Altered:Nozzle – Same tap. 98% less water

Last year I was blogging about the Nebia showerhead which was proposing to save 70 percent water thanks to liquid atomization. Now with the same technology comes the Altered:Nozzle which saves a massive 98 percent of water that comes out of the faucet while not cutting on fonctionality.

Swiss company unveils white solar panels

The future will be solar powered. We have seen it time and again. But for those fearing a world full of black or blue solar panels, have no fear. If I had reported about colored solar panels in 2010, here is something new…

I am now working in the renewable energies sector

Dear all, it is with a distinct pleasure and pride that I am announcing you that after ten years of hard work, my efforts finally paid off and that I have realised one of my dreams : I am now working in the renewable energy industries. I am indeed currently employed by Biotec, a bioenergy… Continue reading I am now working in the renewable energies sector

A low tech and natural air conditioning system

I like Treehugger for coming up with great designs that could change a bit the world we are living in. One of their latest finds was a natural air conditioner that uses clay and evaporation. As Treehugger noted : ”  Thibault Faverie‘s Cold Pot is a natural and simple air conditioner that uses clay and… Continue reading A low tech and natural air conditioning system

An efficient alternative to fluorescent tubes

Fluorescent tubes are everywhere : in offices and homes and of course, in supermarkets and factories. This ubiquitous lights are used in a staggering amount of 12 billion sockets to Philips. The company has developed an alternative based on LED technology : the InstantFit LED lamp. Up to 40 percent more efficient than traditional T8… Continue reading An efficient alternative to fluorescent tubes

Book review : Cradle to cradle

Inspiring : that’s the adjective that comes to mind as I have just finished reading Cradle to Cradle, by William McDonough and Michael Braungart. I had heard about that book for quite some time and I understand now why. The book  was written  in 2002 –with a 2008 reedition – and is replete with enlightening… Continue reading Book review : Cradle to cradle

A new design with U-Design

Dear visitors, readers and subscribers, today I am launching my website’s design based on U-Design, by Theme Forest. My previous one, FlexxBlue from iThemes was used for over four years. Some minor changes may still occur but overall, the main functionality and features have been put in place this weekend. As you may sure imagine,… Continue reading A new design with U-Design

V3Solar`s Spin Cell : 20 times the efficiency of flat solar panels?

This is a guest post from Mathias Aarre Maehlum, an environmentalist who studies energy engineering. In his spare time he works as a freelance writer. Read more of his stuff at Energy Informative. V3Solar ( a USA company with its Head Office in Los Angeles, California and its R & D laboratory in Ashland, Oregon. ) is taking a… Continue reading V3Solar`s Spin Cell : 20 times the efficiency of flat solar panels?

Here come the toilets of the future

Here is a smelly question : why are we putting together what Nature separates ? This is the question asked by a Swedish researcher about toilets. Putting urine and feces together is not a good idea as it is simply a waste of resources. Moreover, flushing with liters and liters of perfectly drinkable water is… Continue reading Here come the toilets of the future

Smart thermostat programs itself to save energy

You would think that the inventor of the iPod would rest and enjoy the money he made afterwards. Well, he isn’t and this is great news for all of us as Tony Fadell invented a smart thermostat, the Nest Learning Thermostat. Knowing that we adjust thermostats up to 1,500 per year and that over 10… Continue reading Smart thermostat programs itself to save energy

New year, new design !

Hello dear readers and subscribers. For my first post of 2009 I would like to take the opportunity to wish you a happy and sustainable year. This is also the occasion to introduce you to the new design of this blog. The purpose of this redesign is to bring a more professional look to this… Continue reading New year, new design !

Improved design and RSS

For the past two evenings I have been working on improving the design and RSS syndication of this blog. It was done with the invaluable help of Max from the Blog Tool Box. Many things were done to improve your browsing experience of this website. This includes making it easier for you to subscribe to… Continue reading Improved design and RSS