Green Real Estate

1920′s Mercantile Building Transformed Into Modern Residence

1920′s Mercantile Building Transformed Into Modern Residence

The Leavitt Residence is a beautiful adaptive reuse of a 1920's mercantile building in the Chicago neighborhood of Bucktown. Completed in 2008, the renovation built upon the 8,600 sq ft, 3-story existing

Read More >

Green-Roofed 8 Tallet Complex Officially Opens In Denmark

Green-Roofed 8 Tallet Complex Officially Opens In Denmark

The complex has 476 apartments of all sizes and prices, a ground floor of retail tucked under the upper stories, and an office complex to the north side. Where the wings of the complex meet are a series

Read More >

Real-Life Snow Globe Used to Test Energy-Efficient House

Real-Life Snow Globe Used to Test Energy-Efficient House

Image © Kristina K British researchers are using a real-life snowglobe to make sure that an energy-efficient home can withstand the seasons. The so-called "energy house" is currently being built inside

Read More >

1800′s Puerto Rican Home Revisioned as Green-Roofed Urban Space

1800′s Puerto Rican Home Revisioned as Green-Roofed Urban Space

Perhaps the greenest home is the one already built. A couple in the city of San Juan, Puerto Rico took this to heart when they renovated an abandoned early eightieth-century home and transformed it into

Read More >

LA’s 40th Annual Architecture Awards Celebrate Sustainable Designs

LA’s 40th Annual Architecture Awards Celebrate Sustainable Designs

The honorable Anthony Villaraigosa, mayor of Los Angeles, was on hand at the awards, noting that as a major metropolitan city, Los Angeles contains more LEED certified buildings than other similarly sized

Read More >

Stylish, Super-Efficient Swiss Home Wins the 2010 Passivhaus Award

Stylish, Super-Efficient Swiss Home Wins the 2010 Passivhaus Award

The winner of the 2010 Passivhaus Architecture Award is a fantastic three-apartment building on the outskirts of Bern, Switzerland. Built by architect Peter Schurch, principle of Halle 52, the building

Read More >

SOM and Frank Gehry Team Up for Inland Steel Eco Renovation

SOM and Frank Gehry Team Up for Inland Steel Eco Renovation

Even modern buildings are suitable candidates for historic preservation. The Architect's Newspaper tells us that Chicago's iconic Inland Steel Building is set to undergo an eco renovation courtesy of SOM

Read More >

Green Rollercoaster High-Rise Takes Off in Vietnam

Green Rollercoaster High-Rise Takes Off in Vietnam

No, this is not the latest roller coaster -- it’s actually a self-sustaining community designed by DWP Architects in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Noticed at Designboom, 'Everrich 2 Apartments' is a

Read More >

Is LEED Still Leading the Way for Green Building?

Is LEED Still Leading the Way for Green Building?

For the past five years Inhabitat has written about many LEED buildings. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification system has proven to be enormously successful at pushing commercial

Read More >

Exceptional Earth-Walled Home is a Desert Oasis

Exceptional Earth-Walled Home is a Desert Oasis

This truly stunning home in Scottsdale, Arizona offers a great lesson in site-appropriate design. The large roof overhangs and massive rammed earth walls help keep it cool in a desert environment.

Read More >

60,000 sq ft Prefab Apartment Complex to be Completed This Summer

60,000 sq ft Prefab Apartment Complex to be Completed This Summer

Interface Studio Architects, who gave us the 100K house, is upping the ante in sustainable prefab building by designing a new 72 unit LEED-certified apartment complex in Philadelphia. To be completed this

Read More >

Oberlin’s LEED Downtown Development Revitalizes a Community

Oberlin’s LEED Downtown Development Revitalizes a Community

Ten years ago three college students had a vision to reclaim a stagnant downtown area in Oberlin, Ohio -- in a couple of months that vision will become reality. Sustainable Community Associates has

Read More >

Hufft Project’s Beautiful Butterfly House

Hufft Project’s Beautiful Butterfly House

Inhabitat readers huffprojects recently wrote in to tell us about this green office complex they designed for their clients R. B. Murray and Co. Here at Inhabitat we have been referring to this beautiful

Read More >

Coop Himmelb(l)au Unveils Energy Positive Office for Austria

Coop Himmelb(l)au Unveils Energy Positive Office for Austria

Coop Himmelb(l)au will be awarded the Sustainability Award at this year’s MIPIM Architectural Review Future Projects Awards for their design of the Town Town Office Tower in Erdberg, Austria. This

Read More >

The Green Façades of Édouard François

The Green Façades of Édouard François

Inhabitat has done a lot of coverage of living walls, particularly those of French botanist Patrick Blanc. They are complicated things, requiring pumps, hydroponics and a lot of care. If they don't get it

Read More >

New York Mandates That All New Government Buildings Go Green

New York Mandates That All New Government Buildings Go Green

As you may already know, New York is the home of Inhabitat's main headquarters and we are super proud to announce that Governor Paterson has just signed the State Green Building Construction Act mandating

Read More >

Links Roundup of the Week: The High Line

Links Roundup of the Week: The High Line

The High Line opened this week!! The Inhabitat team was lucky enough to gather together to see it this week on Monday, and we loved it! It's green, it's public space -- and visitors feel like they are

Read More >

Green Buildings Now Have a Home at The New York Times

Green Buildings Now Have a Home at The New York Times

The New York Times has quietly added a new search item to their online real estate section that is sure to please anyone in the market for eco-friendly new digs. You can now search for “green

Read More >

Florida Announces World’s First Solar-Powered City

Florida Announces World’s First Solar-Powered City

Florida's next big community isn't for retirees -- it's for solar energy buffs. Florida Power & Light and development firm Kitson & Partners are collaborating on Babcock Ranch, a 17,000 acre

Read More >

ANARA TOWER: Dubai’s Titanic Turbine-Shaped Superstructure

ANARA TOWER: Dubai’s Titanic Turbine-Shaped Superstructure

It seems that hardly a week passes before Dubai's prospective skyline is updated with plans for yet another soaring skyscraper or incredible development. The latest world-class superstructure to grace the

Read More >

IS IT GREEN?: The Megamansion

IS IT GREEN?: The Megamansion

Florida real estate mogul Frank McKinney has been building homes for the super-wealthy for 20 years. Recently he decided to start building them green. Acqua Liana, the largest and most expensive home to

Read More >

Dockside Green: The World’s First LEED Platinum Community

Dockside Green: The World’s First LEED Platinum Community

Situated in Victoria, British Columbia, Dockside Green is a burgeoning community that has set its sights on becoming the first LEED Platinum community in the world. Its initial phase of development was

Read More >

Las Vegas CityCenter Set to Green Sin City

Las Vegas CityCenter Set to Green Sin City

Las Vegas is taking the lead in green development by planning the largest privately financed development in the history of North America vying for the USGBC's LEED certification. At 18 million square

Read More >

Jean Nouvel’s “Green Blade” Slices LA Skyline

Jean Nouvel’s “Green Blade” Slices LA Skyline

Aptly nicknamed the "green blade," Jean Nouvel's newest addition to the asphalt laden City of Angels slices through the concrete jungle at 10,000 Santa Monica, adding much needed greenery to the

Read More >

CASA VERDE: Sunset’s Green Dream Home in San Francisco

CASA VERDE: Sunset’s Green Dream Home in San Francisco

This weekend, I attended the NEN's Clean and Green Summit which included a wonderful green walking tour of San Francisco's Mission district. We strolled by beautiful gardens and saw some great community

Read More >

GREEN KEY REAL ESTATE: Sustainable living in San Francisco

GREEN KEY REAL ESTATE: Sustainable living in San Francisco

Chris Bartle saw a demand for green living in San Francisco, yet he admits the supply of eco-friendly buildings is minimal. So how does his company, Green Key Real Estate, pass Economics 101? Similar to

Read More >

PREFAB FRIDAY: Jean Prouve’s Maison Tropicale For Sale!

PREFAB FRIDAY: Jean Prouve’s Maison Tropicale For Sale!

Next up on the auction block, the Maison Tropicale, a rare midcentury prefab by French designer, Jean Prouvé -- one of only three ever built. Shipped all the way from its first home in Congo-Brazzaville,

Read More >

GREENWORKS REALTY: Green House Hunters

GREENWORKS REALTY: Green House Hunters

Here at Inhabitat, we’ve covered many green building concepts, highlighted specific green homes, shown the latest in pre-fab projects, and introduced programs such as EcoBroker, LEED-Homes, Built Green

Read More >

  • Read Inhabitat

  • Search Categories

  • Recent Posts

  • Recent Comments

  • Browse by Keyword

get the free Inhabitat newsletter

Submit this form
popular today
all time
most commented
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
more popular stories >
Federated Media Publishing - Home