Established on a remote island in the Arctic ocean, Svalbard Global Seed Vault is a facility that has the world’s largest collection of seeds. The purpose to store the seeds is to use them in case of any natural disaster or if any of the species are lost due to any global catastrophe. That’s why global seed bank is also dubbed as the doomsday vault and Noah’s Ark.
How Improvements in Plastics Technology Are Changing the Construction Industry
When most people think of the construction industry, they don’t think about plastics, but truthfully plastics are making a big impact on this particular field. New improvements in plastics technology are making plastics a preferred material for many different parts of the construction industry. From the materials used in the building itself to the materials that create construction equipment, you will find plastics at every stage of the modern construction process.
The construction industry generates millions of tons of waste globally. This waste ends up in landfills, causes pollution and harms the environment. At this point in human history, people are becoming more and more aware of the waste that is generated and how it can be reused and recycled, serving the purpose of conservation of raw material and freeing up the landfills. Greenhouse gases and many other pollutants would also be reduced. You too can make your construction green by recycling construction waste. Here are a few ways in which you can do that:
Consumers today are now increasingly concerned about the environment as there is more information about environment pollution due to human activities. It’s also because of the abuse that mankind has inflicted on the planet that is now becoming apparent. One such example is the changing weather patterns all over the world.
There has been considerable development in green construction and sustainable green homes in recent years. Green is now a big business, with corporate cashing in on the public’s consciousness about going green and choosing a green way of life. Rating standards like LEEDs and Energy Star are being used to measure ‘greenness’. Builders and designers vie for the LEED rating in construction as this gives them an edge over the competition, as the public now no longer look for the white picket fence or size, but check whether the building / home has low-e windows, solar panels and so on. But the truth behind green home construction is a little different than what you thought it to be – green does not necessarily mean sustainable.
There may be times when you may want to stay alone at a faraway place where nobody disturbs you. If you are a man, then such a place may be called a man cave. While it is an old term, you can still live at such a place in modern times. Jono Williams, an IT company ownerfrom New Zealand,has designed a high-tech micro home with a futuristic concept. He has come up with a modern-day man cave on his father’s farm in Palmerston North. This wonderful home is called Skysphere, which can become a great getaway for any man.
When there is a merger of the hydroponics system and aquaculture, the emerging system is called aquaponics. This system grows plants and fish together.While there are several ways for people to live their lives and grow plants together in a sustainable manner, most people are completely unaware of them.
Green buildings are becoming very popular nowadays, with many companies opting to choose them for their myriad benefits. These include minimizing construction costs and protecting the environment by saving natural resources and recycling construction waste. If you are in the process of constructing a green office, here are some handy tips that would help you plan and execute your project better.
The Drop is a series of portable eco-friendly hotel rooms that can be transferred to different locations on demand so that you can enjoy the breathtaking views around while staying in an eco-friendly suite. These portable hotel suites have innovative design and micro-architecture and organic shapes are what this project has taken inspiration from.
There is a variety of existing ideas with architects and administrators that could be featured in sustainable cities. However, these features have yet not found a place in these cities due to varied reasons. While some ideas are not feasible currently, some other ideas lack supportive resources to turn them into a reality. We can expect some of these and other additional features to be displayed in future green cities. Let us have a look at a few likely prominent features that you might witness in the near future.