Sustainable future
0 view | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Bethany Major from sustainable architecture
Scoop.it!

SHADE: A Solar Home Adapts for Sustainable Desert Living

SHADE: A Solar Home Adapts for Sustainable Desert Living | Sustainable future | Scoop.it

Team ASUNM, a collaborative effort between Arizona State University and University of New Mexico, has come together to address the inefficiencies of urban sprawl and to create a model for sustainable desert living, dubbed SHADE (Solar Home Adapting for Desert Equilibrium), which is an entry in the Solar Decathlon 2013 competition that takes place on October 3-13, 2013 in Irvine, California.

 

Using external vertical screens and a solar canopy for shade, the SHADE home experiences a stable, consistent temperature with the use of a radiant cooling system used alongside an air cooling unit. Team ASUNM is exploring the residential application of thermal storage to chill water at night to create ice that cools a glycol solution during the day.


Via Lauren Moss
more...
Pedro Barbosa's curator insight, July 18, 2013 4:15 AM

Exploring the deserts as a place to live may be a trend for the next decades or centuries. Here is one of the best approaches

 

Pedro Barbosa | www.pbarbosa.com | www.harvardtrends.com | www.theendoffacebook.com

gawlab's curator insight, July 18, 2013 3:28 PM

would love to know about existence of such solutions in Africa..

http://youtu.be/3AvjpnYE1gQ

Rescooped by Bethany Major from Cayo Scoop! The Ecology of Cayo Culture
Scoop.it!

Eco Kids Learn about Sustainability

Eco Kids Learn about Sustainability | Sustainable future | Scoop.it

The Eco Kids have gotten presetations on Sustainability and Solid Waste Management while having a great time at their Summer camp.

 

"After finishing touches were put on the bracelets, campers lined up and marched to the Chaa Creek conference room, where Mr. Brion Young gave a presentation on the various ways to use environmentally friendly practices in everyday life.  Mr. Young highlighted several of the ways in which Chaa Creek recycles, such as using old cardboard boxes as mulch at the Maya Organic Farm, as well as giving campers advice on recycling at home."

 

http://belize-travel-blog.chaacreek.com/2013/07/eco-kids-summer-camp-day-4-solid-waste-management/


Via Best of Cayo
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bethany Major from Education for a sustainable future
Scoop.it!

Video: 4 minutes of 6-second science - EarthSky

Video: 4 minutes of 6-second science - EarthSky | Sustainable future | Scoop.it
Video: 4 minutes of 6-second science
EarthSky
On August 15, GE hosted a science fair on Vine called #6SecondScienceFair. This video is a compilation of about 40 of the more than 600 entries. If you have a short attention span, no worries.

Via VERONICA LESTER, Amber Ludwig
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Bethany Major from green streets
Scoop.it!

Smart Cities: Technology, Sustainability & Innovation for a Better World

Smart Cities: Technology, Sustainability & Innovation for a Better World | Sustainable future | Scoop.it

They only occupy two per cent of the Earth’s land mass, but cities today use a huge amount of the planet’s natural capital, consuming 75 % of global resources and generating 80 % of global greenhouse gas emissions.

As the world population grows to 9 billion by 2050, the number of those living in urban areas will swell by 3 billion to 6.3 billion. With demand for energy and resources set to spike on the back of urban population growth, smart cities have emerged as the modern answer to the wave of urbanisation sweeping across the globe.

 

What defines a smart city?

Put simply, smart cities integrate diverse technologies to reduce its environmental impact. Using a more formal definition from a recent report by the United Cities and Local Governments, smart cities use new technologies, innovation and knowledge management to become more liveable, functional, competitive and modern, bringing together six key fields of performance: the economy, mobility, the environment, citizenship, quality of life and management.


More details at the link...


Via Lauren Moss
more...
No comment yet.