A very interesting article about the housing crisis in the US. Interestingly enough, New Zealand is not the only place with a discussion about affordable living and house prices. However this article touches on a slightly different matter, namely the housing crisis in rural areas.
This is some good news. We need more of this. On a side note, I have seen several Nissan Leaf’s in Auckland lately and as announced earlier, Silvia Park has a charging station for them.Details
According to my experience over the last ten years, it is not the act being the issue, it’s the people interpreting it. Any overhaul should address arbitrary interpretation. When we talk about resources, we should be discussing effects on land, air, water predominantly, not the color of a facade, some building texture or paving. This…Details
A very interesting article on solar thermal and solar PV. it’s now cheaper to heat water with a photovoltaic array than solar thermal collectors. It would be quite interesting to make up some numbers and comparisons for New Zealand since the install cost for a solarthermal system seems to be high whereas the cost for…Details
So let me ask the question again: WHY are we intensifying? So people live in intensified living quarters, to move over intensified motorways into the intensified city centers for work… Meanwhile Auckland Transport is suggesting to decrease the bus frequencies out West where some of the intensified housing areas are, pushing more cars over the…Details
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.
We look at an example where wolves change a complete habitat by chain reaction. However the underlying message is much more important and the effects are much wider than this video shows. We have to ask ourselves the question why the wolves disappeared in the first place…Details
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…Details