Community Energy Initiatives Information has been collected as consistently as possible for projects funded or supported by the following community-orientated Government Programmes and other community energy programmes or networks: Government community energy programmes: Clear Skies Community Renewables Initiative (CRI)* Scottish Community and Householder Renewables Initiative (SCHRI) PV Grant Programme Community Energy EST Innovation Programme Other community energy programmes/networks: ANACONDA PROD Right in the middle of ”The green house of the future” how to do it DVD postproduction ! 590 gigs of wood, nails, tires, interaction with naturals phenomenon and hope for the future through autonomous production of local and healthy food for everyone ! Short Film in both French & English about the last Northeast Permaculture Convergence that has been held, 2013 July 5-7, in Frelighsburg, QC, Canada Court film sur la convergence de la permaculture qui s’est tenue à Frelighsburg, au Québec, Canada du 5 au 7 juillet 2013. With : Bernard Alonso
Touch the Earth Ranch Our Tire-House Story We started in 1989, by wanting to build an earth-friendly house in which to retire. We had inherited the property, now we needed the house. I had started the drawings for a one-fifth sphere geodesic dome with a bermed wall on the north side, very similar in function to an "Earthship", and when the tire idea came by way of a friend who loaned us the "Earthship" book, we both loved it. We bought the book, and went to a Michael Reynolds DIY seminar.
The Sustainability Treehouse / Mithun Architects: Mithun Location: Main Street, Glen Jean, WV, USA Executive Architect/Architect Of Record: BNIM Area: 3,357 sqft Year: 2013 Photographs: Joe Fletcher Landscape Architect: Nelson Byrd Woltz Structural Engineering: Tipping Mar Mep Engineer: Integral Group Exhibit Design: Volume, Inc./ Studio Terpeluk Lighting Design: Dave Nelson & Associates Geotechnical: S&ME Code Consultant: FP&C Consultants Contractor: Swope Construction Client: Boy Scouts of America / Trinity Works Site Area: 10,000 acres From the architect. The Sustainability Treehouse, a Living Building Challenge targeted interpretive and gathering facility situated in the forest at the Summit Bechtel Reserve, serves as a unique icon of camp adventure, environmental stewardship and innovative building design. Mithun led the integrated design process and a multidisciplinary team to achieve the engaging, high‐performance facility.
5 Extraordinary DIY Eco Homes With the earth shifting so rapidly, we need to build housing that reflects our connections with the earth and with one another. There are so many different types of off grid, sustainable living houses that are incredibly cheap to create! Here are a few good ones: What is sustainable development · Sustainable Development Commission "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." The concept of sustainable development can be interpreted in many different ways, but at its core is an approach to development that looks to balance different, and often competing, needs against an awareness of the environmental, social and economic limitations we face as a society. All too often, development is driven by one particular need, without fully considering the wider or future impacts. We are already seeing the damage this kind of approach can cause, from large-scale financial crises caused by irresponsible banking, to changes in global climate resulting from our dependence on fossil fuel-based energy sources. The longer we pursue unsustainable development, the more frequent and severe its consequences are likely to become, which is why we need to take action now.
Blogs » 10 Reasons Why We Need An EarthShip Home I have never heard of “Earthship” when looking at green homes before, I am so glad I stumbled upon this article as It has really made me think about my own set up and maybe even changed my mind and build one for my family. Basicly an Earthship is a very green, sustainable home. “Earthships can be built in any part of the world and still provide electricity, potable water, contained sewage treatment and sustainable food production. Rammed Earth Works Building from the Watershed One of the primal attractions to building with earth is harvesting raw materials from the construction site itself. In the old days (pre-industrial revolution), that was always the case. Soil dug from the foundation trenches or from a nearby borrow pit was either molded into sun-dried bricks… What is Rammed Earth? Rammed earth is a structural wall system built of natural mineral soils compacted in thin layers within sturdy formwork.
The David and Lucile Packard Foundation A forward-thinking organization leading by example The new office building for The David and Lucile Packard Foundation was designed to serve as a catalyst for broader organizational sustainability initiatives by achieving net zero energy use and LEED Platinum certification. This effort began right from the outset with deconstruction. The 1.5-acre site, set among 1960’s era buildings, was cleared in a way that maximized landfill diversion. In fact, 95% of construction waste was successfully recycled or salvaged, which earned the project the maximum LEED Points for Construction Waste Management.
Man Builds 2 Earth Dome Cabins For Less Than $10,000 (Pictures) by Mike Barrett Are you interested in exploring alternative means of sustainable living, but don’t think it can be done? Though not as common as it should be, many individuals choose to live off-the-grid and rely on themselves by collecting rainwater, planting gardens, using alternative energy, and more. People are even building their own little ‘Earth dome’ houses. Want to see what I’m talking about? Check out these pictures and video below.
September 1, 2014 Issue - Vol. 92 Issue 35 [+]Enlarge CLEVER’S prototype modular design would enable failed components to be replaced, extending the useful life of the phone. Credit: Loughborough University More than 1.8 billion new cell phones will be bought in 2014, but within just a few years, 44% of them will end up “hibernating” in drawers. About the same share will be resold and passed on, and 4% will end up in landfills. Only 3% will be recycled.