The TURN Fireplace, designed Schweiger & Viererbl, is a beautiful solution to effective room heating. It can be rotated 360 degrees, then locked in a position at set increments. Rather than having the warmth on one side of a room
One of the most important components of a tightly sealed house or a super-sealed Passive House is a fresh air system. Often they are heat recovery ventilators, and others have used earth tubes running under the home or in the garden. Japan's Geo Power
We've had a few stories about smaller snowboard and backcountry ski companies heading off down a green path. I think this is the first time we've had a mainstream ski manufacturer on side. The Fischer Sports Group have just announced that the thermal
There are few simple choices when it comes to building or renovating a home. From colors to style, location to design, there's an awful lot to consider; part of that consideration is the impact each step
There's something comical about marketing a "biofuels fireplace" - after all, wood is the original biofuel. Having said that, ethanol fireplaces have been gaining popularity in Europe (Mairi even thought a while back that
Warehouses, schoolhouses, and factory buildings repurpose well into lofts and art studios, but draftiness and patchy temperatures often come with the terrain. Berlin architecture firm Davidson Refaildis devised this concept, Selective
The Australian Federal government are billing it is as the" largest-ever energy efficiency rollout" in the country. It's their $4 billion Energy Efficient Homes Package designed to get ceiling insulation into the roofs of 2.9 million Australian homes,
In the latest episode of the eco-rap-documentary series China's Green Beat, Sustainable John explores one of the most abundant but least-recognized renewable heating-and-cooling sources, lying deep beneath the feet of Beijingers:
Homeowners in Austin, TX are now required to have an energy efficiency audit prior to listing their house for sale. While this is not the first city in the US to mandate such a program, that isn't making it any easier for
If China's addicted to solar hot water heating, the city of Dezhou is it's dealer (and one of it's biggest customers). A new video from Greenpeace, above, highlights the build-up of solar among residents and as an industry.
Image Source: HUDDear Pablo: You have written about home energy efficiency in the past, but aside from individual technologies like CFLs, what can I do to get the "whole picture" and how do I prioritize my investments? You are correct, there are many
At TreeHugger we will always applaud the efforts of celebrities to be greener, while realizing that they go on lots more plane trips, buy lots more shoes, and live in lots warmer houses than the rest of us.
Weatherization is, to most of us, a little like saving for retirement or a kid's college education...something you'd really rather not do, but you hope the investment now will garner future returns. In the case of weatherization - modifying a building to