05 Jan The First-Ever Urban Earthship Is Being Built In West Philly
- It’s built completely from recycled materials.
- It generates its own electricity from renewable energy sources.
- It runs its own water, which is collected from cisterns on the roof and subsequently filtered and pumped through the building.
- It grows its own food sources.
- Its internal climate is stabilized by thermal mass.
- It maintains its own sewage; it’s used for food production, and toilets are flushed by undrinkable used water (called “gray water”) collected from the building’s showers and sinks.
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