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The Future of Architecture = No New Buildings

The Future of Architecture = No New Buildings | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

You heard it here first. NO NEW BUILDINGS. The future of architecture hangs in the balance–a balance of energy and environmental constraints that will profoundly alter the way humans interact with their environment.

 

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[VIDEO] Water Underground

This visualization reveals the freshwater stores that NASA’s GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) satellite detects from space and shows how that data can be used to evaluate groundwater gains and losses, critical information in the effort to conserve the water that people depend upon


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[VIDEO] A really smart home

On an off-grid property in Philo, California (Mendocino County), Loren Amelang built a home that would help him generate "free hot water, free power and a decent chunk of free heat". Putting his technical skills to use (he's a pioneer in C++ programming), Amelang wrote over 10,000 lines of code so that his home's water and electric systems could be operated more efficiently and automatically. An added benefit is the ability to control everything remotely, by even just a smartphone


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Want to Save Earth? Cut Out Meat

Want to Save Earth? Cut Out Meat | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it
The developed world needs to cut meat consumption by 50 percent per person to reduce greenhouse gasses, finds a study.

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[VIDEO] Amory Lovins: A 50-year plan for energy

In this intimate talk filmed at TED's offices, energy theorist Amory Lovins lays out the steps we must take to end the world's dependence on oil (before we run out). Some changes are already happening -- like lighter-weight cars and smarter trucks -- but some require a bigger vision.


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TEDxUofL 2012 Justin Mog -- Sustainability is fun AND easy!

Justin Mog's mission in life is to help people understand that sustainable solutions are not only fun and life-affirming, but they are all around us...we need only change the way we perceive and respond to the daily (and long-term) challenges of life.


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Painting roofs white is as green as taking cars off the roads for 50 years, says study

Painting roofs white is as green as taking cars off the roads for 50 years, says study | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Painting roofs white and using light-coloured materials to surface roads and pavements would not only make cities cooler in summer, it would save the same amount of carbon as taking all the cars in the world off the roads for 50 years.


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Re-thinking Progress: The Circular Economy

"There's a world of opportunity to re-think and re-design the way we make stuff. 'Re-Thinking Progress' explores how through a change in perspective we can redesign the way our economy works"


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