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NCTU’s Energy Efficient Evaporative Cooling Orchid House Wins Best Urban Design at Solar Decathlon Europe 2014

NCTU’s Energy Efficient Evaporative Cooling Orchid House Wins Best Urban Design at Solar Decathlon Europe 2014

Given that the NCTU Unicode is based in Taiwan, a country notorious for its muggy and oppressive tropical summers, it's little surprise that the team honed in on their country's unsustainable and

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Coke is Changing Beverage Cooling with its Electricity-Free Bio Cooler

Coke is Changing Beverage Cooling with its Electricity-Free Bio Cooler

Coca-Cola wants to bring the world icy-cold beverages without the use of electricity or batteries with their new Bio Cooler. The little can dispenser takes advantage of ancient technology that uses

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Stepped Arrowtown House in New Zealand Uses Geothermal Power and Passive Heating and Cooling

Stepped Arrowtown House in New Zealand Uses Geothermal Power and Passive Heating and Cooling

With an area of 1,400 square feet, the modest Arrowtown House is a compact, high quality home sited on a slope near the city center. It faces the north to make the most out of natural light while keeping

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Sand Dune-Shaped ARPT Headquarters Captures Cooling Breezes for Natural Ventilation

Sand Dune-Shaped ARPT Headquarters Captures Cooling Breezes for Natural Ventilation

Mario Cucinella Architects' new ARPT Headquarters is a landmark building that combines tradition and modernity. The design was inspired by the desert, and it has been carefully oriented and positioned

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Stockholm Data Center Saves $1 Million a Year by Using Baltic Seawater for Cooling

Stockholm Data Center Saves $1 Million a Year by Using Baltic Seawater for Cooling

Like all data centers, Stockholm’s Interxion data center gets very hot - and the company is using seawater to keep its servers from overheating. At its Stockholm facilities, Interxion saves about $1

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Tangram’s Qatar World Cup Stadium Sculpts the Desert Wind to Provide Passive Cooling

Tangram’s Qatar World Cup Stadium Sculpts the Desert Wind to Provide Passive Cooling

The 80,000-seat stadium features traditional Badgheer openings which enable the capture and manipulation of the wind. These are created in the outer layer of the stadium and positioned to allow the

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Fukushima Cooling System May Have Been Knocked Offline by a Rat

Fukushima Cooling System May Have Been Knocked Offline by a Rat

When a partial power outage caused the cooling system at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station to fail earlier this week, concerns were renewed as to the vulnerability of the now infamous power

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Melbourne’s St. Alfred’s Church Boasts Highly Sophisticated Passive Heating and Cooling Systems

Melbourne’s St. Alfred’s Church Boasts Highly Sophisticated Passive Heating and Cooling Systems

St. Alfred's Anglican Church consists of a main worshipping auditorium, a gathering foyer, meeting rooms, offices and a commercial kitchen as well as an outdoor play and barbeque area. One

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House Abo Beats the Heat in South Africa With Natural Cooling Techniques

House Abo Beats the Heat in South Africa With Natural Cooling Techniques

To connect the lower and upper levels of House Abo, Nico van der Meulen Architects installed a staircase that changes the dynamics of the site itself. It is surrounded by areas of steel and glass, while

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Italy’s Vertikale Climbing Gym is Clad in an Intelligent Facade That Eliminates the Need for Cooling

Italy’s Vertikale Climbing Gym is Clad in an Intelligent Facade That Eliminates the Need for Cooling

Vertikale Climbing Gym is located in a prominent location adjacent to Brixen's town square and a municipal park. The almost cubic building measures 20 m long, 16 m wide, and 15.7 m high and it's clad in a

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Nikken Sekkei’s Evaporative Cooling Bioskin Building Wins Energy Award at World Architecture Festival

Nikken Sekkei’s Evaporative Cooling Bioskin Building Wins Energy Award at World Architecture Festival

Nikken Sekkei's bioskin system is a groundbreaking attempt to reduce operations costs and energy use through natural processes. The idea was inspired by the traditional Japanese techniques of cooling the

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Odooproject Prefab by Solar Decathlon Team Hungary Boasts a Ceiling-Integrated Water Cooling System

Odooproject Prefab by Solar Decathlon Team Hungary Boasts a Ceiling-Integrated Water Cooling System

Photovoltaic panels are integrated into the building's facade and rooftop and passive design was executed so well that during the winter, it will be unnecessary to use the air-to-water heat pump that

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Kéré Architecture Wins Global Holcim Award With a Passive Cooling School in Burkino Faso

Kéré Architecture Wins Global Holcim Award With a Passive Cooling School in Burkino Faso

Kéré Architecture is a German firm with heaps of experience around the globe specializing in beautiful and effective humanitarian designs. Diébédo Francis Kéré and his firm were recently award the

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Plug + Play: A Solar-Powered EV Charging Station Shaped Like a Cooling Tower

Plug + Play: A Solar-Powered EV Charging Station Shaped Like a Cooling Tower

HMMY's Plug + Play proposal for an electric vehicle charging station serves as an urban battery and renewable energy generating system. Oriented so the maximum surface area is facing the south, the

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Newly Observed Criegee Molecule Could Be the Key to Cooling Climate Change

Newly Observed Criegee Molecule Could Be the Key to Cooling Climate Change

Researchers in the United Kingdom have finally been able to nail down and measure the impacts of the elusive Criegee biradical (or Criegee intermediate) - an atmospheric molecule that could be one of the

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London’s Kew Gardens Herbarium Uses Underground Cooling and Hot Air to Protect Its Contents

London’s Kew Gardens Herbarium Uses Underground Cooling and Hot Air to Protect Its Contents

Completed in 2009, the Herbarium's new glass and timber wing creates a fantastic contrast with the original red-bricked building, connected to its side. Edward Cullinan Architects worked closely with the

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Red Hot Ferrari Store in Italy Relies on Passive Cooling to Keep from Overheating

Red Hot Ferrari Store in Italy Relies on Passive Cooling to Keep from Overheating

For the first time ever, a brand new store has been built from the ground up for Ferrari, and this one pays homage to Formula 1. Located near the outlet stores, and visible from the main car park, the

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Dyson Unveils Hot Bladeless Heater That Doubles as a Cooling Fan in Summer

Dyson Unveils Hot Bladeless Heater That Doubles as a Cooling Fan in Summer

Dyson fans have been keeping us cool bladelessly since 2009. But now James Dyson is bringing even more heat by releasing the new Dyson Hot, a bladeless space heater! The Dyson Hot fills a room with warm

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Canal City: An Eye-Popping Japanese Mall Filled with Hanging Gardens and Cooling Pools

Canal City: An Eye-Popping Japanese Mall Filled with Hanging Gardens and Cooling Pools

Canal City, so named because of its unique design centered around a narrow ribbon of blue water, is a premiere shopping, entertainment and relaxation destination in southern Japan. The complex offers

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Study Discovers That Solar Panels Have a Cooling Effect on Buildings

Study Discovers That Solar Panels Have a Cooling Effect on Buildings

It turns out that solar panels can do more than provide you with renewable energy - they can significantly cut down the power needed to heat and cool your building as well. In a study recently released

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Japan’s Green-Roofed Villa Ronde is a Self-Cooling Seaside Oasis

Japan’s Green-Roofed Villa Ronde is a Self-Cooling Seaside Oasis

The circular shape of the Villa helps protect it by deflect the strong typhoon winds that are common in the area. These same winds help ventilate and cool the interior of the Villa, thanks to the

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LEED Gold Langara Library Uses Wind Towers Instead of Traditional Heating and Cooling

LEED Gold Langara Library Uses Wind Towers Instead of Traditional Heating and Cooling

The Langara library is specially designed to make use of the stack effect -- cool air is brought in through a wind scoop at the bottom of the building, passes through the underground garage, and travels

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Hydro House Concept Utilizes Evaporative Cooling

Hydro House Concept Utilizes Evaporative Cooling

In hot and dry climates, evaporative cooling is an effective and energy-efficient way to keep things from getting too hot. The Hydro House is a concept home by Rael San Fratello Architects that relies on

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3D Printed Sand Pods Create Cooling Microclimates

3D Printed Sand Pods Create Cooling Microclimates

Traditional desert architecture often utilizes passive design elements such as wind towers and earthen walls to minimize solar heat gain. PostlerFerguson's microclimate pods offer another approach that

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GE Unveils LED Bulb With Jet Engine Cooling Technology

GE Unveils LED Bulb With Jet Engine Cooling Technology

In another win for energy-efficient lighting, GE has just unveiled an experimental LED bulb that is part light fixture and part jet plane. Developed in collaboration with professors at the University of

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Thai Vineyard Showcases Natural Materials and Passive Cooling

Thai Vineyard Showcases Natural Materials and Passive Cooling

The Sala Visitor Centre introduces visitors to local viticulture and oenology by offering local wines and fine dining. An exhibition on local wines serves as the entrance to the center, then visitors are

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Ceramic “Ecooler” Screen is a Beautiful Passive Cooling System

Ceramic “Ecooler” Screen is a Beautiful Passive Cooling System

If you pay the bills in your household, you probably know that cooling your home in the summer is one of the largest (and most expensive) drains on your energy bill. Well, Ecooler by Mey and Boaz Kahn is

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Artica: Natural Cooling, Ventilation and Heat Recovery System

Artica: Natural Cooling, Ventilation and Heat Recovery System

As the mercury rises, there is nothing better than retreating into a cool, air-conditioned room -- but between toxic coolant gases and energy use, what does a cooling system cost the environment?

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Airy Green On Main is a Live-Work Space Built With 14 Upcycled Shipping Containers in Venice Beach

Airy Green On Main is a Live-Work Space Built With 14 Upcycled Shipping Containers in Venice Beach

The container house is built on top of a commercial gallery space and a garage in Venice Beach, CA. Then on top are two private residences, each with an open floor living space and a core utility space in

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Olympic Cyclist’s Bespoke Prefab Sheds Produce So Little Waste it Fits in a Garbage Bag!

Olympic Cyclist’s Bespoke Prefab Sheds Produce So Little Waste it Fits in a Garbage Bag!

Apart from the original shed that still occupies a space in Jeremy and Heather's yard, the couple now have a 16x20 foot workshop that operates as a prototype for the company, which is based in Louisville,

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