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D-lite by tsaeed
September 3, 2008, 4:56 pm
Filed under: Technology | Tags: , , ,

The Database of Light Interacting Technologies for Envelopes (D-LITE) is an online database presenting light and sun control products, prototypes, research projects and case studies in an interactive database format. The aim of D-LITE is to facilitate the exploration and selection of such systems for those in the design and research fields so as to engage them early on to think about daylight and solar radiation for a better integration of sustainability and energy concerns in the built environment.

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Bamboo Construction by kongchan4
September 3, 2008, 4:16 pm
Filed under: Material/Building Systems | Tags: , ,

Pictures: http://www.bambooliving.com/construction.html

 Three good reasons for choosing bamboo homes.

1. Environmental.

It takes an acre of trees to build a typical home, but

because bamboo grows so fast and dense, the bamboo for a home grows

in an area the size of the home itself. Use bamboo and save a forest.

2. Structural.

Bamboo exceeds strength of construction wood by several

times. Durable, resilient and long-lasting.

3. Aesthetic.

Bamboo has a tradition dating back thousands of years

because it is considered such a luxurious, beautiful material.