Solar-powered Technova College nearly hits net-zero energy in the Netherlands

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Designed by Delft-based cepezed and cepezedinterior, the Technova College in Ede has recently opened its doors as the newest branch of the Regional Education Center ROC A12 with a strong focus on sustainability. Powered by energy from a biomass plant and on-site solar panels, the near-energy neutral building largely owes its eco-friendly design to an executive consortium (Team Technova) responsible for overseeing maintenance and the energy supply. The school’s highly transparent design fills the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



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Wireless Charging Furniture:

Your phone is at 5% and you’re tossing everything out of your backpack trying to find your charger, which seems to have sprouted legs and strolled away. Sound familiar? IKEA is putting an end to vanishing phone chargers with their wireless charging furniture. It works like this: set down your phone on your table or night stand. Pick up your phone once it has enough juice to for you to Snap your cat doing that cute human-like thing with her paws. Repeat. View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building