Amazing solar house generates enough energy to share with its neighbors

May 17, 2017 by  
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Although the Netherlands may seem like a tranquil place to live, its climate can be quite volatile. Frigid winters and searing summer heat make energy efficient home design a must – local architects such as Joris Verhoeven Architectuur are creating amazingly efficient designs that don’t sacrifice on aesthetics. The firm’s sophisticated “Positive Energy House” in the small village of Sterksel is a solar powerhouse that generates enough energy to share with its neighbors Although energy efficiency was the objective of the design, the architects did not want to sacrifice aesthetics. Therefore, the building materials were chosen to create a sophisticated design. Muted grey brick cladding gives the home a contemporary feel while providing the home with an ultra-thick layer of insulation. The slanted roof was chosen to enhance the home’s style while maximizing the energy output of 44 south-oriented solar panels . Related: 8 homes that generate more energy than they consume In fact, orientation was key to creating the ultra-efficient design . On the interior, all of the communal living spaces were built on the “sunny side” of the home to maximize light and natural heating. Integrated solar blinds and screens on the windows block the sun from overheating the interior during the hot summer months. On the back end of the house, a lovely canopy-covered terrace offers a tranquil outdoor area for the family. + Joris Verhoeven Architectuur Photography via John van Groenedaal

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Harm Rensink Unveils an Ethereal Nomadic Sand Bath for Wellness

December 31, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Harm Rensink Unveils an Ethereal Nomadic Sand Bath for Wellness Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cocoon space on a mound of sand , Design for Health , dutch design , eco design , green design , green materials , Harm Rensink , Nomadic Sand Bath , sand spa , sustainable design , Urban design , Zero energy , zero energy design        

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Little Compton is a Charming Passive Retreat in Rhode Island

December 1, 2011 by  
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Read the rest of Little Compton is a Charming Passive Retreat in Rhode Island Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “sustainable architecture” , eco design , eco home , green architecture , Green Building , green home , little compton retreat , passiv-haus , passive house , passive house new england , passivhaus , rhode island , solar passive design , Sustainable Building , sustainable design , zero energy design , zeroenergy design

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Lexus Fashion Workshop Recycles Car Parts Into Environmental Haute Couture

December 1, 2011 by  
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Luxury carmaker Lexus is now trying their hand at making luxurious jewelry — but they aren’t dipping into the world’s supply of platinum and diamonds. Instead, the automaker is on a mission to elevate the concept of recycling by re-using 2,000-plus components of a dismantled  CT hybrid to make one-of-a-kind haute couture accessories. Click ahead to see all the high-fashion bling that was created! READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Alejandro Ingelmo , Art Basel , eco-fashion , Eddie Borgo , Ethical Fashion , green fashion , john patrick , lexus , Lexus CT Hybrid , Lexus Fashion Workshop , Miami , Moss Lipow , recycled clothing , recycled fashion , Sustainable Fashion , sustainable style , upcycled clothing , upcycled fashion , vogue

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Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide: Furry Friends

December 1, 2011 by  
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If you treat your pet like a child, or even your best friend, we know you’ll be showering them with more than hugs and rubs this holiday season. We’ve found a slew of eco-friendly treats that are sure to bump up their style, entertain their brains, and keep them healthy for seasons to come. Whether it’s for your own furry beast, or a friend’s friendly cuddle monster, check out our Green Holiday Gift Guide For Pets , ahead. From bike baskets your pet can ride in , to  eco squeaky green chew toys , to adorable reclaimed suitcase cat beds , you’ll be sure to find something they’ll love . GREEN HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR FURRY FRIENDS > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: cat gifts , dog gifts , eco christmas , eco friendly pet gifts , eco friendly presents , eco holiday , eco xmas , eco-friendly gifts , environmentally friendly gifts , environmentally friendly presents , gifts for animal lovers , green christmas , green gift guide , green gifts for dogs , green gifts for pets , green holiday , green holiday gift guide , green presents , green xmas , inhabitat gift guide , inhabitat green gifts , Inhabitat Green Holiday Gift Guide , pet gifts

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10 Sure-to-Please Green Home Gifts For The Holidays

December 1, 2011 by  
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It’s been said that home is where the heart is, so this holiday, what better way to show the nicest people on your list how much you care than by getting them gifts to spruce up their pads ? Nowadays, there are plenty of home goods that are just as eco-friendly as they are delightful. From pillows shaped like giant Scrabble tiles to a garden that grows right on your walls to a handy gadget that cleans the air with the power of plants , check out our vibrant assortment of green home gifts that will have the recipients smiling from ear to ear. Read the rest of 10 Sure-to-Please Green Home Gifts For The Holidays Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: andrea air filter , back to the roots , Bamboo Cutting Boards , Bambu , branch , Cork Bowl , eco christmas , eco friendly presents , eco holiday , eco xmas , eco-friendly gifts , environmentally friendly gifts , environmentally friendly presents , gifts for interiors , gifts for the kitchen , green christmas , green decor gifts , green gift guide , green gifts for the home , green holiday , green holiday gift guide , green home gifts , green housewares gifts , green presents , green xmas , home gifts , kill a watt , Modern Birdhouse , Mushroom Garden Kit , Recycled Chalkboard Clock , Scrabble Pillows , terrarium , uncommon goods , Woolly Pocket

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