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New Database - Material Connexion

The College Library now subscribes to Material ConneXion, a database which provides comprehensive product information, technical specifications, application information, manufacturer and distributor contact information, and images for each material in the collection. 21 more words

Databases

School Building

This 9,000-sq.m school building is set to be finished mid-2016, in time for the new school year. Special effort was made, during the planning process, to address the space program requirements of senior high school students. 198 more words

Cebu

7 Tips For Helping Homeowners Conserve Water

Water is at a premium throughout drought-stricken California, and we will no longer be able to  “go with the flow” as residents are tasked with reducing their consumption. 471 more words

Home Tips

Comfort is key in a passive house

Maybe your private fantasies don’t include an attic insulated to R-100, twice what’s required by the building code. Or a motion-activated gizmo that provides immediate hot water when you enter the bathroom so you don’t send thousands of gallons a year down the drain while waiting for it to warm up for a wash or shower. 2,089 more words

Ottawa

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[caption id="attachment_3085" align="alignnone" width="300"]0620 home green  Rendering of the home Chris Weissflog, who operates the renewable energy firm Ecogen Energy, is building for his family. Among other green features, its solar panels will meet most of the 3,000-square-foot home‚Äôs heating and cooling needs as well as powering a greenhouse with an extended growing season. With story by Patrick Langston. 0620 home green Rendering of the home Chris Weissflog, who operates the renewable energy firm Ecogen Energy, is building for his family. Among other green features, its solar panels will meet most of the 3,000-square-foot home‚Äôs heating and cooling needs as well as powering a greenhouse with an extended growing season. With story by Patrick Langston.[/caption] >" [...] The falling price of technology may still help us out of the quandary. The CHBA is currently developing a net zero and net zero-ready labelling program for home builders and renovators. A net zero home typically uses photovoltaic panels to produce as much energy as it consumes, generally selling excess electricity to the grid. A net zero-ready home is set up for, but does not include, the photovoltaic system. The CHBA’s Foster says that a net zero home including photovoltaic panels now costs $50,000 to $70,000 more than a conventional home. That’s 50 per cent of the cost of just five years ago, and the price of PV panels continues to drop. With rising energy prices, the CHBA says the extra monthly mortgage costs associated with a net zero home are now comparable to the savings in energy costs, making it net zero in more ways than one. [...]"<

Completed: The View House

After a construction time of half a year the View House is completed. Till end of August landscape design and furnishing will be finished.

Although situated on a slope the ground floor, the parking lot and courtyard are barrier-free. 228 more words

Architecture

News: Taipei 101 Going Green with LED Lights

Following its move to purchase 1.01 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of ‘green’ power, the Taipei Financial Center (TFC) Corp., the management company for the landmark TAIPEI 101, recently announced that it plans to replace all traditional fluorescent tubes on the building’s external walls with LED lights in the next three years to further save energy, the Taipei Times has reported. 131 more words

New Product &amp; Tech

Homestead Update: The Dirt's a-movin'!

So for all of you who didn’t see it on Facebook…

We finally got to start excavating yesterday!  The sun was shining for a WHOLE DAY so, as the saying goes, our guy set to “make hay while the sun was shining”.   204 more words

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