Trey Farmer

 

Trey is an inspired writer and aspiring architect, moved by the traditional ideals of simplicity and self-sufficiency. Originally from New Hampshire, he received an English degree in 2007 from Otago University in New Zealand, before relocating to the Bay Area of California. He spends his days working for a prominent green architect in Berkeley, while working on his Masters thesis at San Francisco Institute of Architecture and directing a schoolyard greening non-profit, The Living Labs Project. He enjoys biking to work, as well as along the rolling hills of the park behind his house.

Trey Farmer
100 Mile House Competition Challenges Architects to Design a Home Using Only Local Materials

100 Mile House Competition Challenges Architects to Design a Home Using Only Local Materials

Prior to the widespread use of polluting fossil fuels, most buildings were made from local materials, using techniques that made sense for the local climate and lifestyle. Now the

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New Eco-Routemaster Hybrid Bus Debuts in London!

New Eco-Routemaster Hybrid Bus Debuts in London!

Londoners taking the number 38 bus between Victoria and Hackney yesterday had the honor of being the first to ride the brand new Eco-Routemaster hybrid bus. The beautiful hybrid double-decker is

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Global Warming Ice Cubes Feature Melting Penguins and Polar Bears

Global Warming Ice Cubes Feature Melting Penguins and Polar Bears

Japanese designer Atsuhiro Hayashi has created a poignant way to keep your favorite beverages chilled: ice cubes shaped like polar bears and penguins on ice floes.  These beautiful frosty

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Green-Roofed Norwegian Summer Home Blends in With its Beautiful Surroundings

Green-Roofed Norwegian Summer Home Blends in With its Beautiful Surroundings

This rebuilt summer lodge in Skåtøy, Norway by Filter Arkitekter blends into its beautiful surroundings while keeping a small environmental footprint.  The owners wanted a cottage that

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The New GeoSpring is GE’s Most Efficient Hybrid Hot Water Heater

The New GeoSpring is GE’s Most Efficient Hybrid Hot Water Heater

Today GE announced the launch of GeoSpring, its most energy-efficient hybrid-electric hot water heater. They also announced the opening of their new GeoSpring manufacturing facility in

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The Boulder EV is the First Electric Commercial Truck Capable of Reaching 70mph

The Boulder EV is the First Electric Commercial Truck Capable of Reaching 70mph

Boulder Electric Vehicle just sold the first commercial electric truck capable of hitting 70 mph to Precision Plumbing and Electric. The company's new fleet will use only one half-kilowatt hour

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Little Play Spaces: Amazing Recycled Cardboard Castles and French Cafes for Kids

Little Play Spaces: Amazing Recycled Cardboard Castles and French Cafes for Kids

Mom-turned-designer Kate Fagelman of Little Play Spaces has created a series of kid-sized recycled cardboard playhouses that are so cool we wish she made them for us 'big-kids' The French Cafe

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NASA’s OMEGA Project Creates Carbon Neutral Food and Fuel

NASA’s OMEGA Project Creates Carbon Neutral Food and Fuel

The people who brought us memory foam, satellite radio, invisible braces and the charcoal water filter are at it again. The brilliant minds at NASA's Ames Research Center are working to create a

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Berkeley’s Gather Restaurant Serves Up Local, Sustainable Food

Berkeley’s Gather Restaurant Serves Up Local, Sustainable Food

Gather is a restaurant located at the heart of the sustainable food movement in Berkeley, California. Designed by Nicole Sillapere of Sillapere Design, the beautiful eco restaurant is housed in

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PARK SPARK: Public Park Converts Dog Poo to Energy

PARK SPARK: Public Park Converts Dog Poo to Energy

A new project in Cambridge, MA dubbed the "Park Spark" has dogs powering the street lights in their own dog parks. Designed by Matthew Mazzotta, a visual artist with a degree from MIT, the

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Collapsible, Biodegradable Coke Bottle Proves it’s Hip to Be Square

Collapsible, Biodegradable Coke Bottle Proves it’s Hip to Be Square

Designer Andrew Kim has created a new Eco Coke concept bottle that minimizes the packaging's environmental footprint while maximizing its efficiency. The square bottles are more collapsible, fit

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Peer+ Unveils Energy Generating Windows With Controllable Opacity

Peer+ Unveils Energy Generating Windows With Controllable Opacity

Windows are a two-way street when it comes to efficient green building. We need them for light, fresh air, beauty, and the connection they create to the outdoors, but even the most efficient

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Urban Biofilter Project Plants Bamboo Forests to Clean up Brownfields

Urban Biofilter Project Plants Bamboo Forests to Clean up Brownfields

Bamboo forests are beautiful things -- especially when they are cleaning urban air, soil, and water AND shielding communities from industry and heavily trafficked areas. Urban Biofilter creates

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Beyond LEED: Living Building Challenge 2.0 Certification Unveiled

Beyond LEED: Living Building Challenge 2.0 Certification Unveiled

This week the International Living Building Institute released its new green building standard to the public at Greenbuild 2009. Version 2.0 expands on its already impressive focus to now cover

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Hanging Bamboo Gardens Make Beautiful Biofilters

Hanging Bamboo Gardens Make Beautiful Biofilters

If you were at West Coast Green this past weekend you would have surely noticed the elegant bamboo structures along the waterfront surrounded by beautiful native landscaping. What you may not

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Solé Power Tiles: Curved Solar Shingles Make Installation Easy

Solé Power Tiles: Curved Solar Shingles Make Installation Easy

While scientists work to increase the efficiency of photovoltaics, designers are striving to make them sleeker, more adaptive, and easier to install. Case in point: SRS Energy's Solé Power

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MetaboliCity Aims to Grow Sustainable Food Systems

MetaboliCity Aims to Grow Sustainable Food Systems

Combining methods for urban farming with design thinking, MetaboliCity is a design-research project by Loop.pH that explores how designers can help create models for sustainable urban food

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Sleek Sink/Toilet Combo is an All-in-One Greywater Recycling System

Sleek Sink/Toilet Combo is an All-in-One Greywater Recycling System

We spotted this fancy multi-tasking toilet/sink by Roca at the London Design Festival. It's obviously compact and perfect for any loft space or small apartment, and its sleek design houses a

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Plastic Concrete: Building Bricks Made From Landfill Waste

Plastic Concrete: Building Bricks Made From Landfill Waste

Recent RPI Masters of Architecture graduate Henry Miller has devised a way to reuse waste plastic as an aggregate in cement, circumventing the energy-intensive process of plastic recycling. By

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StrawJet Transforms Straw Waste Into Building Beams

StrawJet Transforms Straw Waste Into Building Beams

StrawJet, of Ashland, Oregon, has developed a unique process for the creation of structural building components from a variety of waste agricultural stalks. Essentially, they have created a

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Algae-Covered Buildings Boost Biofuel Production

Algae-Covered Buildings Boost Biofuel Production

Are living green buildings just around the corner? A report recently released by the Institute of Mechanical Engineers suggests that sealed containers of algae photobioreactors could be

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Living Growing Root Bridges Are 100% Natural Architecture

Living Growing Root Bridges Are 100% Natural Architecture

In the forests of Meghalaya, India, the War-Khasis people have discovered a patient way of crossing the many rivers of their wet region. By guiding the roots of an abundant species of rubber

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Grandma Made Village Out of Tens of Thousands of Bottles

Grandma Made Village Out of Tens of Thousands of Bottles

Grandmas make some pretty awesome things - pies, sweaters, and techinically, you. But can you say that your grandma ever made a village??? Ours certainly didn't. Between 1956 and 1981 Tressa

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Bridge Homeless Shelter Cuts Neighborhood Crime by 18%

Bridge Homeless Shelter Cuts Neighborhood Crime by 18%

So much of the green design that we see here at Inhabitat is efficient and looks cool in renderings, but the human aspect of sustainability, and the real value of our built environment is too

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Tap the Air With an Atmospheric Water Generator!

Tap the Air With an Atmospheric Water Generator!

Atmospheric Water Systems of San Luis Obispo has released their Dewpointe® Atmospheric Generator, a device that taps humidity in the air to provide a steady source of clean drinking water. The

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Virtually Waterless Washing Machine Cuts Water Use by 90%

Virtually Waterless Washing Machine Cuts Water Use by 90%

Xeros Ltd. is on the verge of saving us a LOT of water. Their new washing system (prototype stage) uses nylon beads to tumble wash clothes with 90% less water than conventional washers. The

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AIR FOREST: Inflatable Pavilion Lights up the Night

AIR FOREST: Inflatable Pavilion Lights up the Night

Mass Studies created this wonderful dream-inspired pavilion for Denver's Dialog:City last summer. Known as the Air Forest, the pneumatic pavilion absorbs passing wind currents to stay inflated

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Timberland Opens Eco-Friendly New York Store

Timberland Opens Eco-Friendly New York Store

The Timberland Company, known for it's environmental stewardship and consistent ranking as one of America's best companies to work for by Fortune and Working Mother Magazine, has just opened a

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Stunning Steel Foil Buildings Cut Material Use

Stunning Steel Foil Buildings Cut Material Use

The Aberystwyth Arts Centre in Wales recently opened eight stunning crumpled steel buildings that utilize an innovative construction method to keep their material use to a minimum. Conceived by

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BKYLN Sneak Peak: EcoSystems’ Snug-it! Desk

BKYLN Sneak Peak: EcoSystems’ Snug-it! Desk

One of Inhabitat’s favorite eco-design posses, EcoSystems, will be unveiling its new line at next week's BKLYN Designs showcase, but for you lucky readers we have an early offering: their new

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