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Vo Trong Nghia Architects - HOME. Evolution of Solar Power - Breeze. Apollo-NG - Hackerspacecraft. For practical and economical reasons, Apollo-NG is based on two vehicles, just like Apollo-13: The CM pulls the LM to a destination, the LM parks in a geostationary very low earth orbit to quickly deploy the Hackerspace and its built-in lab and infrastructure, as well as R&D facilities and shelter for nomadic hackers.

Apollo-NG - Hackerspacecraft

The CM is then free to act as shuttle, transport, workspace for 4 people or acting emergency habitat for 2 people. With the exception of diesel, to power the CM's primary engine, both systems are designed to be completely self-sustainable, harvesting solar, water, wind and biomass energy when and wherever possible. Design energy simulation for architect guide to 3d graphics by Zivan Jesic. An architect’s guide energy modeling in the design process by undefined. The passivhaus handbook cotterell, janet, dadeby, adam by undefined. Prefab architecture a guide to modular design and construction by undefined. The end of scheduled obsolescence or L’increvable – Apart from UX. Who never had a problem with their washing-machine as little, as big and found themselves unable to fix it but by calling the manufacturer or worst case scenario, the plumber?

The end of scheduled obsolescence or L’increvable – Apart from UX

Besides that, it might have been another struggle to move the machine to where it is today due to its weight through the stairs. Not only that but as the machine runs its washing program, the kinetic force produced by the spinning spool inside can not only have the whole machine run a certain distance but also leave a tornado-like trail by its rumbling on the floor. Accordion Fold Skylights. Tom Harris © Hedrich Blessing.

Accordion Fold Skylights

Courtesy of Rebuild Foundation. One might think that an abandoned 1920s bank on Chicago’s South Side, crumbling from top to bottom—the roof long collapsed, exposing the interior to snow and rain for years—would be destined for a wrecking ball. Like so many other decaying structures in the area, that was certainly the fate of the Stony Island Savings & Loan building before artist, urban planner, and Chicago resident Theaster Gates intervened. Armed with only a vision to carry him through, Gates acquired the 20,000-square-foot bank for $1.00 from the city of Chicago and set about an unbelievable restoration.

This month, amidst all the hubbub of Chicago’s Architecture Biennale, the doors were thrown open and the public was given the opportunity to walk through the new Stony Island Arts Bank. Building Sustainably: Changing the Way We Look at Construction Materials - Engineering For Change. Study: Metals Used in High-Tech Products Face Future Supply Risks. The study — which was based on previous research, industry information, and expert interviews — represents the first peer-reviewed assessment of the criticality of all of the planet’s metals and metalloids.

Study: Metals Used in High-Tech Products Face Future Supply Risks

“The metals we’ve been using for a long time probably won’t present much of a challenge. We’ve been using them for a long time because they’re pretty abundant and they are generally widespread geographically,” Graedel said. “But some metals that have become deployed for technology only in the last 10 or 20 years are available almost entirely as byproducts. LOW-TECH MAGAZINE. Zero Tool. Circuit board recycling GIF - Administrator Join Date Jan 2012 Location Colorado, USA Posts 8,407 Thanks 1,470 Thanked 825 Times in 490 Posts Circuit board recycling GIF The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to Jon For This Useful Post: Moby Duck (Yesterday), Seedtick (Today) Thread Information Users Browsing this Thread There are currently 18 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 18 guests) Posting Permissions.

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Why Architects Must Rethink Carbon (It's Not the Enemy We Face) - Point of View - January 2017. Susan Szenasy William McDonough, 2016 Courtesy Marta Chierego – World Economic Forum.

Why Architects Must Rethink Carbon (It's Not the Enemy We Face) - Point of View - January 2017

Ralph Knowles: Pioneer In Solar Design. Daylight isn’t the first urban-planning consideration, but it is among the most important.

Ralph Knowles: Pioneer In Solar Design

This pioneer in solar design has worked for half a century to spread the message. Mimi Zeiger The architect and educator Ralph Knowles at home. Courtesy Brian Guido. Distance Learning Textbooks. Microsculpture - The Insect Portraits of Levon Biss. US Environmental Protection Agency. MyEnvironment MyEnvironment provides immediate access to a cross-section of environmental data for any geographical location in the U.S.

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Get Started. SS: Sustainable Infrastructure. Society of Building Science Educators. Carbon Neutral Affordable Housing: A Guidebook for Providers, Designers and Students of Affordable Housing This recently completed guidebook may be downloaded by clicking this link.

Society of Building Science Educators

The Carbon Neutral Curriculum Materials Project is a joint research effort between members of the Society of Building Science Educators (, the American Institute of Architects (, and a private donor, the purpose of which is to provide practitioners, faculty and students with the means to meet the 2030 Challenge ( that is, to be able to design and construct buildings to a state of carbon neutrality by the year 2030.

Please use the links at the left to find out more about designing buildings to a state of carbon neutrality. Scientists: How the New Focus on 1.5C is Reshaping Climate Research. Limiting global temperature rise to 1.5C has long been the goal of developing countries and those most at risk from climate change.

Scientists: How the New Focus on 1.5C is Reshaping Climate Research

Since becoming enshrined in the Paris Agreement last December, the 1.5C goal has come under increased scrutiny and examination. How do climate impacts at 1.5C and 2C compare? How fast would the global economy need to decarbonise? Is the amount of “negative emissions” required for either limit feasible? Expectation is heavy that a special report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), due in 2018 at the behest of the United Nations, will answer all these questions. So is the scientific community rising to the challenge or feeling the pressure? The Kids ISO 14000 Programme. Spectacular Bouverie Street Facade Utilises Fluoropolymer. Scientists Make Lithium-Air Batteries That Hold Their Breath. When Tesla Motors revealed its plan to buy solar panel maker SolarCity, the thread tying them together was battery storage. The idea, according to chief executive Elon Musk, is to combine solar panels with Tesla’s stationary Powerwall batteries.

On cloudy days or in the evening, the stored energy could run your dishwasher or charge your Tesla Model S sedan. Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Wind Turbine. 4 Foot Wind Turbine - option for 6 Foot Sweep There are 2 parts to this project: Building the Wind Turbine There are several DIY wind turbine science projects on the internet. ThermalSwitch-StudioTJOA.pdf. Casa Tecnopanel « Elemental. Visitor 1. Feedback always welcomed... Please keep gotwind informed of your hard work, it helps us all. You can send pictures and ideas either by email or via theforum. Solar Tracker in the Internet Cloud - do it yourself. Show All 12 Items This is a Solar Tracker. A full size, internet cloud connected, smartphone accessible Solar Tracker built mainly from 2x4s and plywood, employing wooden peg gears, recycled curtain poles, nuts, bolts and threaded rod.

The solar tracker uses a home built electronic controller incorporating WiFi, stepper motor drives, accelerometer and magnetometer. The tracker was designed to drive a full size 90W panel in azimuth and elevation. In Sweden they are building high quality multifamily wood prefabs that we can only dream about here.

Inhabitat - Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building. How to Build a Bicycle Generator - do it yourself. Untitled. Monitoring House Power Usage using an RTL-SDR. Build your own mini wind turbine from printer parts. Here's a fun little DIY project that can bring home the clean, quiet nature of wind energy. EcoRenovator - View Single Post - DIY ventilation heat exchanger. ARDUINO SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER ( Version 2.0)

Parts: Six feet above the ground (above head height) the air is charged with more than 200 volts positive of free energy. This free energy is available da… BLDGBLOG. These Satellite Images of Earth "Breathing" Are Freaking Me Out. It freaks me out that tiny atoms and huge solar systems consist of things rotating around each other in a similar way. Untitled. The Compact Door has been designed to incorporate the advantages of both Roller Shutter and Overhead Sectional Doors and to overcome their inherent disadvantages.

Eco Viikki Helsinki, Finland. Solar Panel Testing Shunt Regulator. I designed the Solar Panel Testing Shunt Regulator to function as a variable voltage shunt regulator for measuring the power output of small solar panels. I wanted to be able to load the output of a solar panel with a variable load to obtain various output voltage levels and measure the corresponding current flow. Solar 102 - Power Calculation. Henry Ford was into Hemp, so were his cars. This 1,400-Foot Desert Citadel Would Be A Self-Sustaining City Of Tomorrow. The microhydro plant. Rainwater Harvesting, Water Storage and Rainwater Tank. LEED 101: A Syllabus Supplement for Green Building Coursework - BuildingGreen. Sustainable Design 101: A Syllabus Supplement.

Green Building Materials 101: A Syllabus Supplement. 20131225 Bachman COMPENDIUM.pdf. 20150801_Topic_Page_Compendium.pdf. Student Invents Shapeshifting Pinecone-Inspired Building Material. Citizens for Solar. Renewable Energy & Efficiency Technologies. Home. PassivHaus meets Net Zero. Artificial photosynthesis breakthrough turns CO2 emissions into plastics and biofuel. "Smart" facade keeps offices from overheating, without using any electricity - Images. BuildingGreen. Rainwater Harvesting and Collection Compare different methods of rainwater harvesting & get tips for success.

Maui Solar Energy Software Corporation. Rare Earth Mineral Supply for PVs at Risk_EnergyTrend PV. ARDUINO MPPT SOLAR CHARGE CONTROLLER. Maximum power point tracking. Otto Awarded 1st Posthumous Pritzker : Durability + Design News. HARRISON architects. Airship Dreams. A CONSTANT, NON STOP “PULSED” LOW RADIO FREQUENCY HUM AND DRONE RADIATING FROM GLOBAL SMART GRID MESH NETWORK! Sun, Wind & Light resources - Download free content from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. The online resource for designing a better world. Why Going Off The Grid Isn’t Just For Conspiracy Theorists Anymore. Browse Library. Wireless Power Solutions. Building Research & Information - Volume 43, Issue 1. Category:MOST. Utilities. A Condition of Mind. Why-how-what analyzes migration from countryside to urban china.

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