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  • Thumbnail image of Dutch Waterstudios Rise Alongside Sea Levels

    Dutch Waterstudios Rise Alongside Sea Levels

    Here’s a look at the housing of the future. Don’t risk catastrophic damage as sea levels change; just design housing that floats. Waterstudio designer Koen Olthius is from Holland, where managing sea level has centuries of thought behind it. He has come up with a very innovative idea. An entire floating housing complex.

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    Green Fridge Invention Uses Almost No Electricity

    Nearly every household has a fridge that completely wastes at least 30 kwh of energy every month. Most of that energy is wasted every time you open the door. Cold air is heavier (warm air rises, remember?) so it falls out onto the floor every time you open your fridge, and warm air from outside [...]

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    Not Your Fathers Mobile Home

    The owner purchased the site, formerly a RV campground, with the aim of allowing the landscape return to its natural state. It had been a flood plain meadow in an alpine river valley.

    Then, the Rolling Huts were designed to be simple mobile structures able to roll into and set up on the site, yet to provide clearance for nature below each hut.

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    Simple Tech = Common Sense Kitchen Design

    At the other end of the design spectrum from the energy sucking gizmology that now pervades our lives; simple tech is quietly bringing back simplicity and sustainability as a worthwhile goal for industrial design. Here’s a good example; a low tech kitchen appliance that would go well beyond a simple energy star rating for efficiency. [...]

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    White Roofs Are Green

    Come July, California law will require new residential sloping roofs to be light-colored cool roofs. Georgia and Florida already offer incentives to home owners who install white or light-colored roofs. Why? White roofs are green. White roofs keep things cooler naturally, so they save on air conditioning costs and cut carbon emissions. Painting your roof [...]

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