TOPIC: GREEN TECH (28)

Living Building Challenge

http://living-future.org/lbc

The Living Building Challenge is a green building certification program that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today and acts to diminish the gap between current limits and ideal solutions. Projects that achieve this level of performance can claim to be the ‘greenest’ anywhere, and will serve as role models for others that follow. 

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Living Building Challenge, Environment, Sustainability, Green Building, Certification

International Living Future Institute

http://living-future.org

The International Living Future Institute is a hub for visionary programs. We administer the Living Building Challenge™, the built environment's most rigorous and ambitious performance standard. We are the parent organization for Cascadia Green Building Council, a chapter of both the United States and Canada Green Building Councils that serves Alaska, British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. We are also home to Ecotone Publishing, a unique publishing house dedicated to telling the story of the green building movement's pioneering thinkers and practitioners.

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International Living Future Institute, Environment, Sustainability, Living Building Challengeā„¢, Green, Building

MASS Design Group

http://www.massdesigngroup.org/index.html

MASS Design Group operates under the belief that buildings can heal. By using innovative design and an immersive research process, we look at the contextual problems facing the specific communities we work in and produce design interventions that will improve health and economic outcomes. We work to reduce the spread of disease within health care environments, and we aim to create new job opportunities and markets by carefully selecting materials and construction methods that utilize the resources of the surrounding community. MASS delivers maximum impact design through a process that can be universally applied.

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MASS Design Group, Building, Construction, Architecture, Designers, Build, Heal, Community, Health, Improve, Local

EcoGrader

http://www.mightybytes.com/ecograder

EcoGrader is a free tool that will enable you to grade your websites on sustainability. EcoGrader will in turn help you find ways to reduce consumption, eliminate waste, and use less energy.

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EcoGrader, Website, Computer, Sustainability, Green, Environment, Green Tech

ecoATM

http://www.ecoatm.com

Based in San Diego, Calif., ecoATM is the first and only company to create an automated self-serve kiosk system that uses patented, advanced machine vision, electronic diagnostics, and artificial intelligence to evaluate, buy-back and recycle used electronics directly from consumers for cash or store credit.

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EcoATM, Recycling, Cell Phones, Smartphones, ATM, Charity, Environment, Recycle

Shikun & Binui

http://en.shikunbinui.co.il

Shikun & Binui is Israel’s leading infrastructure and real estate group. The Group’s companies are involved in large-scale projects in Israel and abroad, and have proven achievements in the construction of residential neighborhoods and commercial and public buildings, as well as in the establishment, financing and operation of huge ventures in the fields of transportation infrastructure, ecology, water purification and desalination, and international project development.

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Shikun & Binui, Building, Green, Real Estate, Infrastructure

Pavegen

http://www.pavegen.com

Pavegen have globally pioneered a flooring tile that converts the kinetic energy from people's footsteps into renewable electricity. When stepped on, the Pavegen surface flexes a near imperceptible 5mm, generating up to 8 watts of power over the duration of the footstep, enough to power local applications such as street lighting, advertising displays, and communications technology. Installed successfully at sites around the world, including the 2013 Paris Marathon and London 2012 Olympic Games, the Pavegen flooring tiles are also able to collect, monitor and communicate live data using its unique API wireless interface. The software can calculate the amount of power generated and the number of footsteps on each tile, as well as control energy efficient lighting and send out live updates via social media channels. The highly engaging off grid technology has the ability to transform smart cities of the future, by providing a low-carbon energy contribution and real-time data analytics in high footfall areas.

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Pavegen, Energy, Feet, Footsteps, Electricity, Cities

Global Forest Watch

http://www.globalforestwatch.org

Global Forest Watch (GFW) is a dynamic online forest monitoring and alert system that empowers people everywhere to better manage forests. For the first time, Global Forest Watch unites satellite technology, open data, and crowdsourcing to guarantee access to timely and reliable information about forests. GFW is free and follows an open data approach in putting decision-relevant information in the hands of governments, companies, NGOs, and the public. Global Forest Watch was created by the World Resources Institute with over 40 partners.

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Global Forest Watch, Trees, Tree, Nature, Forest, Forests, World Resources Institute, World, Global, Monitor, Preservation

LeanPath

http://www.leanpath.com

LeanPath provides automated food waste tracking systems to help foodservice directors reduce pre-consumer food waste, positively impacting the environment and the bottom line. LeanPath provides solutions to the hospitality, foodservice and restaurant industries. 

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LeanPath, Food, Tracking, Waste

Freight Farms

http://www.freightfarms.com

Our goal is to bring stability and sustainability to the food supply chain by providing complete farm-to-table systems that bring fresh, local produce to businesses, organizations and individuals all across the globe. The Freight Farm is a fully equipped growing facility that creates year-round access to freshly-grown food. Constructed inside a 40’x8’x9.6’ upcycled shipping container, freight farms are the complete farm-in-a-box package. The interior is designed for advanced climate simulation using state-of-the-art growing technology and automated controls, creating the perfect growing environment 365 days a year. By harnessing soilless agriculture methods and vertical growing, it’s possible to achieve commercial scale yields with a small footprint.

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Freight Farms, Farming, Sustainability, Technology, Innovation, Urban Farming

Geneco

http://www.geneco.uk.com

We are committed to offering our customers innovative, cost effective and sustainable waste recycling and renewable energy solutions. Our market-leading treatment processes produce renewable energy and nutrient rich biofertilisers, helping to preserve our environment and reduce or eliminate our customer’s dependence on landfill.

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Geneco, Green Tech, Energy, Recycle

Village Telco

http://villagetelco.org

The Village Telco is an initiative to build low-cost community telephone network hardware and software that can be set up in minutes anywhere in the world.  No mobile phone towers or land lines are required. The Village Telco uses the latest Open Source telephony software and low cost wireless mesh networking technology to deliver affordable telephony anywhere.

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Village Telco, Telephone, Technology, Wifi

Bici-Tec

http://bicitec.org/language/en

Bici-Tec works to provide sustainable, appropriate economic advancement for rural families in Guatemala though the developement of pedal powered technology

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Bici-Tec, Bicycles, Bike Machinery