Sweet lime green Italian Sportscars to hide the fact that oil
is running out
Alien Power Forms
Use all the remaining oil in the world to travel to an inter-
galactic gallery to learn power generation techniques
Genetically modified children who tend to tiny farm ani-
mals for ffod production without the use of oil
Use the electricity running down the phoneline to power
an automatic dog door which powers a dvd player.
Buildings made out of reusable panels that can be re
adapted when the building is renovated/re developed
Decentralised power suppliears. All buildings have the
ability to generate power and pump it onto the grid to
recieve money. This will propmote individuals and small
businesses to come up with new power generations ideas.
Giant birds to deliver goods instead of motor bike couriers
Guys With Guns
Hired guns to protect energy stores and steal other
Light which doubles as a bug zapper that attracts bugs to
collect for food.
Fish and Chips
Living aquariums in water tanks to provide food and assist
in processing grey water - breaking down sewerage.
Communal dining in large buildings to centralise and
reduse enerfy requirements for cooking
Gunpowder utalised to generate power.
Computer Controlled Living
All power using appliances controlled by a centralised
computer to reduse any power wasting
Plug in Power
Plug in power for electric cars provided by power gener-
ated by the buildings they are parked in.
Develop uses for integrating the large surplass of unre-
quired cars for building products
Focused transport for bike riders. So they can literally
park and ride.
Re appropriate old freeways/train lines for bicycle use.
Free bike storage/bike hire to all large buildings
High Rise Farms
Farms in the inner city to remove the energy needed to
transport goods from the country into town
Reintroduction of localised manufacturing industry rather
than a service based economy as produce must be
sourced locally to eliminate shipping and its associated
Utilise earth excavated to create structure - rammed earth
walls etc. reduses the need for building products to be
trucked in and the excavated soil trucked out.
Fortifications to protect buildings and their power
supplies/stores in the ‘mad max’ times of a post oil city.
An organic building - elements of the building are growing
plants. Grow in spring to provide shade in summer and
then harvested in autumn to provide fuel for heatung in
winter. Could also provide food
Roof is a water tank with solar panel on the base. Water
protects sensitive solar panels and refracts light doubling
the efficiency of the panels
Water tank panels that provide insulation. treat grey water
and provide privacy and the ability to let light through.
Virtual offices in dwellings to eliminate the need for people
to comute to work but still function in an office environ-
All water is recycled and reused to eliminate pumping
CCTV to other apartments to provide entertainment with-
out central television stations or studios
Light storing materials which emit absorbed light when it
Integrated landscaping to the facade and roof to provide
shading and cooling features.
Chilled/heated hollow structural members to maximise the
effectiveness and efficiency of heating/cooling systems.
Cross ventilation of all rooms to reduse the requirement
for air conditioning
Clothes could be equipped with tiny power generators/solr
panels that work off the movement of the body. When
clothes are hung up at the end of the day they could
transfer the power to a central power reserve.
Building could have geothermal tap to make use of the
earths hot core.
Generators in the sink, toilet bowl etc to make used of the
waters passing through to power utilities in the building
Spongy floor, bed springs could harvest kinetic energy of
people walking around building. Energy could be used to
Exercise machines within a building could generate power
amd stored in central battery for later use. People pow-
The entire facade of a building, including the windows to
be covered in solar cells.
The whole building is one giant wind turbine or is covered
in wind turbines
Methane from the toilet harvested and utalised for cook-
ing. Used cooking oil used to generate car. Many deep
fried meals required to go on a long trip.
If a building is sitting atop a train line, the kinetic energy
from the passing trains could be harvested and utalised to
power the building
All waste from the building is incinerated on site. This
eliminates the need for garbage removal and could be
used to generate power. A filtration or storage devise
would be required to eliminate pollution.