22 Jun '11, 6pm

When designing for comfort, remember perception: Designers and builders often consider bodily comfort when creat...

When designing for comfort, remember perception: Designers and builders often consider bodily comfort when creat...

Designers and builders often consider bodily comfort when creating living spaces and mechanical systems, but we should not neglect psychological comfort--our perceptions have a measurable effect on our sense of physical comfort. [Editor's note: Robert Riversong, a Vermont builder, continues his 10-part series of articles taking design and construction to what he sees as radical or "root" concerns. Enjoy--and please share your thoughts. – Tristan Roberts] Riversong's Radical Reflections 7. HVAC – Maintaining comfort, health and homeostasis According to the father of humanistic psychology, Abraham Maslow, people have a hierarchy of fundamental needs which require fulfillment in order to allow progress toward the higher human purposes of relationship, self-esteem and self-actualization or (in the more spiritual traditions) enlightenment. At the base of this pyramid are air, w...

Full article: http://www.buildinggreen.com/live/index.cfm/2011/6/22/Whe...

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Wilting heat in #Taipei can't keep us from beef noodles. This place as good, maybe even better, than we remember:

Wilting heat in #Taipei can't keep us from beef...

eatingasia.typepad.com 22 Jun '11, 7am

This post will have me deep in debt and on the next available flight to Taiwan. I excitedly ordered niurou mian like this ...

The Nine Types of Greenwashing

buildinggreen.com 23 Jun '11, 2pm

I am going to go out on a limb here, but I would bet that sometime in the last 24 hours you have received a marketing mess...

Designing $300 Houses for the World’s Poor

Designing $300 Houses for the World’s Poor

cleantechnica.com 26 Jun '11, 3am

The highest community-ranked project awarded a monetary prize was “300 Possibilities” – a modular housing design that used...

Always remember to plan for unexpected expenses...

cpf.gov.sg 26 Jun '11, 2am

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