construction

SUNY ESF
An interview with Sayje Lasenberry, an ESF student pioneering industrial hemp to be used as a sustainable construction material.
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
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
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)
Inhale, exhale! Unless the air is dirty, that is. Cleaning up the air is a problem that many cities face. The American Society of Landscape Architects says that by planting more trees and creating urban forests, cities can be a cleaner and... Read More
Who ever thought that hemp, of all things, could be used to build a house? These builders in North Carolina say that hemp can be used to build strong and well-insulated structures that use very little energy!
Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington is the first team from the Southern hemisphere to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. They have made a series of video blogs which follow their progress in the lead up to the... Read More
Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand: Victoria University of Wellington is the first team from the Southern hemisphere to compete in the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2011. They have made a series of video blogs which follow their progress in the lead up to the... Read More
The Roofpod is designed to use underutilized rooftops, places where the sun exposure is greatest, to harness the vast potential of space and energy together.
Middlebury College; U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Competition
This video shows and describes the architecture of Self-Reliance, Team Middlebury's Solar Decathlon home. It is part of a series of four videos (Walkthrough, Market Appeal, Architecture, and Engineering) submitted to the Department of Energy for the... Read More
My wife Mimi and I are building a green energy efficient home in northern Austin County, Texas. We were planning to use forms for the house walls supplied by Therma Steel, Agriboard or Insulated Concrete Forms (ICF) available from several sources.... Read More

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