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Designing and building a house with minimal environmental impact

May 4th, 2012 by Richard Lord

Villa Asserbo was constructed in Asserbo about 60 kilometres north of Copenhagen, Denmark. Frederik Agdrup and Nicholas Bjørndal of the Danish architectual firm eentileen.dk wished to reduce the environmental impact of building construction by relying on local building materials. They worked to design and build a house with minimal carbon emissions, and to use only […]

Catherine Mohr discusses embodied energy in cleaning up a kitchen spill and building her home

April 21st, 2010 by Richard Lord

Catherine Mohr’s gave an informative and entertaining presentation to TED in February 2010. Catherine Mohr works on surgical robots and robotic surgical procedures. In this presentation she speaks about the embodied energy in the resources we use.  To illustrate the concept of embodied energy she begins by comparing the embodied energy in the various ways […]