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  • A Natural Concrete Made of Hemp - Using concrete as the primary construction material leaves a huge carbon footpri...

    A Natural Concrete Made of Hemp

    jetsongreen.com 26 Jul '14, 1am

    Using concrete as the primary construction material leaves a huge carbon footprint, which is why building green should focus on minimizing the use of it. Hempitecture is a firm, which is striving to create more awareness for one such green alternative, namely hempcrete, which is concr...

  • One9 Apartment Tower Constructed in Only Five Days

    jetsongreen.com 25 Jul '14, 1am

    I Believe That The Construction Portion Of This Project Schedule Was More than Five Days I am sure you actually know how long it took from the day that the project manager scheduled the excavator till the day that the city building inspector passed the last unit and the entire buildin...

  • Cabin in the Woods is Supported by Salvaged Tree Forks

    Cabin in the Woods is Supported by Salvaged Tree Forks

    jetsongreen.com 24 Jul '14, 1am

    This modern cabin was built in Victoria, AU’s Central Highlands region built by Paul Morgan Architects. It is called Trunk House, due to the fact that its structural framework is made of tree forks, which is a part of the tree usually discarded by the commercial logging industry. The ...

  • General Motors to Help Build a Shipping Container Home in Detroit

    General Motors to Help Build a Shipping Container Home in Detroit

    jetsongreen.com 21 Jul '14, 5am

    Most of the other resources for completing this project will be donated by GM. Approximately 85% of the materials needed to build the home will come from scraps collected at various GM plants. For example, the builders will use soundproof car insulation to insulate the home, and plywo...

  • A Super Portable Solar Charger. Found via @jetsongreen at:

    A Super Portable Solar Charger

    jetsongreen.com 23 Jul '14, 2am

    When traveling to remote areas, charging your phone or tablet can be quite a hassle. But the portable solar charger SunJack, which was created by Harold Tan, can make this problem go away. The solar charger is also a great emergency kit addition for off-the-grid travel. SunJack is ver...

  • Honda Smart House US Ready For Testing

    Honda Smart House US Ready For Testing

    jetsongreen.com 22 Jul '14, 3am

    Honda also modified their electric car so that it can be charged directly from the home’s solar panels or the battery, which reduces the loss of energy that happens during a DC to AC conversion. To further reduce energy demands, LED lighting was installed throughout the house, while t...

  • Building Tiny Homes as a Form of Addiction Therapy - Christopher Merklinger, a 56 year old recovering drug addict,...

    Building Tiny Homes as a Form of Addiction Therapy

    jetsongreen.com 17 Jul '14, 11pm

    Christopher Merklinger, a 56 year old recovering drug addict, build his first tiny house with the help an Amish community near Owen Sound, Canada. Today he runs his own tiny house company, Litl Hausen , and the daily effort of constructing these homes has become an integral part of hi...

  • A Possible Skyscraper of the Future

    A Possible Skyscraper of the Future

    jetsongreen.com 19 Jul '14, 4pm

    The new tower would be located on the corner of 68th Street and Madison Avenue. The structure would utilize the space between existing buildings for the tower base, while the main living area would be located above the existing buildings there. The special façade of the tower was desi...

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