Infographic: How to Save Energy on Lighting

January 16, 2014 by  
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Did you know that the average North American home has over 30 light fixtures, and energy used for lighting can cost anywhere from $150 to $400 each year? By simply upgrading 15 inefficient light bulbs your home could save about $50 in energy costs. Beautiful Things Lighting & Accessories recently launched a new infographic that’s packed with tips for lowering the energy footprint of your household’s lighting – check it out after the break! 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: How to Save Energy on Lighting Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cfl , energy efficient lighting , energy-saving light bulb , green design , green interiors , green light bulb , green lighting , How To Save Energy On Lighting , infographic , LED , lighting infographic , sustainable design        

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DIY: Learn How to Make a Colorful Dining Table Using a Recycled Door

January 16, 2014 by  
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Here’s an upcycling project that you’ll just adore (get it?)! Transform that door sitting around in your basement into the perfect, refurbished kitchen or work table. Making it is really as simple as 1-2-3. All you need is a few tools, some paint, and a little bit of elbow grease, and you can get the job done in just a few hours. Get the complete instructions at DIY Network’s Made + ReMade site. + Made + ReMade 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: di recycled door table , dining table , DIY furniture , diy projects , diy table , door table        

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Shigeru Ban’s Christchurch Cardboard Cathedral Gets the Green Light for Construction

April 23, 2012 by  
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Shigeru Ban ’s temporary cardboard cathedral finally got the green light to be erected in Christchurch, New Zealand. Now called the “Transitional Cathedral”, the building will replace a 19th century church that was heavily damaged in the 2011 earthquake – until funds for a permanent building are raised. The temporary building will hold 700 parishioners, it can be constructed with a fraction of the time and cost it takes to create a traditional building, and it can be re-erected for a different propose in the future. Read the rest of Shigeru Ban’s Christchurch Cardboard Cathedral Gets the Green Light for Construction Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , cardboard building , Christ church church , Green Building , green design , New Zealand Church , shigeru ban cardboard church , shigeru ban christchurch cathedra , Shigeru Ban Church

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Shigeru Ban’s Christchurch Cardboard Cathedral Gets the Green Light for Construction

April 23, 2012 by  
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Shigeru Ban ’s temporary cardboard cathedral finally got the green light to be erected in Christchurch, New Zealand. Now called the “Transitional Cathedral”, the building will replace a 19th century church that was heavily damaged in the 2011 earthquake – until funds for a permanent building are raised. The temporary building will hold 700 parishioners, it can be constructed with a fraction of the time and cost it takes to create a traditional building, and it can be re-erected for a different propose in the future. Read the rest of Shigeru Ban’s Christchurch Cardboard Cathedral Gets the Green Light for Construction Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , cardboard building , Christ church church , Green Building , green design , New Zealand Church , shigeru ban cardboard church , shigeru ban christchurch cathedra , Shigeru Ban Church

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California’s Cap-and-Trade Program Gets Green Light

October 20, 2011 by  
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The program will be the nation’s most wide-reaching greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program.

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How States Use Energy Efficiency to Create Business Opportunity

October 20, 2011 by  
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The 2011 ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard shows that many states are making great progess on several fronts and helping Americans to save money and create business and job opportunities.

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Tiny Living Worlds in Glass: 12 Terrarium Ideas

October 10, 2011 by  
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[ By Steph in Art & Design & Home & Garden . ] Light bulbs, mason jars, cake stands and tea pots: practically any clear glass container can contain a tiny greenhouse, providing humidity and warmth to plants. Whether you keep it simple with moss and a few cute figurines or curate complex miniature landscapes with tropical or even carnivorous plants, terrariums bring a touch of nature indoors and make stunning centerpieces for special occasions. Tiny Garden in a Light Bulb (images via: hipster home ) Used light bulbs, typically destined for the trash bin, could be the setting for an adorable miniature terrarium. The Hipster Home explains how in a tutorial that requires needle-nose pliers, long tweezers or chopsticks, a screwdriver and some sand and plants. Adhesive silicone bumpers allow you to stand the light bulb up at the angle you prefer. Hang an Bit of Nature (images via: design sponge ) Now, you could either wrap some wire around your light bulb terrarium, or find a clear glass ornament in order to make a tiny hanging terrarium. If your ornament is destined for holiday use only, use dried moss, not live plants, or you’ll be sad when you pull them out next year to find that greenery has turned brown. Get the details at Design Sponge . Reclaim Those Jars (image via: space stitch ) Many mason jars are just too pretty to toss into the recycling bin, and why should you when they have so many uses? Clean out a used jar and simply add stones, soil, plants and any little figurines you may want to include. Learn the details about maintenance and care at Make Online . Light it Up in a Lamp (images via: moontree handworks ) Combine two functions in one with a terrarium lamp! A company called MoonTree Handworks offers a lamp kit with a clear glass jar, or you could easily create a DIY version with your own mason jar using an adapter kit . Wear It Close to Your Heart (image via: woodland belle ) Carry a miniature garden close to your heart. Terrarium necklaces like this one from Woodland Belle are easy to find on Etsy, the online market for handmade goods. If you’re crafty, you could also make your own using miniature corked glass bottles, wire and chain. Sweet Cake Stand Idea (image via: diyideas.com ) Put your terrarium on a pedestal. A cake stand is the perfect way to show off your creation, and vintage cake stands are easy to find at garage sales, flea markets and online auction sites. Frame it to Perfection (images via: country living ) Reminiscent of the large, enclosed terrariums that were popular in the Victorian era, this sweet DIY creation is essentially a mini greenhouse in which hothouse plants like ferns and orchids can thrive throughout the year. Country Living offers a step-by-step tutorial for making it out of eight picture frames. Invite Nature in for Tea (image via: ohafternoonsnacks ) Is this tea pot garden adorable or what? Ideal as a table centerpiece at special events, particularly weddings or garden parties, a clear tea pot filled with live or artificial plants is cute and quirky. Hang it on Your Fridge (images via: ruffledblog ) Magnetic metal tins, often used to organize office supplies or arrange spices on a refrigerator, are the perfect containers for tiny vertical terrariums. This version keeps things clean and super-easy to maintain using air plants, so that no soil is needed. Garden in a Bottle (image via: terrarium man ) Wine bottles, jugs and carafes can be laid on their sides or even hung with wire. Want a super-easy (and practically free) terrarium project you can complete with the kids? Try using a plastic soda bottle . Another Bright Idea (image via: design spunk ) When blogger Kat of Design Spunk spotted an outdated 1970s chandelier, she didn’t see junk – she saw an incredibly creative terrarium container for live orchids, showing off the flowers in a beautiful and unusual way. Want More? Click for Great Related Content on WebEcoist: DIY Lightbulb Recycling is Cooler Than You Think When a lightbulb burns out, we rarely give it a second thought. Light up your house and defy expectations with these DIY uses for otherwise useless lightbulbs: Click Here to Read More »» DIY Decor Inspiration: 14 Eco Crafts for the Home Pull out your scissors and glue – these 14 fun DIY craft projects using reclaimed materials will inspire you to try your hand at wreaths, lanterns and more. 2 Comments – Click Here to Read More »» Green Light! Algae-Powered Lamp Needs TLC to Provide Light This conceptual lamp provides light to an owner’s home through the awesome natural power of photosynthesis…but it requires some care before it illuminates. Click Here to Read More »» [ By Steph in Art & Design & Home & Garden . ] [ WebEcoist | Archives | Galleries | Privacy | TOS ]

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Blue Vs Green Light never produces the same light twice

June 9, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Decorative light powered by solar energy. The Blue Vs Green Light is a solar-powered decorative light envisioned by Australian designer Christopher James.

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READER TIP: Magtenlight Harvests Energy from Your Bike Wheels

March 5, 2010 by  
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The Magtenlight is a lighting system for your bike that uses a contact-less dynamo to generate the energy to illuminate your way at night. The system works by mounting a ring of 28 magnets on the spokes of your bike, which move past the dynamo generating an electric current.

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DIY: Vibrant Curtains Upcycled from Old Film Slides

March 5, 2010 by  
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Like the 35mm camera, film slides have gone to the wayside in favor of digital images and PowerPoint. So what is one to do with that box of slides collecting dust up in the attic? Turn them into a curtain! In a beautiful and clever design, one gal has gathered up these vibrant treasures and turned them into a stunning, colorful window curtain full of memories.

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