Work from home in this minimalist, modular 15-sided cabin

July 6, 2020 by  
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As the newest member of the Hello Wood cabin family, the Workstation Cabin offers the perfect tranquil retreat designed specifically to inspire creativity. Described as “the future of meeting rooms,” this unique workspace has a modern interior made of Scots pine wood and complemented by large windows. Prefabricated using state-of-the-art technology, this  modular  cabin was designed on the computer and built using a computer numerical control machine. With 15 sides, the structure looks different from every angle. Insulation  protects the compact structure’s occupants from harsh weather and helps the cabin adapt to the changing seasons. The home also features designated spaces for built-in air conditioning, electrical outlets and wifi capabilities. While the unique cabin primarily functions as an  office space , it can also transform into a meeting area, children’s playroom or even a guest room. Related: Hello Wood unveils a tiny cabin that sleeps up to 8 people While each  minimalist  cabin is delivered turn-key and includes a built-in workbench and electrical outlet, Hello Wood also offers several customizable add-ons and services. Usual features include heating and air conditioning, but customers can also choose to incorporate mood lighting, a sound system or television inside. Outside the cabin, customers can even add landscaping and a terrace. The gross floor area measures about 107 square feet with an interior area of about 86 square feet, and the total height, including legs, measures in at just under 12 feet.  Thanks to the modular  prefab  design, installation only takes a few days. Potential owners need only have about 14.2 x 11.1 x 11.8 feet of space. Even better, any module can be easily replaced if necessary, meaning if one portion gets damaged, repairs can take place without demolition work affecting the rest of the structure. The cabin achieves its low environmental footprint through its small size and low energy consumption, as well as its use of renewable materials. + Hello Wood Photography by Zsuzsa Darab

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5 Clever Ways To Maximize Natural Light in Your Kitchen

May 13, 2020 by  
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The kitchen often gets more use than any other room … The post 5 Clever Ways To Maximize Natural Light in Your Kitchen appeared first on Earth911.com.

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Maven Moment: Recycling Day

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How corporate buyers, utilities can embrace the low-carbon future together

October 5, 2017 by  
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More utilities are “in the room” with corporate energy planning, and few companies are seeking a “RExit.”

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What we think about when we try not to think about global warming

June 20, 2015 by  
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Global warming is the elephant in the room. Here’s why so many people couldn’t care less, even though we should.

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Funky LED lamp transforms to illuminate the room and spark conversation

February 27, 2015 by  
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Do you remember the Rubik’s snake? It was a fun, twisty toy made of wedges on spring bolts. You could twist the toy into a thousand configurations, but never separate them. Oikimus Design has come up with a revolutionary lamp based on that old toy, featuring LEDs and a 5×5 design that allows the lamp to take on a nearly endless variety of shapes. Read the rest of Funky LED lamp transforms to illuminate the room and spark conversation Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: LED design , led lamp , led light bulbs , LED wood lamp , light LED , oikimus design , oikimus design lamp , rubik snake lamp , rubik’s snake

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How Hilton and BSR are teaming up to improve procurement

November 25, 2013 by  
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What's the best way to improve purchasing? First, get the right players in the room. Next, start with what you can measure.

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The Freedom Room is a Low-Cost Micro Apartment Designed by Prison Inmates

April 23, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of The Freedom Room is a Low-Cost Micro Apartment Designed by Prison Inmates Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , cibic workshop , comodo , eco design , freedom room , green architecture , Green Building , green design , inmate designed , inmates , jail cell , micro apartment , micro home , micro housing , Milan , Milan Furniture Fair , Milano , prison cell , small space living , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , tiny homes , tiny housing        

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7 Green innovations for sustainable building

October 24, 2011 by  
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Akshata Hegde: green innovations for sustainable building green innovations for sustainable building When we talk about causing harm to the environment, it is not only the use of plastics and other stuffs but also those buildings in which we reside in. Buildings are accountable for over 45% of the total carbon releases in UK according to a survey of an environment agency. Building construction involves use of several materials that cause harm to the environment. Why not take steps to make the building construction Eco-friendly? This could be done by taking some simple measures. You just need to take care of location, efficiency of the materials, energy and water efficiency, appearance as well as the health and safety of dweller. Now you must be wondering these given steps are for a new construction but what about those that already exist. Yes you can take some simple and easy steps to ensure that the building becomes greener, which includes monitoring power, proper insulation and efficient use of water. For new construction, you can very well make use of latest technologies that can be helpful in making homes produce around zero-carbon. Here are some of the sustainable building innovations for you. 1. House and window positioning and sunlight penetration Though this is not a new technology, but is a new design that can be very helpful. This can expose as much of a house to sunlight as possible, making sure the least possible area of your house is in shade. Design windows in a way such that sunlight penetrates through it to every part of the room. High windows usually allow light to travel into rooms and these modern layouts of home allow even north facing rooms to get light, thereby saving on heating and the lighting costs. Angle the roofs precisely allowing them to absorb the most possible heat. This will also be useful to get maximum exposure to solar panels. 2. Living roofs and walls The idea of living roofs and walls is a new one. It is said to be a utopian environmentalist’s idea but has some advantages. If you allowing plants to grow on the roofs, such as sedum, it will prevent the overheating of the buildings. These plants absorb heat at the same time reduce storm water run-off. People can also use their roofs to grow local products. Though growing plants on walls is not a well-developed idea, but ensuring that you grow proper plants on walls, can provide shade during summers and can also allow less sunlight during winters. 3. Convection ventilation system To establish a single airflow, you need to firstly properly insulate your house. The outgoing air that has been already heated by the house passes closely to the incoming air through the transfers. In this process, some of the heat gets passed to the colder air entering the house from outside. So go for an convention ventilation system. 4. Collecting water run-off Collecting the water run-off has advantages. You can purify the water and use it in the home. Secondly, postponing the run-off that hits the rivers and watercourses helps avoid flooding during heavy rains. At the same time, stopping run-off from concrete surfaces reduces pollution and avoids the accumulation of excess nutrients and bacteria in the rivers that can be harmful for wild life and endanger drinking water as well in some areas. 5. Greener bricks Do you know that now you can easily manufacture several building products? These products are not only easy to make but also easy to use in comparison to the traditional bricks. These products are lighter at the same time provide improved insulation. You can also combine foam and concrete to have a stronger interior structure to make up for the lack of solidity. 6. Recycled materials Being green does not mean using all the latest technology. It also refers to making use of left over materials. The only problem while making building using recycled materials is that the buildings are made fitting the design to these materials. So that does not imply that you cannot make a building from recycled materials. You can make worktops, floors and windows very well from recycled materials. If you make use of recycled materials to make construction materials, including insulation and bricks then the carbon level also goes down. Gravestone, tire manufacturers as well as bottle banks offers materials at a cheaper price. 7. Smart buildings Smart buildings can sense where you need systems. They automatically turn off lights when there is no one in the room, and it confines air conditioning and heating to required areas. These systems work out efficiently where a building requires heat and you can set up convection current to get heat by opening certain windows and vents.

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5 Countries generating the most wind energy

October 24, 2011 by  
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Aswin Krishna R: Wind Energy Wind Farm Wind energy is one of the renewable and green energy source. It is one of the ways to tackle the energy shortage. About 194,400 MW of energy is produced by the windmills throughout the world. Most of the European countries are utilizing the wind energy than other parts of the world. Wind farms are used to produce the wind energy. Each farm consists hundreds of turbines over hundreds of square miles to produce electricity on large scale. Most of windmills are installed in agricultural region. There are two types of wind farms, one is ‘on shore’ and the another one is ‘off shore’. At present most of the countries are investing in wind farms to tackle the energy scarcity. It is a clean energy and preserves the environment from pollution. Let us see top five wind energy generators across the world. 1. China China Wind FArm Largest Producer China produces the maximum amount of wind energy across the world. It accounts about 45 GW of energy from 80 wind farms. Their aim is to reach 100 GW by 2015 and to meet all their energy needs by wind energy alone by 2030. China had devised many plans to increase the production. They have increased the turbine production to install more wind mills. One of the major reason for china to invest on windmill is its geographical structure and also huge amount of energy needs and man power. As the coastline of China is too long, we can tap more amount of wind energy. China also invests in small turbines, which are fixed in tall buildings and lamp post. 2. USA USA Wind Farm Pioneers of Wind Energy USA placed second in wind energy production with a amount of 43 GW from 101 windmills. Since USA consumes more energy than any other part of the world, investment in green energy is must. USA have not invested in off shore farms but they have planned to invest in near future. USA is considered to be the pioneers of wind energy. GE Energy is the largest turbine manufacturer in USA. With 627 wind turbines, Roscoe Wind Farm in Texas is the largest wind farm in the world. The total capacity of this farm is 781 MW. Each turbine in this farm has a capacity of 1 MW power. It supplies power to 260,000 homes in Texas. 3. Germany Germany Wind Farm Leading Manufacturers of Wind turbine Germany ranks third in wind energy production with a capacity of 28 GW, it accounts about 9% of Germany’s total energy generation. Germany consists of 21607 wind turbines and they are focusing to increase the offshore production. Central part of Germany accounts for major generation. Enercon E-126 is the largest wind turbine in the world is manufactured and installed in Germany with a rotor diameter of 126m. Capacity of this turbine is 7 MW. Germany is the leading exporter of wind turbines. 4. Spain Spain Wind Farm Second in Europe Wind farms satisfy 16% of Spain’s electricity demands and it is fourth in the table for wind energy production across the world. Total production is 21 GW and it is ranked third among the energy sources in Spain. Spain is making lot of efforts to increase the production and trying to make wind energy as the top energy source. Most of the wind farms are located in mountain regions and not much of offshore farms. Spain is one of the leading exporter of wind farm equipment. 5. India India Wind Farm Major Contributors India has the fifth largest installed wind power capacity in the world. Total capacity is 14 GW and it accounts 1.6% of the country’s power. Muppandal wind farm in Tamil Nadu is the largest wind farm in sub continent and most of the wind mills are privately owned by companies. In India most of the wind farms are located in agricultural lands and in mountain region. Though most parts of India are not suitable for wind energy production, still it ranks fifth in production. Suzlon is the leading manufacturer of wind turbine in India and also a major wind farm installer.

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