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Passive Solar Design Principles

Please consider sharing this among your Francophone contacts: these architectural and passive solar design principles reduce the energy costs of a home enough to nearly eliminate heating and cooling costs, even here in Quebec.  People should know, and insist that their developers know, too.

Article en français: http://www.mamunicipaliteefficace.ca/76-efficacite-energetique-ges-l-architecture-bioclimatique.html

Here is an English link: http://www.ecohome.net/guide/passive-solar-home-design

Cooperative Innovations

A look at how non-profit models in Canada will shape the economy and provide stability in the 21st century:

English article: https://thetyee.ca/News/2016/08/26/Flourishing-in-a-Not-for-Profit-World/

Une initiative majeure du gouvernement du Québec vers la création d’une économie sociale et d’une stabilité pour le 21ème siècle :

PDF en français : https://www.economie.gouv.qc.ca/fileadmin/contenu/publications/administratives/plans_action/plan_action_economie_sociale_2015-2020.pdf

 

The Likely Structure of Printed Walls

Material selection becomes simpler with this 3d printing geometry developed by MIT, a bit by accident. See the video for the likely structure of our walls. 🙂

« The same geometry could even be applied to large-scale structural materials, they suggest. For example, concrete for a structure such a bridge might be made with this porous geometry, providing comparable strength with a fraction of the weight. This approach would have the additional benefit of providing good insulation because of the large amount of enclosed airspace within it.”

http://news.mit.edu/2017/3-d-graphene-strongest-lightest-materials-0106

Press and Events

Help us find a place to call our own? SEEKING A WORKSHOP IN THE WOODS

We won! First place in the Innovation and Technology category of the Ose Entreprendre competition!

LaPresse.ca, Isabelle Houde: LaPresse.ca: Have Your Home Printed

Économiesetcie.com, Natalie Côté : Coming Soon: 3d Printed Green Homes

CREAQuébec: Call for Cooperative Project Proposals

Facebook Launch

Curated Links

Québec’s Economic Strategy for 2017-2022

Multi-Material Printing

Recycling at Home

Mud Hutte 2.0

How to Manage a Horizontal Company

How Houses Were Cooled Before A/C

Choice, Community and Communication

Learn to Do, Do to Learn

Home Gardening for Everyone

Open Source Machines for Everyone!

Horizontal Management for MBAs

6-Hour Work Day for a Whole Country

Insist on Rational Material Choices

Passive Solar Design Principles

Cooperative Innovations

The Likely Structures of Printed Walls