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Insulated Spa in Illinois


This insulated spa was built utilizing the energy-efficient, insulated pool wall system.

This is new energy efficient, eco-friendly, green building construction technology for a naturally warmer pool. In non-heated pools it will increase the usability of the pool by at least 35% and in a heated pool it will reduce the heating costs by 70% to 80%. It’s cheaper, easier and faster to save energy than it is to buy or produce it.

Pools built utilizing this construction method can generally be built less expensively than other types of construction methods and types of pools. Also, the heating costs saved over time will actually pay for the construction costs of the pool when heated.

HML Landscape construction & Maintenance

HML Landscape Construction & Maintenance is an award winning, ECO Friendly, Landscape Design, Maintenance & Construction company servicing Residential & Commercial clients for over 15 years. We combine ECO friendly products & services with modern craftsmanship to create harmonious and functional spaces that can be enjoyed for generations.

Commercial or Residential, improving the state of a property can be a lot of work. HML Landscape Construction & Maintenance can do it all for you, offering services for landscaping and hardscaping projects including the construction of concrete decks, retaining walls and curbs.

HML has experienced foreman on staff specific to each trade including plumbing and irrigation, carpentry, horticulture, concrete and design. With this team in place HML has all your bases covered providing a one-stop-shop for any kind of landscaping project. No need to juggle multiple contractors, HML takes care of it all while delivering quality work hassle free, efficiently and on time. From design and execution through to completion, HML delivers every step of the way.

Eco-Friendly Crossbox House

This project is a prototype of a Three-dimensional modular and industrialized house, built with four 40’shipping containers. The aim of this project is to build a low cost architect’s housing with high focus on environmental issues. With a industrial approach, the construction time is reduced, as the prices are getting down. Each volume presents a very simple design: living area on the ground floor, and three bedrooms on the first floor. The crossing of the two boxes provides a covered entrance and a carport.

Dieses Projekt ist ein Prototyp eines dreidimensionalen modularen und Industrie Haus, gebaut mit vier 40’shipping Containern. Das Ziel dieses Projekts ist eine kostengünstige Architektur Gehäuse mit hoher Konzentration auf Umweltfragen zu bauen. Mit einem industriellen Ansatz wird die Bauzeit reduziert, da die Preise immer nach unten. Jeder Band stellt eine sehr einfache Konstruktion: Wohnbereich im Erdgeschoss und drei Schlafzimmer im ersten Stock. Die Kreuzung der beiden Boxen bietet einen überdachten Eingang und einen Carport.

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Spacious eco-friendly homes at the gateway to WA’s Swan Valley

No stamp duty, no legal fees, no council rates, no strata fees when you buy your home at Middle Swan Village – and that’s just the start.

Double glazed windows and sliding doors, extra insulation in the ceiling and all walls, and more.

All homes have cheap solar power, water wise gardens, bore water reticulation and very low maintenance construction.

The Village includes a beautiful village green, workshop, recreation/club room and other facilities.

A remote controlled gate access ensures high security and peace of mind.

You’ll be close to all attractions of the Swan Valley and within easy walking distance from the major shops, cafes, medical and dental centres.

Prices of homes start from 5,000 and a small weekly fee covers land lease, statuary and maintenance costs. For details visit: www.middleswanvillage.com.au

Or freecall 1 800 736 038.

Discover a new life at Middle Swan Village.

How to Build an Eco-Friendly Green Home at Lake Powell Part 2


In this second part of our interview with renowned builder and engineer Dan Thebeau, we talk about how to efficiently cool homes in a desert environment. We also discuss materials and costs associated to building out an energy efficient home as well as timeframe and Thebeau Consulting’s process for working with clients who may not be present during the entire time of construction.

RatMat PRINTED YOGA MAT: Eco-friendly nontoxic foam construction.

This is my personal opinion on the product ratmat printed yoga mat: eco-friendly nontoxic foam construction.

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I received this product for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review and I LOVE IT!! The material is awesome, keeps my feet from sliding and has a perfect amount of cushion! The design on it is pretty and doesn’t seem like it rubbed off or that it will fade!

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5-Pc Eco-friendly Bar Set in Mahogany

Includes commercial grade stainless steel hardware four bar arm chairs and one bar table
Umbrella hole table
Hardware coated 18-8 stainless steel
90 recycled materials
Solid heavy-duty construction withstands natures elements
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Amp and Volt Robot Multi-Pack from Yoxo

YOXO 62-piece Advanced Amp & Volt Robot Multi-Pack. Cardboard construction kit makes 4 robots. Customize it with materials that everyone has at home. Open-ended construction toy. Eco-friendly construction toy. For full review and shopping info►http://ttpm.com/p/17982/yoxo/amp-and-volt-robot-multipack/?ref=yt

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The YOXO 62-piece Advanced Amp & Volt Robot Multi-Pack is a cardboard construction kit that includes instructions for four robots. But it is designed to be customized with toys and materials that kids already have at home.





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Eco Friendly Green Modular Residential Design

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In global warming era, residential that designed in low cost, zero CO2 emissions and a low environmental impact is a must. Like this house, designed to be self-produced energy house, but still in attractive architecture style. The architectural design integrates photovoltaic panels, solar capture during the winter months, circulation of air in the summer months and other passive environmental strategies that render the residence a bioclimatic machine. The building cost is kept to a minimum by using light and flexible pre-fabricated building systems: structural elements, integrated services, and mobile elements such as sliding-removable-supple wall panels for internal divisions in the apartments. External walls are made from modular panels. The material changes – glazed or opaque- creating an elevation that is dynamic materially and spatially integrating balconies, terraces and loggias. The structural framework allows a variety of apartment sizes adapting to the different spatial needs of the occupants. For the exteriors, on the other hand, wall unit or single panel cladding systems built of interchangeable components have been adopted in order to vary the external look of the property and ensure it is consistent with the design inside. Every available technological breakthrough has been employed to limit construction costs without compromising quality. So this is a home that anyone can afford, as most of the mortgage is paid by the energy produced.

في عصر الاحتباس الحراري والسكنية التي صممت في منخفضة التكلفة، وعدم وجود انبعاثات CO2 وتأثير منخفض على البيئة أمر لا بد منه. مثل هذا البيت، مصممة لتكون الذات المنتجة منزل الطاقة، ولكن لا يزال في جاذبية نمط العمارة. التصميم المعماري يدمج ألواح الخلايا الشمسية، والتقاط الطاقة الشمسية خلال أشهر الشتاء، دوران الهواء في أشهر الصيف والاستراتيجيات البيئية السلبية الأخرى التي تجعل الإقامة آلة المناخية البيولوجية. يتم الاحتفاظ تكلفة البناء إلى أدنى حد ممكن عن طريق استخدام أنظمة مرنة بناء الجاهزة الخفيفة و: العناصر الهيكلية والخدمات المتكاملة، وعناصر المحمولة مثل انزلاق قابلة للإزالة، مرن ألواح الجدران الانقسامات الداخلية في الشقق. مصنوعة من ألواح الجدران الخارجية وحدات. التغييرات المادية – المزجج أو opaque- خلق الارتفاع وهذا هو دينامية ماديا ومكانيا دمج الشرفات والمصاطب والمقطع. يسمح الإطار الهيكلي مجموعة متنوعة من الأحجام شقة التكيف مع الاحتياجات المكانية المختلفة للركاب. لالخارجيات، من ناحية أخرى، اعتمدت وحدة الجدار أو نظم لوحة الكسوة واحدة مبنية من مكونات قابلة للتبديل من أجل تختلف النظرة الخارجية للممتلكات وتأكد من أنه يتماشى مع تصميم في الداخل. واستخدمت كل طفرة تكنولوجية المتاحة للحد من تكاليف البناء من دون المساومة على جودة. لذلك هذا هو المنزل الذي يمكن لأي شخص أن تحمله، كما يتم دفع معظم الرهن العقاري من الطاقة المنتجة.


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Prefabricated Bamboo and Teak Homes in Costa Rica, Panama Tropical Floor Plans, Designs


Prefabricated homes made from Teak and Bamboo, Custom Homes in Costa Rica and Panama, Eco friendly custom home building.Costa Rica Architects, eco friendly designs, Costa Rica house plans, blueprints, treehouses, floor plans, green house designs, eco homes made from bamboo,sustainable building and custom designs and eco house plans. David, Panama architects using Custom House plans by architects in Costa Rica. Also clients in Dominical, San Jose, Puerto Viejo. On line design and consultation in Costa Rica, Central America. C2 philosophy – Comprehend and Copy Nature in design and other sustainable ways of thinking are some of the things we will focus on in determining what you want in your dream home. For more information about eco friendly, green building, Environmentally friendly construction, Costa Rica , Panama, Belize or Caribbean, contact me anytime. If you want to hear more about my newest project called the Nautilus, contact me for more info.

Email me through the reservation page on the Comprehend and Copy Nature in Design or the examination of nature, its models, systems, processes, and elements to emulate or take inspiration from in order to solve human problems is Biomimicry. Insect and bird nests are now being studied as well. Innovations inspired by nature reveals the need for new technologies studying biological shapes, forms from the natural world. Since 2002, I have worked with dozens of clients all over, design homes, Blueprints, House Plans in Costa Rica , Central America, Panama and the USA.

All inclusive design and build workshop in Southern Costa Rica. Luxury all inclusive jungle accomodations, meals, beverages and domestic travel. 3 days of instructional classroom work, 2 days hands on construction, and 1 day architectural tour. Fun tours and BBQ on beach on the last night. Jan 25 – Feb 1, 2014 / 95.00. Early Sign up before Sept 1, 2013, receive $ 200 off.Costa Rica Sustainable Architecture, Green Building Ideas and links to other sustainable videos, on line presentation and published materials:

Architectural Website
Green Energy Video
Photo Gallery
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GTRoDRnYAnc – Affordable beach house
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdRzyF8O73E – 15 Green building ideas
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IF8HrgFRFo – Treehouse from scratch
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZtX4dgkL0rI – Great Ideas for building
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzw9NFeHEtQ – Prefab

Dinner and a movie ….don’t forget popcorn. Enjoy !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYk0qclN2zg Comprehend and Copy Nature-
Designing homes around tropical breezes and existing natural resources.

House Hunters International Costa Rica Full Episode HGTV. An interview with real estate agent Rebecca Clower, who will be featured in both a new House Hunters episode and the upcoming reality show pilot.

The emerging field of biomimetics has given rise to new technologies created from biologically inspired engineering. Biomimetics is not a new idea. Humans have been looking at nature for answers to both complex and simple problems throughout our existence. Nature has solved many of today’s engineering problems such as hydrophobicity, wind resistance, self-assembly, and harnessing solar energy through the evolutionary mechanics of selective advantages.

My newest work promotes the study and imitation of nature’s remarkably efficient designs into foundations and walls of homes. My facility in rainforest of Costa Rica is bringing together eco engineers, architects and innovators who can use those models to create sustainable technologies. From K-12 classrooms to universities, from earthhomes that store and create warmth. My newest project is a tropical earthhomes that create cooler temperatures. Biological researchers around the world are coming to the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica, the most bio intense place on earth. I am passionate about developing educational programs for carpenters, builders and contractors with an interest in preservation vs. development. Students, professionals and the general public is welcome to attend my Biomimicry workshop in 2014. Working to create public policies that use biomimicry as a solution to sustainability challenges. Encouraging companies that are profiting from biomimicry to provide financial support for biodiversity.

River Vine Vineyards: High-End Prefab Smart Home Construction

River Vine Vineyards: High-End Prefab Smart Home Construction

River Vine is a one-of-a kind Gen7 Concept home, built by American Modular Systems and the River Vine Project Partners. It is designed to achieve LEED® Platinum certification and will be one of most advanced, high-end prefabricated residence ever constructed.

The Zero Net Energy home will raise the bar for sustainable, prefabricated design and construction, integrating renewable energy systems, eco-friendly materials and leading-edge products in a timeless space that is livable, functional and energy-independent.

Red Devil Construction Adhesive – How to Use Construction Adhesive

Red Devil Construction Adhesive – How to Use Construction Adhesive

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This professional-strength, VOC-complaint formula exceeds the performance requirements of ASTM C-557 and is ideal for wood stone, hardboard, gypsum wallboard, slate, ceramic tile, polyurethane and polystyrene foams.


Wood flooring, lumber, treated lumber, trim & paneling, drywall, metal, foam-board/plastic, masonry/concrete.


• Surfaces must be clean and free of any material that may prevent adequate adhesion.

• Cut tip on slant for a 1/4″ to 3/8″ bead size and place in caulk gun.

• Apply adhesive to one of the surfaces in either a continuous or spot bead.

• Press surfaces together firmly with a slight twisting motion. Certain large applications may require additional bracing until the adhesive has dried.


Tools and adhesive may be cleaned with water while the adhesive is wet. If dried, tools and adhesives may be cleaned with mineral spirits.

WORKING TIME: 15 minutes


Not designed for continuous submersion. Not recommend for tub surround. Not for bonding mirrors. For best results, store above 40°F.

COVERAGE: Approximately 32 linear feet of 1/4″ bead.

River Vine Vineyards: High-End Prefab Smart Home Construction

River Vine Vineyards: High-End Prefab Smart Home Construction

River Vine is a one-of-a kind Gen7 Concept home, built by American Modular Systems and the River Vine Project Partners. It is designed to achieve LEED® Platinum certification and will be one of most advanced, high-end prefabricated residence ever constructed.

The Zero Net Energy home will raise the bar for sustainable, prefabricated design and construction, integrating renewable energy systems, eco-friendly materials and leading-edge products in a timeless space that is livable, functional and energy-independent.

Earthbag Dome in Skyrim! Eco-friendly housing in Tamriel. (Enable annotations)

Earthbag Dome in Skyrim! Eco-friendly housing in Tamriel. (Enable annotations)

I have an interest in superadobe home building and started to imagine how would it be to live in this kind of construction. So I decided to simulate it in Skyrim. No relation to dome structures of Morrowind, so no kwamas, ash hoppers, silt striders or netches were harmed in the construction. 😉 By the way, the horns on my avatar’s helmet are made of papier mache.

Background music: “Kids run through the city corner”, Nobuo Uematsu, Final Fantasy VI, Grand Finale version. Arrangers: Shiro Sagisu, Tsuneyoshi Saito. Performers: Orchestra Sinfonica di Milano.

Eco Friendly Affordable Housing Project

Eco Friendly Affordable Housing Project

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The major elements are built in a factory, using recycled materials. Once the materials are on site, it takes about 18 hours to assemble a unit. The overall construction cost is under £60,000 (about 0,000). To make savings while improving quality, the partners considered a wide range of options before settling on a practical way to cut on-site construction costs, by fabricating timber frames for walls, ceilings and floors in a controlled, factory environment. The combined approach of the housebuilder and architect was to design each home with two distinct zones – a ‘service zone’, incorporating bathrooms, utility space, boilers and staircases, and an uncluttered ‘living zone’ comprising bedrooms, living rooms and dining rooms. The ‘working’ parts of each house – stairs, heating, ventilation, plumbing, and power, which are complex, yet highly standardised parts – are pre-fabricated, allowing the remaining ‘living’ space to be treated as a highly flexible shell. Components could then be delivered to the site as a ‘flat pack’ ready to be assembled in just 31 days, providing a huge saving on on-site construction costs, while still maintaining the quality of the finished product.


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Environmentally friendly floating hotel in Cambodian Rainforest

Environmentally friendly floating hotel in Cambodian Rainforest

The Four Rivers Floating Lodge is located on the Tatai River in the southern reaches of Cambodia Cardamom Mountains, halfway between Bangkok and Phnom Penh.
This region of rainforest and coastal mangroves barely features on the tourist trail and is accessible only by boat.
Four Rivers consists of twelve huge South African safari tents erected on a string of floating platforms anchored to the riverbed.
There are no permanent structures so if the hotel were towed away there would be little sign that it had ever existed.
However Cambodia’s economy is developing fast and the Government wants to increase its domestic energy production by building dams along rivers such as the Tatai.
This development along with sand dredging, which destroys fish breeding grounds and illegal logging threaten the delicate environment around the resort.
The resort is the idea of its Romanian owner Valentin Pawlik and his Filipina wife Anna Pawlik-Szocs who decided to build the hotel after visiting the area in 2007.
“We knew Cambodia as just Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville that’s all.” says Anna. “So when we saw Koh Kong and specifically Tatai and this spot here, it has just amazed us and we decided then, right then and there, this was in 2007 when we decided to do something here.”
Simple yet stylish, the tents come complete with en suite bathrooms, minibars, flatscreen TVs and DVD players.
A central pontoon carries a small library, bar and restaurant.
The aim at Four Rivers is to make little impact on the environment.
Twelve hours of electricity is generated daily from solar panels with the rest from generators burning bio diesel.
There is a sophisticated water filtration system that collects and recycles used water before pumping it back into the river.
The use of wood is limited and modern composite materials have been integrated in the construction.
Maintaining a hotel in the middle of a jungle is a constant challenge says Anna.
“The extreme humidity is actually challenging all of the structures here,” she says. “It makes everything rust, it encourages the build up of microbes which can eventually tear the tents.”
The resort organises daily excursions into what is one of the largest and most unexplored forests in Southeast Asia.
Piles of sand from sand dredging, which has wrecked the local fishing industry, can be seen all along the riverbank.
The dredgers churn up the riverbed destroying fish breeding grounds and causing the riverbanks to collapse.
For now the large sand dredging boats have moved on from Tatai leaving only small local operators but they may return.
Many of the tourists staying at the resort take organised treks into the rain forest with the help of local guides.
A swim at Tatai waterfall is the perfect way to cool down with the pounding torrent giving a great back massage.
Many of the animals who live in the forest come to the river to drink including elephants, pileated gibbons and monkeys.
Yiyeksi Larrasolo from Mexico City is staying at the resort taking time out from a busy schedule managing a restaurant in Singapore.
“They respect the nature and they work with the locals and they try to maintain this environment in a pristine condition,” she says “This place is amazing.”
Sunsets are often spectacular at Tatai and they highlight the beauty and fragility of the environment.
The weather in Cambodia is excellent in December, with very little rain, and with average temperatures hovering around 26 degrees celsius.

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Super Eco Friendly Home Built in South Oxfordshire

Super Eco Friendly Home Built in South Oxfordshire

Vision Development South Ltd are pleased to unveil our newest construction built from our Closed Panel Timber Frame System which is not only energy efficient but also affordable.
The house has achieved an amazing EPC rating of A+ using solar panels, MVHR system and insulation to the walls, floors and roof. For more details on our services and what we can offer you, visit our website www.timber-frame-suppliers.co.uk for further info.