Earth Berm House Off-Grid Living

Earth Berm House Off-Grid Living

Allan Shope has sent us images of his incredible carbon neutral, solar-powered earth-bermed house in upstate New York. First featured on Bob Vila‘s TV show, the house is cradled by the earth to ensure comfortable indoor temperatures come rain or snow, and it...
Hydropower at L’Ormarins

Hydropower at L’Ormarins

The climb to the top of the mountain behind L’Ormarins Wine Estate in Franschhoek is strenuous. You’re gaining over 300m in altitude in a distance of 1.2km, which makes the gradient rather steep, but this is what provides the 300m head which powers the 2.3MW of...

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