See how one couple built their off-grid cabin for only a few hundred dollars

May 24, 2016 by  
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When Jesse and Alyssa moved to their off grid property in September of 2015, they had grand dreams of the buildings they would construct together. First, they planned on building a timber frame barn built with trees from their own property and eventually a timber frame house. They relished the idea of doing the projects themselves and learning valuable skills as they went. The couple’s initial living space was far less grand, as they were living and working from a 19′ travel trailer. This was a satisfactory…

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LEDs become part of the building fabric with "Light Transmissive Carpets"

November 22, 2013 by  
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This is the future of lighting design, where the LEDs become permanent parts of the buildings, not something that is just plugged in.

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11 natural tricks to tackle your winter cold

November 22, 2013 by  
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Whether you’re suffering or feel it coming, here are some easy, homemade ways to fight off a cold.

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By 2050, urban buildings that breathe and adapt

March 7, 2013 by  
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A new report on the buildings of the future includes vertical farms and robots.

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The 4 biggest barriers to corporate sustainability

March 7, 2013 by  
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WRI examines the gap between current green practices and the environmental protection needed for the 21st century.

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Dogs Trust plans to build the world’s greenest rescue center

December 8, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Sustainable facility to harvest renewable solar energy and rainwater. Dogs Trust , the largest dog welfare charity in the UK, has revealed plans to build a state-of-the-art Rehoming Center in Leicestershire, which is being billed the greenest in the world. With an aim to reduce running costs and its carbon “pawprint”, the new center will feature a biomass boiler, green roofs, under-floor heating, solar panels and a rainwater recycling system

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Innowattech develops pads to harvest energy from passing trains

December 8, 2010 by  
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Eco Factor: Pads harvest mechanical energy from trains. After testing piezoelectric energy generators that can produce renewable energy from passing cars on the highway , Israel’s Innowattech has now moved to trains with a similar product. The company has performed a project with the National Railway Company of Israel to examine IPEG PAD, a rail pad that can be a solution to the smart rail field.

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In Canada, Sunchips Uses Its Noisy Compostable Bag As Marketing Gimmick

November 5, 2010 by  
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Matt was incredulous when Sunchips ditched its bioplastic packaging because people thought the bags were too noisy. How noisy?

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