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DIY Indoor Vermiculture Composting

Happy Plants in Vermiculture Soil

If you are a fan of living sustainably you have most likely felt the urge to reduce your waste and begin composting. But living in New York City often leaves residents without much outdoor space. A large part of Green Building in Brooklyn involves meshing innovative techniques with salvaged materials, which is why do-it-yourself composting [...]

Fun Built with Salvaged Material

The growth in sustainable and green living has given rise to a movement of eco-tourism in a variety of forms across the country. Specifically the use of salvaged materials is making a breakthrough in the realm of practical and/ or novel green construction.

Across the country salvaged building trends and communities are blossoming and their [...]

Recycling Salvaged Cement Reduces our Carbon Footprint

Construction is conventionally a carbon-intensive industry – especially in a place like Brooklyn where most homes, coffee shops, book stores and restaurants are built primarily with concrete, mortar, brick and stone. Some degree of greenhouse gas emission is inherent in the production of all construction materials, but none more so than the cement which makes [...]

LED drivers

An LED driver is a self-contained power supply that has outputs matched to the electrical characteristics of your LED or array of LEDs. There are currently no industry standards, so understanding the electrical characteristics of your LED or array is critical in selecting or designing a driver circuit. Drivers should be current-regulated (deliver a consistent [...]

Bricks, Bricks Everywhere

One thing brownstones have in abundance are bricks. And I keep seeing dumpsters full of them. It is heartbreaking for me. These are beautiful bricks, a hundred years old, with character and texture.

Here is one job site where they knocked down the whole building.

There were thousands of perfect bricks. The next [...]

Degradation of Recycling

This is more a technical point but something worth considering when using materials. For example the “problem” with recycled cellulose is that it is degraded. There is a green term for this but I forgot it. Basically you are taking a higher purpose material – newspaper that is used to transport knowledge – and degrading [...]