Portland landmarks

portland tram

Portland’s tram climbs from the South Waterfront District to the main Oregon Health & Science University campus.

Scout Beer Garden

The Scout Beer Garden, close by the tram station, is just an old RV set in an empty lot.

 

Scout Beer Garden

What a great idea!

Tilikum Crossing

Tilikum Crossing, Bridge of the People, opened in September, 2015.

 

sculpture

Sculpture in the Pearl District.

 

 

 

 

ADX maker-space in Portland

ADX is a maker-space in Portland, Oregon. They offer shop rental, tool rental, and the chance to mingle with creative people.

More info here.

ADX

ADX shop

ADX is a maker space in Portland. They have space for all kinds of projects, such as woodworking, metalwork, and sewing.

globe at ADX Portland

Funky globe at ADX in Portland.

The ADX woodshop is impressive.

The ADX woodshop is impressive.

 

 

 

 

 

Multi-Family Passive Houses a Potential Boon for Australia

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Multi-family Passive Houses could serve densely populated Australian cities well.

Multi-Family Passive Houses a Potential Boon for Australia

According to research by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), “energy use in buildings is responsible for 26 per cent of Australia’s greenhouse gas emissions and is the primary cause of peak energy demand on the electricity network.”

Furthermore, on particularly hot days, air conditioners in Australia can consume as much as 22 per cent of all the electricity generated across the nation.

Australia is one of the worlds’ most urbanised nations, with 89 per cent of residents living in cities. The stringent Passive House standard, though not yet much of a factor in Australia, offers the potential for multi-family housing that serves the continued demand for urban housing while drastically reducing energy consumption.

Read more here.

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  • green building

  • green cities

  • permaculture

What Are the Best Cities for Treehuggers?

What are the best cities for treehuggers?

American Forests’ 10 Best list is based on 6 main criteria.

Despite the emerald ash borer, some cities’ urban forests are healthy and well managed. What are the best cities for treehuggers?

According to American Forests, they are:

  • Seattle
  • Portland, Oregon
  • Sacramento
  • Denver
  • Austin, Texas
  • Minneapolis
  • Milwaukee
  • Charlotte, North Carolina
  • New York City
  • Washington, D.C.

And then there’s this nonsense. Those power lines should be buried, or at least relocated to the alleys.

What are the best cities for treehuggers?

Thanks, Xcel Energy!

The Farmhouse Media is all about living sustainably through

  • green building

  • green cities

  • permaculture