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Proving that there's life beyond the dumpster for wasted food, a U.K. store just became the first in the country to be totally powered by leftovers. The Guardian reports that a Sainsbury’s store in the
Levi’s Stadium achieved LEED certification for its practical and sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Measures include
Construction started on the Raval Theatre vertical garden in November of 2013 and it was quickly completed that December. The theater is located in Pedró Square in the Raval District of Barcelona, and
Located in Hei- en Boeico, the Tiny Solar Shed is a necessary update for this historic farm. Previously, a lean-to like shed made of wood and metal was located adjacent to a larger barn. The owners used
The ubiquitous incandescent light bulb has come a long way since its invention 130 years ago, and as we all swap out our old bulbs for energy-efficient LEDs and such, there are countless old glass
While floating homes have been the norm in the Netherlands for many years, they're just starting to gain in popularity in the UK. Houseboats are increasingly dotting the Thames in London, and waterborne
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New offshore oil and gas exploration activities are set to start along the U.S. east coast after a three-decade hiatus, but a recent Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) decision means that companies
With water levels rising worldwide, there's a very real risk of floods in any city that has a river at its core. Architect Dr. Margot Krasojević has envisioned a dynamic spillway pavilion that could play
Did you know that dimming your lights by half can cut your electricity use by 40 percent and save up to $30 a year on utilities? To help the average person make the switch to dimmers and adopt more energy
Decidedly minimalist, Henning Larsen chose glass and wood for the Bernts Have day care center commissioned by the municipality of Holbæk. The tall glass windows invite light deep into the building and
We’ve created a space up on our hill for our families, students, parents, teachers, artisans, and any nature lover in general to engage as environmental activists on sacred heritage land in Palestine.
If you have ever dreamed of living on the moon, start zipping up your spacesuit because your new moon residence is already waiting for you - sort of. According to NASA, future moon dwellers could live in
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
The world’s largest wind and solar hybrid renewable energy project was recently put into operation in Kingston, Jamaica. The WindStream Technologies array was commissioned for the rooftop of the
London's Crossrail Station stands by the waters of Canary Wharf's North Dock, just steps away from the underground station -- also designed by Foster & Partners. Its unique design will feature a
The beautiful Breuer Cabin is filled with natural light coming in from reclaimed steel sash windows taken from at least five different projects. The floors are made from multicolored slate, which doesn't
Susquehanna county residents have been bullied by the gas industry since fracking started back in 2006. Industry workers have no regard for the people they're paving over, which inevitably leads to
Street lights are an important part of our urban infrastructure—they light our way home and make the roads safe at night. But what if we could create natural street lights that don't need electricity to
Located near Bogota’s Parque de la 93 in the northern part of the city, the Starbucks is more than just a snazzy place to get a cuppa. Dedicated to locally-sourced goods, materials and most importantly
OVA Studio just unveiled plans for the Hive-Inn™ City Farm, a modular farming structure that aims to bring fresh and locally grown greens to urban centers. Constructed out of shipping containers stacked
http://youtu.be/qxLmYEUC70o Just one of the many displays, the Gulf Stream Tank will be open to the sun and sky and viewable from all five floors of the Museum, which will collect and reuse rainwater.
Global clean energy investment surged in the second quarter of 2014, driven by big wind and solar deals and installations of small-scale rooftop solar photovoltaics. Bloomberg New Energy Finance is
The Reichstag opened in 1894 but was severely damaged by a fire in 1933. It was partially restored in the 60s, but the final work by British architects Fosters & Partners was done in 1999, causing it
Gravel always wondered about the abandoned railroad tracks he’d seen in some of the city’s older neighborhoods. Further investigation during his thesis research revealed the gem that became the
On June 6th, Fred Heutte's presentation to the Northwest Power and Conservation Council Natural Gas Advisory Committee blew away idea of abundant, cheap natural gas like a compressor station blow-down.
Design brand Hulger just introduced the latest addition to their award-winning, energy-efficient lighting family: the Plumen Drop Top Lamp Shade (A). Made from mouth-blown glass, the Drop Top is Hulger's
It's frightening to think, but one of every six people in the world today doesn't have enough safe water to drink. Within 30 years, thirst will spread to three-quarters of the world’s population. But
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