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Infographic » Sustainable Technology Map

A graphic look at the world's dependancy on technology and its environmental implications.

Fracking Damage

Environmental Film » Gasland

The largest domestic natural gas drilling boom in history has swept across the United States and is slowly spreading across the world. The Halliburton-developed drilling technology of "fracking" or hydraulic fracturing has unlocked a "Saudia Arabia of natural gas" just beneath the United States and many more countries are realising that gas is essentially the new oil. The fact is that all this fracking is making some very rich and is killing water supplies across the world. This fact based environmental film shows the extent of the problem in a very objective and sensible way.

Infographic » Water Inequality, Water Rich vs. Water poor

Water inequality is a big problem and today it is safe to say that water is the world's most precious commodity. As the world population increases, and industry continues to expand, Earth's freshwater reserves are being stretched dangerously thin. This interesting info graphic shows the disparity in water consumption between wealthy and underdeveloped nations.

How to Build a Sustainable School

30 May 2012

Architype are probably the leading passive house designers in the UK at the moment having completed three certified schools and are well on their way their way to a fourth. Here are a couple of short videos explaining their ecological and technical design approach. Worth a look for some good passive house and sustainable school design inspiration.

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Next Generation Sustainability Base

19 May 2012

NASA's newest building also is one of the nation's greenest. Sustainability Base, on the campus of NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, Calif., is a highly intelligent and intuitive facility designed to anticipate and react to changes in sunlight, temperature, wind and occupancy. The building can optimize its performance automatically, in real time, in response to internal and external changes.

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Want to have a good day? Watch this…

25 March 2014

If you have 5 minutes today, you have to watch this video. It will change your day! Simple.

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Ecological Alternative to the Plastic Toothbrush

An Ecological Alternative to the Plastic Toothbrush

17 June 2013

Ever thought about how much plastic you throw away with your toothbrushes? Each toothbrush will take over 1,000 years to degrade in a landfill, and over 2 billion toothbrushes are thrown out every year worldwide, and the US alone throws away 15,000 tonnes of plastic toothbrushes..  Brush with Bamboo makes high-quality bamboo toothbrushes that use […]

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Video » A Man’s History By Steve Cutts

29 March 2013

We live in a world with an accelerated rate of consumption paired with a notion of 'individualism' and selfish competitiveness fuelled by mass media and convenience is leading to an unconditional bleeding of our planet. But hey, its not our fault is it? This is a must watch video that will make you chuckle (nervously).

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Sustainability explained through animation

09 February 2013

A short and simple animated movie explaining sustainability created for RealEyes by Igloo Animations

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Worlds longest recycled bridge

04 January 2013

Stretching out across the peaceful waters of the River Tweed in Peeblesshire, Scotland, the Dawyck Estate river crossing is an unlikely record breaker. Measuring 30 meters in length and made entirely out of waste plastic products, the newly completed structure is the world’s longest and sturdiest recycled bridge. Utilizing a super-strength composite plastic material — […]

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Video » Landfill Harmonic, Music from Trash

21 December 2012

What an inspirational story. This teaser trailer is for 'Landfill Harmonic,' an upcoming feature-length documentary about a remarkable musical orchestra in my beloved Paraguay, where young musicians play instruments made from trash.

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Short Absence, Still Committed to Sustainability!

21 December 2012

To all our readers, we would like to stretch a brief message of ‘apology’ for the short period of absence and the lack of new material in the past few weeks and say that we’ve had an unusual period of ‘drought’ due to various work and study commitments of our dedicated team. We have also […]

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Clean Energy and Design: Creating Intersections

24 October 2012

While planning and implementing interior design changes to apartments, houses or office spaces, you make critical choices about lighting to find the balance between sustainable energy and design. But as a designer, how do you find the right balance?

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7 Apps for a More Eco-Friendly Lifestyle

24 October 2012

Reducing your impact on the environment and living an eco-friendly lifestyle does not have to mean giving up modern technologies or conveniences. A great example of this is finding eco-friendly apps for your iPhone or iPad. These seven apps are sure to help you live a green lifestyle.

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Using Biology to Revolutionise the Future of Energy

14 October 2012

A good episode of TED Talks with Juan Enriquez who seeks to challenge our definition of bioenergy. Oil, coal, gas and other hydrocarbons are not chemical but biological products, based on plant matter -- and thus, growable. Our whole approach to fuel, he argues, needs to change.

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Calculating Your Car’s Carbon Footprint

03 October 2012

If you ever wondered what is the environmental impact of your car, than this is definitely a post for you…as we present a handy method to calculate your car's carbon footprint by guest writer and auto aficionado Mark McCrell.

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Construction Based Environmental Responsibility

03 October 2012

Why Should You Build Green? Building green makes less of an environmental mess, and, in the long run, helps the planet because of the reduction of solid waste. It also protects ecosystems and conserves natural resources. Furthermore, the air inside the building is much improved, as are acoustic and thermal conditions, thus improving quality of life for those living or working in a green-built building.

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Greening Your Next Construction Project

10 September 2012

Can Literature and Green Construction be compatible? In this latest quality contribution by the lovely Jessica Stark, she finds inspiration in Hawthorne to draw some interesting parallels between literature and green construction.

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Choose Integrated Project Development to Improve Environmental Efficiency

20 August 2012

Here is another quality contribution form Jessica Stark outlining the benefits of taking an integrated approach to project delivery in construction as a way to increase efficiency and productivity.

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Ecology & Conservation: Why The Construction Industry Started To Care

05 August 2012

Here is an interesting guest post by Vector Foiltec, the company that invented the use of Texlon (ETFE foil), and have developed the use of this innovative technology worldwide in the design and constructive industry. Some of the world’s most impressive offices, stadiums, and transport buildings have been developed by Vector-Foiltec.

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Can We Grow Architecture Biologically?

29 July 2012

Here is a very good TED talk to stimulate your architecture brain. Rachel Armstrong says we need to outgrow architecture made of inert materials and, well, make architecture that grows itself. She proposes a not-quite-alive material that does its own repairs and sequesters carbon, too.

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Thinking of Sustainability When Renovating

26 July 2012

If you are renovating your home, not only are you about to consume a good deal of energy, but it is also highly likely that you will be replacing appliances, windows, doors and other parts. As you are going along, it is important to consider sustainability to make sure that your renovation will give you as much benefit as possible...

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Collecting Energy Star Coins: As Public Demand For Green Grows, Retailers Seek to Please

18 July 2012

Here is a quality guest post by Jessica Stark discussing the 'Energy Star' ratings and how 'green' it really is. Before you set out to buy your next energy efficient appliance, you might want to have a read...

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Infographic » Environmental Impact of Video Games

08 July 2012

Like millions of people, I love to 'veg' out in front of a good video game every once in a while, but with a constant need for new games and an 'upgrade' culture that puts the mobile industry in the shade, video games are increasingly impacting our carbon footprints in a big way. This cool inforgraphic shows the environmental impact of video games. It will make you see the Mario Bros. in a different light!

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Can You Rate a Building’s Sustainability?

20 June 2012

Can Sustainability Assessment Tools like BREEAM and LEED aid in reversing a destructive construction trend which dominates our built environment in favour of a future of sustainable construction? Can these tools actually rate a building's sustainability?

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