NZ and USA – not only are we suing the same construction methods, but we seem to be having the same educational, societal and methodological issues. The reason for any labour shortage is different in NZ I believe but nevertheless we seem to be having one – particularly a skilled labour shortage (note the emphasis on skilled).
it just prevents you from importing and using a good product that would otherwise advance technology in the country, make the standard of living cheaper and better, just to protect national companies financial interests. Because let’s face it: Why else would you have to have taxes on a overseas product if the product taxed was not better: No one would buy it anyway. Trump taxes do exactly one thing: Holding back development and evolution.
Lloyd Alter has written a nice article about the Stadthaus (another German name), a nine storey timber building in London, made from Austrian CLT.
The article also has a few nice picture how the interior looks like in rough state and in finished state plus a nine week time lapse – quite impressive. It should also be noted that this article was actually written in 2010 after the building was constructed in 2008 – 8 years ago and nothing much of such construction has really arrived in New Zealand yet.
Most portable or mobile devices need power and that is provided by batteries in some form – either rechargeable or non-rechargeable, built-in or replaceable.
All of those batteries have their advantages and disadvantages, some last longer than others, some are cheaper in the long-run, some need more attention than others i.e. charging or replacing.
Whatever the battery, it will need to be replaced at some stage
Fruit tattoos set to replace stickers and plastic packaging as growers seek labelling alternatives – ABC Rural – ABC News
Plastic labels are set to become a thing of the past, though, as farmers listen to consumer demand for less packaging. Tattoos on fruit are set to replace stickers as farmers seek out environmentally-friendly alternatives to labels for produce that already comes in its own natural packaging. Fruits with printed skins are already on supermarket…
There’s a Swedish article that has been often quoted over the months regarding the environmental impact of EV batteries.
If you’re predisposed to hate electric cars, then there’s a wonderful story making the rounds that’ll support your worldview. However, let’s just look into some of the numbers stated in there and add some real world numbers into the mix.
Efficiency is very interesting concept. One can be very efficient in doing the wrong thing. That does not make the solution very effective.
Nothing eco today really, but something that might help in your daily life. Reading through the net, a lot of people seem to be having issues with this but hardly any answers to it. What we have learnt today about Bluetooth and WiFi. Bluetooth operates at frequencies between 2402 and 2480 MHz, or 2400 and 2483.5…
Today I have had news of a NZ first: One of the leading NZ aluminium window manufacturers is taking uPVC windows into their range. And they look terrible familiar. It’s the Koemmerling range, that had been around in NZ for some time.
A short movie made during our last “Design your own eco house” workshop.
The workshop over two days on a weekend and gives you helpful insights and advice when designing your own building.