• Posts Tagged ‘sustainable design’

    Eco-friendly homes – living the high life!

    by  • June 10, 2010 • Stylish living • 1 Comment

    Just when I was sorting my glasses from my plastics and making sure that I was switching off all my appliances (I want to feel environmentally-friendly enough for tomorrow’s webchat with eco warrior Hannah Sandling at 1pm) my minor eco steps appear to have been out trumped! Two of my friends are moving into an eco TOWER!

    Strata SE1 is the first major residential development in the world in which wind turbines have been constructed within the fabric of the building, generating heating and electricity requirements on site and minimising energy requirements – rainwater is even harvested for re-use! Now that’s sustainable living … sustainable living that kind of stole my double-sided printing’s thunder!

    And just when you might imagine that the interiors are all made of mud flooring and biodegradable wheat upholstery, check out how sleek and swanky the apartments are. Can’t wait to see how they decorate it. Ahem, invite me over, ahem!

    roomenvy - environmentally friendly Strata Tower, London

    roomenvy - environmentally friendly Strata Tower, London

    Find out more about this fantastic climate initiative!

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    Can I come in? Eco new-build in LA

    by  • June 7, 2010 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    I’m trying to learn more about green living at the moment, and eager for any tips on how to make your home more eco-friendly – any tips are most welcome! I’m going to join housetohome’s eco webchat with TV personality Hannah Sandling this Friday at 1pm. A celebrity stylist and TV presenter by trade, Hannah is also a self-confessed eco warrior and has BAGS of tips and advice for those of us who are desperate to ‘go green’!

    I’m getting all my niggling questions ready, but in the meantime, I’ve been admiring this eco new build in LA, designed to be entirely environmentally friendly! Feel free to have a look around.

    Oooooh and if you’re thinking about starting a new project like this, check out Ratedpeople.com … you basically tell them what you need to do, and they’ll give you a quote and find the people to help – fab website!

    roomenvy - eco-friendly new build house

    roomenvy - eco-friendly new build house

    roomenvy - open-plan eco home

    roomenvy - open-plan eco home

    roomenvy - eco friendly kitchen

    roomenvy - eco friendly kitchen

    roomenvy - environmentally friendly bathroom

    roomenvy - environmentally friendly bathroom

    roomenvy - beautiful bathroom

    roomenvy - beautiful bathroom

    This bathroom has its own private balcony, so it’s the perfect relaxing retreat.

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