I felt this was a worthwhile business venture to share. Concepts Plastics, founded by Oscar Andres Mendez Gerardino, is a Colombian enterprise that aims to replace informal settlements with decent housing while reducing waste plastic. Using an industrial process called extrusion, Conceptos Plasticos uses multilayered plastics, mixtures of different plastics and rubber to make quality construction … Continue reading Man builds homes for the homeless from recycled plastic
Original story by: Marija B. Vader for the Colorado Springs Business Journal The owner of a new home in the Colorado Springs subdivision, Gold Hill Mesa, filed suit this month against the builder, saying the home is not as energy-efficient as the builder purported. Further, the builder knew the home wasn’t as energy-efficient during the sales process, said … Continue reading Homeowners Sue Builder for Energy Inefficient Home
“We're getting these people to contribute as taxpayers. They can be part of the group that moves out, or they can be part of the group that invests.” Gary, Indiana , Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, whose struggling city has an estimated 10,000 abandoned homes--a third of its dwellings--and has launched a program to sell some of … Continue reading Own A Home in Gary for $1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jgnzdrC8AJ8 This video details why it's important to view a house as a system when addressing weatherization and energy efficiency.