energy efficiency

Ikea imagines a refrigerator-free kitchen for 2025

Ikea imagines a refrigerator-free kitchen for 2025

From bio-refrigerators that cool food with gel to zero-energy clay alternatives, we see a lot of designs that look to make one of the home's most energy-hungry appliances more efficient. But in Ikea's

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In Milan, New Holland’s Earth Screening pavilion raises skepticism about big-ag and sustainable farming

In Milan, New Holland’s Earth Screening pavilion raises skepticism about big-ag and sustainable farming

The Expo Milan 2015 is upon us and for the next six months the world will see varying incarnations of the future of sustainable agriculture. Notable is Holland’s contribution, named Earth Screening and

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Belarus’ “Wheel of Life” rolls through grassy hillside at this year’s Milan World Expo

Belarus’ “Wheel of Life” rolls through grassy hillside at this year’s Milan World Expo

Expo Milan 2015 has launched and Inhabitat is showcasing the final conceptions of many of the 145 countries who have risen to demonstrate the future of agricultural sustainability. We have seen the

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Tesla’s new $3,500 10kWh Powerwall home battery lets you ditch the grid

Tesla’s new $3,500 10kWh Powerwall home battery lets you ditch the grid

Tesla's hotly anticipated home battery is now on the market. Late last evening, Tesla CEO Elon Musk kept his promise for a hotly anticipated announcement about the company's next product line. Musk

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Interlocking windmills make green energy as easy as assembling LEGOs

Interlocking windmills make green energy as easy as assembling LEGOs

The German company EMAMIDESIGN has developed an innovative way to harness the power of wind. Interlocking, compact windmills combine to make the Windflock energy system capable of powering devices and

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Rogers Partners & ASD to team up for new St. Petersburg pier

Rogers Partners & ASD to team up for new St. Petersburg pier

St. Petersberg is getting a new pier -- again. A group of Tampa-based architects, including ASD, Rogers Partners Architects+Urban Designers, and Ken Smith Landscape Architect have been announced as the

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Barend Koolhaas’ triangular-plan House in Almen has two black wooden walls and a glazed one

Barend Koolhaas’ triangular-plan House in Almen has two black wooden walls and a glazed one

Barend Koolhaas worked for OMA and IDEO before setting up his own studio in Amsterdam and, yes, he is a relative of Rem Koolhaas. His latest project, House in Almen, was designed around one of its three

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This elegant, organic LED lamp will make your reading nook cozier than ever

This elegant, organic LED lamp will make your reading nook cozier than ever

LEDs are firmly established as the energy-saving, long-lasting successor to incandescent bulbs, but the next wave might just come in the future of organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs). With the capacity

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Vineyard Schmidt’s striking tasting room is wrapped in a vertical wooden lattice

Vineyard Schmidt’s striking tasting room is wrapped in a vertical wooden lattice

Although the same family has run Vineyard Schmidt for generations, this stunning wooden building is completely new. Located among rolling hills and luscious farmlands, it was designed to shelter the

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Move over Tesla, the electric Toroidion Supercar is here

Move over Tesla, the electric Toroidion Supercar is here

This is the Toroidion. It’s Finnish. No one knows how to pronounce it, so don’t worry about that. All you need to know is that it’s very pretty and -- oh yeah. It’s electric. In fact, it’s

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Electricity-free Groundfridge lets you store perishables without traditional refrigeration

Electricity-free Groundfridge lets you store perishables without traditional refrigeration

  Saving energy from our every day life is possible even to store our food! Imagine taking advantage of the fresh earth temperature to store and keep your vegetables. Weltevree, a Scandinavian

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New Nanoleaf Gem LED light shines brightly for Earth Day

New Nanoleaf Gem LED light shines brightly for Earth Day

Nanoleaf, who previously released the fabulous Bloom LED light, has created a shiny new piece in time for Earth Day 2015: the Nanoleaf Gem! This LED décor bulb, which has a light quality equal to any

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GoSol could be the key to no-cost solar heat around the world

GoSol could be the key to no-cost solar heat around the world

Solar Fire Concentration Ltd hopes to help supply solar thermal energy to alleviate energy poverty around the world- by crowd funding. The Finnish company has launched the Free The Sun campaign, which

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Philips announces the most affordable LED light bulb ever, yours for under $5

Philips announces the most affordable LED light bulb ever, yours for under $5

Philips wants to put LED bulbs in every home, and they’re making them so affordable, nobody will be able to resist. The global lighting leader, in partnership with Home Depot, has launched the most

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Japan’s maglev train breaks world speed record at blazing fast 375 mph

Japan’s maglev train breaks world speed record at blazing fast 375 mph

Central Japan Railway Company's maglev (magnetic levitation) high-speed train just hit a blazing fast 366 miles per hour (590 kilometers per hour) on its test track in Yamanashi Prefecture west of Tokyo,

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Solar Impulse launches sixth leg of round-the-world journey after three-week delay

Solar Impulse launches sixth leg of round-the-world journey after three-week delay

Solar Impulse 2 landed in Chongcqing, China, on March 31, where the team planned to stay for just a few days before embarking on the next leg of their epic solar-powered round-the-world flight.

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NASA’s self-driving electric car isn’t very sexy, but it can move sideways like a crab

NASA’s self-driving electric car isn’t very sexy, but it can move sideways like a crab

Look out Tesla, the Johnson Space Center has just entered the race for one of the coolest cars with awesome technological advances. NASA engineers recently unveiled their Modular Robotic Vehicle

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Space X rocket fails to land, but success is still not far off

Space X rocket fails to land, but success is still not far off

Space X, Elon Musk’s space flight company, successfully launched a Falcon 9 rocket Tuesday, but their plan to land the rocket on a floating barge failed when the rocket tipped over on landing. The

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8 of the world’s most inspiring homes

8 of the world’s most inspiring homes

Breathtaking Shipping Container Studio: San Antonio, Texas Texas architect Jim Poteet transformed a 40-foot shipping container into this gorgeous deep blue backyard studio replete with a verdant living

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Fentress Architects’ new Tom Bradley Terminal receives LEED Gold Certification

Fentress Architects’ new Tom Bradley Terminal receives LEED Gold Certification

The new Tom Bradley International Airport (LAX), the Los Angeles landmark building, has achieved LEED Gold certification. The building, designed by Fentress Architects, features a dramatic arching

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This bike lane in Korea is topped with 20 miles of solar panels

This bike lane in Korea is topped with 20 miles of solar panels

And solar panels run through it. This stretch of highway in Korea features a bike lane that runs right down the middle. While the lane is offset and looks safe with barriers, it is also protected with

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New cheap, flexible aluminum battery charges in a minute flat

New cheap, flexible aluminum battery charges in a minute flat

Researchers at Stanford University have unveiled a new aluminum-ion battery that could one day replace the lithium-ion batteries that power everything from our watches to our tablets and our electric

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Los Angeles to network all 7,500 miles of LED streetlights through wireless and cloud technologies

Los Angeles to network all 7,500 miles of LED streetlights through wireless and cloud technologies

Los Angeles has more streetlights than any other U.S. city, and a massive retrofit in 2013 replaced a phenomenal 141,089 of those bulbs with LEDs, all keeping the streets brighter and safer while

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Elon Musk says Tesla will launch a new product line on April 30 – but he won’t say what it is

Elon Musk says Tesla will launch a new product line on April 30 – but he won’t say what it is

Tesla's genius CEO Elon Musk announced on Twitter, as is his style, that Tesla will release a new product line at their Hawthorne Design Studio on April 30. He won't say what it is, except to clarify that

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‘The Burden’ film shows how the U.S. military is fighting for a clean energy future

‘The Burden’ film shows how the U.S. military is fighting for a clean energy future

America's dependence on fossil fuels is the greatest long-term national security threat facing the nation. That is according to a new documentary called "The Burden" that held its world premiere in

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Paul Lukez Architecture to build a small, energy plus home outside Boston

Paul Lukez Architecture to build a small, energy plus home outside Boston

Paul Lukez Architecture (PLA) is planning to build a small, energy efficient home located in suburban Boston, designed for a schoolteacher who wanted to stay in the area despite the ever-rising housing

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Israel installs the largest solar field of any parliament in the world

Israel installs the largest solar field of any parliament in the world

Geographically small Israel is making a big statement about the importance of solar energy in the sun-blessed Middle Eastern nation. On Sunday, legislators and environmentalists gathered at the Knesset,

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Smarter traffic light programming could help cut carbon emissions, MIT study shows

Smarter traffic light programming could help cut carbon emissions, MIT study shows

Idling cars create unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions, so common sense indicates that less time sitting in traffic would lead to a cleaner world. A new study by researchers at MIT shows how

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Super-efficient graphene LED bulbs to hit the stores this year

Super-efficient graphene LED bulbs to hit the stores this year

Graphene—everyone's favorite super strong carbon material—may just be set to revolutionize the LED. A dimmable bulb is set to be launched in UK stores later this year that contains a filament-shaped

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This monstrous solar oven in Uzbekistan can melt metal with its laser-like sun beam

This monstrous solar oven in Uzbekistan can melt metal with its laser-like sun beam

As part of the Soviet-run "Sun" research complex in Uzbekistan, a gigantic solar parabola reflects energy from the universe's largest star and focuses it into a light beam that can blast out temperatures

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