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Omer Haciomeroglu’s Clean Concrete Recycling Robot

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Renovation Planning | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Omer Haciomeroglu’s Clean Concrete Recycling Robot

Omer Haciomeroglu's Clean Concrete Recycling RobotConcrete has been used in construction for almost 3,000 years, it is THE most versatile building material on the planet, it’s also the least green. Our use of concrete in building is beyond extensive, by weight you’d need every other building material combined, then doubled to get even close to our reliance on this versatile composite.

The next most used substance on the planet is water, of which concrete also consumes an unhealthy amount of.

The main component of concrete is cement, the manufacture of which is one of the major contributors of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Cutting back on our use of cement and concrete is a hardship, the stuff is tough and relatively cheap compared with alternatives.

Recycling concrete is becoming much more common, in of itself however, it’s not such a green practice. Concrete demolition usually ends up with as much discarded landfill as recyclable product, and once concrete reaches the recycling yard it’s reprocessing takes almost as much energy as making the stuff from scratch.

Imagine a machine, a robot that could recycle concrete structures without all the heavy machinery, a single deconstruction  process. World meet Omer Haciomeroglu’s ERO Concrete De-construction Robot :: Read the full article »»»»


ALARMclock Waking You to Stark Reality

Posted: November 8th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: REBLOG, Renovation Planning | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on ALARMclock Waking You to Stark Reality

ALARMclock via KICKSTARTERWaking each day is like starting anew, bouncing out of bed to the wondrous thoughts of what the world might bring. Or perhaps a push is required? alarmclock might jus be what you need to put the bounce back in your daily waking routine.

Imagine waking to the news of how much you’d spent the previous day – shoes cost right – or how far the financial markets had slipped the previous session. All streamed securely straight from your bank or broker, clever boffins huh?

Not that I want to focus on the downsides of getting out of bed but, this stylish little box can also tell you how many days you’ve got left on earth – not astronaughtishly – as in days left until death. K! I’m going back to bed…

Clearly i’m taking the wrong angle on this, alarmclock was designed to motivate, whatever does it for you, whatever puts the spring in your pre-coffee step. the gadget is currently on Kickstarter, you can help fund the project by buying a unit. $US85 or $105 for international buyers  :: Read the full article »»»»

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Aussie Student Team Wins International Solar Decathlon

Posted: August 12th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: Renovation Planning | Tags: , , , , | Comments Off on Aussie Student Team Wins International Solar Decathlon

Aussie Team Wins International Solar Declathon

A team from the University of Wollongong UOW and TAFE Illawarra Institute have won a coveted international competition to design a zero-emissions solar home, the teams entry – a retro-fitted Aussie fibro shack – beat-off 24 other entrants to place first in the solar, engineering and architecture categories, with a team from China coming in a sound second.

It’s the first time an Australian team has entered the Solar Decathlon – held in Datong, China since 2002 – the 51-strong team built the Flame House to inspire the Australian community, housing and building industries to embrace sustainable retrofitting technologies.

The retrofitted fibro cottage was also designed to appeal to older builders nearing retirement. The team aimed at building a sustainable home that would sit comfortably in it’s suburban environment :: Read the full article »»»»

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