Our next project is in the making. We have some initial concept and will meet with the builder next week to discuss some preliminary to check out ideas, workability and general design. Continue reading
Building biology researches the impact of the building environment on human health, and applies this knowledge to the construction, or modification, of homes and workplaces and the holistic interaction between human life with our environment.
Homes or dwellings can be seen as organisms. The term third skin accurately describes the intimate relationship between humans and their living space. It vividly illustrates how closely we are interrelated with our living environment and also in how many ways we are dependent on it.
We define building biology as the study of the holistic interrelationships between humans and their living environment.
There are 25 principles in Building Biology that have to be considered, comprised from ecological, biological, spiritual, aesthetic, social and community principles.
It is amazing to see what happens when certain animals are (re)introduced into a habitat. I refer to a nice youtube video by Sustainable Human (http://sustainablehuman.me), titled “How Wolves Change Rivers”.
The video has had more than 12 million views and is nicely done. if you are interested, have a look at the video. Continue reading
U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel is speaking in Peru today about how climate change impacts national security.
We see an Arctic that is melting, meaning that most likely a new sea lane will emerge,” he said. “We know that there are significant minerals and natural deposits of oil and natural gas there. That means that nations will compete for those natural resources. That’s never been an issue before. You couldn’t get up there and get anything out of there. We have to manage through what those conditions and new realities are going to bring in the way of potential threats.
I can read between the lines and see the US venturing out into the arctic and extracting oil and whathaveyou. The so-called threats
can probably be turned into opportunities.
[..]individuals attempting to take advantage of those catastrophes, adjusting to shifts in security requirements.
Yup, I can see it happening.
Greenpeace calls it not perfect but a move in the right direction and I tend to agree.
Research conducted on the sugarcane containers by its producers in Japan and Brazil showed that every kilogram of carbon capture plastic produced captured 2kg of atmospheric CO2. Comparatively every kilogram of petrochemical produced caused just under 2kg of CO2 to be generated and released.
It is actually a good question. How do we use our available space and if not used on a daily basis, could we do without? How eay would it be and would we then have to change some of our other areas to compensate for the loss of the other one?
Climate change is happening, humans are the cause, and a shocking number of congressional Republicans — over 58 percent — refuse to accept it. CAP Action conducted a fresh analysis of public statements from current Representatives and Senators from the 113th Congress on climate change. Roll over any state on the map below for information on its resident climate deniers, or click on the state to be taken to the full quotes and figures.
Extensive mining activity is due to start in the beautiful bush clad hills behind the iconic Karangahake Rail Trail. Continue reading
When Tasla will be building their factory in Nevada, the first question that came to my mind was: Where’s the water and power coming from? Continue reading
I have long been of the opinion that cars are really antique. Some guy invented the combustion engine years ago and carts started to morph into cars, however the basic principle behind them has not really changed – in many instances. Some exceptions only. Continue reading