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Architect designs modern, green home

Architect designs modern, green home | Eco House Design | Scoop.it

This year, Cochran is taking a whole new tack, merging green living and modern design into a home that is being constructed as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified...

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Eco-friendly Designs for Modern Homes

Eco-friendly Designs for Modern Homes | Eco House Design | Scoop.it
With the growing concern over Global Warming, different sectors of society are now looking for ways to help save what's left of our environment. This has led to the discovery of different solutions that are now being implemented to control.
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What's The One Green Product …

What's The One Green Product … | Eco House Design | Scoop.it
Lisa is a long-time renovator and design book author who is embarking on her latest adventure: building a modern, sustainable home and preparing to open Atlanta's first eco-home store, ecoHaven. You can follow her on ...
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Not A House But....

Not A House But.... | Eco House Design | Scoop.it

This is the car you park in your eco-home garage.

The 2012 Mitsubishi iCar powered by MiEV technology, offers 112 MPGe.

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New Green Building Products Are Great, But Make Sure They Work

New Green Building Products Are Great, But Make Sure They Work | Eco House Design | Scoop.it
Given how much room for improvement we have in making our buildings more sustainable, we should certainly welcome the efforts of companies to release more green building components. Recently, busin...
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Payback on solar power systems in NZ

Payback on solar power systems in NZ | Eco House Design | Scoop.it

At best, simple energy payback is a weak tool for describing the financial value of investments in solar power systems, and has done little to help anyone understand their value. Furthermore, the government has analysed the cost benefit of solar power systems incorrectly resulting in the perception that they are too expensive to generate worthwhile returns.

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RAMMED EARTH GLENHOPE HOUSE IS A SUSTAINABLE VACATION RETREAT OUTSIDE OF MELBOURNE

RAMMED EARTH GLENHOPE HOUSE IS A SUSTAINABLE VACATION RETREAT OUTSIDE OF MELBOURNE | Eco House Design | Scoop.it

The Glenhope House outside of Melbourne is a sustainable family vacation home that can efficiently accommodate a larger group or be zoned for just two. Designed by Australian practice, JOH Architects, the four bedroom house is situated in a panoramic landscape and takes in views from all four sides. A rammed earth wall serves as the backbone for the house and two large rainwater cisterns store water for use in the house. Solar passive design minimizes energy use and natural materials are used throughout.

 

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Student Designed Eco-Lodge in Morocco Features Zero Water

Student Designed Eco-Lodge in Morocco Features Zero Water | Eco House Design | Scoop.it
With a mandated sustainable program in mind, a studio at the Daniels School of Architecture, Landscape and Design, University of Toronto was required to creatively re-interpret the activities deemed “un-sustainable” in this context.
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Sustainable Dream Home- Venice, California

Sustainable Dream Home- Venice, California | Eco House Design | Scoop.it
One of my most fortunate experiences was meeting eco jewelry designer, Candice Marks, at a charity event and being invited to her gorgeous, eco friendly home in Venice. Candice truly embodies what it means to be eco chic ...
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Eco Friendly Prefab Home Design

Eco Friendly Prefab Home Design | Eco House Design | Scoop.it
Eco-friendly homes, on the concept is a energy-efficient home. The design is much use of natural aeration and natural lighting. As we can see in prefab home design below, which have used the customization process, ...
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Homes of the Year: Room for girls to have a level each

Homes of the Year: Room for girls to have a level each | Eco House Design | Scoop.it
We look at some of the most stunning homes that were for sale this year 28 DARWIN LANEREMUERA Eight bathrooms, six bedrooms, seven-car garaging, four living spaces, a home theatre, games room, artist's studio, swimming...
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Sea and shipping container Houses And how you can build one ...

Container homes are taking the modern sustainable living world by storm. These cost nothing and eco friendly residential solutions are a marvelous way to save heaps of coin on housing, subjugate your carbon footprint, and ...
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Going Green – How To Build A Green Home

Going Green – How To Build A Green Home | Eco House Design | Scoop.it
And now most of the building contractors and home owners are trying to create a sustainable green residence for their needs.
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Love at first light

Love at first light | Eco House Design | Scoop.it
With breathtaking harbour views from her 4.9ha Matakana property, which runs all the way down to Whangateau Harbour, Emma Haughton wanted a house design that would maximise this exceptional building platform.Her brief to architect...
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Solar energy looking bright in Savannah

Solar energy looking bright in Savannah | Eco House Design | Scoop.it

The company expects to install enough solar panels locally to power the equivalent of 175 homes.

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Choosing sustainable building materials

Choosing sustainable building materials | Eco House Design | Scoop.it

It can be difficult to assess exactly how sustainable a product is and which materials are preferable to others. Often we have to rely on manufacturers’ information, which can be biased and incomplete.

This chapter aims to bring some clarification to the issue. It outlines some tools that can help you to choose your building materials, but the issues are rarely straightforward. Your decisions will depend on current information, your individual
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Eco Conscious Consumers Choose American Hardwoods

Eco Conscious Consumers Choose American Hardwoods | Eco House Design | Scoop.it
Recently, however, an abundance of green product labels and misinformation has led to confusion in the marketplace, and has everyone asking, “Are American hardwoods really a sustainable resource?” And “Are the hardwood products I want for my home ...
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Minneapolis family open to change

Minneapolis family open to change | Eco House Design | Scoop.it

Shane and Erinn Farrell never planned on tearing down their early 1900s bungalow in Minneapolis. For the first six years they lived there, the modest two-bedroom home was perfect for just the two of them. But for three or four? The Farrells decided they needed more room for the next chapter of their lives -- as a family.

"We wanted to stay in our Linden Hills neighborhood," said Erinn. At first they considered adding a second story for a nursery and master bedroom. But architect Eric Odor, of SALA Architects in Minneapolis, discovered that the existing foundation wouldn't support a new second story, the front porch was sagging, and the basement 

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Green Consumers Want to Have Fun, Too -

Green Consumers Want to Have Fun, Too - | Eco House Design | Scoop.it

Green Consumers Want to Have Fun, TooEntrepreneur... Ryan and Lowry attribute their success more to their aesthetically pleasing package designs and fragrances and subtle green marketing.

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Homes of the Year: English country house with special Kiwi twist

Homes of the Year: English country house with special Kiwi twist | Eco House Design | Scoop.it
SOLD FOR $780,000270 School Rd, Waimauku Over many years, the collective hands of the Ralph family have worked to shape this land and its English country-style home.In 1968, Gay and Norman Ralph bought this property, and they...
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Iranian Architect Nader Khalili Built Earth Buildings Fit for Space

Iranian Architect Nader Khalili Built Earth Buildings Fit for Space | Eco House Design | Scoop.it

Earth bag construction is one of the most affordable and sustainable ways to build a home that is harmonious with the earth.

 

(incredibly ugly though)

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Japan looks to the sun after nuclear crisis

Japan looks to the sun after nuclear crisis | Eco House Design | Scoop.it

Aside from forcing 80000 people from their homes and sparking fears about the safety of food and water supplies, the Fukushima disaster swayed some 70 per cent of people polled in July...

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Top 2012 garden and lifestyle trends: cultivate the new good life.

Top 2012 garden and lifestyle trends: cultivate the new good life. | Eco House Design | Scoop.it

For a growing army of eco-conscious Gen X and Y's, recycling, repurposing and upcycling is now a lifestyle.

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