Net-zero Happy Meadow Courtyard House is a perfectly passive residence in North Carolina

June 26, 2015 by  
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EcoCasa Suyana is an sustainable, open-source home project in Argentina

April 27, 2015 by  
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EcoCasa Suyana is a project lead by a couple of young engineers and travelers that is the first ecological, economical and 100% open-source home in Argentina. Suyana means “hope” in Quechua language and idea of EcoCasa Suyana project is to build a green, sustainable, affordable home, that can be a model for the construction of community housing . The concept was created by Noa and Cristian, a couple who decided to change their life nine months ago. They sold their few possessions in Buenos Aires and began a trip in Latin America. During their trip, they discovered social and environmental problems that appeared to have an easy solution given the right materials and know-how. Noa and Cristian realized that “in order to improve the quality of life and reduce the impact on the environment, we need to bring together various sustainable technologies and practices into one place: in a house that can be visited and serve as an inspiration for better housing.” Each stage will be documented and the project will be 100% open source in order to share the information with people in need. The design can be adapted depending on the climate, population and the materials available in order to adapt the model to other locations. + Fund EcoCasa Suyana + Follow Cristian and Noa 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: eco building , eco homes , EcoCasa Suyana , Green Building , green homes , IndieGoGo , open source construction , open source home building , reader submission , Sustainable Building , Sustainable Homes

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EcoCasa Suyana is an sustainable, open-source home project in Argentina

April 27, 2015 by  
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EcoCasa Suyana is a project lead by a couple of young engineers and travelers that is the first ecological, economical and 100% open-source home in Argentina. Suyana means “hope” in Quechua language and idea of EcoCasa Suyana project is to build a green, sustainable, affordable home, that can be a model for the construction of community housing . The concept was created by Noa and Cristian, a couple who decided to change their life nine months ago. They sold their few possessions in Buenos Aires and began a trip in Latin America. During their trip, they discovered social and environmental problems that appeared to have an easy solution given the right materials and know-how. Noa and Cristian realized that “in order to improve the quality of life and reduce the impact on the environment, we need to bring together various sustainable technologies and practices into one place: in a house that can be visited and serve as an inspiration for better housing.” Each stage will be documented and the project will be 100% open source in order to share the information with people in need. The design can be adapted depending on the climate, population and the materials available in order to adapt the model to other locations. + Fund EcoCasa Suyana + Follow Cristian and Noa 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: eco building , eco homes , EcoCasa Suyana , Green Building , green homes , IndieGoGo , open source construction , open source home building , reader submission , Sustainable Building , Sustainable Homes

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House 3 is a green-roofed modern home in Toronto that seems to glow from inside

April 8, 2015 by  
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The Oak Tree Ring House is an innovative home that blurs the lines between inside and out

January 21, 2015 by  
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The Oak Tree Ring House is a new kind of interactive home designed by Michael Jantzen . The space was designed with a temperate climate in mind and the structure consists of a large circular steel support frame in the form of four concentric rings that radiate out around a large oak tree in a central open courtyard. There is an array of solar cells mounted around the perimeter of the courtyard that are used to supply the electrical and hot water needs of the house. The design of the house was developed to create an interactive environment that blurs the lines between the inside and the outside of a living space. The canopy of movable panels can be used to allow the sun to enter the enclosed living space during the winter, and shade it during the summer. In addition, various kinds of microclimates can be created under the canopy by moving the panels to control light, wind, rain, and temperature. The large oak tree planted in the open courtyard at the center of the Oak Tree Ring House symbolically refers to the way in which the house seems to have grown out around it. Aesthetically, the tree functions as a central focal point for the house as well as a place to sit and contemplate the relationship between nature and the built environment. + Michael Jantzen 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: circular architecture , circular homes , green homes , green living , homes built around trees , innovative architecture , interactive homes , michael jantzen , Michael Janzten oak ring house , solar powered homes , temperate climate homes , The Oak Ring House

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Studio APXE Designed the First Plus Energy House in Bulgaria

December 23, 2013 by  
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The first Plus Energy House in Bulgaria recently popped up near Sofia. Designed by Studio APXE , the passive house will generate more energy than it consumes due to the implementation of a photovoltaic system on its roof . Large scale timber structures and local natural materials form the architectural backbone of the house, harmonizing with the surrounding green mountain slopes. + Studio APXE 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: bulgaria , eco design , First Plus Energy House , green design , green homes in Bulgaria , rooftop photovoltaic , Sofia , Studio APXE , sustainable design , timber homes in Bulgaria        

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Lanefab Design/Build Constructs a Beautiful Solar-Powered Home for a Family in Vancouver

September 23, 2013 by  
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The Dumfries St. house by Lanefab Design/Build is now Vancouver’s highest scoring home under the Energuide energy efficiency rating system! The solar-powered laneway house was built by a young family in the rear yard of their parent’s existing Vancouver home. The modern structure also boasts a 14 panel solar PV system , indoor-outdoor living, and a high-end suite of appliances. The family home is just 1050sf and includes 2 bedrooms, 1.5 baths, and a home office. + Lanefab Design/Build 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: Architecture , design/build , green design , green homes , lanefab , lanefab design/build , Solar Power , Vancouver architecture        

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6 Crazy Green Homes That People Actually Live In

August 22, 2013 by  
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Scrooser is a Foot-Powered Scooter that Makes You Feel Like Superman

August 22, 2013 by  
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Although it looks like a something out of the Batman franchise, the Scrooser is a real foot-powered scooter that helps commuters cruise the city at speeds up to 15 miles per hour without using a drop of fuel. The cool-looking vehicle features an impulse drive electric motor that augments the energy generated by the rider’s foot pushing off. A single charge of the lithium-ion battery should last about 25 days in Eco-Mode in an urban environment. Read the rest of Scrooser is a Foot-Powered Scooter that Makes You Feel Like Superman Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Battery powered vehicle , electric scooters , electric vehicle , foot-powered scooters , fuel-free transportation , green transportation , hybrid electric scooters , kickstarter campaign , Kickstarter Scrooter , lithium-ion batteries , Scrooser , Scrooser electric scooter        

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Terracyle Turns Electronic Waste Into Stylish Clipboards

August 22, 2013 by  
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If you’ve ever tried to recycle a used computer , you know how tough it can be to find someone to take your old electronics. Many people don’t even realize that recycling is an option — as a result, 80-85% of used electronic products end up in landfills or incinerators, where they release toxic waste into the environment. Terracyle is working to keep electronic waste out of the environment by transforming used circuit boards into stylish and sturdy clipboards — making this one of our picks for our 2013 Back To School Contest . Read the rest of Terracyle Turns Electronic Waste Into Stylish Clipboards Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: clipboard , e-waste , electronic waste , electronics recycling , recycled electronics , recycled school supplies , upcycling        

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