Posts Tagged Green And Eco Friendly

Package Free Store

As I take a look at things when it comes to consumption and waste, one area that stands out is food packaging. While I am not sure I am ready to give up my toilet paper (even though it is 100% recycled) food packaging is an area that I could do without. Here is a neat concept for a quick deploy bulk food store. You have to bring or purchase reusable containers to get all your items, since it is all in bulk, it stands to reason that it could be done a bit cheaper too.

ECObitat Prefab Modular System

Here is a neat prototype is kinda neat and has recently won a few awards for design.  From the designer:

The ECObitat start from a modular system of 2.44 m x 3,10 m x 12.20 m, scaled from the standard OSB  plate (oriented strand board) of 1.22 m x 2.44 m, defining areas of flexible multipurpose that can be progressively coupled and adequate for transport. Legs telescope from the base ensuring a good adaptability to different types of topographies. The responsible use of recyclable and industrial materials results in a speedy and prompt delivery of manufacturing space modules.
The main materials of the system are:
– Structure in “steel framing”
– Vertical walls and floor in OSB with thermo-acoustic insulation;
– Coverage in metal type sandwich tiles;
– Window in tempered glass;
– Green roof and walls;
– System of reuse of water;
– Use of solar panels for water heating;
– Use of wind power to generate electricity.

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Wine Barrel Floors

So I saw this today and it had such character and the reuse and re purposing of these materials is so neat I had to share.   As most of us know, wine is often fermented in wooden barrels.  Typically these barrels are oak, often from french oak trees, but what I didn’t realize is that they only last about 10 years and cost around $1000 a barrel!  So this company takes the barrels which are often sold for rather cheap, straightens them out, mills then and the installs as wood flooring.

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Luxe Hara Villa

The Luxe Hara Villa  was designed by Pinakin Patel, a designer who first got his start creating picture frames in Mumbai, has released a new prefab luxury villa for India.  Designed to be low impact, this prefab can be erected in a short time, but still have a very sense of class.   Designed to limit the use of water and electricity, this house still has all the comforts of a modern house.  A single bedroom, well apointed bathroom, AC, internet, energy saving lights the whole house comes in at $64,000 US Dollars, not half bad.

This house is pretty compact, with only 325 square feet inside and another 325 square feet of patio under a pergola, it certainly is a Tiny House.

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