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St. Hubert Residence: A Proof Of Green Architecture

Building stylish and elegant homes yet has low impact to the environment is now becoming easy with the growing number of people like designers, manufacturers, consumers, architects, and more who are now into green architecture. The St. Hubert Residence has the look that will definitely catch every ones’ attention but has the least carbon emission that one can expect. The house designed by Naturehumaine has abundant natural light and ample space for the occupants to free move. The use of natural light source allow the occupants to save some amount of money for it surely will minimize their use of electricity for lighting purposes.

St. Hubert

St. Hubert

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Home Contained: A Home Made From Cargo Containers

Cargo containers are now gaining the attention of many architects, engineers, and designers as a useful architectural material. Debbie Glassberg joins with any other container lovers and had the Home Contained built. Located in Kansas City, Missouri, the Home Contained has the area of 2,600 square feet and is made of five metal containers. Aside from the cargo containers, the Home Contained has other earth-friendly features, which include green roof, geothermal heating, insulated walls and solar panels. With these features, occupants will be able to save on their energy usage and money as this will surely keep their electricity bill lower that it should be if they chose to use first hand materials, opt not to have solar panels and the like.

Home Contained

Home Contained

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Keerti Design’s Farm House Design In Bangalore

Eco architecture design can be expensive sometime especially if the designer or architect is into expensive sustainable tools like solar panels, windmills, and the like. However, I still believe that we can create a sustainable architectural design in an affordable way just like what the Farmhouse design in Bangalore by Keerti Designs has. Aside from the house being located in a farm, thus, occupants will have a close encounter with nature, it is also made of stones seen in the house surroundings. This only means that, the designer as well as the house owners spends less with the materials and the transportation of the materials, because obviously it is widely available within the area.

Bangalore Farmhouse

Source: Keerti Design

INCS Zero: Japan’s Sustainable Modern Production Facility

Despite of the modern technologies that we are currently experiencing, Japan has never forget to keep the environment in mind in designing their buildings and the INCS Zero is just a few of the proofs that they truly care for the environment. The said modern production facility of Japan has green roof as one of its eco-friendly features. With this feature, I assume that the building occupants can now save some amount of money for the insulation expenses, as the green roof will surely serve as one. In addition to the earthy features, the building itself is located overlooking to the Nagano mountains, allowing the occupants to have a strong connection with nature.

INCS Zero

INCS Zero

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Net Lima: The Philippines’ First Green Building Project

Green architecture is now everywhere, which is a mere indication that saving the environment is getting the attention of the world. In the Philippines, one of the countries in South East Asia, Chad Oppenheim is selected to design the country’s first green building. Built under the country’s own green building rating system called BERDE or the Building for Ecologically Responsive Design Excellence, the Net Lima is just one of the three towers that are under construction at the Net Metropolis. The building features a façade that serves as sunshade and glass curtain that minimizes solar heat gain. On the other hand, the façade also gives the building occupants to optimize natural light, thus minimizing the use of electricity during daytime.

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Net Limit

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Eco-office Buildings: For You To Energy And The Earth

Energy saving building structures are getting popular these days. It brings various benefits to its users or occupants as well as the environment, and of course, if you are recycling or repurposing an old structure, you also have given a new life to an old or abandoned structure. The Energy Portable Buildings by Elliott is designed with understanding on the current global implications in mind. The Eco-office buildings are just a few of the portable buildings that Elliott is constructing. Each of the building has different eco-friendly features and this include the fully insulated floor, ceiling, and walls. In addition, each of the eco-office building has double glazed windows, thus there will be no way for the heating or cooling system to escape. Other than the mentioned features, the eco-buildings also have T5 lighting with PIR sensors, heating with PIR and timers, and an energy performance rating of B. With these structures, business entities will get to able to save energy while help saving the environment as well.

Eco-office

Eco-office

Source: Elliott

Eco-shore: A Place Designed To Define The Future Of Sustainability

Living sustainably can be made even easier if hand in hand we do the same thing for the benefit of the environment. The Eco-shore is a concept of a sustainable community. People living at the eco-shore will be living sustainably with the numerous eco-friendly features like the solar panels that help collect sunrays and produce electricity for heating uses like under flooring heating and water heating. Other feature include a natural ventilation that helps reduce central heating, thus allow its occupants to save some amount of money and most importantly it helps reduce carbon emission. Wind turbine and composting toilet are just a few of the features that will surely help people live sustainably.

Eco Shore Concept

Eco Shore Concept

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Miami Dade College : A Super Building

A super building is under construction in Biscayan Boulevard and NE 5th Street in downtown area Miami. It’s great to hear that the Campus Center for Miami Dade College is a former urban density that turned into a super building. This super building will be housing apartments, offices, educational facilities and a huge space for various exhibitions. Oppenheim Architects is the firm that took charge of the super building that is expected to be completed on 2012. When the structure will be completed, for sure it will be a downtown within the downtown of Miami, which a big advantage for its occupants and residents.

Miami Dade College

Miami Dade College

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