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The Nest: The Eye-catching Rattan Lounge Chair

With the beauty and elegant style of modern furniture design, furniture sets made of classic materials are disregarded. However, the natural rattan now makes a big comeback through The Net, an eye-catching Rattan Lounge Chair. Designed by the University of Lund, Sweden graduate Per Brolund, The Nest is not only stylishly eye-catching but also an eco-friendly one. Being made of natural rattan, The Nest is part of the WWF Sustainable Rattan Project managed by Thibault Ledecq. The Nest’s oversized seat and backrest made the chair looks comfortable enough even if users wants to have a nap or coil up while reading his or her favorite reading material. Definitely a perfect nest for everyone.

The Nest

The Nest

From: WWF

YAJ Architect’s Train Depot: The Train Depot Of The Future

Green architecture normally focuses on residential and commercial buildings like offices and the like. Today YAJ architects presented their proposal, an eco-friendly industrial building of the future. The Architects presented their Train Depot of the future that is designed to have almost zero energy performance. The train depot will make use of ground water heating and cooling. It will also have solar panels installed and sensor-driven natural ventilation. In this way, travelers can already enjoy distance traveling with comfort and of course with care to the environment. They do not need to worry about their carbon emission. In addition, the building’s appearance is complete with natural colors.

Train of the Future

Train of the Future

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The Ten Million Solar Roof Initiative: Will Save Energy Usage By 2020

With the vast call to help save the environment, many are now aware of it and are doing their part in saving the environment. These moves include recycling, using zero emission cars, and the most common for business entities, the installation of solar panels. The Ten Million Solar Roof Initiative is proposed by Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont but unluckily was stalled due to lack of support. However, if this proposal will get into fruition, US household will definitely have a decrease in energy cost of about 75 percent, which is a huge savings already. This initiative will not only save the environment but the people from high electricity cost as well.

Ten Million Solar Roof Initiative

Ten Million Solar Roof Initiative

Source: Solar Roof Initiative via Inhabitat

Hema Lamp: Easy To Manufacture Eco-friendly Lamp

If you are thinking of ways on how to help save the environment, you can start with patronizing eco-friendly products like the Hema Lamp. Designed by Matthew Wegner, the Hema Lamp uses co-friendly materials like corn husks, cotton, use bottle container and more. After you have enjoyed the lamp, you can now start making your own, as the lamp’s packaging includes instructions and ingredients for your reference. With the materials, presumably, you make use of those that are available in your household or in your surrounding area. In addition to being eco-friendly, the lamp also has the warm and elegant look and illumination, making it ideal for a home or office with different interior.

Hema Lamp

Hema Lamp

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Minimize Water Usage Effectively With The Water Management System

According to studies, more than 50% of a human being’s daily water usage is consumed in the bathroom. To help us minimize water usage, a water management system project is designed. Sponsored by Whirlpool, the system include a smart faucet technologies that will be used as a tool in determining water consumption with the help of a Bluetooth. The data from the faucet will then be transmitted via Bluetooth to the mirror, which at the same time will also work as an interactive screen. In this way, humans can have the idea as to the volume of water they have already consumed in their bathroom.

Water Management System

Water Management System

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Whitepod: A Hotel Concept That Links A Traveler And Nature

Traveling is relaxing, fun, and exciting. However, it can be more exciting and rewarding if you know you are traveling in a eco-friendly way. You have enjoyed a great travel can offer, while keeping the environment safe. Traveling while caring for the environment is easily achievable with the help of eco-friendly designs related to travel just like the Whitepod, an eco-friendly hotel by Sofia de Meyer. The whitepod is situated in the village of Les Cerniers and is surrounded by snow. Travelers will surely enjoy the panoramic view of the mountains right at the heart of the Swiss Alps. With the 7km ski slopes with private ski lifts, being in the whitepod resort is perfect for nature and adventure lovers.

Whitepod

Whitepod

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Minimize Your Water Usage Using The Smart Water Meter

Water is definitely one of the sources that we can’t live without. We need water to drink as well as for cleaning our house, washing the dishes, doing the laundry and more. Sad to say, many of us has overused of water and never mind to benefit from it in a moderate or right manner. Well, we can share some water to our thirsty brothers and sisters by we use water responsibly with the help of the Smart Water Meter. Designed with the aim to minimize our water usage, the Smart Water Meter has a display that records a user’s water usage using the Automatic Meter Reader, making the user aware of his or her water consumption. The result can even be uploaded into one’s computer.

Smart Water Meter

Smart Water Meter

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Whirlpool Faucet Band: Helps You Save On Your Water Consumption

We all want to save water, not just, because we are in the midst of water scarcity but also we want to save a penny from our daily water use. We already have heard various water saving device to help us save on our water consumption, but the Whirlpool Faucet Band looks so cute and easy to use. The band has the LED time monitor for easy monitoring, color changing LEDs as indicator, and side buttons for control. Using the Faucet band is simple. All you have to do is to fit the band on the tip of the spout an then set your desired goal for running water time in the LED time monitor by pressing the side buttons and you’re on. As you run out of running water time, the water starts to change color with the help of the band’s color changing LEDs. In this way, you will be alerted that you have reached your desired water consumption and thus, won’t allow you to use more.

Whirlpool Faucet Band

Whirlpool Faucet Band

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Samsung Be Concept: A Device To Improve Sustainable Lifestyle

We have seen various designs already that shows care to the environment. However, only a few considers various sustainable resources of energy. If the design is solar powered, it can instantly be a useless item during winter. The Samsung Be concept is exceptional among those sustainable designs we have in the market. His one of a kind product has the ability to use every sustainable source of energy available. The concept has the hexagonal shapes joined with each other that collect solar power through the installed solar cells as well as wind power. However, if both sources were not available, one can make use of the kinetic energy and start rotating one of the modules that made the Samsung Be concept a useful product for all available sources.

Samsung Be Concept

Samsung Be Concept

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Lunar Cubit: A Proposed Solar Pyramid In Abu, Dhabi

Zero carbon metropolis will soon be possible if the proposed Solar pyramid called Lunar Cubit will come into fruition in Abu, Dhabi. If that happen, this will surely be the first in the world. These black massive pyramids will be power generating and will have the ability to power 250 homes. At daytime, the pyramids will collect solar energy and at nighttime, it will surely serve as Abu, Dhabi’s lighting system through its LED lights. Aside from being a solar energy collector and a power plant, the Lunar Cubit is also a timekeeper and a monthly calendar, as it allows its viewers to measure time through eight lunar phases, as it is composed of eight small pyramids surrounding the one big pyramid. The pyramid illuminates at night contrary to the brightness of the meaning. Meaning, it illuminates brightly on new moons and barely illuminates during new moon. Chances of building these pyramids can be very small, but who knows the UAE will have it built.

Lunar Cubit

Lunar Cubit

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