Green homes: Building on eco-friendly solutions

The Green Changemakers

Mark Matson For the Chronicle Native trees and flowers surround the Austin home of Laurel Treviño and Carlos Torres-Verdín. The home received a Platinum rating from the U.S. Green Building Council and a 5-star rating from Austin Energy's Residential Green Building Program. Tonalacalli: The House of Sun and Water The modern Texas ranch home of Laurel Treviño and Carlos Torres-Verdín is perched on 10 acres in southwest Austin. Green Building Council.

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8 Green Items Every Home Should Have

Green Home Blog

8 Green Items Every Home Should Have. Greening your home can be a daunting process. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of the eight accessories we here at Greenhome think every eco-friendly home should have. Green cleaning products.

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Green Homes Sprouting Across US in 2008

Eco Friendly Daily

Several green home building projects will kick off in 2008, showcasing technology that will hopefully become standard practice for the housing industry. In Pasadena, California work will begin the Ecohouse, the first LEED Platinum family home in the area.

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Go Green & Go Home—6 Tips for Sustainable Construction.

Elephant Journal

Creating sustainable living spaces should be the main focus for individuals and families, as well as for communities who are planning large-scale housing developments. Here are the fundamental steps to building a sustainable home: Green Right Livelihood building construction eco-friendly green home Housing sustainable

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Green Holiday Cleanup

Green Home Blog

Follow the steps below to help minimize the environmental impact of your holiday festivities and keep you, your friends, and family safe, happy, and healthy. Don’t plan to burn your tree unless you have a large, safe area: evergreens burn quickly and release dangerous creosote and sparks. Use eco-friendly cleaners. So this holiday, get your house ready for friends and family using eco-friendly cleaners.

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5 Ways to Reduce Your Chemical Exposure Before You Even Think About Getting Pregnant

Eco Chic

I do, however, plan on being pregnant one day (but not anytime soon!). While clever and visually appealing packaging may assert that they’re safe, “eco” or even natural, a pre-pregnant or pregnant gal would probably prefer to avoid them if she knew the full story.

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Top 10 Tips for a Greener Summer Vacation

Green Home Blog

If you already have an RV, we’re hoping you plan to install a solar power system (give yourself 5 points). If the kids are getting cramped in the RV, take a night off at an eco-friendly inn or lodge (one point per night). Patronize family-friendly green restaurants.

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Renault Zoe: An affordable, all electric everday car

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Green Products. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. Home Appliances. Eco Friendly. Every year Renault creates different eco friendly concepts for the future and reveals them at various auto shows. Renault plans a higher performance variant of electric Zoe for 2013. Eco Factor: High-performance compact car powered by electric motors. The company has now unveiled plans to build a higher performance.

Self sustaining design for High School by Abdullah Kocamaz

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Green Products. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. Home Appliances. Eco Friendly. This eco friendly example of green architecture is designed by Abdullah Kocamaz for “Ministry of Education High School National Architectural Design Competition Sisli”. An environment concerned plan is addressed through fiction with this design. Future Perfect: Self-sustaining skyscrapers for a green world. Please login.

IKEA set to create history with 100 percent use of renewable energy

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Green Products. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. Home Appliances. Eco Friendly. The green march is in its springs now days. The biggies among the corporate houses are planning huge financial roll outs to aid the environmental cause in some way or the other. IKEA is one such company and its 2011 Sustainability Report affirms its green status. Eco Factor: Sustainable mixed-use development powered by renewable energy.

Solar powered hydrogen filling station opens in Germany

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Green Products. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. Home Appliances. Eco Friendly. Fraunhofer ISE has opened a public hydrogen filling station in Freiburg, Germany, which has been created to serve as a demonstration platform for a clean fuel dispensing station network that is planned for the state. Eco Factor: Hydrogen fueling and generating station powered by solar energy. Eco Friendly Buzz. Please login.

Crescent Lake Homes to be a pioneering example of sustainable.

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Green Products. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. Home Appliances. Eco Friendly. Crescent Lake Homes to be a pioneering example of sustainable living. Crescent Lake Homes Picture Gallery Crescent Lake Homes It is an attempt to rediscover a culture of mixed use. Crescent Lake Homes is a revolutionary example of encompassing work, study, living and sharing marketable activities in the same location.

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Geneva International Airport gets CERN developed solar panels

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Green Products. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. Home Appliances. Eco Friendly. Eco Factor: Solar-powered airport expansion. Eco Tech: Logan International Airport to get ‘solar trees’. Eco Friendly Buzz.

Clean Technologies For Cooling And Heating Your Home

Green Living Ideas

Today there are all sorts of different systems you can have installed in order to green your home and make it more energy and water efficient, but which ones give you the best bang for your buck? Passive Solar Home Designs.

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DIY wheelchairs offers Rwanda's disabled an affordable alternative

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Green Products. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. Home Appliances. Eco Friendly. Honda plans an affordable new hybrid car. They have launched a range of both hybrid and electric cars that have paved the path towards sorts of green revolution on. While cities across the world are up with arms to turn themselves green, more and more industries are banking on environment-friendly products. Eco Friendly Buzz.

Fuel Cell Road sweeper cleans Switz streets with green oomph

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Green Products. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. Home Appliances. Eco Friendly. Fuel Cell Road sweeper cleans Switz streets with green oomph. While this might have taken a long time to come, it now seems obvious that authorities in major cities across the world are making an all out effort to go green. And that makes plenty of sense in today’s world not just from an eco standpoint, but also from an economic perspective.

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StarLight Solar: An unmanned high altitude solar electric hybrid airship

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Green Products. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. Home Appliances. Eco Friendly. Solar Electric Hybrid Airship Picture Gallery Solar Electric Hybrid Airship The programme leverages proven, commercially developed and environmentally friendly technologies. We can soon see a subscale fight demonstrations being planned by GNSS and Bye Aerospace. Eco Airship: Stunning solar-electric airship for the future skies.

Krankenhaus Nord Wein Hospital to incorporate high building.

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Green Products. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. Home Appliances. Eco Friendly. Krankenhaus Nord Wein Hospital to incorporate high building standards, green living. But this doesn’t mean that there aren’t designers who are striving to come up with building plans that are innovative and pose a minimal threat to the environment. Green Voyager: World’s first under-50m yacht built to RINA’s Green Plus standards.

POSCO developed steel to reduce weight of EVs

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Green Products. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. Home Appliances. Eco Friendly. POSCO’s CEO, Chung Joon Yang, said that the initiative was the result of the company’s efforts towards green growth and prosperity with its clients. The manufacturer also plans to make efforts to use cost saving technologies and light-weight steel materials for cars which are more likely to suit the requirements of its clients. Please login.

Piezoelectric energy can potentially replace batteries in future

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Green Products. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. Home Appliances. Eco Friendly. Therefore, researchers plan on harvesting such energy, which can be sourced from abstract sources like footbridge vibrations, rattling of conditioning units, etc. Although we all are aware that the power levels would be low, researchers claim that the environmentally friendly technology will be replace batteries without any added costs.

Flying Villa combines sustainability with Asiatic landscaping

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Green Products. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. Home Appliances. Eco Friendly. Taking inspiration from the Asian style landscaping, where outdoor designing is as much important as the interior designing, Daphins designed the plan of his supended Villa. Eco Factor: Contemporary home featuring passive energy concept. Eco Ergonomics: Claesson Koivisto Rune crafts up sleek. Eco Friendly Buzz.

Bwindi Eco Tourism Center will connect visitors with nature

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Green Products. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. Home Appliances. Eco Friendly. Bwindi Eco Tourism Center will connect visitors with nature. Eco tourism promotes a better understanding and appreciation of nature and society through which it adds to the personal experiences of the tourists as well as the hosts and makes them more aware of the environment around them. Tapis Rouge: A green installation by Marseillian artist.

Magnetic levitation growing into the next big thing in green transport

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Green Products. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. Home Appliances. Eco Friendly. Magnetic levitation growing into the next big thing in green transport. is planning to construct a quarter mile outdoor track in Santa Barbara after building a levitating prototype that runs on an indoor track. Eco Rides: Emerald Xpress aims to be the next big thing in sustainable public transport. Eco Friendly Buzz.

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Play Nature: A futuristic retreat for learning the art of sustainable living

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Green Products. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. Home Appliances. Eco Friendly. PLAY NATURE Picture Gallery PLAY NATURE PLAY NATURE Planned to nestle amidst the beautiful country of Costa Rica in Central America, this family resort has been specially designed to serve families with young children of preschool age. The sliding slating windows along with the open floor plan will allow free flow of air. Eco Friendly Buzz.

Explore the potential of recycled materials with NAMI

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Green Products. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. Home Appliances. Eco Friendly. If you are planning a trip to Los Angeles, then do not miss this newly created gas station. Tapis Rouge: A green installation by Marseillian artist. Around the world eco conscious designers are creating iconic installations to connect man with nature. Eco Ergonomics: Claesson Koivisto Rune crafts up sleek. Eco Friendly Buzz.

Glidehouse: A prefabricated house with expansive space and.

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Green Products. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. Home Appliances. Eco Friendly. Prefabricated homes have always insinuated the factory made scope of housing, which in it self entails greater efficiency yet lesser overall cost of construction. Following along this convenient tradition of user related portability, California based Blu Homes undertook the project of new Glidehouse prefab on Vashon Island in Washington.

Nanotree structure to pave the way for large scale hydrogen.

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Green Products. Green Homes. Green Living. Green Tips. Home Appliances. Eco Friendly. The researchers don’t plan to stop here, however; they intend to use their invention to imitate the process of photosynthesis so that the device used not only traps solar energy and produces hydrogen fuel, but also absorbs carbon dioxide from the air. Edifici Sphere: Concept Spherical Skyscraper to pave the way to a green future. Please login.

15 Future Wonders of Green Technology

The Green Changemakers

Written by Urbanist on July 8th, 2008 As the world increasingly focuses on sustainable initiatives, green architecture is a booming industry. Architect David Fisher has proposed a plan for rotating towers that produce all of their own energy through wind power.

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