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This new startup is doing hydropower right. The Amtrak trip north along the Hudson River from New York City is one of the most stunning train journeys in the U.S.

This new startup is doing hydropower right

You roll along the river’s east side looking out at dramatic cliffs and lush hills across the water. Near the train tracks themselves, you get the full spectrum of a Rust Belt riverfront’s uses: active and abandoned industrial sites, new loft-style apartment buildings that capitalize on the views, parks and boat launches. The most dramatic building, by far, is the vacant former power plant in Yonkers, N.Y.: a massive, Romanesque Revival brick edifice with two giant smokestacks.

An hour and a half further north, in the bucolic town of Hudson, N.Y., you can get a glimpse of a potential revival for riverfront energy generation. Unlike the Yonkers plant, which burned coal and oil, this is a form of clean, renewable energy with growth potential: small-scale hydropower. WikiHouse. Open Design WikiHouse is a commons where many companies work together to develop the best, most sustainable building systems ever designed, which are then freely shared for anyone to build upon and improve.

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Share global, print local The products they design with it are manufactured through the world's biggest factory. A distributed network of local workshops using tools such as 3D printers and CNC machines. Within the rules of the system, the design can be endlessly customised, allowing every house to respond to its user, site & context. Mass-customisation Direct to manufacture 3D models are shared in free, easy-to-use formats such as SketchUp, from which a set of cutting files can be created.

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4x4 Crossover RV Trailer & Off Road Caravans for Sale, Australia - Kavango - Echo 4x4

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Steve areen builds a dome home in 6 weeks for 9,000 dollars. Apr 07, 2014.

steve areen builds a dome home in 6 weeks for 9,000 dollars

Earth Sheltered. Earth Sheltered Homes "Another type of building is emerging: one that actually heals the scars of its own construction.

Earth Sheltered

It conserves rainwater and fuel and it provides a habitat for creatures other than the human one. Maybe it will catch on, maybe it won't. We'll see. " - Malcolm Wells, 2002. The earth sheltered house uses the ground as insulating blanket which effectively protects it from temperature extremes, wind, rain and extreme weather events. Fifteen feet below ground the soil maintains a fairly constant temperature equal to the annual average temperature of the area's surface air. There are two types of earth sheltered building. Honingham Earth Sheltered Social Housing. Pest Problem Solver. Environmental Advantages of Green Rooftops. .ads in wordpress (by livingroofs.org) 1.

Environmental Advantages of Green Rooftops

Air Quality Extensive planting within cities is now widely recognised as a means of improving air quality. DIY Residential Solar Power. This glass sphere might revolutionize solar power on Earth. German architect André Broessel, of Rawlemon, has looked into his crystal ball and seen the future of renewable energy.

This glass sphere might revolutionize solar power on Earth

In this case it’s a spherical sun-tracking solar energy-generating globe — essentially a giant glass marble on a robotic steel frame. In Maryland, tiny houses that are a little bit Tolkien, a little bit Thoreau. 7 tiny homes that celebrate simple living. We haven’t, however, explored as many tiny houses as Kirsten Dirksen, co-creator of Fair Companies, a video series dedicated to the simpler side of sustainable living.

7 tiny homes that celebrate simple living

Here are some of our favorite dispatches from Kirsten’s travels. Teen builds tiny house for a mortgage-free future.

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Could This Glass Orb Be The Future Of Solar Energy?

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What 5 Things can You Do to Change the System?

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