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5. WholeTrees Architecture and Structures

Whole Tree Architecture

Whole Trees, based near in Stoddard, Wisc., designs green building systems from abundant forest waste, providing a competitive alternative to steel and concrete. The company manufactures structural building systems made from round timber, the waste product of sustainably managed forests.
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10:18PM PST on Feb 17, 2013

These are great ideas, thanks for sharing - I'm assuming some of these are still in production stage...

8:14PM PST on Jan 4, 2012

Nice! :)

6:05AM PST on Jan 4, 2012

I love the useage of the fluorescent light bulbs, but they have to be built much better than they are. Seeing that Chinese manufacturers have made the lions share of these products, I suggest that a challange for better longetivity to their poor manufacturing processes bulbs be made by the governments of the consumers. Say, a world wide standard light bulb longetivity be established and that every light bulb manufacturer must prove through continuous life testing that their product will meet these demands. Contrairy to one's beliefs, China can and does produce some quality designed and manufactured products. They just need to be goaded into doing just that.

2:38PM PST on Jan 3, 2012

thanks for sharing.

11:49AM PST on Jan 3, 2012

heck yes!

5:44AM PST on Jan 3, 2012


1:50PM PST on Jan 2, 2012

This comment is directed to Tom W. and Steven M. as I thought they might find it quite informative:

While this motor is still in development, along with related research and development of derivative works, it is exactly what Steven M. was referring to. Steven is correct in that there are variations of this out there that aren't 100% efficient, but are working prototypes, while the Howard Johnson motor isn't complete yet. Progress on the Howard Johnson motor, along with its derivative works and variations, is continuing daily. The goal of the Howard Johnson project is to provide all of the plans, in an Open-Source arrangement, so that anyone could build one and benefit from the project.

Just a little food for thought for today :)

12:48PM PST on Jan 2, 2012

These are some great inventions and changes and I hope we continue on this track and I want some of those window boxes...

10:47PM PST on Jan 1, 2012


5:26PM PST on Jan 1, 2012

Some great inventions.

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