Green Design Competitions

LAST CHANCE: Win an iPad and Matching Eco Case (worth $549)!

LAST CHANCE: Win an iPad and Matching Eco Case (worth $549)!

Today is your last chance to win an iPad and DODOcase! So far we've received hundreds of impressive, inspiring and amusing responses from Inhabitants all over the world hoping to get their hands on

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Virginia Tech Lumenhaus Wins the 2010 Solar Decathlon!

Virginia Tech Lumenhaus Wins the 2010 Solar Decathlon!

The homes were packed all week with visitors who gazed at the unusually shaped Fablab house, doted over the cozy interior of the  Luukku House, and reveled over the superior craftsmanship of the Bambu

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Popomomo Hemp/Organic-Cotton Tunic (Worth $72!)

GIVEAWAY: Win a Popomomo Hemp/Organic-Cotton Tunic (Worth $72!)

If you weren’t able to indulge yourself with a little shopping spree this summer, then you've got to enter our latest fabulous and fashionable giveaway! We’ve teamed up with Amy DuFault, fashion

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The LOW3 House Brings Affordable Sustainability to the Solar Decathlon

The LOW3 House Brings Affordable Sustainability to the Solar Decathlon

The LOW3 combines passive solar architecture with bioclimatic optimization to minimize the house's energy demand. The team chose to use building integrated solar panels (BIPVs) on the roof and sides of

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Re:Focus Teaches an Old House New Tricks at the Solar Decathlon

Re:Focus Teaches an Old House New Tricks at the Solar Decathlon

The entire house is panelized to allow it to be flat packed and assembled around 7 square “ribs”. Because of the standardization of the system it can be configured in many different ways. Keeping cool

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GIVEAWAY: Win an iPad and Matching Eco Case (worth $549)!

GIVEAWAY: Win an iPad and Matching Eco Case (worth $549)!

WANT TO KICK OFF YOUR SUMMER WITH A NEW IPAD?! Summer has officially begun - can you picture yourself lounging at the pool or under a tree reading in style on a shiny new iPad? Well, we're giving away

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Lumenhaus Pulls Ahead at the Solar Decathlon With Smart Adaptable Design

Lumenhaus Pulls Ahead at the Solar Decathlon With Smart Adaptable Design

The home is modest is size. In fact, you can simply hook a semi to it and move it anywhere you want. But don’t be fooled -  they packed a lot of living into the Lumenhaus. The center of the home houses

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Ultra-Efficient Wuppertal House Blazes a Trail at Solar Decathlon

Ultra-Efficient Wuppertal House Blazes a Trail at Solar Decathlon

Team Wuppertal brought an intimate but expansive vision to the Solar Decathlon Europe this year. Their sun-powered house is flanked by solar walls, capped by a solar roof, and provides multiple spaces to

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Self-Sufficient Napevomo Solar Decathlon House

Self-Sufficient Napevomo Solar Decathlon House

As the European Solar Decathlon heats up in Madrid, the Napevomo House is turning heads for its very unique tack on design. The team, composed mainly of students from Arts et Métiers Paris Tech, has

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Space-Age Solar Urcomante House Debuts at Solar Decathalon Europe

Space-Age Solar Urcomante House Debuts at Solar Decathalon Europe

The Urcomante Team didn’t have to travel very far for the European Solar Decathlon this week in Madrid, Spain -- but their home’s design has taken sustainability a long way. The home's handsome

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Minimalistic Living Equia Home Keeps Its Cool at Solar Decathlon

Minimalistic Living Equia Home Keeps Its Cool at Solar Decathlon

The 2010 Solar Decathlon is well underway in Madrid, Spain and a team of three universities from Berlin has already been attracting a lot of attention with their clean-lined Living Equia Home. Designed to

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GIVEAWAY: Win an iPad and Matching Eco Case (worth $549)!

GIVEAWAY: Win an iPad and Matching Eco Case (worth $549)!

HAVE YOU ENTERED OUR IPAD GIVEAWAY YET?! You’ve seen it, you’ve coveted it, and now you could be the one lucky reader to win it! This summer should be all about saving trees, so what better way to

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Popomomo Hemp/Organic-Cotton Tunic (Worth $72!)

GIVEAWAY: Win a Popomomo Hemp/Organic-Cotton Tunic (Worth $72!)

Tunics are the perfect way to spend a summer stylishly and comfortably, so this week we’ve teamed up with newly launched eco-fashion boutique Shift to give away this striped little number to one lucky

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Win an iPad and Matching Eco Case (worth $549)!

Win an iPad and Matching Eco Case (worth $549)!

HAVE YOU ENTERED OUR IPAD GIVEAWAY YET?! What better way to get some summer reading in than on a brand spanking new iPad?! We're giving one away along with a rad sketchbook-style bamboo DODOcase and

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Be Our Photographer at the Madrid Solar Decathlon!

Be Our Photographer at the Madrid Solar Decathlon!

HEY GREEN-BUILDING FANS! Who's headed to Madrid for the kickoff of the European Solar Decathlon tomorrow? Inhabitat is looking for a few on-the-scene reporters who are attending the decathlon and want to

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Inhabitat Announces 2010 Spring Greening Contest Winners!

Inhabitat Announces 2010 Spring Greening Contest Winners!

AND WE HAVE A WINNER! We’ve got our 2010 Spring Greening Contest winners and boy are they impressive! This year we invited all of our enterprising readers to see if they could breathe new life into old

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ANNOUNCING: The 2010 Inhabitat Spring Greening Contest Winners!

ANNOUNCING: The 2010 Inhabitat Spring Greening Contest Winners!

READER'S CHOICE GRAND PRIZE: Soda Bottle Lamps by Sarah Turner!!!Sarah Turner's lamps made from recycled soda bottles received a whopping 3674 votes from our readers, wowing you guys with their dazzling

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Help Audi Design Their Future Line of Electric Vehicles!

Help Audi Design Their Future Line of Electric Vehicles!

As car companies around the world scramble to energize the transportation market, Audi is taking to the streets to crowdsource designs for their next generation of cars. They've launched a public

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LAST CHANCE to Vote for Your Favorite SPRING GREENING Design!

LAST CHANCE to Vote for Your Favorite SPRING GREENING Design!

Only a FEW HOURS left to vote for your favorite design! If you still haven't checked out the incredible batch of finalists in our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest challenging our readers to

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1 Day Left to Vote for Your Favorite Spring Greening Design!

1 Day Left to Vote for Your Favorite Spring Greening Design!

Vote for your Favorite Spring Greening Design TODAY! Heads up green design fans! There's just one day of voting left before we crown the grand prize winner of this year's Spring Greening DIY Design

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National Geographic Magazines Turned Into a Bookshelf

National Geographic Magazines Turned Into a Bookshelf

Sean Miller's brilliant National Geographic bookshelf started out as a cluttered stack of magazines in his living room. One of 23 finalists in our Spring Greening Contest, the design is made from 80

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Stunning Chandelier Made from Recycled Plastic Hangers

Stunning Chandelier Made from Recycled Plastic Hangers

Taking some plastic hangers in one hand and a pendant light in another, Luis Teixeira turned this unlikely combination of materials into an incredible crystalline masterpiece. But it doesn’t stop there

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A Film Lampshade that Turns Old Negatives into Positives

A Film Lampshade that Turns Old Negatives into Positives

Life is light, so what better way to express that notion than with a lampshade made from old film stills of your most beloved moments. One of our fabulous Spring Greening finalists where we challenged

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FAREstudios’s Green Women’s Clinic Inspires Hope in West Africa

FAREstudios’s Green Women’s Clinic Inspires Hope in West Africa

Some of of the greatest social and environmental challenges are focused around the issue of reproductive rights. Italian-based FAREstudios created a brilliant architectural solution to the issue by

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Operation Hope Wins 100K Buckminster Fuller Challenge!

Operation Hope Wins 100K Buckminster Fuller Challenge!

We're thrilled to announce that The Buckminster Fuller Institute has just announced the winner of their third annual Buckminster Fuller Challenge, and this year's award goes to... Allan Savory for

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Spring Greening Deadline Extended – Vote for your Favorite DIY Design!

Spring Greening Deadline Extended – Vote for your Favorite DIY Design!

Spring Greening Contest voting deadline extended until this Friday! Our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest has been a tremendous success so far, with thousands of votes pouring in from around the

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Help Redesign BP’s ‘Green’ Logo and Win $200!

Help Redesign BP’s ‘Green’ Logo and Win $200!

We're getting kind of sick of saying this, but BP's latest latest attempt to stop oil from gushing into the Gulf of Mexico has failed -- yet again. The oil spill is quickly becoming the largest

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LAST CHANCE to Vote for Your Favorite Spring Greening Design!

LAST CHANCE to Vote for Your Favorite Spring Greening Design!

Vote for your Favorite Spring Greening Design TODAY! Heads up green design fans! Voting on our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest closes tonight at midnight, which makes this your LAST CHANCE to cast

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Potus Pots Turn Old Incandescent Light Bulbs into Lovely Planters

Potus Pots Turn Old Incandescent Light Bulbs into Lovely Planters

Light up your home the right way with energy-efficient CFL bulbs, then consider transforming your old incandescent bulbs into bud-growing vases like these amazing Potus Pots! Designed by Natalia Hojman

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The ‘Land Art Generator Initiative’ Combines Art with Energy Creation

The ‘Land Art Generator Initiative’ Combines Art with Energy Creation

The power of art is often described as being emotional, healing, ethereal, and inspirational. But in the context of the Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI), art's power is as literal as that: power. An

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