Tag Archives: Green Technology

From shou-sugi-ban to acetylated wood – a clean, green future in wood preservation

Since humans began using wood, the material has always been subject to more or less successful methods of wood preservation. Alexander the Great is said to have soaked wood used for bridge building in olive oil. The Romans brushed their … Continue reading

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Good Sources for Cool Building Materials that May Help Green Your Project

The exhibition catalog for the PNC SmartHome Cleveland (the Passive House I wrote about in my last post) – included a list of companies that provided the materials for that project. In an effort to spread the Sustainable Building Gospel, … Continue reading

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Soften the Environmental Blow With a Green Roof!

Ever since I attended an architectural product luncheon back in 1993, where a Swiss rep was showing his wares – various sizes of the plastic, egg crate-looking modules holding the planting medium used to create planted roofs – and lauding … Continue reading

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Look! Modular, recyclable laptops!

“By 2015, there will be more than 60 million tons of e-waste….” begins this video clip. But wait – it gets better! Leave it to students to come up with something this ingenious. I wish they will find the right … Continue reading

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Plug your cell phone into your solar curtain!

1 August 2010 Shield your windows and collect solar energy to power your home at the same time! An ingenious concept first launched by Sweden-based Interactive Studios in 2005, as the Energy Curtain, a window shade that is specially woven … Continue reading

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