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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Hammer-Proof Smartphone Screen is Thinner and Cheaper Than Gorilla Glass

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As long as we’ve had smartphones , we’ve been afraid of dropping them. With price tags of $500 and above, smartphones are delicate technological flowers that can be killed by a single drop of water or a collision with the ground. That’s why we’re excited about a new screen protecting material called Rhino Shield . Made from a custom-formulated polymer, the material is able to withstand full-on strikes with a hammer, and it’s poised to make Gorilla Glass look like flimsy wrapping paper. Read the rest of Hammer-Proof Smartphone Screen is Thinner and Cheaper Than Gorilla Glass Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: gorilla glass , phone accessories , polymer , Rhino Shield , smartphone protection , Smartphone Screen , tech accessories , touchscreen sensitivity        

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Hammer-Proof Smartphone Screen is Thinner and Cheaper Than Gorilla Glass

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