Air, Water, Waste, Food, Energy – Designers Imagining Self-Contained Living Systems

It’s a paradigm shift in home resource creation and location. Water uses gravity to generate pressure. Energy is harvested from solar and wind apparatuses. Air, water and waste are cleaned using a living bio wall and everything is recycled when possible.” – Yanko Design

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How-To Estimate Appliance and Home Energy Use

Part of moving off-grid is having a realistic understanding of your personal and your homes energy consumption. If – like most of American households – you use appliances or home electronics chances are you are not fully aware of your electricity load. If you’re trying to decide whether to invest in a more energy-efficient appliance or you’d like to just determine your electricity loads, you will probably want to estimate your energy consumption. This will certainly move you in the right direction of achieving an off-grid lifestyle.” – Read more at Tiny r(E)volution >