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Beautiful Green Roofed School Rises Like a Hill in Créteil, France

Beautiful Green Roofed School Rises Like a Hill in Créteil, France

The campus's layered program is carefully designed to isolate learning environments, setting the main assembly areas, library and media rooms partially below grade and stacking the classrooms above. Two

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1,980 MPG Student-Designed Car Wins the Mallory Park Fuel Efficiency Challenge!

1,980 MPG Student-Designed Car Wins the Mallory Park Fuel Efficiency Challenge!

The young students at Kingdown School in Wiltshire, England are wise beyond their years, having built the car that was the winner of the Mallory Park Mileage Marathon. The amazing energy efficient car

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Over 100 Incredible Examples of Cargotecture Exhibited At NRW Forum in Düsseldorf

Over 100 Incredible Examples of Cargotecture Exhibited At NRW Forum in Düsseldorf

‘Containers are a symbol of the way we live and dwell in our globalized, mobile, nomadic age,’ says exhibition organizer Werner Lippert when asked to explain what gave him the idea for the exhibition.

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Report Reveals That Three Common Building Materials Are Now on the Cancer List

Report Reveals That Three Common Building Materials Are Now on the Cancer List

A newly released report by the US Department of Health and Human Services shows that three very common building materials have now been added to the cancer list.  Among the 8 chemicals that were added

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INTERVIEW: Jennifer Siegal of Office of Mobile Design

INTERVIEW: Jennifer Siegal of Office of Mobile Design

We love the work of Jennifer Siegal's Office of Mobile Design, and our very own Emily Pilloton had the opportunity to talk to her in person about green architecture and her prefab designs. One of her

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INTERVIEW: Architect Toby Long on Living Classroom

INTERVIEW: Architect Toby Long on Living Classroom

As a follow-up to our previous Toby Long interview, we thought it fitting to highlight one particular (and very exciting) community-based green building project that Toby and Clever Homes have been

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Winning Design Re-purposes Old Los Angeles School Into an Inspiring Urban Food Center

Winning Design Re-purposes Old Los Angeles School Into an Inspiring Urban Food Center

As more and more abandoned spaces are being repurposed for urban farming projects, Caroline Hadilaksono has taken a cue from the movement and re-imagined an old Los Angeles Elementary School as an

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Javier Mariscal’s Stylish Recycled Plastic Chair is Designed for Disassembly

Javier Mariscal’s Stylish Recycled Plastic Chair is Designed for Disassembly

Multi-talented Spanish designer Javier Mariscal recently unveiled a recycled plastic chair that is designed for disassembly, inexpensive to produce, and very stylish indeed. Produced by Mobles 114, the

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Ford And Georgia Tech to Create First Hydraulic Hybrid U.S. School Bus

Ford And Georgia Tech to Create First Hydraulic Hybrid U.S. School Bus

The Ford Motor Company Fund and the Georgia Institute of Technology have joined forces to create the U.S.'s first conversion of a traditional school bus into a hydraulic hybrid vehicle that runs on

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Tassafaronga Village Repurposes A Defunct Pasta Factory Into Green Affordable Housing

Tassafaronga Village Repurposes A Defunct Pasta Factory Into Green Affordable Housing

After years of trying to redevelop the site into social housing, the Oakland Housing Authority (OHA) finally got a boost from HUD and brought on David Baker to re-envision the site. The new 7.5 acre

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Solar Mosaic Sells $100 Solar Tiles to Bring Renewable Energy to Oakland, CA

Solar Mosaic Sells $100 Solar Tiles to Bring Renewable Energy to Oakland, CA

This new solar initiative is stirring up a storm in Oakland, California. Solar Mosaic is a social community project with a difference, helping to create a more sustainable energy source while bringing in

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Shipping Container Transformed Into a Temporary Kindergarten Classroom In Slovenia

Shipping Container Transformed Into a Temporary Kindergarten Classroom In Slovenia

Schools constantly struggle with space shortages, but in the face of tight budgets and budget cuts there is little that many of these institutions can do. Understanding the importance of a comfortable

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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Ed Mazria from Architecture 2030

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Ed Mazria from Architecture 2030

In 2006, Ed Mazria and his New Mexico-based non-profit organization, Architecture 2030, released the 2030 Challenge to get the building industry to turn completely carbon neutral by the year 2030. As

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NL Architects Unveil Knokke-Heist School Blanketed With a Green Roof

NL Architects Unveil Knokke-Heist School Blanketed With a Green Roof

The center of the school is a multifunctional hall, which can operate as a gymnasium, a meeting place, a theatre, and a public place for ceremonies and festivals. An internal corridor wraps around the

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Sydney Pre-Fab School Sports Naturally Cooled Amoeba-like Facade

Sydney Pre-Fab School Sports Naturally Cooled Amoeba-like Facade

This unconventional façade has turned out to be a wise energy choice for the International Grammer School in Sydney Australia. Recently claiming an award for the best use of glass for energy efficiency,

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Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Lab Now Certified Under Living Building Challenge

Hawaii Preparatory Academy Energy Lab Now Certified Under Living Building Challenge

Designed by Boston-based Flansburgh Architects, the Energy Lab provides both indoor and outdoor classrooms to educate students on sustainability, renewable energy, the environment and more. It includes

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PHOTOS: Denver’s First LEED Gold School and Zero Energy Community Campus

PHOTOS: Denver’s First LEED Gold School and Zero Energy Community Campus

The campus is located on the fringe of eastern Denver suburbia, a vast tract of new construction projects and cul-de-sacs. While it's not located in the most sustainable of developments ,the design does

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Pirwi: Sustainable Designs Made in Mexico Make an Appearance at Milan Design Week

Pirwi: Sustainable Designs Made in Mexico Make an Appearance at Milan Design Week

The collection is comprised of designs from main players of Mexico’s design scene, as well as young emerging talents. Godoy and Castro are no strangers to the Milan Furniture Fair, in recent years they

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BiebBus: Amazing Dutch Children’s Library Pops Up Inside a Shipping Container

BiebBus: Amazing Dutch Children’s Library Pops Up Inside a Shipping Container

Traditionally, portable library buildings would park at schools to offer kids the opportunity to check out books. Since many of the old Dutch town roads are so narrow, a new idea came to Architect Jord

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AIA COTE Unveils the Top Ten Green Architecture Projects of 2011

AIA COTE Unveils the Top Ten Green Architecture Projects of 2011

Cherokee Studios, Los Angeles, CA These urban infill, mixed-use, market-rate apartments are designed with energy efficiency in mind -- they utilize passive cooling strategy like cross-ventilation and

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College Activists Strip Down to PACT’s “Beyond Coal” Eco-Undies, Kick Ash With the Sierra Club

College Activists Strip Down to PACT’s “Beyond Coal” Eco-Undies, Kick Ash With the Sierra Club

Streaking has long been a favorite tradition for co-eds, but we've got news about some American college kids are exposing themselves for a different reason. Students from schools like the Miami

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Peru to Open OLPC Factories, Will Distribute 1 Millionth XO Laptop by End of 2011

Peru to Open OLPC Factories, Will Distribute 1 Millionth XO Laptop by End of 2011

Alan Garcia, the President of Peru, just announced that the country will be handing out their one millionth XO laptop by the end of this year and will soon be building manufacturing facilities to build

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Fashion Conglomerate PPR Group Launches Sustainability Plan for Gucci, Puma & More

Fashion Conglomerate PPR Group Launches Sustainability Plan for Gucci, Puma & More

PPR Group recently launched PPR Home, a major sustainability plan in order to offset its entire 2010 footprint.

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Architect Ronald Rael Proposes a Green and Socially Viable US Border Fence

Architect Ronald Rael Proposes a Green and Socially Viable US Border Fence

As the nation plows an average of $4 million dollars into each mile of fence, the only benefit is the slowed pace illegal crossings. Rael imagines a border blockade that enhances the communities by

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Suntech to Install World’s Highest Solar Plant on Tibetan Plateau

Suntech to Install World’s Highest Solar Plant on Tibetan Plateau

The Tibetan Plateau is known as the "roof of the world" for good reason - it's the largest, highest place on the plant, lying between the Himalayan range to the south and the Taklamakan Desert to the

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Despite Major Earthquake Zero Tokyo Buildings Collapsed Thanks to Stringent Building Codes

Despite Major Earthquake Zero Tokyo Buildings Collapsed Thanks to Stringent Building Codes

Japan is no stranger to earthquakes, but this morning's incident was nothing like the country had ever seen before. Registering at a record breaking magnitude 8.9, the earthquake even triggered a

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Gorgeous New Green Roof Pops Up Atop a New Zealand School

Gorgeous New Green Roof Pops Up Atop a New Zealand School

A New Zealand eco school has become one of a handful of schools world-wide to construct a green roof that doubles as an outdoor classroom. In addition to reducing stormwater runoff and providing

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Populous Unveils Glowing Green Master Plan for 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China

Populous Unveils Glowing Green Master Plan for 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China

Populous announced this week that its master plan for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China has taken first place in a competition to design the development. Over 198 hectares will be built into

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