Modern gabled guesthouse embraces passive solar in Australia

May 4, 2018 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Modern gabled guesthouse embraces passive solar in Australia

A sleek and modern take on the Australian farm building has popped up in the coastal town of Gerringong. Atelier Andy Carson designed Escarpment House as a two-bed guesthouse on an east-west axis to make the most of ocean views to the south and pastoral views to the north. The building orientation and material choice were also guided by passive solar principles. Set on nearly 150 acres of pasture with dairy cows, the Escarpment House maintains a relatively low profile with a simple gabled form created in the likeness of the traditional metal shed dairy structures of the region. “The project utilizes north and south decks as ‘winter’ and ‘summer’ outdoor space to enable the occupants to use the building mass as sun or wind protection moving to each side as favored,” wrote the architects. “The site positioning offered a significant view towards the nearby dairy with the setting sun over the escarpment offering a unique user experience.” The two bedrooms are located on the home’s east end, while the open-plan kitchen, dining area, and living space face the west. Related: Passive solar home stays naturally cool without AC in Australia Energy consumption is minimized through the regulation of light and views thanks to the west façade’s large operable panels that open or close with the touch of a button. Escarpment House also features extra-thick insulated walls and double-glazing . Supplementary solar power, rainwater harvesting with UV filtration and treatment, as well as on-site sewage treatment further reduce the home’s environmental impact. + Atelier Andy Carson Via ArchDaily Images © Michael Nicholson

See the original post here: 
Modern gabled guesthouse embraces passive solar in Australia

Thames Water to Transform London’s Sewage Into Drinking Water for Entire Population

May 10, 2013 by  
Filed under Green, Recycle

Comments Off on Thames Water to Transform London’s Sewage Into Drinking Water for Entire Population

London photo from Shutterstock Thames Water , the company that provides drinking water for the city of London, has unveiled a new long-term strategy that will recycle sewage to provide drinking water for the entire population. The strategy looks to address the challenges the city will face in the next 25 years as the population the company serves grows from 9 million to 10.4 million by 2040. This will increase demand by between 230 and 340 million liters per day, with about 80 per cent of this rise expected in London. Read the rest of Thames Water to Transform London’s Sewage Into Drinking Water for Entire Population Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: city of london , clean water , drinking water , London , river thames , sewage , sewage treatment , Thames Water , water issues        

Original post:
Thames Water to Transform London’s Sewage Into Drinking Water for Entire Population

Bercy Chen Studio’s Cylindrical Boat House in Austin Has its Own Waterfall

May 10, 2013 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Bercy Chen Studio’s Cylindrical Boat House in Austin Has its Own Waterfall

Read the rest of Bercy Chen Studio’s Cylindrical Boat House in Austin Has its Own Waterfall Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , cascade , Daylighting , elliptical , glazed , lake , Oshatz Architects , Shore Vista Boat Dock , texas , water issues        

View post: 
Bercy Chen Studio’s Cylindrical Boat House in Austin Has its Own Waterfall

New Danube River Sewage Treatment Plant Will Have Green Roof

November 3, 2010 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on New Danube River Sewage Treatment Plant Will Have Green Roof

The Danube River is the longest river in Europe, and it will soon receive a new environmentally sensitive sewage treatment plant set on cleaning up its waters. Known as “The Living Danube” , the plant is set to be the most advanced wastewater treatment plant project in Budapest, Hungary, and it will also boast a beautiful green roof. Read the rest of New Danube River Sewage Treatment Plant Will Have Green Roof http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/ohttp://www.inhabitat.com/wp-admin/options-general.php?page=better_feedptions-general.php?page=better_feed Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: danube river sewage plant , danube river sewage treatment plant , danube sewage plant green roof , green roof , living danube green roof , living danube sewage plant

Original post: 
New Danube River Sewage Treatment Plant Will Have Green Roof

Volvo Developing the World’s Fastest Hybrid Truck

November 3, 2010 by  
Filed under Green

Comments Off on Volvo Developing the World’s Fastest Hybrid Truck

This is one competition we never thought we’d see: Volvo Trucks is reportedly developing a diesel-electric hybrid truck dubbed the “Mean Green.” Going forward in a green way, the famed car manufacturer is hoping that the truck will claim the title of World’s Fastest Hybrid Truck.

Continued here:
Volvo Developing the World’s Fastest Hybrid Truck

Sewage Treatment Plant for Blue Danube Gets New Green Roof

November 1, 2010 by  
Filed under Eco, Green

Comments Off on Sewage Treatment Plant for Blue Danube Gets New Green Roof

As part of efforts to clean up the Danube River , the famous waterway is getting a new sewage treatment plant — and in one of those sustainability twofers we love so much, the gigantic structure will be capped with a 10,000-square meter green roof . The idea is that sewage treatment plants have enormous footprints, and without a roof all of that surface area is lost for other purposes.

Here is the original:
Sewage Treatment Plant for Blue Danube Gets New Green Roof

San Antonio Gets the Scoop on First Commercial Biogas from Municipal Sewage

October 24, 2010 by  
Filed under Business, Eco, Green

Comments Off on San Antonio Gets the Scoop on First Commercial Biogas from Municipal Sewage

Leave it to larger-than-life Texas to lead the U.S. into a new energy future. While the state is  most closely associated with oil, it has also been an early pioneer of wind power , and is beginning to embrace solar energy along with armloads of new green jobs.

Original post: 
San Antonio Gets the Scoop on First Commercial Biogas from Municipal Sewage

Bad Behavior has blocked 755 access attempts in the last 7 days.