Photo via Shutterstock A new study by the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and Bonneville Power Administration finds that two underground sites in the Pacific Northwest
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The home is entered from the dark facade while the lighter side opens up to Lake Päijänne, ensuring plenty of natural light and sufficient solar gain to get the couple through Finland's wicked winters.
MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, the world’s largest solar boat, set a new record for the fastest transatlantic crossing by a vessel powered entirely by solar energy, smashing its own 2010 record by four days.
Located on an elongated field surrounded by olive trees, the House in Sikamino is 195 feet long. The elongated home is set beneath a rhomboid roof, and half of its interiors are located underground. A
The Fern Ridge Lake Residence is located on a 40-acre site on a bluff outside of Eugene, Oregon. The home is joined by an artist studio, a three-car garage and a number of outdoor living spaces to enjoy
With the University of Toronto Mississauga’s commitment to sustainability in mind, Perkins + Will set out to design a multi-use academic building that not only uses renewable energy, but also embraces
Apelle is a long and lean building that opens up to the surrounding nature. The interiors are open plan and multi-functional, a common tradition in Finnish architecture dubbed “tupa” or “pirtti”.
Atelier CMJN recently unveiled plans for the new Great Fen Visitor Center, a wooden sustainable structure set halfway between the wetlands and dry lands in Cambridgeshire, UK. The organic shelter is made
The developers of this underutilized parcel in Milwaukee's Walker’s Point neighborhood wanted a building that achieved a mission of economic improvement, social justice, environmental restoration, and
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
The five buildings that comprise the WaterHouses are designed to demonstrate how residential developments of the future could interact with water from an environmental and recreational perspective. All of
The Bullitt Center not only aims to be the greenest commercial space in the world, but has been created in hopes that other will copy its ideas and technologies, changing the way buildings are designed in
Newly Opened Phipps Conservatory Center for Sustainable Landscapes Aims for Trifecta of Green Certifications
Designed by Pittsburgh-based The Design Alliance Architects (TDA Architects), this new 24,350 square foot building is the Center for Sustainable Landscapes and will provide educational space to expand and
The new state ministry building is one of the most energy-efficient buildings in Germany. It requires just 70 kWh/m2, compared to a typical building from the 1970s that would have required
The original home was determined to have a compromised foundation, so it was decided a renovation would not achieve the desired results. To minimize the impact of of tearing down the home, the homeowners
Air Pollution photo via Shutterstock Scientists at the University of Georgia just announced that they have found a way to capture and transform carbon dioxide into useful industrial products. Although
Photo via Shutterstock California is already leading the way in the US in terms of solar power, with over 1 gigawatt of solar energy generation already at work in the state. Now, California has
VolcanElectric Mask is a design that could harness the untapped power of volcanoes to generate electricity and minimize damage and destruction from eruptions. Designed by Jing Hao, Zhanou Zhang, Xingyue
Walgreens just announced plans to build what the company believes will be the nation’s first net zero energy retail store - complete with solar panels, wind turbines, geothermal technology,
The World Bank launched a fund on Wednesday to expand renewable energy generation in developing countries with a substantial investment in geothermal power. The Global Geothermal Development Plan (GGDP)
Comfort, environmental sensitivity and livability were among the main driving principles behind this stellar design, which partially explains the use of natural materials that integrate so well with the
Photo via Shutterstock The kingdom of Saudi Arabia sits upon the world's second-largest oil reserves, and as such, oil dominates the national economy. But in recent years, Saudi Arabia has begun taking
What started as the 15,000 Bottle Caps for Africa concept just a few months ago is now an actual built computer learning center and library thanks to architect Charles Newman and the
Unlike most welcome centers and rest areas, the new Southeast Wyoming Welcome Center really encourages visitors to get out of their cars and stretch their legs. The entire site covers more than 26 acres
The Great Rift Valley countries in Africa have an enormous potential for geothermal energy. With Kenya, Djibouti and Tanzania already developing this potential, Ethiopia is getting serious about it too.
Located in Colorado’s Elkins Meadow (US), the Reed Residence is a zero-energy cozy shelter for a family of four. Half of the roof is clad with sun-gathering panels and the other half is a luscious green
The form of the home itself is shaped like a scar, perhaps commenting on the site's industrial past, while the lush sod represents healing. According to the architects, the home is a modern
Talstation Baiersbronn is a combo bistro and sports equipment rental shop in southwestern Germany. The bistro serves local Black Forest cuisine and the shop offers up bike and Segway rentals as well as
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