Montag, 27. Februar 2012

Living Homes + Zero-Energy



LivingHomes C6 house and the promise of affordable prefab

The concept is simple: Make a modern, prefabricated home with the lowest environmental impact -- and price -- possible. It's called the C6.
Starting at $179,000, the C6 prefab from Santa Monica-based LivingHomes is half the price of the company's other models. The C6 is touted as the first production home designed to achieve LEED platinum certification from the U.S. Green Building Council, and it's the first to incorporate a range of products certified by Cradle to Cradle, the environmental rating program founded by sustainability gurus William McDonough and Michael Braungart. > L.A. times
The home was designed through a new partnership with Make It Right, a nonprofit founded by Brad Pitt and architect William McDonough, seeking to build 150 LEED Platinum homes in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, the neighborhood hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina. As such, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each C6 will help support the efforts of Make It Right.

Source: http://greenbuildingelements.com (http://s.tt/15JSq)

The home was designed through a new partnership with Make It Right, a nonprofit founded by Brad Pitt and architect William McDonough, seeking to build 150 LEED Platinum homes in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, the neighborhood hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina. As such, a portion of the proceeds from the sale of each C6 will help support the efforts of Make It Right.
LIVING HOMES TOUR

Donnerstag, 23. Februar 2012

WADI – Solare Trinkwasserdesinfektion


Zusammen mit der ETH-Zürich entwickelte der Österreicher Martin Wesian „WADI“, ein solares Meßgerät zur Trinkwasserdesinfektion mit Hilfe der UV-Strahlung des Sonnenlichts.
WADI – Solare Trinkwasserdesinfektion

Mittwoch, 15. Februar 2012

When will business adopt a values-based approach?


As companies recognise their connection to society goes deeper than the impacts of their share price movements, the time has come to tear down this particular defensive wall that many businesses have built around themselves. All the signs, from the collapse of financial markets to the Occupy Wall Street movement, are highlighting the need to return to core values and a better way of doing business.

The model of profit at any price has reached the end game as we realise we created only the chimera of long-term prosperity and that the great majority of people in the world are now paying the price for the creation of a tiny minority of super-rich. There is something of a paradox at play here. > THE GUARDIAN

Dienstag, 14. Februar 2012

Samsung's Smart Window


Samsung's new Smart Window, set to hit the market later this year, is straight out of a science fiction movie and will allow you to check your news, weather, and email with a swipe and a touch while looking out the window.

Montag, 13. Februar 2012

Greenpeace Cool IT Leaderboard


Pitching global IT companies against each other to find who comes out top in the fight to stop climate change, the 5th edition of the Leaderboard compares the firms on their IT Climate Solutions, IT Energy Impact and Political Advocacy. Interactive Document > issuu

Montag, 6. Februar 2012

Seeing is Believing



Grüner wird’s nicht

Mit Grafikdesign die Welt verändern zu wollen, klingt irgendwie nach Größenwahn. Richard Schwarz zeigt in der aktuellen WEAVE Projekte, die genau das einlösen, indem sie Informationsdesign und Nachhaltigkeit vereinen. Hier eine Linkliste zu den vorgestellten Projekten: Blog über Informationsdesign, Design eines universalen Warnschildes, Institut für Nachhaltigkeitsforschung, Designing for Behavior Change, CO2-Nachhaltigkeits-Bilanzen, Bicicling couts, Designberatungsunternehmen Experientia, Nachhaltigkeitsampel WeGreen.

WEAVE 01.12 – Linkliste Nachhaltigkeitsdesign

Mittwoch, 1. Februar 2012

TOP 100 THOUGHT LEADERS 2012


THOUGHT LEADERS IN TRUSTWORTHY BUSINESS BEHAVIOR 2012.
Financial stability and strength, Accounting conservativeness, Corporate integrity, Transparency, Sustainability and long-term Reputation preservation. More...