The new edition of the Oxford English Dictionary will be online-only. Many of its rivals – Collins, Chambers et al - have already launched free web versions. But which one is the wordsmith's best friend?
Low-VOC” and “zero-VOC” paints, meaning they contain a reduced number of grams of VOC per liter (under 150 grams for low-VOC and under 5 for zero-VOC). The majority of common paint brands now provide these kinds of alternatives, and some manufacturers, such as AFM Safecoat and Bioshield have built their businesses around the greener choices. Read more: GREEN BUILDING 101: Materials & Resources, Part II | Inhabitat - Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building
arkitekcher: Hygge | Hyde + Hyde ArchitectsNordic Built Cities Challenge: Faroe Islands Housing CompetitionLocation: Faroe Islands, Denmark Our proposal called appropriately ’hygge’ design [meaning cosiness in Danish] is a region specific model of sustainability, based on the progressive and sustainable living concepts which could be adopted for future low carbon developments within the archipelago. The aim is for the homes to push the limits of sustainable performance by incorporating…
Sustainable Building Material: Bamboo: Sustainable 1610s, "bearable," from sustain -able. Attested from 1845 in the sense "defensible;" from 1965 with the meaning "capable of being continued at a certain level." Sustainable growth is recorded from 1965. Related: Sustainability (1972).