Many of us loves to drink coffee but only a few loves to know how much trouble we brought to the environment for every cup of coffee we consume. Designer Serger Kuckir has designed the sustainable coffee maker that will make us enjoy the same taste of coffee without the guilt of producing too much carbon emission or landfills. Kuckir’s sustainable coffee maker is made of recycled polypropylene, thus there will be less landfills during its production. In addition, the coffee maker’s jug is good looking and thin enough to boil water faster, thus requires less energy than the traditional coffee makers that we currently have.
Zero emission cars are growing in numbers and the SmartforSpeed is the newest addition to the list. Presented at the Geneva Motor Show, the SmartforSpeed has the electric drive, which made it an eco-friendly car. The car’s improved performance is made possible with the installed 30KW magneto-electric motor. The exterior look of the car features a high-gloss white metallic finish making the car looks extraordinary and definitely just enough to be hailed as the car of the future. Even if the SmartforSpeed has to top and side cover, the interior is protected from sun and rain with tonneau cover, a matter one should stretch over the car’s interior and fasten with the attached straps.
Designed as a proposal for the MoMA and MoMa PS1 young architects program, the bottle service pavollion was designed. This one of a kind architecture was built from recycled and recyclable materials. All of the bottles used in building the bottle services are flattened and coated with a reflective silver coating, making the pavilion looks as if was made by first hand materials. When with architectural proposals and projects will be put into fruition, landfills will definitely be minimized dramatically. As a result, there will be less environmental impact and the environment will definitely healed soon. In my own opinion, this will happen very soon, as more and more people are now aware of the global warming and are taking their very own steps in saving the environment.
It really felt comforting especially for the boys to see enough number of urinals for them to comfortably urinate every time and everywhere they felt like doing. Every country in this world have their own urinals installed in public places, the only problem these urinals are creating is the unwanted odor it creates. The Eco-urinal Booth designed by a Filipino senior fine arts and design student at the University of Sto. Tomas, Rico James Sunga will definitely be the answer to the problem. Designed with care to the environment, the eco-urinal will be using recycled materials, well-ventilated, odor-free, and ergonomic. With this urinal booth installed all over the place, unwanted odors will definitely be a history.
People who are now looking for ways to help save the environment by designing eco-friendly items does not limit to designers nowadays but manufacturers as well. Trek, one of the known manufacturers of mountain bikes is conducting an eco design competition and has Daniel Noll as the winner. The winning entry of Daniel Noll includes the sweat cover that has the ability to keep the bike life longer. Made of reclaimed bicycled tubes, Daniel Noll’s TREK eco sweat cover will prevent sweat corrosion on a bike’s top tube, stem, and electronics. Aside from extending the life of the bike, Daniel Noll’s designs also help minimize the growth of landfills.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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