Terrestrial is a Modular Car Concept that Rethinks the Lifecycle of a Vehicle

October 4, 2012 by  
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Cars are extremely wasteful; they use up valuable raw materials and produce tons of waste, and worst of all, they’re only about 85% recyclable. But what if a car could be completely rebuilt after each use?  Terrestrial is a vehicle that’s designed to be remanufactured after its “end of life.” My design allows components to be replaced in a modular way. It is designed to be disassembled, using upcyclable materials so they circulate infinitely and don’t end up in a landfill. The car is divided into four modules: platform, skeleton, skin and interior. These four modules are independent of each other. They are divorced so they can be repaired, upgraded and remanufactured separately without limiting the lifespan of one another. + Terrestrial + Daniel Couttolenc 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: automotive , car lifecycle , car parts , car waste , daniel couttolenc , green cars , recyclable car , recyclable car parts , Terrestrial Modular car , upcycled cars

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Repair Cafes in The Netherlands Give Life Back to Broken Objects

March 19, 2012 by  
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A new brand of DIY self-sufficiency is spreading across The Netherlands. Skilled craftswomen, mechanics, seamstresses, and handypersons are banding together to resist disposable consumer culture. It is the rise of the Repair Cafe , a place where neighbors get together to extend the life of their material belongings. “Fixers”  mend clothes , restore furniture, rehabilitate electrical appliances, and enjoy each other’s company while industriously toiling away. The first cafe was founded by  Martine Postma in Amsterdam in October of 2009. Today, there are 20 fully operational Repair Cafes, and 50 more in the planning stages. Read the rest of Repair Cafes in The Netherlands Give Life Back to Broken Objects Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: bike kitchen , collaborative consumption , community , crowdsource , eco-friendly , green business , green design , Lifecycle , martine postma , noisebridge , Recycle , Recycled Materials , repair cafe , tech shop , the netherlands , upicycle , volunteer

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How Lifecycle Cost Analysis Can Make a Better Case for Green Building

January 6, 2012 by  
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Design teams that consider the impacts of a building across its lifetime can help their clients make choices on materials, structural elements and systems that will reduce operations and environmental costs and other hidden expenses that are shaped by design decisions.

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Autodesk Unveils Tools for a 360 Degree View of Lifecycle Management

December 1, 2011 by  
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The design software giant introduces a suite of tools that marry cloud computing and on-premise solutions to provide insight into products and building projects from their inception to end of life.

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First Takes: US Navy Commits $500M to Biofuels, VW Bets Big on Renewables, & More

August 30, 2011 by  
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The Navy, DOE and Ag department launch a three-year $510-million-plus project to boost use of advanced biofuels in ships, planes and vehicles, a top clothing retailer in Japan brings its recycling program to the U.S. and Jelly Belly Candy Company taps into high-tech water saving.

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Sustainable Packaging’s New Definition Emphasizes Lifecycle Impacts

August 30, 2011 by  
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 The Sustainable Packaging Coalition puts a bigger emphasis on a package’s lifecycle impacts with its updated definition of sustainable packaging.

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MIT Weighs the Lifecycle Impacts of Concrete

August 15, 2011 by  
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<p>Concrete is literally the backbone of our infrastructure, but it often takes a bad rap for the carbon intensity of its key ingredient: cement. Research from MIT could change they way we look at the mainstay in construction materials.

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Natural Gas Far Less Green Than Claimed – Fracking Emissions 1000s Times Higher Than Reported: EPA

January 26, 2011 by  
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No one would argue that natural gas is a carbon-neutral or even low-carbon energy source, but it’s a whole heck of a lot better than burning coal, oil from tar sands, or oil from anywhere for that matter. That’s the conventional viewpoint.

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Infrared Light and Nanomaterials Could Yield Non-Toxic Corrosion Fighters

December 21, 2009 by  
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A new anti-corrosion coating that uses i nfrared light to bond new nanomaterials to steel could yield a more sustainable , less toxic substitute for the massive quantities of hazardous chemicals that are currently needed to hold our aging infrastructure together.

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Friendship between LION, TIGER and BEAR [VIDEO]

December 21, 2009 by  
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