del.icio.us links for May 15, 2007Environmental & Architectural Stuff

  1. Light + Water = Renewable Energy – TreeHugger

    As scientists, politicians and businesses around the world continue to look for efficient, viable sources of renewable energy, often focusing on ever more advanced and intricate processes and mechanisms, several scientists, including MIT professor of chemistry Daniel Nocera, have been turning to a natural process that Mother Nature has spent the past millenia perfecting: photosynthesis.

  2. Speedy Hire’s Electric Vehicles – Development Crossing

    Ian Leonard, Speedy Hire’s head of transport, said, “It makes good commercial sense for companies to consider the impact they make on the environment. The introduction of measures such as the congestion charge provide incentives.”

  3. Christopher Robbins: making the plywood tree – Wists.Com

    The plywood tree, in which christopher robbins builds a 14-foot tree from plywood, plants it outside, chops it down, mills it back into a sheet of plywood, and returns it to home depot in exchange for a receipt, completing its tortured cycle from tree to wood to paper.

  4. Characteristics of Sustainable Building Materials – Informed Building

    One of the biggest criticisms of sustainable building is that it is more expensive than traditional building. This does not have to be the case. In fact, in order for sustainable building to be a sustainable practice in a free market economy, it simply

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  1. Organic Bees Surviving Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) – Celsias.Com

    “I’m on an organic beekeeping list of about 1,000 people, mostly Americans, and no one in the organic beekeeping world, including commercial beekeepers, is reporting colony collapse on this list. The problem with the big commercial guys is that they put pesticides in their hives to fumigate for varroa mites, and they feed antibiotics to the bees.” found via Hugg.Com

  2. The best architectural projects in Singapore, by going to just one place

    The top projects are now part of an exhibition at the National Museum. Entitled “Singapore Built and Unbuilt”, the exhibition includes projects like the Integrated Resort at Marina Bay, the city centre and one-north.

  3. A Google for green building products – CNET News.com

    You can think of Green Building Studio (GBS) as a mashup between Autodesk and Google. The Santa Rosa, Calif.-based company makes a computer automated design application for architects and builders that evaluates a building’s energy efficiency. And after it does that, it pops up product recommendations for insulation,

  4. Toyota to Achieve Hybrid Price Parity by 2010

    Toyota is excelling at the hybrid production game, expecting to make its margins equal that of gas-only cars in just three more years. That’s a remarkable achievement for a company that keeps on setting the sky for the limit and keeps on achieving its sky

  5. Environmentally Friendly Entertaining – Greenthinkers.Org

    CBC has put together a fun compilation of eco-friendly tips for your next party. As they say, stuffing plastic plates, discarded invitations and leftover food into big garbage bags. Hosting a party need not be wasteful if you plan ahead and go Green.

  6. 1000 Words: A Manifesto for Sustainability in Design – Core77

    Teach Sustainability Early
    Design education is at a crossroads, with many schools understanding the potentials, opportunities, and obligations of design, while others continue to teach students how to churn out pretty pieces of garbage. Institutions that stress sustainability, social responsibility, cultural adaptation, ethnography, and systems thinking are leading the way.

  7. Toronto Mayor Miller and Zerofootprint Launch New Footprint Simulator – TreeHugger

    The simulator is a collaboration with Business Objects, a maker of business intelligence software that is scalable so that entire cities can use it. “The idea, is something that will address millions of people and is infinitely customizable to any culture

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