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3D Printed architecture for green design

Sun, 21 Jun 2015 23:07:17 +0000

3D printed architecture models are being used to display green building designs to clients long before a building is constructed, allowing people to see what the space will look like in a way that often can’t be conveyed on a screen. The rise of large high quality 3D printers has expanded the offerings of 3D […]



Planning a Sustainable Bathroom Renovation

Tue, 23 Jul 2013 17:15:01 +0000

If you’ve been dreaming of renovating your bathroom, it’s important to balance your sustainable principles with the look you desire. Here are some tips to help you get started on creating a green bathroom, whether you will be doing it yourself or hiring a contractor. Getting Started: Energy Efficiency One step toward having a green […]



Brightening your Spring Home with Energy Efficient Lighting

Sat, 20 Apr 2013 05:20:28 +0000

Once the weather gets warmer and spring has set in we often think about more time to spend with friends and family entertaining or just leisurely relaxing. One of the areas of the home that is often neglected is energy efficiency when it comes to beautifying our spring homes. While you may remember to turn […]



Hamburg, a vision of Sustainable Development

Mon, 08 Apr 2013 19:30:31 +0000

Hamburg is a world-famous industrial city and port, or, at least it was until 2011. This is the year Hamburg was honoured with a title of European Green Capital, emphasizing the efforts and achievements of local authorities in promotion of green lifestyle, recycling technologies, eco-friendly manufacturing, etc. Thanks to the project “Hamburg – HafenCity” Hamburg turned into […]



Tips for an Eco Commute

Thu, 04 Apr 2013 17:30:44 +0000

Your commute may not be your favourite part of the day, and, depending on how you travel, it may not be particularly green either. Of course, we can’t all go and splash out on brand new electric or hybrid cars, but there are ways to make your commute just a little more eco-friendly. Although it may not […]



Plan Ahead for a Green Camping Adventure

Wed, 20 Mar 2013 17:57:28 +0000

Camping can be a great way to enjoy the wonders of nature. Enjoying the camping experience while having as small an impact on nature as possible is known as green camping. This is the most responsible way to spend time in the wilds. With some planning and forethought, the green camping adventure can be every […]



MIT Researchers Invent Infrared Solar Cells

Sat, 01 Dec 2012 19:26:03 +0000

40% of all solar energy that hits the earth lays in the infrared spectrum. Imagine if this energy could be harnessed in much the same way that traditional photovoltaics cells convert sunlight (in the visible range) into useful electricity. This is exactly what a small research group at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) claims they […]



Breakthrough in Hydrogen Production with Solar Energy

Tue, 20 Nov 2012 22:59:26 +0000

It’s not many years ago since the first hydrogen-powered cars were created. Using hydrogen as a fuel source is superior to conventional combustion-based engines in many ways. The main one is this: Extracting energy from hydrogen molecules is not polluting in any way. In fact, the only byproducts from this process are water and heat! […]



LEED By Example: The Impact of LEED Certification

Mon, 29 Oct 2012 18:24:26 +0000

The U.S. Green Building Council’s rating system LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) has become increasingly important and popular in recent years. Since its creation in 1998, LEED has grown to include over 12,000 projects in more than 30 countries. However, even basic LEED certifications can be incredibly difficult to achieve. Before your building project […]



Morocco Aims for 12% Solar Power by 2020

Thu, 04 Oct 2012 16:18:47 +0000

North Africa is one of the sunniest regions in the world. No wonder why solar power, and especially concentrated solar power (CSP) plants, have seen a tremendous growth in the last couple of years. Morocco is confident that they will become a world-class solar energy producer in the near future. “Our target is that in […]