Green Appliances

MCZ’s Toba Eco-Stove Heats Things Up with an Award-Winning Minimalist Design

MCZ’s Toba Eco-Stove Heats Things Up with an Award-Winning Minimalist Design

As we all worry how to stay warm and cozy this winter, Italian design firm MCZ has created the perfect eco-stove that can not only bake our favorite holiday treats, but is stylish enough to serve as a

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Designers Team Up to Turn Discarded Materials Into Trashkitchens at Barcelona Design Festival

Designers Team Up to Turn Discarded Materials Into Trashkitchens at Barcelona Design Festival

Turning trash into cool new treasures is a growing trend that we can definitely get behind. For this year's Barcelona Design Festival, Transfodesign organized an event to turn unwanted junk

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EXCLUSIVE: Panasonic Announces Plan to Cut 40 Million Tons of CO2 + Photos of the New ENE-FARM Fuel Cell!

EXCLUSIVE: Panasonic Announces Plan to Cut 40 Million Tons of CO2 + Photos of the New ENE-FARM Fuel Cell!

"By 2018, we aim to cut our CO2 emissions by 40 million tons," explained Mr. Kikuchi. Panasonic has already implemented many eco-initiatives within its own operations such as recycling, but the company

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Estres Studio’s Elegant Beo Lamp is Made From Renewable Materials Without Glue or Screws

Estres Studio’s Elegant Beo Lamp is Made From Renewable Materials Without Glue or Screws

Spain-based Estres Studio's Beo Lamp is a hanging pendant light made from various natural materials that are nested together without using screws or glue. The elegant pendant lamp is a 2.7-inch high disc

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Four Cooking Stove Designs That Can Save The World

Four Cooking Stove Designs That Can Save The World

The technology is dubbed the rocket stove, a seemingly simple device that has a large vertical cylinder to hold a pot and an opening at the bottom to feed the combustible biomass to efficiently cook a

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House Rejects BULB, a Misguided Attempt to End Lighting Efficiency Standards

House Rejects BULB, a Misguided Attempt to End Lighting Efficiency Standards

Environmentalists across the nation can breathe a sign of relief. On Tuesday evening, the House of Representatives rejected the Better Use of Light Bulbs (BULB) Act, a bill designed to repeal light bulb

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IS IT GREEN?: The Biodegradable Soft Drink Can

IS IT GREEN?: The Biodegradable Soft Drink Can

The cans themselves don’t present a problem, as aluminium can be recycled infinitely without a loss in quality. About half of the cans consumed in the US are recycled. The problem is the other half -

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Forkalier Lamp Crafted from Upcycled Utensils

Forkalier Lamp Crafted from Upcycled Utensils

Utilizing neglected forks, Wendy W. Fok of We-Designs has produced the Forkalier lamp. Using everyday objects that are often overlooked or quickly discarded, the Forkalier takes a stab at reclaiming them

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Broken Blender Rewired Into a Bright Retro Lamp

Broken Blender Rewired Into a Bright Retro Lamp

The improper disposal of e-waste can be a serious detriment to the environment and the health of humans. So instead of trashing this broken blender, Minda Merinsky transformed it into a brand new lamp

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Researchers Develop a Heat Pump That Can Last 10,000 Years

Researchers Develop a Heat Pump That Can Last 10,000 Years

Most heat pumps maintain an average useful life of 10-20 years, but researchers at the University of Stavanger in Norway (USN) and the University of Oslo believe that they have developed a new heat pump

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MIT Scientists Create Artificial Solar Leaf That Can Power Homes

MIT Scientists Create Artificial Solar Leaf That Can Power Homes

Scientist Dr. David Nocera has finally perfected a low-cost, artificial leaf-like device, that like a real leaf, mimics the process of photosynthesis. Nocera announced the creation of a miniature solar

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The Best Green Products from the 2011 International Housewares Show

The Best Green Products from the 2011 International Housewares Show

This potato brush by Full Circle infuses an everyday object with a lot of personality! It is specially designed to fit in the palm and has a unique corer tool to quickly and easily remove potato

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NYU ITP Students Develop Bioremediating Aquaponics, Hydroponic Furniture and Other Living Systems

NYU ITP Students Develop Bioremediating Aquaponics, Hydroponic Furniture and Other Living Systems

This past semester the Interactive Telecommunications Graduate Program at NYU’s Tisch school conducted its first ever course in living systems, which encouraged students to take on projects related to

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Frigo Uses Growing Plants and Dirt to Keeps Your Veggies Chilled

Frigo Uses Growing Plants and Dirt to Keeps Your Veggies Chilled

The Frigo, by GPOD (Gonçalo Prudêncio Office for Design) is a design experiment geared towards developing an outdoor fridge. Using the the sun as its only energy source, and dirt and plants as its

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Electrolux Unveils “Vacs From the Sea” Made From Plastic Waste

Electrolux Unveils “Vacs From the Sea” Made From Plastic Waste

Electrolux is a home appliance manufacturer and a large consumer of plastics, many of which are not recycled -- but they'd like to change that. They claim that there is not enough quality recycled plastic

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The Best Green Designs From West Coast Green Day 2

The Best Green Designs From West Coast Green Day 2

There were several of these attractive chicken coops by "Rustic Coops" posted throughout West Coast Green. It's great to see a project take the character of its materials (i.e. the "rusticity" of used

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Green Gardening Machines Blast Weeds With Bursts of Steam

Green Gardening Machines Blast Weeds With Bursts of Steam

These hefty-looking machines are Green Steam Weed Killers, and they will soon be patrolling the streets of San Francisco, annihilating unwanted weeds without the use of pesticides. The City's Park and Rec

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An Eco-Shower Equipped with Water Filtering Plants

An Eco-Shower Equipped with Water Filtering Plants

Simulate living life in the wilds of nature by taking a shower in the Phyto-Purification Bathroom. Using a natural filtering principal, this mix of modern design and nature is a mini eco-system able to

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Magic Boxes: All-in-One HVAC Systems for Efficient Homes

Magic Boxes: All-in-One HVAC Systems for Efficient Homes

Looking at the incredible examples of green architecture featured on Inhabitat, you may have wondered what kind of mechanical equipment is used for these homes. Solar Decathlon competitors, Passivhaus

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“Smart” Metal to Make Air-Conditioning 175% More Efficient

“Smart” Metal to Make Air-Conditioning 175% More Efficient

You know the drill: the temperature shoots up, the central air-conditioning goes on full-blast, and your electric bill climbs into the stratosphere. A new "smart" metal developed by researchers at the

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Beautiful Recycled Soda Bottle Lamps Up for Auction on eBay!

Beautiful Recycled Soda Bottle Lamps Up for Auction on eBay!

Transform your living space with this dazzling Recycled Soda-Bottle Lamp designed by Sarah Turner. A stunning piece created with intricate cuts and careful assemblage, Sarah took some unwanted plastic

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IKEA Turns Out the Lights on Incandescent Bulb Sales

IKEA Turns Out the Lights on Incandescent Bulb Sales

Housewares mega-retailer IKEA has announced that it will stop selling traditional incandescent light bulbs in its U.S. stores effective January 1, 2011. This fall, IKEA will introduce a "retro-fit"

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The Papervore Coffee Table is Hungry for Your Paper Scraps

The Papervore Coffee Table is Hungry for Your Paper Scraps

What better way to manage coffee table clutter that with a table that doubles up as a paper shredder? Created by industrial design studio Pigeontail, the Papervore is hungry for all you printed leftovers.

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Incredible Breathing “Necklace” Filters CO2 and Stores It as Energy

Incredible Breathing “Necklace” Filters CO2 and Stores It as Energy

We’ve seen numerous endeavors undertaken by individuals, organizations and government bodies alike, each attempting to bring our world into a more sustainable state of being. But even with all these new

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Dyson’s New Bladeless Fans Aim to Replace Air Conditioning

Dyson’s New Bladeless Fans Aim to Replace Air Conditioning

British inventor Sir James Dyson, of vacuum fame, has unveiled a new bladeless fan that he says is the opening salvo in his war on air conditioning.

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Africa’s Largest Slum Will Watch World Cup on Solar-Powered TV

Africa’s Largest Slum Will Watch World Cup on Solar-Powered TV

Swiss not-for-profit Solafrica has provided a portable solar power station that runs a large donated TV where residents of Kibera, Africa's largest slum, can gather to watch the World Cup.

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Stunning Living Pixels Lamps Made From Recycled Banners

Stunning Living Pixels Lamps Made From Recycled Banners

These gorgeous lamps may look as if they’ve been excavated from ancient crystal caves, but they are in fact the product of an imaginative assemblage of recycled and eco-friendly materials. Created by a

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Electrolux’s Outdoor Kitchen Integrates with Your Garden

Electrolux’s Outdoor Kitchen Integrates with Your Garden

If you enjoy inviting company over for outdoor entertaining but are on the fence about dedicating your precious garden space to an outdoor kitchen -- why not just do both and integrate the kitchen with

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Breakthrough Stealth Toilet Cuts Water Use Nearly in Half

Breakthrough Stealth Toilet Cuts Water Use Nearly in Half

Toilet technology is one of the most underappreciated yet important aspects of green building. Niagara Conservation's revolutionary Stealth Toilet features a vacuum assist that steeply reduces the water

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5 iPad Apps for a Leaner, Greener Small Business

5 iPad Apps for a Leaner, Greener Small Business

Barely out of the gate, the iPad already boasts a grand collection of smart apps under its belt. So with over 2 million of these tablets already sold to date, we thought it was on point to give all these

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