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Ward + Blake Architects Use Low-Tech Solutions for High Efficiency School Design in Wyoming

Ward + Blake Architects Use Low-Tech Solutions for High Efficiency School Design in Wyoming

Award-winning Jackson Hole architecture firm Ward + Blake Architects received special funding for its energy-efficient design of a new central administration facility for the Teton County School District

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US Passive House Conference Showcases Loads Of Green Building Goodies

US Passive House Conference Showcases Loads Of Green Building Goodies

Zola European Windows Perhaps the most engineered product in Passive House is the window with plenty of manufacturers keen to strut their triple and quadruple panes. Big news was the end of Serious

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Louver Facade Bridge House Harmonizes With a Lush Connecticut Valley

Louver Facade Bridge House Harmonizes With a Lush Connecticut Valley

The modern, minimalist design is not only stunning, but also the architects’ reaction to the sloping hills of the home’s site. Two sections of the home are set perpendicular to each other, each

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New Zealand Team Unveils FirstLight House for Solar Decathlon 2011 In D.C.

New Zealand Team Unveils FirstLight House for Solar Decathlon 2011 In D.C.

Sponsored by Meridian Energy, the FirstLight House is named so because New Zealand is the first country to start the new day. Characterized by its use of locally sourced wood, daylighting, and a direct

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Blu Homes Announces That Its Prefab Houses Save Homeowners 50-70% in Energy Costs

Blu Homes Announces That Its Prefab Houses Save Homeowners 50-70% in Energy Costs

Blu Homes modular houses significantly outperform Energy Star rated homes, which save 20 percent compare to conventional homes.

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Hometta Unveils Modern Gingerbread Wedge House

Hometta Unveils Modern Gingerbread Wedge House

Christmas is almost here and for you procrastinators our there who had your hearts set on making modern eco gingerbread homes, but have run out of time - there is still hope. Hometta just unveiled their

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Beautiful Rolling Roof Garden Tops off NYC Studio and Penthouse

Beautiful Rolling Roof Garden Tops off NYC Studio and Penthouse

The rooftop garden is an extraordinary green space. A green swatch in a tapestry of weathered brick, highlighted by the rolling hill seems perfectly natural in local context. A gentle plank path exits the

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LEED Platinum Boulder House First in US to Use German System

LEED Platinum Boulder House First in US to Use German System

While a relatively new concept in the US, the German company Weberhaus has long been developing prefab house construction technology for 50 years. Designed by Studio H:T Architects the 2002 Alpine House

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Solar Powered Treehouse Classrooms Unveiled in the UK

Solar Powered Treehouse Classrooms Unveiled in the UK

Recently the Elleray Preparatory School in the UK unveiled an incredible set of tree-top classrooms. Situated in the Lake District National Park, the three green-built class pods stand on stilts connected

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PREFAB FRIDAY: Container House by Leger Wanaselja

PREFAB FRIDAY: Container House by Leger Wanaselja

We've featured a variety of different shipping container homes, from a quick emergency shelter, to LOT-EK's container home kit, student housing , and even an entire container city in London. One thing's

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SOLAR DECATHLON 2007: University of Colorado Solar House

SOLAR DECATHLON 2007: University of Colorado Solar House

One of the biggest highlights from the 2007 Solar Decathlon comes from reigning victor University of Colorado- and the design is proving once again that the team has what it takes to be solar design

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Tropical Casa Flotanta Hovers Lightly Above the Pacific in Costa Rica

Tropical Casa Flotanta Hovers Lightly Above the Pacific in Costa Rica

Casa Flotanta is a two bedroom home built on a hillside overlooking the jungle near Puntarenas. Initial designs for the vacation home considered digging into the steep slope and putting up retaining

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Green-Roofed Ralph Allen Yard is a Zero Carbon Housing Complex in Historic Bath

Green-Roofed Ralph Allen Yard is a Zero Carbon Housing Complex in Historic Bath

Ralph Allen Yard is located in Combe Down, an area in the southern part of Bath that is well known as the source of the stone from which the city was built. To celebrate this rich history, the mixed-use

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Stealth Cabin Eco Retreat Blends With the Forest in Ontario

Stealth Cabin Eco Retreat Blends With the Forest in Ontario

Located near Bracebridge, Ontario adjacent to a lake, the Stealth Cabin is a pleasant mix of traditional and modern design. The owners were torn between wanting a traditional log cabin and a modern one,

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GREEN BUILDING 101: Energy & Atmosphere – Keeping Cool and Staying Warm

GREEN BUILDING 101: Energy & Atmosphere – Keeping Cool and Staying Warm

  The very root of what makes a home green is how effectively it responds to its surrounding environment. You could say that this has defined the primary material pursuit of mankind for all

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Victorian De Beauvoir Home Revitalized With Green-Roofed Subterranean Extenstion

Victorian De Beauvoir Home Revitalized With Green-Roofed Subterranean Extenstion

The rear facade of the De Beauvoir Road home juts out in oak-clad curves that wind their way down the back of the property. The curves create a sloping eave that extends from a door in the back of the

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Gorgeous Riverside Piampiano Residence Refurbished with Reclaimed Wood Near Aspen, Colorado

Gorgeous Riverside Piampiano Residence Refurbished with Reclaimed Wood Near Aspen, Colorado

Piampiano Residence is actually a remodel of an existing home next to the Roaring Fork river in Woody Creek, CO. Regulations of Pitkin County would not allow a new home to be built so close to the river,

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Ford Breaks Daytona Speed Record Using EcoBoost Engine

Ford Breaks Daytona Speed Record Using EcoBoost Engine

Ford set a new speed record at the Daytona International Speedway using a racing car equipped with a pickup truck engine. Racer Colin Braun reached 222.971 mph (358.837 km/h) in a single lap that smashed

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INTERVIEW: HOK’s Yann Weymouth Discusses Designing the Hurricane-Resistant Salvador Dalí Museum

INTERVIEW: HOK’s Yann Weymouth Discusses Designing the Hurricane-Resistant Salvador Dalí Museum

Earlier this year we reported on the opening of the stunning Salvador Dalí Museum located in St. Petersburg, Florida. The museum is home to the world's largest collection of Dalí works, and since its

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America’s Favorite Sustainable Craft Breweries of 2012

America’s Favorite Sustainable Craft Breweries of 2012

This list of 6 favorite sustainable craft breweries was selected based first on the Brewers Association list of top selling breweries, which is determined by sales volume. Then we went to each brewery's

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Humanim’s Baltimore Headquarters Re-Uses the Historic American Brewery Building to Help Revitalize a Troubled Neighborhood

Humanim’s Baltimore Headquarters Re-Uses the Historic American Brewery Building to Help Revitalize a Troubled Neighborhood

Built in 1887, the building was originally inhabited by the Weissner Brewery, which closed and sold during Prohibition and re-opened in 1933 as The American Brewery. In 1977 the building was donated to

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Green-Roofed Azaya Residence is Built Upon an Existing Foundation in Seattle

Green-Roofed Azaya Residence is Built Upon an Existing Foundation in Seattle

Pb Elemental designed the Azaya Residence for a young couple with two children in the Leschi neighborhood of Seattle. After a lot of searching, the couple found the corner lot lot with a tear down on it

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Old Brick Factory Transformed Into the Sustainable Evergreen Headquarters in Toronto

Old Brick Factory Transformed Into the Sustainable Evergreen Headquarters in Toronto

The derelict brick factory in Toronto's Don Valley has been adapted and rehabilitated into the Evergreen Brick Works project. It is now an environmentally-based community landmark to engage visitors in

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California Dreaming: Bold Tasmanian Duplex Renovation Works Passively To Reduce Its Impact

California Dreaming: Bold Tasmanian Duplex Renovation Works Passively To Reduce Its Impact

For the California Dreaming Project, Bild Architecture renovated a duplex development that is located in an area of the city originally developed with inter-war ‘California Bungalow’ type housing.

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SOM’s Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Will Be a Healing Green Oasis in Abu Dhabi

SOM’s Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Will Be a Healing Green Oasis in Abu Dhabi

The Sheikh Khalifa Medical City is being designed by SOM for the SEHA, the Abu Dhabi Health Service company. The new eco hospital will rise up on the site of the existing facility, which will undergo a

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Green Roofed Vancouver Residence is the First LEED Platinum Home in Western Canada

Green Roofed Vancouver Residence is the First LEED Platinum Home in Western Canada

West 21st is a 3,070 sq ft singly family home with a detached garage built on a 42 ft wide lot surrounded by traditional craftsman style homes. This addition to the neighborhood features clean, modern

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Department of Defense’s New Headquarters is LEED Gold Certified

Department of Defense’s New Headquarters is LEED Gold Certified

Thanks to the Army Corps of Engineers, the new Washington Headquarters Office Complex at the Mark Center has just earned LEED Gold certification. The $1.03 billion Pentagon headquarters, designed by HKS

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Cornell’s LEED Silver Plantations Center Glows Like a Lantern In the Woods

Cornell’s LEED Silver Plantations Center Glows Like a Lantern In the Woods

Situated on a plateau next to the garden knoll, the welcome center was constructed where several garden pathways meet. Built flush with the hillside, the center’s first floor has a terrace that meets

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Interpretive Facility at Red Rocks Canyon Responds to the Untouched Side of Las Vegas

Interpretive Facility at Red Rocks Canyon Responds to the Untouched Side of Las Vegas

Located just 20 minutes outside the bright and busy Las Vegas Strip, this serene desert landscape is known as a destination for rock climbers and for its beautiful red stained landscape. The new visitor

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San Francisco’s Glorious and Garden-Infused Mid-Century Modern Hill Street Home

San Francisco’s Glorious and Garden-Infused Mid-Century Modern Hill Street Home

John Maniscalco Architecture has had plenty of projects hobbled by historical preservation policies (a common complaint from progressive architects attempting to rebuild historic San Francisco) so a

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