29 Nov '15, 4pm

@iratrivedi https://t.co/bfW7UTMDBQ since don't expect anything from govt.

I do some hobby woodworking in my garage inspite of tough allergy issues. To clean the air they sell $300 dollar filtration systems but mine is shop built. I got a squirrel cage fan out of an old furnace then built a box to house it. On the inlet side there is a slot opening to the side that holds four filters. Just a 99 cent fiberglass filter are the first two filters then a couple of progressively tighter filters follow. Those motors are usually four speed so I setup a couple two gang light switches to allow speed selection on the four motor windings. It worked amazingly well and soon found the garage workshop was by far the most desirable breathing environment in my home. Have since moved and left that fan there because the new owner put that in the offer. I will build probably two of them to use here now. The cost was about $75. But I am well impressed with the results...

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US govt developing brain implants that give humans the ability to never forget https://t.co/EfTYNi1x35

US govt developing brain implants that give hum...

inhabitat.com 29 Nov '15, 8am

DARPA has already implanted temporary sensors in patients undergoing brain surgery. These early experiments have yielded b...

Free webinar Wednesday on sustainable landscape design and SITES rating system. https://t.co/SrQDomT0Qf

Free webinar Wednesday on sustainable landscape...

usgbc.org 29 Nov '15, 7am

Join us on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015, from 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST for a free webinar on the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES)...

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas (updated) https://t.co/8wMQPiCjBv #DIY #crafts #Christmas #christmasgifts https://t.co/jNWiDBJli0

DIY Christmas Gift Ideas (updated) https://t.co...

coffeeandvanilla.com 27 Nov '15, 6pm

We are sending this beautiful tin of festive shortbread biscuits for my parents as a part of hamper that we are putting to...

Green Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Under $50!

inhabitat.com 27 Nov '15, 8pm

Looking for unique gifts for your friends and family but don’t have a ton of money to spend? Inhabitat has curated a brand...

A green-roofed Hobbit home anyone can build in ...

inhabitat.com 26 Nov '15, 4pm

Can you imagine living in a 400-square-foot tiny home that is eco-friendly and energy-efficient, yet boasts all the amenit...

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inhabitat.com 24 Nov '15, 9am

More than just a thoughtfully designed home for elephants, the 8,943-square-meter Elephant Trails complex is designed to L...

Daniel Libeskind unveils design for the new green-roofed Lithuanian Modern Art Center in Vilnius

Daniel Libeskind unveils design for the new gre...

inhabitat.com 26 Nov '15, 4am

just unveiled their latest design venture into the museum typology: the New Lithuanian Modern Art Center to be erected in ...

Brad Pitt's Make it Right delivers first 3 LEED Platinum homes to Fort Peck Indian reservation

Brad Pitt's Make it Right delivers first 3 LEED...

inhabitat.com 27 Nov '15, 6am

Make It Right partnered with the Sioux and Assiniboine tribes of Fort Peck, Montana to build sustainable homes on their re...

West Antarctica ice will melt completely, it's just a question of when - https://t.co/OTdiYsJZNm

West Antarctica ice will melt completely, it's ...

inhabitat.com 27 Nov '15, 1am

Despite the fact that Antarctica is experiencing net gains of ice, the losses are occurring in particularly fragile areas....

Sleek and sustainable prefab home in the Swiss Alps was constructed in just a few days

Sleek and sustainable prefab home in the Swiss ...

inhabitat.com 25 Nov '15, 6am

Both rooftop and perimeter walls are constructed with thermally insulated wooden materials, making sure the home meets cri...

New Rating System Weighs Comfort of Sustainable Features|#GreenBuilding https://t.co/l3Gru1x0rj

New Rating System Weighs Comfort of Sustainable...

ecobuildingpulse.com 24 Nov '15, 10pm

Ahhh....the comforts of home. If a home is “efficient,” surely it’s “comfortable,” right? Not necessarily. While “energy e...

8 Green innovations at Greenbuild 2015

8 Green innovations at Greenbuild 2015

inhabitat.com 22 Nov '15, 11pm

The world’s largest green building event kicked off with a bang last week at the heart of our nation’s capital. While Gree...

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[Editor’s Note: Below is a guest post from Jessica Glicker. Currently a Brooklyn resident, Jessica is the Special Projects...

Inhabitat Talks to Lori Zimmer about her book T...

inhabitat.com 23 Nov '15, 7pm

What I’ve seen through working on this book is that cardboard seems to inspire unbridled imagination in artists- and also ...