A paint company had the problem of paint chipping in a few years and becoming difficult to remove. An engineer playfully said ‘Let’s blow it off with gun powder’. The company took it back to the lab and came up with a workable idea – an additive which could be painted on the surface and the paint could be peeled off in strips.
Take everyday ideas and blow them up!
If you want to save costs on painting, how can you eliminate painting itself, possibly by using materials which do not require painting (for example, mud, stone, rough tiles).
If you want to save office space, how can you eliminate the office itself? Possibly by allowing people to work from their homes or coffee shops.
If you want to save electricity, what about locating meetings under the trees, as in Shanthi Niketan.