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A Taiwanese construction and financial services conglomerate called Far Eastern Group has built a three story structure using plastic water bottles in place of bricks. According to Reuters:
The pavilion, dubbed the EcoARK, includes an amphitheater, museum space and a screen of falling water collected during rainy periods for air conditioning. The clear plastic containers in the wall allow natural light to flood the cavernous interior.
We've known since last year that Steven Chu - our Nobel Prize winning Secretary of Energy - wants to paint all the roofs in the world white (in order to reduce the greenhouse effect). Now we suspect that he wants to soak those white shingles in waste oil from commercial kitchens.
The most powerful man in Abu Dhabi has hired architects to design a zero-carbon city. He wants it to be free of cars, free of skyscrapers, and entirely powered by the sun.
Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan is the President of the United Arab Emirates and the emir (commander) of the city of Abu Dhabi. And, according to the BBC, he has already committed between USD 15 billion and USD 30 billion to the creation of Masdar, an urban community of 50,000 that will serve as a model for all future eco-cities.
At Savannah Technical College today, President Obama gave us more information about the proposed Home Star program, also known as Cash for Caulkers. The idea behind this program defines the Washington cliché win-win because it will put contractors and other home improvement professionals back to work while reducing home energy costs.
The massive earthquake in Haiti has caused a major crisis of homelessness. Addressing it poses almost inconceivable challenges.
People need shelter that can be built very quickly and cheaply, that can be replicated thousands of times. It needs to be secure from the elements, and it needs to respect the culture of the Haitian people.
Big like 400 meters deep. Big like more than a kilometer across. Big like housing over 2000 people. Big like totally off the grid.
“The biggest fight I think we’ll see in the next ten years is the fight between people in cities who are trying to transform them into ‘bright green’ cities and those economic interests in the [outer-ring] suburbs who see that as a threat to their livelihoods, and in some cases just despise it on ideological grounds.”
As energy efficiency and heating efficiency, in particular, increasingly become the focus of home upgrades and boost a home’s value, options for home heating have another addition, thanks to Canadian firm EcoRad.