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Posted on Dec 1, 2015 in Community Projects

The GreenBy3 Project Loft

The GreenBy3 Project Loft

The GB3 Project Loft is GreenBy3’s latest community service. We want to provide flexible space for group work or get-togethers in a building designed to inspire creative thinking, information exchange and collaboration. Get your team out of the office and thinking “outside your space”.  Located in the heart of the Uptown and nestled in between some of your favorite restaurants, the GB3 Project Loft can be the location of your next workshop, team meeting, group project,  happy hour – or just about anything in between. Our space is equipped with a handful of amenities: – Wifi and Hardwired Connections – (2) 40” TV Screens/Monitors w/Apple TV – Extra 24” Display Monitors – Large tables with built in power and data in open area – Fixed and Portable White Boards – Coffee bar and kitchenette – Separate conference room Why are we opening up our space? There are a few reasons: we love our business community and have built our reputation on helping it grow; we believe a “change of scenery” can...

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Posted on Oct 24, 2014 in Community Projects, GreenBy3 Blog

This week at GreenBy3: the Tiny Office gets solarized!

This week at GreenBy3: the Tiny Office gets solarized!

  This week GreenBy3 received a special visit from solar expert and sustainability advocate Ned Ryan Doyle, who made the voyage from his home in Hendersonville, NC to lend his expertise, capture some footage for a solar installation video and to record an interview for his radio show, Our Southern Community. You may have seen the Tiny Office crossing the Ravenel Bridge on Monday morning, in transit from its temporary location at 708 King st. to its home base at our Permaculture Experiment Site in Mt. Pleasant. Once the Tiny Office was in place, Ned Ryan Doyle gave the GreenBy3 team a hands-on tutorial in solar panel installation and together we mounted and connected two 85 watt panels, a 300 watt sine wave converter, two charge controllers and four 6 volt batteries to create a solar system that will power the Tiny Office. Ned also captured the solar project on video so we can share the learning experience with others. On Wednesday the GreenBy3 team, along with Ned, gathered in our conference room for...

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Posted on Oct 3, 2014 in Community Projects

Permaculture Experiment Site

Permaculture Experiment Site

  At the beginning of the summer we decided to take another step in the “green” direction by experimenting with different permaculture and sustainable gardening practices on a plot of land in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina. The parcel of land belongs to Jonathan Butler, owner of Biz611 in Hendersonville and advocate for sustainability, who purchased it about 10 years ago to prevent it from being developed. He has dedicated a lot of his free time to learning about and implementing sustainable practices throughout the property. Most recently, he has been working on his new aquaponics system and chicken coop. Jonathan set aside a chunk of the land for GreenBy3’s own permaculture site and with his expertise and continued support, we have been able to learn a few things about what it takes to get things growing.     Permaculture? Permaculture is and idea that flies in the face of modern agriculture. For centuries we have been fighting nature in order to grow food, a battle we are sure to lose in the...

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Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in Community Projects

The Tiny Office

The Tiny Office

  The Tiny Office was first conceived in March of 2011. Inspired by the Tiny Homes movement, it was intended to serve as an educational tool, a satellite office for use at project sites and, in the event of a hurricane evacuation, a business continuity plan. A team of about 10 employees, interns and volunteers spent about three years designing and building the Tiny Office. Its current home is at GreenBy3’s Permaculture Experiment Site in Charleston, South Carolina. Tech Specs and Other Features Materials Used Energy: The Tiny office is powered by 2 to 4 reclaimed 85w Solar panels with 4 reclaimed 6v Golf Cart batteries stored in recessed compartment in the floor. A Generator will also be able to provide power to the Tiny Office. Water catchment system: an inverted pitched roof (design taken from Biz611) at an angle captures water and directs it toward the front where it is captured into a rain barrel. The rainwater is used as non-potable water in the bathroom to wash hands and...

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