Tag: sustainable

solar panels in front of Keck dome

Solar Panels at High Altitude on Hawaii’s Big Island

February 01, 2021

In an effort to reduce their carbon footprint and in line with their desire to be “good stewards of the planet,” the W. M. Keck Observatory on Hawaii’s Big Island now has 332 solar panels. The panels will provide 259.1 MWh of power annually, or about 10-15% of the observatory’s energy requirements. Duke Energy’s REC […]

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Sustainable Bricks Are Made of Recycled Materials

September 01, 2020

Indian firm Rhino Machines has partnered with R+D Studio architects to create the “silica plastic block.” Composed of 80% recycled sand waste/foundry dust and 20% mixed plastic waste, the goal is to help eliminate India’s plastic waste while creating a sustainable, inexpensive building material. The bricks are claimed to be 2.5 times stronger than clay […]

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