Energy efficiency

A CFL bulb you want to show off


The Plumen 001, released to the market in 2010, is a rethinking of what the CFL can be.
Plumen, Hulger, Samuel Wilkinson, lightbulb, lighting design, CFL, Energy efficiency

Why Design Now?: Loblolly House


Why? Loblolly House is comprised entirely of readymade components and elements fabricated off-site, reducing assembly time while increasing energy efficiency. The house comprises four key architectural elements: scaffold, cartridge, block, and equipment. The aluminum scaffold system provides the structural frame as well as the means to join the other three elements, using only a wrench. Smart cartridge panels distribute heat, water, ventilation, and electricity throughout the house
Loblolly House, Process of New Architecture, Readymade, Energy efficiency, assembly, construction, Why Design Now, Exhibition

High Performance Museums and Galleries


At a recent salon sponsored by Urban Green, industry pros discussed new strategies and the changing landscape for achieving energy efficiency in buildings that have long been exempt from such standards – museums and galleries.
Energy efficiency, museums, galleries, lighting, heating, cooling, high-performance, LED, environment, environmental, loads, control, conditions, humidity, temperature, climate

New York, Sustainable City - Who Knew?


You may be surprised to learn that New York City is one of the most energy-efficient places in the United States, consuming a quarter of the national average in energy consumption and emitting a quarter of the national average of carbon dioxide, according to Columbia University’s Earth Institute.
New York City, NYC, sustainable, energy efficient, Energy efficiency, urban, cities, city, density, hyper-cities, panel