McDonald’s Replaces Disposable Coffee Cups with Attractive, Patrick Norguet-Designed Reusable Cups in France

July 23, 2012 by  
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French industrial designer Patrick Norguet has designed a new reusable coffee cup that McDonald’s restaurants in France will soon give out for free to customers. Norguet has already worked with the company to redesign and modernize the company’s outlets in Italy, The Netherlands and Switzerland. Coming off that success, Norguet came up with a line of colorful, reusable cups that not only reduce waste, but they also help prevent users from burning their hands. Read the rest of McDonald’s Replaces Disposable Coffee Cups with Attractive, Patrick Norguet-Designed Reusable Cups in France Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: france , mccafe , mcdonalds , mcdonalds coffee , mcdonalds france , patrick norguet , reusable coffee cup , waste diversion

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Portland Community College’s Newberg Center is the First Net Zero Higher Education Building in Oregon

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VIDEO: How to Switch Your Light Bulbs And Get Ready for the Federal Light Bulb Phase-Out

July 23, 2012 by  
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You may have heard rumors about a so-called ‘light bulb ban’ – but do you know the details of what is actually happening and when? The Federal Energy Independence and Securities act is coming to the U.S. in October of 2012 (i.e a few months), and rather than a ban , it is really more of a gradual phase-out of outdated, obsolete energy-guzzling incandescent bulbs , which encourages retailers to start stocking the latest high-tech, low energy light bulbs. Despite the fact that this starts in just a few months , many people still don’t know much about it. We consider it our mission at Inhabitat to help! A little while ago, we brought you a fun-filled article all about this important new federal law , but if for some reason you haven’t read our handy guide yet, or just prefer old-fashioned face time , we’ve made it even easier for you to digest the most crucial facts behind the light bulb phase-out (what it is, who it affects) with our new video explaining how to swap your bulbs . Read the rest of VIDEO: How to Switch Your Light Bulbs And Get Ready for the Federal Light Bulb Phase-Out Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: best bulb , cfl , cfl light bulb , compact fluorescent light , eco bulb , eco design , eco lighting , Energy Independence and Security Act , energy saving bulb , energy saving lights , federal light bulb regulation , green design , green light bulb , green lighting , how to green lighting , how to swap your bulbs , how to switch to green lighting , incandescent bulb phase out , incandescent bulbs , LED , LED light bulb , LED lights , LEDs , light bulb ban , light bulb phase out , light bulb regulation , light emitting diode , lighting energy mandate , low energy light bulb , phasing out incandescent bulbs , Philips , sustainable design , sustainable lighting

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