Zero-carbon Nanjing Green Lighthouse is a beacon for sustainable design in China

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The 5,500-square-meter Nanjing Green Lighthouse takes on a spiral form and is centered on a light-filled atrium that funnels natural light and fresh air to all floors. “We would all like to produce more ‘green’ buildings with lower energy consumption or low carbon emission,” says Archiland International. “The challenge is at the same time to make this necessary new buildings even more attractive than buildings of today and not just making engineering technology driven machines. With this… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building



Stunning new wooden sports center in Paris is hidden underneath sprawling green roof

A large green landscape dominates this new sprawling sports center located in the suburbs of Paris. Designed by Gaetan Le Penhuel Architecture, the Clamart Sports Center houses four schools under a vast green carpet and a huge curved shell supported by structurally efficient laminated wooden beams.

The complex is framed by two contrasting urban conditions-a suburban zone of detached houses in the south, and a uniform configuration of social housing towers in the north. In order to reconcile the… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

11 green building materials that are way better than concrete

Depends on what you’re using it for . . . poured concrete floor? Foundation? Walls? Structural? Furniture?

Fly Ash Concrete (75% recycled)

Compacted Recycled Plastic/Trash

Rammed Earth

Straw Bales

Mycelium

Glasscrete

 

 

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Historic LA port to get new life as a deep green ocean research hub

AltaSea’s state-of-the-art, net-positive campus will be built on City Dock No. 1, with access to the deep sea. This location will allow scientists to effectively study marine life and develop programs for sustainability. The organization’s executive director, Jenny Krusoe, stated in a press release, “AltaSea will be a campus dedicated to finding ocean-related solutions to our most pressing challenges: food security, energy security and climate security.”

Related: Gensler proposes… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

Apple-inspired timber sauna is hidden within a grassy green slope

The sauna takes on a circular shape in reference to the shape of an apple and the cycle of nature. The curved concrete entrance envelopes visitors within a welcoming shaded nook with outdoor furnishings. Inside, the small sauna is lined with timber and features rows of wooden seating that evoke the classic apple crate. Contemporary spherical lamps are suspended from the ceiling, however, are unnecessary in the daytime when ample amounts of natural light stream through a full-height glazed rear window… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

14 green furniture designs using reclaimed, recycled or rapidly renewable materials

Fiber Chair by MUUTO
Designer Iskos-Berlin at MUUTO combines midcentury modern with a modern flair. The fiber chair is made from Microfiber, form-pressed composition of plastic and wood fibers from left over from furniture scraps. Look closely and you can see the beautiful gradient of colors in throughout the smooth finish.

Terrace Table by Lubo Design
What do you get when you take apart an old barn? Lubo Brezina’s amazing Terrace Table. Pieces of an old barn floor are harmoniously arranged… View full post on Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green BuildingEco funeral – Inhabitat – Green Design, Innovation, Architecture, Green Building

NFDA-TV 2011-01 Member Spotlight: Green Funeral Winners

On this January 2011 NFDA-TV segment, NFDA-TV reporter Michelle Smith profiles the first four NFDA member funeral homes to be recognized with the Green Funeral Practices Certificate.

Bendt Skov and his DanCof coffin in The Green Way to Heaven – Bendt Skov og hans DanCof kiste

Bendt Skov from DanCof with his coffin invention “The Green Way to Heaven” from 180810 Bendt Skov fra DanCof med sin kiste opfindelse “The Green Way to Heaven” fra 180810

Pleasent Green Cemetery by George Wolf.wmv

Green Cemetery KAKE News Special Report Promo

Thursday, May 17 on KAKE News at 10:00.