Sense: Monitoring Your Home Energy Consumption

May 29, 2020 by  
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Earth911 Inspiration: All Things Older Than Man

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Mirrored outhouse disappears into a lush river valley landscape

November 13, 2019 by  
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In Australia’s Kangaroo Valley, Paddington-based design studio Madeleine Blanchfield Architects carefully crafted a freestanding bathroom that all but vanishes into its surroundings. Designed for minimal impact, the compact outhouse is wrapped in one-way mirrors to blend into the lush landscape. Its use of solar energy and gray water recycling helps reduce the building’s carbon footprint . Moreover, the mirrored building is elevated off the ground and can be easily assembled and disassembled with limited site impact. Built to service a small cabin for overnight stays, the freestanding bathroom is set on a privately owned hillside about 30 meters from the accommodation. Its secluded location helps to enhance the feeling of being immersed in nature. The mirrored facade camouflages the structure by reflecting the lush landscape. When the space is used at night, the interior lighting makes the bathroom visible from the outside; the building orientation and remote location ensure privacy. Related: Mirrored home in the woods is hidden in plain sight The bathroom contains a bathtub and shower at the center that look out to unobstructed views of nature in all directions to give guests the sense of bathing outdoors. The architects also equipped the building with sustainable technologies, including solar-powered lights and a gray water recycling system with septic tanks. The landscape was minimally altered, and the bathroom can be easily removed without harm to the site. “The client’s desire to create a haven that not only provided connection to the landscape but a place to truly escape and unwind was met through the design,” the architects explained. “By avoiding the temptation to create a visually intrusive folly, the brief for the outhouse was met both visually and experientially. The outhouse heightens the sense of place, makes one consider their location.” + Madeleine Blanchfield Architects Photography by Robert Walsh via Madeleine Blanchfield Architects

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Green Sense Farms and Philips Unveil Vertical LED-lit Urban Garden in Indianapolis

May 9, 2014 by  
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One of the largest indoor commercial farms with LED lighting will be unveiled today at the AmeriPlex Industrial Park in Indianapolis. Philips has partnered with Green Sense Farms (GSF) , a Chicago-based commercial grower, to develop one of the most innovative indoor garden models. The new farms is expected to produce 20 to 25 times higher incrop yields a year thanks to LED-based lighting that uses 85 percent less energy than conventional sources. Read the rest of Green Sense Farms and Philips Unveil Vertical LED-lit Urban Garden in Indianapolis Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green lighting , Green Sense Farms (GSF) , hydroponic garden , hydroponic technology , indoor farm lighting , indoor farming , indoor garden , LED lights , LED technology , LED-lit indoor garden , light technology , organic food , philips led lights , sustainable food , urban farms , urban farms Indianapolis

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Beautiful Electree Mini is a Bonsai Tree-Shaped Solar Charger for Your Smartphone

May 9, 2014 by  
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5 Ways to Make Sense of the Energy Management Software Market

January 10, 2012 by  
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With more than 100 offerings currently making up the kaleidoscopic energy management software market, it's high time for a relatively easy way to clear up the confusion. Here are some simple rules of thumb.

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Crowdsourced Documentary on Cargo Biking Wants You! (Video)

October 20, 2011 by  
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Generally when you leave your hometown (especially if your hometown is Portland, Oregon ), you tend to lose your sense of expanding bike love rather quickly. Traveling for work or for play (unless you bike camp ) takes you through airports and subway stations and conference rooms and hotel/motels, and soon you begin to despair that the U.S. will always be a car-centric, junk food wasteland. Wait! When that depression dip happens, here’s a crowdsourced cargo bike documentary (or at th… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Campbell’s Soup’s Dave Stangis on the Evolution of Sustainability

August 31, 2011 by  
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The VP of CSR at The Campbell Soup Company discusses the evolution of his position and CSR in general, especially the importance of having a technical background, Campbell’s efforts in this arena, as well as its efforts to address childhood hunger and obesity.

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5 Rules to Make Sense of Using Cloud Computing in Your Business

August 31, 2011 by  
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Traditional business IT is often highly inefficient, but moving to the cloud is fraught with unknowns and concerns. Here’s how to best balance the business and sustainability benefits of cloud computing against the associated risks.

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