Sustainer Homes Made of Shipping Containers

Sustainer Homes Made of Shipping Containers

jetsongreen.com 29 Jul '15, 4pm

Repurposed containers are used to construct these homes, while the interiors are made out of ECOboard, which is a low-energy material made out of pressed grass. The containers are heated via a heat pump and sustainable materials are used for insulation. The homes are also fitted with a solar array and wind turbines for energy production. Using both of these technologies, the company estimates each container is capable of producing about 5,000 kWh of electricity per year, which should be enough to cover the energy requirements of the inhabitants. The containers are also equipped with a 20 kWh battery system. In future, they also plan on int...

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usgbc.org 29 Jul '15, 3pm
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USGBC’s announcement of 2015’s Top 10 Countries for LEED comes during a historic time for the international green movement. In the time since...

EnergyBar 100 Provides Long Life With Green Battery Technology

greenbuildingelements.com 30 Jul '15, 3am

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5 forecasts for the future of African cities @futurecapetown @ctpartnership

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This Singapore university looks like something right out of the future.

gbdmagazine.com 29 Jul '15, 4pm
This Singapore university looks like something right out of the future.

The rounded rooms came after a visit to the university, which was designed in the ‘80s when this structuralist design style was quite modern....

Version 3 of the U.S. National BIM Standard Shoots to Expand Efficiency

ecobuildingpulse.com 29 Jul '15, 4pm

Tom Holdsworth Designed using 13 BIM models, the University of Delaware's Interdisciplinary S...

USDA Map and #GreenRoofs, by Jörg Breuning, The Green Roof Patroller |

greenroofs.com 29 Jul '15, 7pm
USDA Map and #GreenRoofs, by Jörg Breuning, The Green Roof Patroller |

In his own words, Jörg was born in the green roof capital of world. He began working with gre...

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