How the Moon Could Meet the World’s Energy Needs for the Next 10,000 Years

August 7, 2014 by  
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Mining the moon to meet our energy needs may sound like the plot from a sci-fi movie , but China is considering doing exactly that. Helium 3 is an extremely valuable isotope that could be used in clean fusion plants to generate energy – and it’s available in vast quantities on the moon. Some scientists say that the moon is so rich in Helium 3 that it could solve the world’s energy problems for at least 10,000 years. Read the rest of How the Moon Could Meet the World’s Energy Needs for the Next 10,000 Years Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: china , helium 3 on the moon , helium-3 , mining the moon , nuclear fusion , solar winds , space , the moon , world energy needs

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A Luxury Swiss Villa Nestled Beneath the Earth

July 14, 2014 by  
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In a location as picturesque as Vals, Switzerland , it’s difficult to imagine any new construction that wouldn’t impose on the beautiful landscape. So, when the rare opportunity was granted to construct a new dwelling just a stone’s throw away from the famed Vals thermal baths , it was of paramount importance to not disturb the tranquil site. Designed by the architects of SeArch and Christian Müller , this underground house exemplifies the notion that thoughtfully constructed buildings can live in harmony with their surrounding environs. Read the rest of A Luxury Swiss Villa Nestled Beneath the Earth Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: christian muller , Green Building , green design , hill house , search , sustainable design , Switzerland , Underground House , vals

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SOM Reveals Airy Plans for All Aboard Florida’s Ft. Lauderdale Station

July 14, 2014 by  
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A new rail network will connect the southern tip of Florida to the center of the state, and SOM just revealed the latest plans for the Ft. Lauderdale Station. All Aboard Florida is a privately owned rail line that will start in Miami at the Multimodal Hub , then travel north through Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach and up to Orlando. SOM is working with local architect Zyscovich Architects to design this and all the other stations. These naturally daylit and airy structures will serve as the perfect launching pads for travel up and down the Florida coast for visitors and locals alike. Read the rest of SOM Reveals Airy Plans for All Aboard Florida’s Ft. Lauderdale Station Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , all aboard florida , eco design , eco train station , florida , ft. lauderdale , green architecture , Green Building , green design , green transportation , high speed rail , rail network , Skidmore Owings & Merrill , SOM , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , train station , transit hub , transit station , zyscovich architects

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INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Energy Does Google Use?

May 29, 2014 by  
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Did you know that the energy used by a single google search is equivalent to turning on a 60W light bulb for 17 seconds? Now consider that people conduct over 1 billion searches a day, and you’ve got a massive energy footprint of roughly 12.5 million watts – and that’s just a fraction of the search giant’s 260 million watt total. Juice Electrical Supplies recently ran the numbers and compiled an infographic that shows just how much energy Google uses – and how the company’s investment in renewable energy and offsets has given it a carbon footprint of zero . Check out the full infographic after the break! Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: How Much Energy Does Google Use? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “energy efficiency” , “sustainable energy” , data center , energy efficient design , Google , google energy use , green design , green energy , power , renewable energy , sustainable design , YouTube

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Scrap Metal and Old Timber Team Up for a Stylish Modern Coffee Table

May 29, 2014 by  
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Upcycled materials are more popular than ever , and it’s amazing to see how people are finding new ways to re-use old materials —like this collaborative coffee table piece created by Carnegie Mellon University students Uriel Eisen and Daniel Kaufman. Made with 150-year-old reclaimed timber and scrap steel , it proves that old materials can have incredible character and versatility when it comes to modern design. Eisen and Kaufman strive to breath new life into material that would otherwise be thrown away. + D. Kaufman Design 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: old timber , old wood , reclaimed table , reclaimed wood , Recycled Materials , scrap metal , Upcycled coffee table , upcycled table

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Google’s footprint falls as users emit eight grams of CO2 per day

August 19, 2013 by  
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New figures show greenhouse gas emissions at the search giant are continuing to fall.

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The brief, tragic reign of consumerism — and a happy alternative

August 19, 2013 by  
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It's not about shopping. It's about buying into a new reality.

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How She Leads: Beth Colleton, NBC

August 19, 2013 by  
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The senior vice president of corporate responsibility speaks about how her team is implementing a range of sustainability initiatives.

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Lessons from English football for a sustainable supply chain

August 19, 2013 by  
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Don't let your company fall in the footsteps of a No-Hope or Yo-Yo football club. Here's what the Top Flight clubs can teach you about long-term success.

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5 Handy Tips to Keep In Mind When Looking for Green Furniture

June 28, 2013 by  
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Kermit the frog was wrong—it is easy being green. These days being green is a big deal. Our society has been wasteful and environmentally irresponsible for a long time. Realizing that the earth doesn’t have an infinite amount of resources has forced people to take another look at the way they consume products. We recycle our garbage so it only makes sense to recycle our belongings, too. To this end “green” furniture , whether pieces that have been reused, passed down or made from replenish-able resources has gained popularity, not only for its intriguing character and sturdy construction, but also for its responsibility in reusing or not using natural resources. If you’re on the hunt for green furniture, click ahead for five handy tips that will help you on your search. Read the rest of 5 Handy Tips to Keep In Mind When Looking for Green Furniture Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “green furniture” , bamboo furniture , eco furniture , furniture shopping , furniture shopping tips , recycled furniture        

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