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Eco Homes

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Eco buildings are on the largest, and most talked about projects at the moment, because of how the world is and how it is turning to create a more environmentally friendly world this would be why. ...
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What Is Sustainable Design?

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« Sustainable design is the philosophy of designing physical objects, the built environment, and services to comply with the principles of social, economic and ecological sustainability.» Sustainab...
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Michael Porter: DISRUPTING THE STATUS QUO: FROM ECONOMIC GROWTH TO SOCIAL PROGRESS

Michael Porter's speech from Skoll World Forum 2013 Opening Plenary. Michael E. Porter is the Bishop William Lawrence University Professor at Harvard Busines...
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Wooden Skyscrapers: A New Level of Sustainability?

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A new breed of high-rise architecture is in the process of being born, thanks to the collaborative efforts of modern design pioneers. Envisioned as the best sustainable option for meeting world housing demands and decreasing global carbon emissions, wooden mega-structures are now one step closer to becoming a reality.

 

“Big Wood,” a conceptual project to the eVolo 2013 Skyscraper Competition, builds on the premise that wood, when harvested responsibly, is one of the best tools architects and engineers have for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and creating healthy communities. Aspiring to become one of the greenest skyscrapers in the world, Big Wood challenges the way we build our cities and promotes timber as a reliable platform to support tomorrow’s office and residential towers...


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ParadigmGallery's curator insight, April 20, 2013 11:38 AM

The Case For Tall Wood                               Michael Green Architecture

I find this hard to truly picture, but the story is solid...."the last century there has been no reason to challenge steel and concrete as the essential structural materials of large buildings. Climate change now demands that we do.....Wood is the most significant building material we use today that is grown by the sun. When harvested responsibly, wood is arguably one of the best tools architects and engineers have for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and storing carbon in our buildings."

 

“I’d put my money on solar energy…I hope we don’t have to wait till oil and coal run out before we tackle that.”
~Thomas Edison, In conversation with Henry Ford and Harvey Firestone March 1931

 

http://mg-architecture.ca/portfolio/tallwood/

 

 

“Known as the birthplace of the skyscraper, Chicago is an optimal location for a prototype in mass timber construction,” writes Carlos Arzate

Geovanni's curator insight, May 8, 2013 9:32 AM

Fascinating place. Must of been a lot of wood to be created.

Bubba Muntzer's comment, May 13, 2013 11:44 AM
It takes around 30 years for a seedling to grow into the kind of wood that can be used in construction. A little maintenance is required during that period. Meanwhile it's soaking up CO2 and making oxygen. The only industrial processes required are to cut it down and cut it into boards and 2 x 4s. If you stagger your planting you have an endless supply.
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Sustainability Reporting: Is It Worth it?

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By Tess Riley at Green Futures

Corporate behaviour is under intense scrutiny, not least in the context of sustainability.

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Upcycle your broken garden pots

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Here is an idea for displaying your garden planters no matter what their condition. The "Rest in Pieces" sign is easy enough to make out of recycled materials too. How will you adapt this to your garden?


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Carlez Wiroh Zerayeh's comment, March 24, 2013 6:09 AM
hay
Shari Hrabec's comment, March 25, 2013 11:35 AM
I love humor in the yard! Cute idea. Can grow succulants in broken pottery too!
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DIY and Recycle!

DIY and Recycle! | Sustainable Design for All! | Scoop.it

These natural and durable building materials provide a very cool contrast to elegant succulent plants. Used bricks work even better because they have a bit of personality and history behind them, and they are inexpensive (if they are used, they are probably thrown away, so they are free)!  The tricky part is to drill the holes, it not very difficult but you’ll have to be very patient, because any shock could shatter the brick. 

 

Read more here:  http://goo.gl/xCWql


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Debra Anchors's comment, June 19, 2013 11:53 AM
:D
Luci Dee's curator insight, August 25, 2013 4:42 PM

nice table accessory

Rebecca Evans Was Carroll's curator insight, June 26, 2014 3:35 PM

Would make fab pressie or craft fair  stock

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Sustainability Reporting: Is It Worth it?

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By Tess Riley at Green Futures

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What Is Sustainable Fashion

« Sustainable fashion, also called eco fashion, is a part of the growing design philosophy and trend of sustainability, the goal of which is to create a system which can be supported indefinitely i...
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What Is Recycling?

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« Recycling is the process of re-using a given product (beyond its intended use), or producing a new product from a recyclable material. » The term recycling is a key component of the “reduce, reus...
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The Lamon Luther Story

Lamon Luther is a design+build company committed to sustainability + providing hope + opportunity for the craftsman. This is Our Story. For more information…
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Big City Sustainability: Grow Room To Table

Big City Sustainability: Grow Room To Table | Sustainable Design for All! | Scoop.it
Indoor gardeners of the past were mainly relegated to greenhouses and conservatories designed for the affluent. These gardens ...
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Homespun Happenings: Upcycled Paper Towel Holder

Homespun Happenings: Upcycled Paper Towel Holder | Sustainable Design for All! | Scoop.it
Upcycled Paper Towel Holder. Good morning everyone! In my next post I will be ready to share with you my kitchen. This morning I would like to share a little project I did. I made a paper towel holder with these items pictured ...

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Green Sky Thinking: Sustainable by design

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Green Sky Thinking, a MarkLives column on sustainability, by Colwyn Elder, Strategy Director at Y&R Cape Town Last month’s Design Indaba offered up the usual healthy dose of inspiration we have come to expect from what is now one of the world’s...
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Upcycled Concrete Planters - This DIY Activity Turns Big Blocks into Chic Outdoor Decor (TrendHunter.com)

Upcycled Concrete Planters - This DIY Activity Turns Big Blocks into Chic Outdoor Decor (TrendHunter.com) | Sustainable Design for All! | Scoop.it
(TrendHunter.com) If you happen to have a few concrete blocks laying around and you're looking for a creative way to make use of it, then these upcycled concrete planters are a creative option for those...

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