When will they all be Zero Energy Buildings?

In our quest to make our lives less impactful on the environment, we insulate our homes, plant low water gardens, recycle, compost, re-use, and fix whatever we can. While it can seem ultimately futile with the larger issues out there. But what if we could cut 40% of the country’s energy consumption? That would be […]

Architectural awards – see who is designing great things

Women in Architecture Awards 2016: shortlists revealed 10 FEBRUARY, 2016 BY EMILY BOOTH The AR is delighted to announce the shortlists for the Woman Architect of the Year and the Moira Gemmill Prize for Emerging Architecture The shortlists feature women who are at the forefront of design – and bring together architects from China, England, […]

Greening your office supplies

Whether you are in a LEED certified building, are concerned about the air you breathe, or just want to save money on office supplies, Going green is for you. Every year in the U.S. 50 million + 3 ring binders are bought, used, broken and thrown away. The vast majority of these are vinyl binders. […]

Apparently We CAN run the whole world on solar power.

Can all of the US (and World!) run on solar power? Elon Musk says yes,and the science seems good. Apparently, it won’t even take that much surface area to do it. What this would mean for the US in particular would be energy would be locally produced, no drilling, burning, emissions, by products of creating […]

Sustainable Holidays – Do a bit of greening

Naked Binder would like to offer some green, sustainable holiday tips from various places around the internet. This from Vanderbilt University: Tips for reducing your environmental impact during the holiday season Sustainability is achieved when the needs of the present population are met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. […]

Are Plastics Toxic? One take on Plastic information.

Plastics have become an everyday part of our lives, but are there issues we need to consider? What are the issues inherent in the type of plastic should that, say, you have it on the shelf as a vinyl binder or as a cup you drink out of.  As we become more aware of  of […]

High Speed Rail – See what it means to go super fast

High Speed Rail Lines – going 300 mph in comfort. For a lot of us, some cities are too close to fly to and kind of a haul to drive to.  It would be nice if there was an alternative. Perhaps something with an infrastructure already in place…. Nope, can’t think of what it might […]

Making Lamps from Mushrooms

Via Designer Pages: Edvard has also developed a lamp made from MYX that produces food for the consumer before it ends up as a functional light object. MYX is made from leftover hemp fibres from the textile industry and mushroom-mycelium (the vegetative part of a fungus, consisting of a mass of branching, thread-like hyphae), which […]

Plastics are taking over our Oceans

“Plastics” – from that word of advice in the movie ‘The Graduate’ to a reality where almost all products are wrapped in plastic throwaway packages or made with plastics, the question of what happens to all of that plastic needs to be addressed. Naked Binder has asked the question as to where vinyl goes, and […]