The world is facing a plastics crisis. In 2018, global plastic waste totaled 260 million metric tons; by 2030, that number is estimated to rise to 460 million. Although plastics have many societal benefits that make life more convenient, the system is broken. As a result, single-use plastics are the leading waste polluters harming our environment.... more »
These objectives can all be achieved by amending the standard design guidelines and creating a policy to mandate separated, protected commuter bike lanes as part... more »
A small shift in customer consumption and education will have an immediate impact on the sustainability efforts. If citizens are able to see the immediate benefits of starting a load of laundry to run overnight or setting their electric... more »
Hydronic Additives are a new concept within energy management. The emergence of the EndoTherm technology has established a new market sector which looks at ways to improve the way water carries heat around a building from point source (typically a boiler but could also be a chiller, heat pump, heat... more »
Wattle and daub have been used for at least 6,000 years and are still important construction materials in many parts of the world. Many historic buildings include wattle and daub construction, and the technique is becoming popular again in more developed areas as a low-impact sustainable building technique. Unfortunately, wattle and daub have nowhere near the strength that concrete has and perform poorly in earthquake... more »
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Houses that use natural gas produce CO₂ and lots of it. The weeping pipe is installed on all new homes at a cost of around $50 a linear meter. The bulk of the cost comes from requiring the rock-slinger truck that provides the gravel. The pipe we all use is cheap, usually made from 100% recycled plastic, and often comes with a nylon sock that further prevents dirt from entering the pipe. This... more »
Our year round "GARDEN" is able to grow multiple plant species at one time. Tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, spinach, beets, beans, peas, strawberries, flowers, watermelon, peppers, micro greens, indigenous plants such... more »