How to Have a Really Cool & Green Home or Office Environment

Have you ever looked around your home or office and thought to yourself, “Wow! This place could really use a makeover?” Maybe you thought about wanting to take advantage of some green technologies such as renewable energy via solar panels, geothermal energy, etc. Maybe you want an office in a unique location, with natural or muted lighting to inspire your creativity? Or maybe you just want a home that literally can transform itself to meet your differing needs? Well if any of these things inspire you check out some of the resources below.

Transforming House

In the bustling and crowded city of Hong Kong, China, one man decided to use his engineering and architectural ingenuity to take advantage of the little living space he had for maximum effect! In an apartment of only 330 square feet, smaller than most people’s garages, Gary Chang decided to optimize every inch of space. He modernized his apartment with moveable walls utilizing a track system on the ceiling and wheels on the floor. He can literally change any room with a few slides of a wall from a bedroom, to a TV screening room, to his kitchen, to a guest bedroom. This is truly a really cool use of space!

Green Houses

Interested in seeing videos of some uniquely designed green homes? Want to learn how to reduce the energy footprint of your appliances, or save money in your home? Check out this site to see plenty of articles on how to live a sustainable lifestyle.

Office Environments

Looking for some ideas for some cool office environments? Inc. Magazine has published a few articles with galleries of very cool office environments! Check out “The World’s Coolest Offices” and “Six Tips to Design a Cool Office” for inspiration and ideas to make-over your own work environment, whether that be your home or an office.

Here’s a few samples of office environments.






So now that you’ve been inspired and gotten a sampling of some of the wild and wacky living and working environments that are possible, what will you do to brighten your home or office and make it the best place for you to work?

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2 Responses to How to Have a Really Cool & Green Home or Office Environment

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  2. Angie says:

    Wow, that dude’s apartment is inspiring! Makes me think that I could do a lot more with my 1000 sq. ft. than I ever imagined. Of course, I’m a lazy environmentalist windbag, and I live with two hoarders, so actually implementing any sort of simple, or green living ideas would take a considerable amount of organizing and planning, which is probably beyond me. 🙂 Thanks for the article, Tom. Good stuff.

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