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Mar 7, 2022

112-year-old Kamloops house saved from demolition on the move

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Paul Berry, the owner of the beautiful Edwardian foursquare-style house, says it takes a “hardy will” to accomplish moving an entire home but it’s viable.

Mar 7, 2022

Jacques Cousteau’s grandson is building a network of ocean floor research stations

Posted by in categories: engineering, food, habitats, space

Fabien Cousteau has a vision for how humans can live and work in the ocean. He imagines that long-term stays under the waves could be enabled through the construction of underwater habitats, which would look and feel like houses, as opposed to just sealed, submarine-like bubbles.

These habitats would have a galley, kitchen, workspace, and sleeping quarters, he describes. And of course, there would be windows, or viewports, to the outside world, and a front door in the form of a moon pool that will actually be on the bottom of the house. This would allow easy access into and out of the facility.

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Mar 6, 2022

People are using A.I. to remodel their homes way faster

Posted by in categories: habitats, robotics/AI

A.I. is having a big impact on the PropTech industry, especially when it comes to home renovation projects for consumers.

Mar 6, 2022

Merritt considering 3D printer to help build homes for evacuees

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, habitats, security

Following November’s catastrophic flooding events, roughly 600 Merritt residents still haven’t returned to their homes, but a 3D printer may speed up the process. Greg Solecki, the Merritt’s recovery manag.

“Our biggest priority is getting people back to Merritt and into homes and this 3D-printed option is looking like the most viable one right now,” Solecki said.

READ MORE: 3D printing’s new challenge: Solving the US housing shortage

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Mar 5, 2022

New York City Pursues Net-Zero in the Borough of Queens

Posted by in categories: climatology, habitats, sustainability

As cities address climate change, they are looking at passive buildings and novel approaches to energy and heating.

Cities are being challenged to tackle climate change through net-zero strategies that include passive homes, geothermal heating, and more.

Mar 3, 2022

Berlin Affordable Housing Challenge

Posted by in categories: business, government, habitats

The Berlin Affordable Housing Challenge is part of Bee Breeders’ Affordable Housing competition series. Run in partnership with ARCHHIVE BOOKS, this competition tasked participants with submitting innovative design proposals for tackling Berlin’s housing crisis.

Germany’s new government, formed in 2021, has vowed to make affordable housing a centerpiece of its agenda. Berlin, the capital city and the country’s center of gravity for entrepreneurship and new business, is in particular feeling extreme housing market pressures. According to an article published by NPR during the period of this competition, eight out of 10 city residents are now renters, where rent has increased 42% since 2016, and where an average of 40,000 new residents arrive each year.

Mar 2, 2022

Meta says its metaverse ambitions won’t be possible without better cellular networks

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Meta, formerly Facebook, has said that its grand ambition of building the ultimate “metaverse” won’t be possible if there aren’t drastic improvements in today’s telecoms networks.

The metaverse is a buzzword that’s being hyped up as the next big thing in tech. Broadly speaking, the concept refers to a seamless virtual world where people can work, shop and play with their colleagues, friends and family.

Dan Rabinovitsj, VP of connectivity at Meta, told CNBC at the Mobile World Congress tech event Monday that home networks and cellular networks aren’t yet ready for the metaverse.

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Mar 2, 2022

Why 3D print a house? step inside the completed ‘house zero’ to find out

Posted by in categories: 3D printing, habitats

Designboom speaks with ICON and lake | flato after visiting the 3D printed ‘house zero.’ discover more from the architect and fabricator!

Feb 28, 2022

Fortescue starts building hydrogen electrolyser plant that will double global production

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Fortescue begins construction of world’s biggest electrolyser factory, to double global production.

Feb 27, 2022

Florida man bought Tesla storage batteries for his solar system, pays almost nothing to FPL

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Fred Closter doesn’t like Florida Power & Light.

When the Boynton Beach retiree spent $24,000 to install on the roof of his Boynton Beach home a year ago, he decided not to rely on the utility to power his home when the panels weren’t generating electricity at night and when it rains.

So he dropped another $16,000 on two large lithium ion batteries made by Tesla that can power the home for up to a day and a half if his panels aren’t producing. If a hurricane or other severe storm with the potential to create power outages approaches, the Closters’ solar provider, SunPower, will remotely direct the system to charge their batteries so their power won’t be interrupted.

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