Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic home cuts energy bill 60% with over 2,000 LEDs

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Two of Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic estates are being updated with super efficient LEDs as part of an overall effort to reduce energy use, while keeping true to Wright’s vision. Taliesin West and Taliesin, located in Arizona and Wisconsin, respectively, are gaining over 2,000 LEDs in the upgrade. After an energy audit of the property, caretakers learned that they could offset the utility costs by 51 percent by providing more energy efficient lighting. After an extensive search for new lighting that would keep the look and feel of the property in alignment with the Wright’s vision, OSRAM Sylvania was selected to supply the cost-effective lighting upgrade. Read the rest of Frank Lloyd Wright’s historic home cuts energy bill 60% with over 2,000 LEDs Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: energy efficient lighting , frank lloyd wright , LED lighting , net zero energy homes , net zero energy lighting upgrades , net zero energy properties , taliesin , Taliesin West

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West Aiming for Net-Zero Energy

March 2, 2012 by  
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Frank Lloyd Wright ‘s reverence for the natural world is well documented – the famed architect coined the term “organic architecture,” a style of building that blends in seamlessly with the natural world. But although his buildings did complement their surroundings, they still depended on many of the same energy inputs as other buildings. Now, more than 50 years after his death, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation is planning to give Taliesin West — Wright’s winter home in Scottsdale, AZ — a net zero energy upgrade. Read the rest of Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West Aiming for Net-Zero Energy Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “clean energy” , Arizona , AZ , FLW , frank lloyd wright , green renovations , green retrofits , historic architecture , national register of historic places , net-zero energy , phoenix , prairie style architecture , Scottsdale , solar , Taliesin West

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Seilfaktur Knits Old Climbing Ropes into Amazing ‘SeilSchaft’ Furniture

March 2, 2012 by  
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German designer Angelika Hess is located in Rosenheim near the Alps, where many local sports enthusiasts enjoy rock climbing; this led her to ask: “What happens to all those climbing ropes after they’ve lived out their load-bearing lifecycle”? Over time the ropes need to changed for safety reasons, and the old ones are often relegated to climbers’ garages – so she decided to give this strong and colorful material a second life by turning the old ropes into fun modern furniture. Hess’ cushy handmade Seilschaft furnishings invite users to play and explore new ways of interacting with them – the versatile pieces can serve as chaise lounges, mats, day beds, and more! + Seilfaktur 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: “green furniture” , “sustainable furniture” , climbing rope , climbing rope furniture , green design , handmade furniture , knit furniture , recycled climbing rope , recycled furniture , Recycled Materials , seilfaktur , seilschaft , sustainable design

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3M’s New Nanoparticle Technology Could Make Natural Gas Cars Cheaper and More Attractive

March 2, 2012 by  
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Gas prices have increased at record levels this month, with prices climbing for 20 days in a row , and as gas prices rise, interest in more fuel efficient vehicles go up as well. Automakers have continued to focus on hybrids, electric vehicles and more efficient gasoline and diesel engines, but one fuel source has been largely ignored, natural gas. There are several reasons for this (read on to learn more), but the good news is that several companies, like 3M, are working on nanoparticle technology that could make natural gas cars more attractive. While as green transportation supporters, we think it’s important to point out that natural gas is a sort of temporary band-aid that should not distract us from the ultimate goal of getting truly sustainable electric cars on the road, we’re still excited to hear about 3M’s strides to advance this cleaner alternative to gasoline for the time being. Read the rest of 3M’s New Nanoparticle Technology Could Make Natural Gas Cars Cheaper and More Attractive Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3m , automotive , chesapeake energy , green technology , Honda , honda civic , nanoparticle technology , nanoparticles , natural gas , natural gas buses , natural gas fleets , natural gas trucks

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6 High-Flying New Treetop Abodes by O2 Treehouses

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MOD.FAB: Stunning Prefab by the School of Frank Lloyd Wright

January 30, 2012 by  
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Frank Lloyd Wright meets modern day prefab in the stunning Mod.Fab home, developed by students at Taliesin West in collaboration with their Dean Victor Sidy and Inhabitat favorite Jennifer Siegal . The goal of the collaboration was to build a prototype prefab conducive to elegant and sustainable living within the heart of the desert landscape . It only took a single picture for us to become instantaneous fans, and from passive solar design to photovoltaic panels and SIPs we’re thoroughly impressed with the project’s sustainable elements. Read the rest of MOD.FAB: Stunning Prefab by the School of Frank Lloyd Wright Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Jennifer Siegal , Office of Mobile Design , PrairieMod , PreFab Modern , Sustainable Building , Taliesin West

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Frank Lloyd Wright meets modern day prefab in the stunning Mod.Fab home, developed by students at Taliesin West in collaboration with their Dean Victor Sidy and Inhabitat favorite Jennifer Siegal . The goal of the collaboration was to build a prototype prefab conducive to elegant and sustainable living within the heart of the desert landscape . It only took a single picture for us to become instantaneous fans, and from passive solar design to photovoltaic panels and SIPs we’re thoroughly impressed with the project’s sustainable elements. Read the rest of MOD.FAB: Stunning Prefab by the School of Frank Lloyd Wright Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Jennifer Siegal , Office of Mobile Design , PrairieMod , PreFab Modern , Sustainable Building , Taliesin West

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January 30, 2012 by  
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Frank Lloyd Wright meets modern day prefab in the stunning Mod.Fab home, developed by students at Taliesin West in collaboration with their Dean Victor Sidy and Inhabitat favorite Jennifer Siegal . The goal of the collaboration was to build a prototype prefab conducive to elegant and sustainable living within the heart of the desert landscape . It only took a single picture for us to become instantaneous fans, and from passive solar design to photovoltaic panels and SIPs we’re thoroughly impressed with the project’s sustainable elements. Read the rest of MOD.FAB: Stunning Prefab by the School of Frank Lloyd Wright Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Jennifer Siegal , Office of Mobile Design , PrairieMod , PreFab Modern , Sustainable Building , Taliesin West

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January 30, 2012 by  
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Frank Lloyd Wright meets modern day prefab in the stunning Mod.Fab home, developed by students at Taliesin West in collaboration with their Dean Victor Sidy and Inhabitat favorite Jennifer Siegal . The goal of the collaboration was to build a prototype prefab conducive to elegant and sustainable living within the heart of the desert landscape . It only took a single picture for us to become instantaneous fans, and from passive solar design to photovoltaic panels and SIPs we’re thoroughly impressed with the project’s sustainable elements. Read the rest of MOD.FAB: Stunning Prefab by the School of Frank Lloyd Wright Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Jennifer Siegal , Office of Mobile Design , PrairieMod , PreFab Modern , Sustainable Building , Taliesin West

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Tadashi Kawamata’s ‘Under the Water’ Imagines The Debris From Japan’s Tsunami

January 30, 2012 by  
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