Whenever financial aspects take precedence - availability of resources
seems to be a disincentive for progress in sustainability and
conservation. When we can afford more – we simply waste
more, without even admitting for consideration that Earth is a
system of limited resources.
The opposite direction on the other hand – aiming to improve
quality of life while accepting severe limits to every resource
including money – seems to be one of the greatest incentives
for creativity and innovation.
It is a part of human nature – we don’t even begin
to invent things unless we really need them and we don’t
think about ways of conserving resources unless their supply becomes
Bubble glazing idea emerged from a pressing need to become more
comfortable in winter combined with severe budget restrictions.
Double glazing is expensive, heavy and does not really represent
a good value for money.
How about taking a product destined for a rubbish tip (disposable
packaging) and turning it into window insulation that is as good
as double glazing but costs only $2 per window?
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Bubble glazing, thermally almost as good as double glazing, is
surprisingly transparent when istalled properly. Interior details
some 18 meters away are still recognizable...