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Green Roof can reduce water runoff, easing the local sewers and water treatment systems. By improving insulation air conditioning energy compsumption lowers and so does power plants demand.

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Europe buildings have being using green rooves for over a decade. New Tokyo construction regulations require that at least 20% of medium and large building´s roof has to be green.

In the States the leader is Chicago, on most of the new buildings the rooves are green!

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Place it whereever you feel.  If the weather is nice, you can enjoy it outside…or during winter time use it interiors!!!

July 15-17, 2008 in San Francisco

Intersolar is the world´s largest solar technology trade fair and the annual meeting place for everyone in the international solar Industry. Intersolar focuses on the Photovoltaic, Solar Thermal and Solar Architecture branches. In June 2008, at its new location in Munich, more than 1,050 exhibitors presented their products and services across 76,000 m² of exhibitor floor space – an increase of more than 120% from 2007. Intersolar 2008 featured just under 52,000 visitors from 140 countries, making it the most international Intersolar yet.

Intersolar North America 2008 will be the continent’s premier international exhibition for photovoltaics, solar thermal technology and solar architecture. Coupled with SEMICON West, Intersolar North America 2008 will also attract a broad base of attendees in the complimentary markets of semiconductor and nano-electronics manufacturing and development. The event will utilize 350,000 square feet of combined exhibition space.

September 9-11, 2008, Navy Pier, Chicago

The Healthcare Facilities Symposium & Expo, now in its 21st year, is the original event that brings together the entire team who designs, plans, constructs and manages healthcare facilities. HFSE focuses on how the physical space directly impacts the staff, patients and their families and the delivery of healthcare. Ideas, practices, products and solutions will be exchanged, explored and discovered at HFSE that improve current healthcare facilities and plan the facilities of tomorrow.

You can open holes wherever you want, and add a special plant to your table. It is a very interesting concept that fullfills the go green feeling.
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New Design made by Baltic Birch rests on steel levelers.

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For a quick rest: “Leaning seating”

Might be useful for the streets.

A proactive way of seating. They are fun, and if you try to cross your leg, use your tummy muscles to avoid tipping over

The main idea of the beam rocker is that seating is a collaboration between chair and human, seating on these rockers is an activity requiring alertness, not just a matter of plopping down.

These Inflatable seating, gives you a back rest when open, better than a beambag.

A new design, this corian tete a tete rocker, works like a seesaw, seating on it becomes a partnership between you and the other.

May 16th-19th, 2009.  Will take place in New York City, at the Javits Convention Center .
Opening night Party on May 17th at 21h00

The ICFF annually invites the world’s leading academies of design to a competition juried by industry luminaries. Invitees present student-designed products and prototypes developed as solutions to a problem formulated in the studio.
More info can be found at ICFF.COM

sears03.jpgsears02.jpgNorthwest of Chicago, the Sears Centre Arena is a prime example of design that keeps everyone in mind. The multi-use facility hosts over 140 events every year, ranging from boxing matches and concerts to basketball and hockey games. Designed and built by Ryan Companies, and completed in November 2006, it is the first arena to be built in the region since the late 70s. And it has earned its welcome by treating each of its 750,000 annual visitors right.


It is so important to be aware of our design impact. In order to help to be consistent to the global warming awareness, lets keep in mind these Points:

1. Let´s find livable Communities. Consider how will impact that new development to the wild life and to nature in general. To redevelop existing sites, structures and infrastructures. Try to develop pedestrian and bicycle friendly walk-ways. Draw open spaces and green ways.

2. Design thinking in the future, keep in mind future needs. Design flexibly, so that it will be easy to expand. Use modular planning and flexible modular infrastructure.

3. Protect and restore Water Resources. Use natural storm-water treatment. Design the site to limit disruption with the existing vegetated areas. Use vegetated roof-tops to purify run-offs and promote ground water to recharge.

4. Start Improving Energy Efficiency and make sure  of  Thermal Comfort
By improving  building´s envelope and developing passive solar strategies we can reduce energy demand.     A good energy analysis will help us to define our design.  Use daylighting as much as possible.   And high-efficiency electric lighting and smart controls.

5.  Consider alternative energy sources. Explore other sources  to reduce the use of fosil fuels.  Consider cogeneration, solar heating systems, fuel cells, photovoltaics,  explore how you can use green power.

6. Promote health inside the buildings.  By having natural ventilation to upgrade indoor air quality.

7.  Water conservation and reutilization.  Consider collecting rainwater. Reuse of gray water for non potable purposes.

8. Use non poluting materials in your construction sites.  Use non toxic materials. Minimize waste and pollution from manufacturing, installations and maintenance. Use materials you find in nature like wood.

9. Use native plant species to  reduce maintenance and irrigation requirements.

10. Recycle during Construction.  The use of collection bins in every floor will help organize  contractors  to manage waste material in a proper way.

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