Monday, 10 June 2013

Sustainable Living: ZED Earth

We toured our readers around some of the world's best designs in our blog, this time we want to trip our readers within India. Based in Bangalore, ZED is a hardcore Eco-friendly developing company. When we say eco-friendly, its often understood that they do certified green homes. But this case is slightly different, as they are serious about the green concepts even without certifications. Intense research, and complete commitment towards developing only green homes is their prime motive. ZED Earth has won accolades for the numerous green elements involved in the design and execution.

Herez presenting a sneak peak of a model flat.
The huge green sign board welcomes to the property.
By the first look, it clearly appears that these homes are simple in design. Remember going simple is a way to go green.
The view of the interiors furnished with ZED Forest Free furniture. A furniture that is made from the wood harvested from the forests that are sustainably grown.
  The view of the staircase and the stairwell with plants and pebbles giving a very scenic yet earthy look.
 The Bathrooms are provided with small corner gardens to give a close to nature feel.
 Patio furnished with ZED furniture
The elevation of the ZED home with green roofs and earthy tones. 
                       The pillars in the veranda are of stone and add an ethnic touch to the villa.
 The lily pond in the corner of the living space is one such space any one would crave for, and the space is elegantly juxtaposed into the building.
With a view that shows trees and shrubs covering the ZED villas, they appear to be perfectly in sync with nature which is what they strive for. 

As an environmental engineer and working within sustainable engineering concepts, I personally would endorse ZED homes for their brilliant energy-efficient concepts.

If you are based in Bangalore and looking to buy an eco-friendly property, make sure to check out ZED homes. It is all about being sustainable which means knowing and understanding the potential problems and planning wisely. So chose an eco-friendly home if at all you plan to buy one.


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Tuesday, 4 June 2013


Its World Environmental Day - Theme of 2013 is Think-Eat-Save

This campaign about how to buy food responsibly, how not waste food, and how to recycle/compost your food waste to avoid the burden on solid waste management organisations.

1) Please do not buy food in excess. It is often observed that middle class and above buy food that is more than required and throw them without using as they get spoiled over a period of time.
2) Kids are to be taught not to waste food in their plate/lunch box. This is a very common habit among many kids who spill/waste/leave food which can grow into an irresponsible habit further.
3) Prepare your meal responsibly. Many a times, especially in our country food is prepared in excess, in case the maid doesn't turn up, all the excess ends in gutters.
4) Wedding meals are another part of huge tons of food waste that is generated everyday. The big fat Indian wedding waste can possibly feed some hundreds of hungry if managed responsibly. Read my musings here.
5) Food waste that is generated out of restaurants is no less to the above. The food that we order in excess is all thrown away in the gutters, instead get them packed and give it to hungry person by the road side.
6) Above all try to use a compost bin to decompose all the degradable kitchen waste.

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Saturday, 1 June 2013

Blue Hued Beach Home

How would you imagine a beautiful vacation home?? Mostly by a beach side isn't it? What would be the styling theme for the home? obviously some shells and sea stones right? How about a little bit of blue hue every where? It can relate to the sea perfectly...herez featuring a lovely and simple beach home of a couple Rob & Nia who made a lovely abode in Burleigh Heads. Have a glance into the neatly styled home

Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.

[picture courtesy: Adore magazine]

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