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Rooftop Farms Gaining Popularity in Hong Kong

August 16, 2012 / No Comments

Turning rooftops into gardens is not a new thing. But how it gained popularity and breathed fresh air into the heavily-populated concrete jungles of Hong Kong is a different story. A new initiative called ‘City Farm’ is targeted at those dedicated growers who want to cultivate their own organic. Rooftop farming has been popular in cities such as London and New ...

Treetop Office is the most ambient workplace

August 6, 2009 / No Comments

The lucky man who actually gets to sit in this amazing Treetop Office is the designer itself -- Peter Frazier, a custom experience consultant who chiseled out this monumental office amongst the trees above Chuckanut Bay in Bellingham, Washington. This lofted cube serves as an office and a guest room (who would not want to be his guest) with a green ...

Rooftop Wind Turbines

April 14, 2009 / No Comments

I was the first one in my neighborhood to get solar panels. That was when I lived in Japan and more than 20+ years ago. I wonder if I can be the first one in Sunnyvale (home to Yahoo) to have a wind turbine on the roof of my house. I wonder if I want to be the first person ...

Swift Wind Turbine, Harness Wind Power the Stylish Way

February 12, 2009 / 1 Comment

Generating electricity by harnessing the power of the wind in the most stylish possible way, here's another rooftop wind turbine that offers a cost effective energy source for domestic, community and industrial use. Designed by Cascade Engineering to be environmentally  sustainable, the Swift Wind Turbine uses a variety of patented technologies that makes it both safe and silent, and has a ...

New Law in Hawaii : New Homes Need Solar Water Heaters

July 24, 2008 / No Comments

It may sound weird, but a new bill in Hawaii was signed into law by Republican Governor, Linda Lingle. It refers to new homes and says that no building permits will be issued unless the new homes don't include solar water heaters. However, there will be exceptions to the rule, for example if the area doesn't allow too much sunshine. Image ...