The UBC Student Union Building, Vancouver, BC, set to open in 2014 is a state-of-the-art example of sustainability that demonstrates how buildings can benefit their inhabitants and the environment at the same time. The Student Union Building is one of 108 LEED Platinum buildings in the country and was designed to promote innovation and research into sustainability. It is UBC's … [Read more...] about UBC’s LEED Platinum Certified Building
EcoVillage and ecoReality!
In the middle of the picturesque setting of Saltspring Island in the Gulf Islands off the coast of British Columbia Canada, the group ecoReality is developing an ecoVillage - a working model of a co-operative and sustainable land use, habitation, public outreach and education. The group has recently acquired 37 acres of farmland from a 104 acre package that was … [Read more...] about EcoVillage and ecoReality!
WaterPod, experimentation, art, living
Very interesting eco habitat project developed in New York city by designers, environmental organizations, architects and marine biologists designed to investigate designs revolving around rising tides. It was launched in 2009 and traveled the waterways of Manhattan Island, New York Harbour and other Hudson River ports. From the project: "Waterpod™ was a floating, … [Read more...] about WaterPod, experimentation, art, living
Wood Burning Fireplaces, impact on the environment
What’s important to you? Your home environment for emotional support or saving the environment? A fire provides people with a loving warmth, comforting crackling sounds, distinct aromas, and moving light; a wood burning fire also can emit polluted air into your home and into your neighborhood. Most new home buyers request a fireplace to meet these “needs”. Home buyers desire … [Read more...] about Wood Burning Fireplaces, impact on the environment