Innovating for Mars, and maybe Earth, too

July 17, 2018 by  
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Could exploring another planet help our resource-constrained world?

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Food for thought: WeWork pulls meat from the office menu

July 17, 2018 by  
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As companies take action on environmental issues, the coworking giant pledges to go meatless.

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4 techniques to catalyze sustainable small town redevelopment

July 17, 2018 by  
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Revitalizing communities requires innovation, adaptability and buy-in. Do you have them?

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The iridescent facade of this library reflects the innovative thinking going on inside

September 5, 2016 by  
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The new building reconciles the different scale of Vaughan’s City Hall’s Clock tower and historic Sarah Noble/Beaverbrook House. Its reflective facade changes appearance with the light throughout the day. This ever-changing appearance references the constantly-evolving learning environment inside the building and wraps around the volume to form a central interior courtyard . Related: Sleek, green Lawrence Public Library is a welcoming haven for book lovers To create a modern space that reflects the way new digital tools are used in learning, the architects created a flexible layout that encourages social interaction. Colorful furniture and natural lighting further animate the spaces and direct visitors to different multi-functional and collaboration spaces, meeting rooms , and lounges. An outdoor garden courtyard features a red maple tree that represents knowledge. Visitors can use computers, 3D printers , a sound recording and video studio with a green screen. + ZAS Architects Via World Architecture News

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GM, Johnson Controls teach G7 about circular economy thinking

March 29, 2016 by  
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At the first US meeting of the G7’s Alliance on Resource Efficiency, GM’s 131 zero waste factories and Johnson Controls’ recycling of batteries became lessons to live by.

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INFOGRAPHIC: Save big on your energy bill with these simple home fixes

October 13, 2015 by  
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Did you know that the average American family of four spends a whopping $2,000 per year on energy bills? Fortunately, there are many ways to save big on utility costs. Constellation Energy created a useful infographic that identifies the resource hogs of our home, from lighting to water use, with eye-opening stats on their power consumption and offers bright ideas for how to cut down on energy use. Keep reading to see how you can get started. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: Save big on your energy bill with these simple home fixes

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Warmpod empowers communities to provide portable, disaster-proof shelter for the homeless

October 13, 2015 by  
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Once focused on enforcing state laws that prevented  homeless folks from illegally camping on public lands, out-of-work Oregon Park Ranger Raymond Gulley is now trying to do something positive about the problem with the Warmpod. Warmpod is a small portable modular emergency structure that anyone can build, empowering communities to help keep homeless people warm in the winter and to prepare for natural disasters. The Warmpod is built for extreme weather and can withstand high winds. The sidewalls are made from fir with rigid foam insulation that can bounce back when stressed. The floor module has a unique “inner lip” which directs moisture outside of the unit and keeps wall modules in place. Once completed, the Warmpod is made of 6 interlocking modules that can easily fit in the back of a pickup and be assembled by one person, to help make a difference no matter where it is needed. + Warmpod

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11 Innovative planters for the home

October 13, 2015 by  
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The cost of clean energy is rapidly closing in on fossil fuels

October 13, 2015 by  
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The cost of renewable energy is closing in on fossil fuels, as wind and solar power are become increasingly competitive with gas and coal costs. According to Clean Technica and a new report from Bloomberg New Energy Finance , onshore wind is fully competitive with gas and coal in some parts of the world, while the gap is closing for the rest of wind and solar power worldwide. Read the rest of The cost of clean energy is rapidly closing in on fossil fuels

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Reclaim + Remake Symposium

October 11, 2012 by  
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Reclaim + Remake Symposium, April 11-13, 2013 “Waste is a Resource in the Wrong Place and Time” http://architecture.cua.edu/reclaimremake Call for Abstracts Deadline: November 12, 2012

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