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Video: Humblefacture Manufacturing Offers Less Destructive Approach to Production

Posted by Matt Power, Editor-In-Chief

Feb 28, 2016 11:49:31 AM

The process of Humblefacture allows the manufacture of sophisticated products on a local basis, and respond to what people want quickly. The goal is to create products at a lower energy cost than current models. Examples include companies that allow buyers to assemble bicycles they buy, reducing up front cost and need for large factories. "In the end, it's also a lot cooler, because you built it," says Dominic Muren, speaking at the Maryland Institute of Art (MICA). One of the solutions mentioned is 3-D printing. As discussed in a previous article, we also see manufacturing heading toward local production, as 3-D printing becomes more affordable and expandable.

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Video: Tesla Gigafactory in Nevada will be Big and Green

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Feb 6, 2016 1:57:43 PM

The gigantic battery factory in Nevada is expected to produce as much power as it uses, and another one may be in the works for Germany.

Excerpt: "The most visible thing we are doing is covering the entire site with solar power. The whole roof of the Gigafactory was designed from the beginning with solar in mind. We kept all of the mechanical equipment off the roof. We didn’t put extra, sorta, penetrations through the roof that we didn’t need to and it’s a very, very clean surface that we can completely cover in solar."

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