Think of a net-zero energy (NZE) home, and it’s likely that you imagine a single-family house in a well-to-do neighborhood, with a roof covered in solar panels and an electric car parked in the driveway. This is a pleasant picture,
May 15, 2018 | By Alisa Petersen Today, Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI) released a new report, Better Rentals, Better City: Smart Policies to Improve Your City’s Rental Housing Energy Performance, which aims to inform city leaders on mechanisms that
earthship workshop. June 18 – July 31, 2018. Florida, USA. Hurricane Resistant Earthship Build. Strong, Safe, Off-grid. Volunteer, Work, Learn, Participate.
We are working on an incomplete owner-built Earthship, finishing the structural shell and systems.… Read More
Long before foam insulation and concrete tower blocks, humans were finding ingenious ways to address their needs through architecture. Using local materials and inherited construction techniques, societies have ensured that buildings provide protection and comfort. In Tonga, traditional curved roofs
Look-alike apartment buildings in northeast Minneapolis showcase new ideas in energy efficiency. Apartment project in Mpls. features two buildings: One built with an emphasis on going green, another more traditional. At first glance a pair of side-by-side apartment buildings slated to
Tiny living is affording a growing number of people financial freedom and a simpler, but more fulfilling lifestyle. Many are finding that they can live mortgage-free, without necessarily giving up more conventional paths to financial security. For example, some might
Construction Workshops for all levels of enthusiasts, Students & Pros December 11 through February 2.
The Question of how a structural earth-rammed tire wall would do in a fire has long been an issue for which we could only offer an intelligent opinion. People think that because tire piles in tire dumps burn so easily
Humanity will colonize Mars. It is inevitable. We cannot wait for everything to be perfect on Earth before we go to Mars (or the Moon). Colonizing Mars will unify Humanity in a way in which nothing else can. Pushing out
The European Union could be set to define energy efficient buildings as “nearly energy zero” if the definition, proposed last week by the European Parliament’s Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE) Committee, is adopted into law. The Members of the European