Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird. It’s a plane. It’s a…plantascraper? You heard that right. A Swedish agricultural design firm called Plantagon is finally bringing its long-time vision to the skyline of Linkoping, Sweden in the name of urban self-sufficiency. The firm is working on a 17-story “vertical greenhouse” that will serve the city in more ways than one. This tall, beautifully green structure will act as a regenerative food bank, and because it’s located in the middle of an urban city – it needs to be tall rather than wide. Actually, the tallest of these vertical greenhouses are called plantascrapers.
Even for the most qualified do-it-yourselfers, there are some projects that require the help of a professional. When it comes to your heating and cooling (HVAC) system, most maintenance procedures are better left to a certified technician.
The lights flicker, the hum of your appliances ceases, and you’re suddenly in the dark and without power. Most of us have been in a situation where the power has gone out and have had to cope with the challenges that go along with it.
Loyalty programs come in many shapes and sizes. It might be as simple as receiving a stamp on your card every time you fill your cup at the corner coffee shop. Or you may be counting down the days until you accumulate enough airline miles for a free flight through your credit card purchases.
If you’re thinking of how to improve productivity and efficiency in your office, lighting has most likely crossed your mind more than once. If so, you’ll be glad to know about a Rocky Mountains Institute (RMI) presentation that points out how natural office lighting boosts productivity.