November 21st, 2006 by rbanks
I’m finally getting around to posting some random stuff that’s been sitting in my inbox for a while, most of which is on the environment and energy reduction. Including…
Paper made from sheeps poo.
Shoes made from all kinds of recycled stuff.
A new award for the worst, most innaccessible plastic packaging.
The first zero energy home for less then $200k (produces as much energy as it consumes).
A solar light that you hang outside during the day and bring inside at night.
Energy ‘black boxes’ that allow you to log your use of electricity in the home, visualizing it in a bunch of useful ways.
Personal carbon trading (to be honest, I’m not sure carbon trading is that much of a solution, since it just moves the problem of harmful emissions around in many cases, rather then encouraging energy saving, but it’s better then nothing).
We’ve finally got one of our prototypes into a real house. Admittedly, one of the team’s houses, but still. It’s not in our lab any more, and it’s one more step towards it being in a ‘real’ family home!
This is an old concept video from 2003 of ideas originally slated for the forthcoming release of Windows Vista. It comes after the long introduction showing the history of Windows.