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Introducing tiny house, OTIS

OTIS stands for Optimal Traveling Independent Space and it’s only 70 square feet. Students from Vermont’s Green Mountain College Renewable Energy and Ecological Design program designed the house is one semester. It’s eminently towable and off-the-grid.


See more images in the article on The students worked in teams and the project offers an interesting format for a semester design-build project.


are carbon emissions a new source material?

are carbon emissions a new source material?

  Is it possible to take the carbon molecules in greenhouse gasses (methane, carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide) and convert them into long carbon chains like plastic? This question is at the heart of a new area of sustainable materials engineering. AirCarbon is one company that’s taken this process commerical and currently supplies it emission-engineeredContinue Reading

sustainable clothing

sustainable clothing

A few interesting groups have come across the desk lately… Seamly is a U.S. company that specializes in using offcuts to design single garments that can be worn in as many as 30 different ways. Redress is a Hong Kong advocacy group working to reduce waste and consumption in the fashion production industry. The groupContinue Reading



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