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Looks like some of that Middle Eastern Oil money is put towards a greener use. Video looks very much in-line with Future by Design stuff. Green…Continue
Started by Konstantin A Lukin Apr 16, 2010.
Tags: project, venus, design, future
Started by Konstantin A Lukin. Last reply by Konstantin A Lukin Mar 15, 2010.
This is interesting.. it was only a matter of time till plants become a viable source of electricity. But from an ethical perspective, how safe is it to genetically modify plants with a virus? Could…Continue
Tags: tobacco, electricity, solar
Started by Konstantin A Lukin Feb 10, 2010.
Algae could be the key to a new biodegradable battery, here is the full story:…Continue
Tags: battery, biodegradable, algae
Started by Konstantin A Lukin. Last reply by Cameron Souza Jan 27, 2010.
As one of the comments wisely suggests: 'Can we just make my living room look like this please, or do I have to buy the whole plane?'…Continue
Tags: skycouches, zealand, new, air
Started by Konstantin A Lukin. Last reply by Mika Leuck Jan 26, 2010.
Aloha kakou,Recently I had an individual pitch me on retrofit lighting. The idea at a real high level being that you can significantly reduce your energy costs by retro fitting your lighting ballasts…Continue
Tags: government, rebates, savings, energy, retrofits
Started by Kimo Watanabe Jan 8, 2010.
Tianjin Eco-City in China .....
Ambitious plan to be completed by 2020.
Green building is becoming so prevalent these days that it may not be enough to erect individual eco buildings anymore - the newest trend is entire eco-cities. Expected to be up and running in 2020, Tianjin Eco-City is one of these real-life sustainable communities, spanning 30 square kilometers and showcasing the hottest energy-saving technologies. Designed by Surbana Urban Planning Group, the city will have an advanced light rail transit system and varied eco-landscapes ranging from a sun-powered solarscape to a greenery-clad earthscape for its estimated 350,000 residents to enjoy.
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What better place than on an island to check if one's theory about energy usage is correct!I quite agree with this. Islands do provide a wonderful small-scale ecosystem for implementing energy efficient initiatives.
Kanemitsu's has the best sweet bread in the world as far as I'm concerned! hahaI've only lived on Maui for a couple of years+, but do like maui sweet bread a lot :)
It is totally possible to do this kind of large-scale habit-changing in a place which is a model "closed" community --- only about 7000 population on the island, and very high rates of "word-of-mouth" and ability to spread the news (one newspaper).I was also brain-storming on a number of sustainable, habit-changing community efforts, including agriculture, architecture, etc.. IMO it could be very inspiring to work on similar projects, given there are sufficient investments to support the work.
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