Architecture

Can we create a green American dream home? Can we take those green building methods to a larger scale? Can we build a green office park? PF Members think so.

My idea concerns a product that's a coating which is utilized like paint or can be mixed in with any phase of the plastering process. It is pigmented earth-tone colors. Based on independent testing by the California State University Fresno... Read More
Why do people use umbrellas? To shade themselves from the heat of the sun and to shelter themselves from rain! My plan is to add another roof above the existing roof on my house, leaving about six inches to a foot of airspace between the two roofs... Read More
Douglas County Libraries and Sundolier team-up to bring natural daylight in to the library with the latest technology. Whether it's bringing natural daylight in to a room or providing a sparkling book to a bright child, Douglas County Libraries are... Read More
Natural disasters can evoke detrimental damage to infrastructure with untold human casualties. According to the Asian Disaster Reduction Center, the frequency and relative ferocity of natural disasters on a global scale has increased, leading to... Read More
Our latest segment from Bloomberg West features EnerNOC, a company that networks buildings together to decrease energy use during peak hours and ultimately saves money for consumers.
ITAC, University of Utah
In 2008, the pink bark beetle, an invasive species, killed millions of trees in Colorado. From these dead trees, researchers at the University of Utah have created interlocking cross-laminated timber, a building material that doesn't require any... Read More
In my community, the construction trend seems to be strip malls. This means that more and more land is cleared for buildings and construction projects. To minimize our land use, we could build businesses on top of one another in high rise business... Read More
All living cells, virtually from the beginning of life on Earth, have used what is referred to as a Proton-Pump to move nutrients, elements and molecules within and between them. Fuel-cell engineers have developed their fuel-cells with components... Read More
My video is on how the heat island effect is present in both rural and urban areas, and actions that cities can take to create a more sustainable enviroment. It also describes how not using public transportation and driving cars pollutes our... Read More
A heliostat is a special mirror with a guidance device that can keep sunlight reflected toward the same target all day without straying off-target. It is just a mirror but you need to keep it trained on the same spot for it to work. It is a bit like... Read More

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