Leon Kaye

 

Based in California, Leon Kaye is editor of GreenGoPost.com. He also writes for The Guardian and Triple Pundit. He covers corporate social responsibility, green building and clean energy projects around the world that push the boundaries of innovation. He writes about politics, energy and the environment for Inhabitat. When he's not writing or advising companies, he travels, and is passionate about the Middle East, the Balkans, Korea, Japan and South America. He's pictured here in Kosovo. He tweets about sustainability and CSR on Twitter.

Leon Kaye
World’s Largest Sun-Responsive Façade Shades Abu Dhabi’s Impressive Al Bahr Towers

World’s Largest Sun-Responsive Façade Shades Abu Dhabi’s Impressive Al Bahr Towers

The riddle Aedas faced was how to keep the building cool without using massive amounts of air conditioning. Such a sustainable approach to architecture is important to Abu Dhabi, as the city has

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The Top 6 Green Buildings at the 2012 London Olympics!

The Top 6 Green Buildings at the 2012 London Olympics!

London Velodrome The London Velodrome, part of the Velopark bicycling center in east London, anchors the northern end of the city’s Olympic Park. Both the indoor velodrome and nearby BMX

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McDonald’s Replaces Disposable Coffee Cups with Attractive, Patrick Norguet-Designed Reusable Cups in France

McDonald’s Replaces Disposable Coffee Cups with Attractive, Patrick Norguet-Designed Reusable Cups in France

  French industrial designer Patrick Norguet has designed a new reusable coffee cup that McDonald’s restaurants in France will soon give out for free to customers. Norguet has

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Aaron Cheng’s Parking + Housing Building Is a Parking Garage That Converts to Housing at Night

Aaron Cheng’s Parking + Housing Building Is a Parking Garage That Converts to Housing at Night

Designer Aaron Cheng has come up with an innovative design that solves the twin problems of parking and housing in congested urban areas. Designed for single young professionals, Parking +

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White House Conference Seeks to Motivate Sports to Become More Green

White House Conference Seeks to Motivate Sports to Become More Green

Today the White House is hosting a conference on the greening of sports. U.S. sports are a multi-billion dollar industry, and a more responsible approach to sustainability within the four major

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California Approves $8 Billion For the First High Speed Rail in the United States!

California Approves $8 Billion For the First High Speed Rail in the United States!

After years of debate, skyrocketing costs and persistent concerns related to state’s fiscal crisis, the California State Senate voted 21-16 on Friday to approve the United States' first

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Top 6 Must-See Summer Eco Resorts Around the World!

Top 6 Must-See Summer Eco Resorts Around the World!

Alila Villas Uluwatu, Bali, Indonesia The Alila Villas Uluwatu combines the best of tropical luxury and sustainable design. The Earthcheck-certified resort on Bali’s southern Bukit Peninsula

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How To: 6 Steps To an Easy and Delicious Summer Fruit Pie

How To: 6 Steps To an Easy and Delicious Summer Fruit Pie

Step One: Make the Pie Dough You can use just about any recipe, but I use a modified version found in Deborah Madison’s Vegetarian Cooking for Everyone. 2 cups organic flour 1/2

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California Gov. Jerry Brown Fast-Tracks New Apple Headquarters in Cupertino

California Gov. Jerry Brown Fast-Tracks New Apple Headquarters in Cupertino

While techies are anxiously awaiting the new iPhone 5, governor Jerry Brown announced that Apple's massive new Cupertino campus in California is now approved for fast track. The new Foster +

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Test Drive: 2013 Ford Focus Electric Rules the Testing Track

Test Drive: 2013 Ford Focus Electric Rules the Testing Track

The Ford Focus launched this year, with the first models on sale in EV-friendly California, New Jersey and New York; sales will roll out to 16 additional states by the end of this year. Ford has

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Protests Rock Japan As Nuclear Power Restarts

Protests Rock Japan As Nuclear Power Restarts

Japan’s status as a nuclear-free nation was short-lived. Just two months after officials shuttered the country's final nuclear power plant, it has now restarted two reactors amid concerns

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Ford Uses Edible and Recycled Materials To Make Eco-Friendly Car Parts

Ford Uses Edible and Recycled Materials To Make Eco-Friendly Car Parts

Inhabitat attended last week’s Ford’s Go Further Trend Conference, where Ford’s researchers were on hand to show some of the latest materials extracted from plants that are being used in

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Brasília’s Remodeled National Stadium Will Be a Solar Showcase For The 2014 World Cup

Brasília’s Remodeled National Stadium Will Be a Solar Showcase For The 2014 World Cup

Built in 1974, the former Estádio Mané Garrincha Stadium has been almost completely dismantled and will see its capacity increase from 42,000 to over 70,000 seats. Brazil’s Green Building

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Biomorphis Unveils Plans for a Green Timber Bridge to Inspire Bicycling and Biodiversity in Edinburgh

Biomorphis Unveils Plans for a Green Timber Bridge to Inspire Bicycling and Biodiversity in Edinburgh

Like many cities in the United Kingdom (and the world at large), Edinburgh suffers from congestion and dependence on fossil fuels. Biomorphis sees a potential solution for the city’s

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Connect:Homes 2.0 Is a Contemporary Customizable and Sustainable Prefabricated Home!

Connect:Homes 2.0 Is a Contemporary Customizable and Sustainable Prefabricated Home!

The 640 square foot home packs in a bevy of green building features. Starting on the exterior, a rainwater capturing system harvests rainwater from the roof for landscape irrigation. That same

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Msheireb in Downtown Doha, Qatar Will Be the World’s Largest LEED-Certified Community When Completed

Msheireb in Downtown Doha, Qatar Will Be the World’s Largest LEED-Certified Community When Completed

Phase One of Msheireb is currently underway. A historic neighborhood that has fallen into disrepair, the site includes historic homes up to 100 years old that will be preserved and incorporated

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University of Maryland Team Sets New Human-Powered Helicopter Flight Time Record!

University of Maryland Team Sets New Human-Powered Helicopter Flight Time Record!

A team of 40 researchers and students at the University of Maryland’s Department of Aerospace Engineering set a new world record for a flight time set by a human-powered helicopter. Actually,

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Ecofabulous and LivingHomes Unveil Affordable, Green C6 Prefab at Dwell on Design in LA!

Ecofabulous and LivingHomes Unveil Affordable, Green C6 Prefab at Dwell on Design in LA!

Zem Joaquin, founder of Ecofabulous, has long been an advocate of sustainable designs that only look great, but are also affordable for everyone. In the case of the C6 prefab, Joaquin and

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UCLA Study Shows Los Angeles Could Heat Up 4 to 5 Degrees by Mid-Century

UCLA Study Shows Los Angeles Could Heat Up 4 to 5 Degrees by Mid-Century

A new UCLA study demonstrates that climate change could cause temperatures throughout the Los Angeles region to rise by 4 to 5 degrees Fahrenheit by mid-century. These results could mean a

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Dubai Pearl is Another Massive and Dubious “Green Building” Project in The Gulf

Dubai Pearl is Another Massive and Dubious “Green Building” Project in The Gulf

Emerging on the site of a project that went bust several years ago, construction has been charging along on what will eventually be 20 million square feet of a “fully integrated” sustainable

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Grow Dat Youth Farm Brings Fresh Food and Jobs to New Orleans

Grow Dat Youth Farm Brings Fresh Food and Jobs to New Orleans

The Grow Dat Program is a social entrepreneurship that includes many local organizations, including the Tulane City Center and Clean Plate Projects. The urban agriculture project is important

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City in the Sky: Futuristic Flower Towers Soar Above Modern Metropolises

City in the Sky: Futuristic Flower Towers Soar Above Modern Metropolises

The City in the Sky features glass and steel structures that support reflective ponds and sprawling lawns. Groves of trees offer a calm respite from the chaos far below. But the bucolic yet

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Marko Manriquez’s Burritob0t is a 3D Burrito Printer That Explores Our Fascination With Fast Food

Marko Manriquez’s Burritob0t is a 3D Burrito Printer That Explores Our Fascination With Fast Food

Marko Manriquez has designed the Burritob0t, an incredible 3D printer that can whip up an edible burrito in just a few minutes! The recent New York University graduate created the contraption as

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NEW PHOTOS: Spectacular Solar Supertrees Open this Month at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay

NEW PHOTOS: Spectacular Solar Supertrees Open this Month at Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay

The 10 days of revelry celebrating the opening of Singapore's Gardens by the Bay promise to be quite the event, with headliners including Jason Mraz performing on opening night. The Supertrees

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LAVA’s Addis Ababa Football Stadium Celebrates Ethiopia’s Ancient Heritage

LAVA’s Addis Ababa Football Stadium Celebrates Ethiopia’s Ancient Heritage

According to Chris Bosse, a director at LAVA (Laboratory for Visionary Architecture), the future Addis Ababa stadium’s design returns to the methods by which older sports arenas were

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LivingHomes Reveals First LEED Platinum Certified Multifamily Development in Silicon Valley!

LivingHomes Reveals First LEED Platinum Certified Multifamily Development in Silicon Valley!

The LivingHomes project in Los Altos achieved the “Z6” environmental goals that the Santa Monica-based firm sets for all of its projects. All of the wood used in the construction is from

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The Shelter: Former Shanghai Bomb Shelter Transformed Into a Nightclub!

The Shelter: Former Shanghai Bomb Shelter Transformed Into a Nightclub!

The Shelter is one of the most popular venues showcasing Shanghai’s underground - as in subterranean and alternative - music scene. The Shelter has taken over one of the thousands of former

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Ignacia Apartments Take Advantage of the Chilean Sun While Filtering Out Santiago’s Pollution

Ignacia Apartments Take Advantage of the Chilean Sun While Filtering Out Santiago’s Pollution

The project started out with each owner purchasing square footage instead of an assigned space. Mardones and his team then worked to create each apartment within the building’s three complete

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Studio Albori’s Casa Solare is a Self-Sufficient Home Set High Up in the Alps

Studio Albori’s Casa Solare is a Self-Sufficient Home Set High Up in the Alps

Studio Albori's Casa Solare is perfectly designed to benefit from the sun’s position in the sky, and it includes passive solar design details that allow the house to stay cool on the warmest

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EL Sajjadah is an Illuminating Prayer Mat That Lights Up When Facing Mecca!

EL Sajjadah is an Illuminating Prayer Mat That Lights Up When Facing Mecca!

For years we've been keeping a close eye on UK-based Soner Ozenc, of SOPDS (Soner Ozenc Product Design Studio), who has wowed us repeatedly with his electroluminescent designs. But it is

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