Home maintenance expert turns her own home into a testing ground for cutting-edge sustainable design

August 29, 2016 by  
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Bloemker preserved much of the original look of the house, built in the style of mid-century modern, while giving it a beautiful modern makeover. She used natural and recycled materials and sent 90 percent of the construction waste from the redesign process to a housing non-profit for reuse. Related: 5 Tips for a Green Home Remodel from Eco Architect Sarah Susanka The house features an impressive array of sustainable elements. Instead of using photovoltaic panels, Bloemker equipped the roof with a PV film t hat sits in-between the metal panels in the roof surface. This layer gathers energy from heat, augmented by the metal. A rainwater harvesting system collects about 4,000 gallons of rainwater that is used to flush toilets. Excess water us used for irrigation, while the water from the shower and bathroom sink are drawn back to nearby wetlands. + Glasshouse

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Uhl Foundation Headquarters Made from Salvaged Materials Boasts Spectacular Mountain Views in Italy

July 11, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Uhl Foundation Headquarters Made from Salvaged Materials Boasts Spectacular Mountain Views in Italy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , compact building , elisabeth and helmut uhl foundation , energy costs , glasshouse , hot air , Modo Studio , mountain views , panoramic views , plant cultivation , salvaged materials , solar-thermal heating , Sustainable Building , under floor heating , Wood , wood thermal-insulation envelope

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Pit Industry is a Mini Greenhouse for Your Windowsill

December 29, 2010 by  
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Pit Industry is a small hand-blown glass house for your windowsill.

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