Inhabitat’s Week in Green: energy-harvesting toilet, LED lightbulb overhaul and a floating, solar-powered resort residence
LED innovation shone brighter than the summer sunshine this week as artist Bruce Munro revealed plan of actions for his leading illumination installment ever– a arena of hundreds of LED blossoms that will definitely emerge following year at Australia’s Ayers Rock. Finest of all, the whole installation will be powered by solar energy! We also saw Rice University flip the switch on its brand-new Epiphany Skyspace– a green-roofed pavilion that’s topped with a brilliant blue canopy of light. If you’re still not persuaded that LEDs are the future, we recently created 2 video presentations that make sure to show you the light– look into our interview with five expert lighting designers on today’s state of the art LED bulbs and watch as we give Inhabitots editor Julie Seguss a light bulb overhaul that shaves over $ 400 off her utility costs. And if you’re ready to make the switch, have a look at our guide to 24 stunning green lamps that look great with LED bulbs.
This week saw some amazing brand-new developments in the realm of eco-friendly energy. First, a group of researchers in the UK developed a new energy-harvesting device that attaches to the joint between the thigh and shin. The tool might be made use of to power monitors and mobile devices, to name a few possible applications. Meanwhile, experts from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have actually designed a new commode that turns human waste into electricity while reducing the amount of water needed for flushing by up to 90 percent. That’s just what we call, win-win!
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