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Hexagon wall tiles from Form Us With Love.

Colorful Hexagonal Wall Tiles Made From Sound-Absorbing "Wood Wool"

Hexagon wall tiles from Form Us With Love. Made of wood wool cement . Bachman More ideas for your big wall.

solar performance diagrams (summer | winter... day | night) found with passive solar design basics article at http://newavenuehomes.com/estate/project/664/

The basics of passive solar energy heating and cooling. I learned about this in environmental science!

Container House Compound - yes please!

Modern Green PreFab Homes - Mobile and Manufactured Home Living

Great examples of the modern green pre-fab homes of the day. Function and style make these homes remarkable examples of living environmentally friendly.

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Solar-Powered Modular Cabin Exists Completely Off-the-Grid in Australia

If proper respect for nature means treading lightly on the landscape, Modscape perfectly captures that theory in this self-sustaining Tintaldra cabin in Victoria, Australia. Located on the southern banks of the Murray River, this off-the-grid retreat is

Trench Composting - My great grandpa did this yor years and had a great garden

Trench composting might not be the most glamorous pursuit, but it helps feed hungry crops and keeps their toes warm, so it's time to get digging.

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In class today we learned about creating and manipulating shade through solar studies and various types and techniques of shading.  We talked about the differences in radiation exposure over the se…

Lecture 10-21-10: Shading devices and techniques

In class today we learned about creating and manipulating shade through solar studies and various types and techniques of shading. We talked about the differences in radiation exposure over the se…

Customize Your Walls With Ginkgo Acoustic Panels - Homes and Hues

Fun idea for youth room stone designs accentuates walls with ginkgo acoustic panels - designboom

How to plan a garden for self-sufficiency and build on it each year..

Absolutely everything you need to know to grow healthy, fresh organic food, without all the problems. Finally, a method of growing food that is reliable (and I mean bomb proof). It also produces an abundance of food and is easy to understand.

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Solarei Passive Solar House (New Zealand) -- Home uses "green architecture principles on a medium scale budget.

Build the perfect compost bin: Its inexpensive, easy to build, and features five stackable sections for simple, efficient composting

Build the perfect compost bin

Passive cooling & heating, I especially like the concept of adding humidity through a conservatory:

Passive cooling & heating, unique for such a diagram to include a conservatory area. Indoor gardens, wall gardens, conservatory areas etc have a huge role to play in eco-friendly design.

Natural illumination.  Of course, this all depends where you live and what your window orientation is.  At my latitude, I don't have to worry about not getting enough solar penetration into a room because at mid-winter, the sunlight penetrates almost 5 metres.

Diagrams shows a room that using light shelves to create a bright area, as well as allows natural sun light to fall on the other side of the room. The diagrams also show light shelves being used to direct passive light inside the room.

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