February 14, 2020

How Sustainable is a Solar Powered Website?

Our self-hosted, solar-powered, off-grid website has been running for 15 months now. In this article, we present its energy and uptime data, and calculate the embodied energy of our configuration. Based on these results, we consider the optimal balance between sustainability and server uptime, and…

Accor to Eliminate Single-Use Plastics in Guest Experience

PARIS — Accor has committed to join the UN Global Tourism Plastics Initiative and remove all single-use plastic items in guest experience from its hotels by the end of 2022.“We’re aware of the significant impact we have on our planet and our responsibility to create tangible benefits for our employees,…

China Announces Major Phaseout of Single-Use Plastics

China, the world’s No. 1 producer of plastic pollution, announced major plans to cut back on the sale and production of single-use plastics. According to the National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, plastic bags will be banned in major cities by the…

Sustainable prefab beach house in Blairgowrie – Sustainable Architecture with Warmth & Texture | Designhunter

This lovely little beach house was created by the talented folk at Archiblox. Located in the seaside village of Blairgowrie, the house is a sustainable pre-fab designed around 3 modules that are clad externally with corrugated colorbond and internally with floor to ceiling plywood. The house features custom-made joinery throughout which was also made by Archiblox. The house was designed in the shape of the letter H, with north-south orientation which gives the home an abundance of natural light and warmth. All this was built in 22 weeks off-site and just 3 weeks on-site using as main sustainable features as possible.