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Craig Steely Is Renovating A Victorian House Making It A Sustainable One

Combining old and new architecture in one structure is hard. However, architect Craig Steely was able to make as he does the renovation of a Victorian house overlooking Eureka Valley in San Francisco. Aside from the outstanding renovation made, Craig Steely also have made the house sustainable as it can with the various green features the house has.

Craig Steely Victorian House
Craig Steely Victorian House
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France Is Saving Water For The Summer By Filtering River Waters

As summer hits, water scarcity rises. In Bordeaux, France, they have the floating shipping container pools that are boarded in an old barge. As the barge sails, it filters the waters of Garonne River through the barge’s onboard filtration system and fills the container pools with fresh and clean waters for the people of Bordeaux City to enjoy. People can enjoy the pools while sailing or when docked.

Floating Container Pool
Floating Container Pool
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Prefab ADU Think Tank In Savannah: An Office Or A Home

Prefabricated architecture has been known for quite some time now. This has a lot to do to save the environment. Prefabricated houses and other architecture reduce construction time drastically. Wastage can also be minimized since one only needs to install parts for prefabricated houses to complete construction. The Prefab ADU Think Tank in Savannah is just one of the sustainable prefabricated houses erected. The interior of the houses is spacious enough for two office tables. I find it perfect for homes as well for it looks spacious enough for a studio type home. In addition, this construction has 44% recycled items in its interior like LED lighting and the like.

Prefab ADU Think Tank
Prefab ADU Think Tank
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Solar Powered Pavilion For The 2012 London Olympics

Many architects are now aware that they too can help save the environment through their sustainable creations. We have seen many sustainable sport fields and pavilions being built and today, the Solar Powered Pavilion designed for the 2012 London Olympics is unveiled. Aside from the use of solar power, other eco-friendly features of the London Olympic Games Information Pavilion include the use of recycled materials. The pavilion is the winning entry of the Portuguese architects that uses recycled steel and has the Olympic rings-shaped pavilions, which made is an eye-catching design fit perfectly for accommodating participants and audience during the 2012 Olympic Games.

Solar Powered Pavilion
Solar Powered Pavilion
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BeeHive PV: A Sustainable Solar Panels

The Sun is of no doubt one of the most sustainable source of energy and is obviously the reason why people are now eyeing to own a tool that would help them collect some solar energy to power-up their home appliances and the like. SolarOr, an Israeli company had developed an excellent eco-friendly creation that collects solar energy upon having it integrated in building facades making these facades an energy-generating window. Looks like a honeycomb, the BeeHive PV is made of durable acrylic solar panels and has the ability to produce 140 watts of electricity per square meter is installed on walls facing the sun.

Beehive
Beehive
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A School Of Grass Is A School For Us

If you are aware enough, you have probably known that grass can prevent soil erosion and thus can help us keep our surrounding healthy and free from calamities like flood. The School of Grass is not just simple school with green luscious ground but has grasses all over the building from its roof to its façade. Knowing that the entire building has grasses on the roof and walls, it is quite obvious that the entire building would have a feeling of having a natural insulation system. The grass can keep the building cool on summer and warm during winter. This will definitely offer a huge savings on energy usage of the entire school in addition to the cool and positive effect it can give to the environment.

School of Grass
School of Grass
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Visit Snowmass, Colorado And See For Yourself The Greenest Tent In The World

We have seen various eco-friendly architectural designs intended for events in the past and this time, it is time for the EMU or Eco Music Festival to do their part in wooing the world with good music whilst caring for the environment. The EMU has hailed their tent the greenest around the globe with the help of a design firm, Neenan Company, as it has used different eco-friendly materials like salvaged pine beetle killed trees, bamboo, reclaimed army parachutes for the canopy and more. Aside from that, the canopy is double layers and thus it has the ability to block direct heat from sunlight. However, it allows direct light to pass through for natural illumination inside the tent.

EMU Eco-tent
EMU Eco-tent
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Coca-cola Philippines In Collaboration With WWF Come Up With An Eco-friendly Billboard

The small country, Philippines is starting to get aware as to how they can help save the environment. The Coca-Cola’s in collaboration with WWF billboard in Makati City is just one of the few proofs that the people of the Philippines are not all about waste and garbage as you can normally see in crowded areas of the country’s few cities. The Billboard is a 60×60 feet one and has 3,600 carbon absorbing Fukien tea plants. The billboard has the county’s giant bottling company and WWF logos on top and has the message saying “This billboard absorbs air pollutants” on it. Each of the 3,600 plants planted on this billboard has the ability to absorb up to 13 pounds of CO2 each year, which is a huge reduction already. Hopefully this initiative will not be only happening in the Philippines the whole world as well, especially in large cities with gigantic billboards.

Coca Cola Philippines Eco-billboard

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Jeremiah: An Evangelical Church Turned Elegant Homes

As far as I know, historical structures are strongly built, thus will not wear out easily. The Jeremiah Evangelical Church is a structure in the 60s that was repurposed and used as elegant homes. The six story building has saved the environment with it being repurposed instead of being wrecked and have its debris added to the mountains of landfills we have. With some parts being remodeled and some reused, residents of this repurposed building will surely feel the feeling of being of help to the environment while enjoying the benefits of living in a comfortable and elegantly designed residential space.

Repurposed Jeremiah Church

Repurposed Jeremiah Church

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Recyclable Basketball Stadium: Eco-friendly Stadium For 2012 Olympics In London

Mostly of the eco-friendly architecture I have heard are made of recycled materials or have featured different eco-friendly features like solar power, wind mills, and the like. The Recyclable Basketball Stadium is very new to me. I have never heard of a recyclable building ever since, until the birth of the Recyclable Basketball Stadium in London, which just recently had its groundbreaking. Constructed and designed for 2012 Olympic Games, the Basketball Stadium is designed to be deconstructed or recycled, which is obvious a reason enough to call it green architecture. In addition, the building is made of 1,000 tons of recyclable steel.

Recyclable Basketball Stadium in London

Recyclable Basketball Stadium in London

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