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Green Building Would Add 30,000 Plants & Trees To Cityscape

April 6th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

The stunning piece of green building architecture you're looking at here is called the Rainbow Tree Residential Tower, and its architect claims that, once (if?) built, the 377-foot timber tower would bring more than 30,000 new plants, shrubs, and trees to the skyline of Cebu, Philippines


Haaks Is A Dutch Tiny House You Can Have Delivered, Or Take Out

April 4th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

With so many of us sheltering in place or locked down in our homes altogether, the tiny house thing may have lost some of its appeal in recent days. Even so, the simplicity and the "getting away from it all" vibe of the movement will always speak to people with wandering hearts, and Dutch company Haaks Campers just made it easier than ever to have your tiny house delivered wherever you want it


Coronavirus, Climate, & Commercial Real Estate – Part 2/2

April 3rd, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

We foresee a softening of new commercial construction, a reduction in cosmetic renovations of existing stock, an increase in renovations focused on improving the net operating income including a strong focus on heat pumps displacing gas furnaces and existing air conditioning and an increased shift to distribution-center business models


Politics Of Coronavirus, Climate, & Commercial Real Estate – Part 1/2

April 3rd, 2020 | by Michael Barnard

We foresee a softening of new commercial construction, a reduction in cosmetic renovations of existing stock, an increase in renovations focused on improving the net operating income including a strong focus on heat pumps displacing gas furnaces and existing air conditioning and an increased shift to distribution-center business models


Solar Under Storm Part II: Designing Hurricane-Resilient PV Systems

February 24th, 2020 | by Rocky Mountain Institute

The last three years have seen major hurricanes wreak havoc on island nations. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, and Dorian caused catastrophic damage to homes, infrastructure, and economies throughout the Caribbean basin. At the same time, the use of solar photovoltaic (PV) power is increasing on Caribbean islands—helping reduce costs and improve electric grids. And while some solar installations were destroyed by the hurricane force winds, many remained intact. In 2017, Rocky Mountain Institute sent expert structural engineering teams to the Caribbean region to investigate survivals and failures among ground-mounted PV systems


Span Partners With LG On Intelligent Breaker Panel & Energy Storage

February 20th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Span, maker of the smart electrical panel, has partnered with LG to develop a fully integrated electrical and energy management system for the home. The new offering will integrate Span's smart panel and LG's RESU energy storage units to give homeowners unprecedented control over their energy to enable them to use it when the want, how they want


A Gas Station!

February 11th, 2020 | by Barry A.F.

There was a building on a relatively busy corner leading out of town that could never stay in business. From the time I was a kid, it kept changing and opening as something else — a restaurant, a trading post, an antique store, a restaurant several times, and probably a few other businesses over the years that I can't even remember



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