Seventh Generation Founder Jeffrey Hollender and green chemistry pioneer John Warner weigh in on impatient investors, toxic ingredients and lagging innovation.

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Three Technologies Square Off for Floating Wind Farm Supremacy

July 3, 2014 by  
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The renewable energy race is heating up with three new floating wind farm technologies squaring off for top spot . The challenge for floating wind farm engineering is to create a system that can be anchored deep in the oceans and stand up to the worst weather the world can throw at them. The reward is the ability to harness some of the most powerful winds on Earth. Current ocean wind farm technology involves anchoring turbines to the ocean floor, which gets costly and challenging at sea depths more than 40 meters (131 feet). Read on to learn how three cutting-edge technologies are changing the game. Read the rest of Three Technologies Square Off for Floating Wind Farm Supremacy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , Electricity , farm , Fukushima , generation , green , Hywind , Japan , mitsubishi , mitusi , power , renewable , renewable energy , statoil , Technology , turbine , WindFloat

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Honeycomb ‘Wind Lens’ Turbines Could Boost Energy Generation 3X

April 2, 2014 by  
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Forget about traditional tri-blade wind turbines — the ultra-efficient turbine of the future might look completely different if Kyushu University professor Yuji Ohya has anything to say about it. Ohya and his team recently unveiled the Wind Lens, a honeycomb-like structure that purportedly triples the amount of wind energy that can be produced by offshore turbines. Read the rest of Honeycomb ‘Wind Lens’ Turbines Could Boost Energy Generation 3X Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind power” , green design , kyushu university , wind energy , wind lens turbine , yokohama        

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Shipping Container Crowds a Tiny Room to Critique the Industrial Age

April 2, 2014 by  
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Artist Jorge Macchi criticizes global trade and industrialism with this intriguing shipping container art installation. Previously on display at Mamba in Buenos Aires, the ‘Container’ is placed diagonally across an interior space. But the container is too big for the room, which feels claustrophobic as a result. Wedged precariously between the floor, ceiling, and walls, the installation creates a sense of unease in visitors. While perhaps better used in its original form, the repurposed structure brings up interesting questions about the state of our planet. + Jorge Macchi Image via Jorge Macchi Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Buenos Aires , container , eco-art , global trade , green art , industrial design , jorge macchi , Recycled Materials , reuse , shipping container , sustainable art        

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INHABITAT EVENT: Join Us for a Panel Discussion on “How to Green Your Child’s Education”

April 2, 2014 by  
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Reading, writing and ‘rithmetic may have sufficed in the past, but nowadays there are many more factors – like health and and environmental awareness – that come into play in a child’s education . If you’re interested in learning more about these topics, Inhabitat’s founder and editor-in-chief Jill Fehrenbacher will be moderating a panel discussion entitled “How to Green Your Child’s Education” on April 26th in NYC . Click here to find out more about the talk and see how you can win tickets to be a part of the audience! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Aimee Arandia Østensen , Amie Hamlin , eco design , eco discussions , eco education , eco events , eco kids , eco panels , eco-schools , Elea Robinson , green education , green education nyc , green events , green festival , green festival 2014 , green festival nyc , green festival nyc 2014 , green festivals , green festivals nyc , green nyc , green your education , green your school , greenfestivals , How to Green Your Child’s Education , jill fehrenbacher , nyc green events , sustainable design        

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INFOGRAPHIC: The World’s Top 10 Solar Countries

December 13, 2013 by  
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In 2003 the world generated 2 terawatt-hours (TWh) of solar electricity. By 2012 that figure jumped to 93 TWh! In the graphic above you can see the explosive growth of solar energy around the globe. Germany leads the way, followed by Spain, Italy, and Japan, while China and the US are neck and neck. One thing is for sure – solar is here to stay. Read more at Shrink That Footprint . + Shrink That Footprint 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: “clean energy” , “solar energy” , clean tech , global solar energy generation , green design , green power , infographic , photovoltaic , renewable energy , shrink that footprint , Solar Power , sustainable design        

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University of Michigan’s Generation Solar Car to Compete in 1800-Mile World Solar Challenge

October 1, 2013 by  
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The University of Michigan ’s (U-M) solar car, called the Generation , is a strange beast. A curved, asymmetrically lopsided vehicle that looks more like a motorcycle with a sidecar, the car’s solar panel makes it look like a solar flying carpet on wheels. Even so, the design team is convinced that the Generation is exceptionally well poised to finally win this year’s Bridgestone World Solar Challenge – a weeklong, 1,800 mile endurance race for solar-powered cars . Read the rest of University of Michigan’s Generation Solar Car to Compete in 1800-Mile World Solar Challenge Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Bridgestone World Solar Challenge , energy management , generation , green energy , green technology , News , Photovoltalics , races , Solar cells , solar panels , solar powered cars , university of michigan , world solar challenge        

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UK Breaks Second Renewable Energy Generation Record This Year

September 30, 2013 by  
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A new government report by the UK’s Department of Energy And Climate Change shows that the country has reached a record high in the amount of energy it derives from renewable sources. In the second quarter of 2013, a full 15.5% of the country’s electricity came from renewables, a jump of 5.8% compared to the same period last year. Read the rest of UK Breaks Second Renewable Energy Generation Record This Year Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , “wind power” , clean energy UK , government statistics clean energy , hydroelectric power , new clean energy record , new renewable energy record , renewable energy , renewable energy record UK , Solar Power , UK statistics clean energy        

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