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GREEN BUILDING 101: Appliances, Electronics, and Responsible Energy Use

GREEN BUILDING 101: Appliances, Electronics, and Responsible Energy Use

Here at Green Building 101, we’ve looked at many ways that you can design, build, and renovate your home with more attention to your health and the environment. Now that you've been thoroughly educated,

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Used Toyota Camry Hybrid Battery Packs Get New Life at Yellowstone National Park

Used Toyota Camry Hybrid Battery Packs Get New Life at Yellowstone National Park

As more electrified vehicles hit the road, critics consistently wonder what we will do with all of the used battery packs that power these cars. Well, Toyota demonstrates how old nickel-metal hydride

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7 Ways to Raise Your Voice (and Not Sea Levels) for World Environment Day

7 Ways to Raise Your Voice (and Not Sea Levels) for World Environment Day

Take the WED Challenge Head over to the United Nations Environment Program's WED Challenge webpage and pledge your support for one of four WED teams to commit to taking action, not just today, but every

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Spain’s Cubic GG Bioclimatic House Cuts Heating Bills by 76.77%

Spain’s Cubic GG Bioclimatic House Cuts Heating Bills by 76.77%

In order to optimize construction details while minimizing costs, Alventosa Morell Arquitectes opted to use wood as the sole building material. This forced them to work with a specific industry, which

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Radlabs Create Landmark Walls for Intuit’s New HQ

Radlabs Create Landmark Walls for Intuit’s New HQ

The folks at Intuit outgrew their offices in Waltham, MA, and decided to move into a 60k square foot space in Cambridge instead. They approached Radlab to create a couple of interesting feature walls, and

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Spirula: World’s First 3D Printed Speaker Made From 100% Wood

Spirula: World’s First 3D Printed Speaker Made From 100% Wood

The 3D printing team at AKEMAKE has just unveiled Spirula, the world's first 3D printed speaker made from 100% wood. Designed in a spiral shape inspired by the deep sea Nautilus and squid, the Spirula is

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Terrafugia is Looking for Funding to Launch its Flying Car in 2016

Terrafugia is Looking for Funding to Launch its Flying Car in 2016

We’ve been eagerly following the progress of Terrafugia’s flying car here at Inhabitat - and the latest news from the company has us more excited than ever. Terrafugia is seeking $30 million in

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MIT Receives $150 Million for New Meadowlands Plan to Protect New Jersey from the Next Superstorm

MIT Receives $150 Million for New Meadowlands Plan to Protect New Jersey from the Next Superstorm

New Meadowlands from Rebuild by Design on Vimeo. The Meadowband frames Meadowpark and acts as protection against floods and provides a connection between towns and wetlands. It aims to combine

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Popup LED Light Transforms into a Contemporary Deer Head with a Flip of the Switch

Popup LED Light Transforms into a Contemporary Deer Head with a Flip of the Switch

Those looking for a touch of whimsy in their next LED lamp fixture will love product designer Chen Bikovski's Popup Deer Head light. Inspired by popup books, her origami-like lamp transforms from elegant

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Eight US States Form Alliance to Put 3.3 Million Zero Emission Vehicles on the Road by 2025

Eight US States Form Alliance to Put 3.3 Million Zero Emission Vehicles on the Road by 2025

Eight U.S. states just formed an alliance to drastically cut emissions by boosting the number of zero-emission vehicles on the road to 3.3 million by 2025. The multi-state ZEV Action Plan was launched by

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Wi-Fi Connected Collaborative Cooking Machine Lets 5 Chefs Cook Together from Afar

Wi-Fi Connected Collaborative Cooking Machine Lets 5 Chefs Cook Together from Afar

The Stockholm-based project is the work of Christian Isberg, Petter Johansson Kukacka, Lasse Korsgaard and chef Carl Berglöf, who see it as a "project about how food, interaction and anonymity can create

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VIDEO: High Line Section Two Opens in NYC!

VIDEO: High Line Section Two Opens in NYC!

Section two of New York City's High Line Park opened a couple of years ago to great acclaim, and Team Inhabitat were among the first to catch a glimpse of this amazing new green space! The High Line is a

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INTERVIEW: Architect James Corner On NYC’s High Line Park

INTERVIEW: Architect James Corner On NYC’s High Line Park

The High Line urban park project in New York City opened last summer to tremendous excitement from locals and tourists alike looking to escape the bustling streets for a more peaceful, green enclave in

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What is Killing Maine’s Baby Puffins?

What is Killing Maine’s Baby Puffins?

It's fair to say that people tend to give more attention to endangered animal populations when the animals in question are cute. In the case of the ridiculously endearing puffins of Seal Island, their

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China to Set Absolute Carbon Dioxide Emissions Cap in 2016

China to Set Absolute Carbon Dioxide Emissions Cap in 2016

Things are suddenly looking promising for next year's UN climate change conference in Paris. Less than 24 hours after President Obama announced a proposed 30 percent cut in power plant carbon emissions by

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Glitter Without Guilt: Ethical Rings Created from Recycled Precious Metals

Glitter Without Guilt: Ethical Rings Created from Recycled Precious Metals

  Finally, wedding rings without the guilt. Modern day couples shouldn't have to be concerned that their special day and commemorative rings will get overshadowed by the questionable ethics

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Barn Light Electric’s New LED Light Collection Blends Rustic Styles with Modern Chic

Barn Light Electric’s New LED Light Collection Blends Rustic Styles with Modern Chic

Lighting company Barn Light Electric recently launched their new line of environmentally friendly lights called the LED Guard & Glass Collection. The designs, which blend rustic styles with modern

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Sardine Can Dioramas Paint a Voyeuristic Picture of People in their Apartments

Sardine Can Dioramas Paint a Voyeuristic Picture of People in their Apartments

To illustrate how different two people's lives can be in the big city, Italian artist Nathalie Alony has hand-crafted a cross-section of urban apartment scenes inside empty sardine cans. "Home Sweet

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20 Inspiring Designs From Buenos Aires’ Feria Puro Diseño 2014

20 Inspiring Designs From Buenos Aires’ Feria Puro Diseño 2014

Tucumán designer Carolina Vera creates unique stools and coat stands made from old broomsticks, as showcased at the fairs' 14th edition this year. Matias Vinograd upcycles old tires into colorful

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DIY: A Simple Guide to Beer Brewing for Seasonal Ale Lovers

DIY: A Simple Guide to Beer Brewing for Seasonal Ale Lovers

What You’ll Need: 5 gallon pot Bottling bucket Fermentation bucket or glass carboy (carboys are more expensive, but will last longer) Tubing Clamp for the

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Liberty Electric Cars Unveils the Futuristic Deliver Electric Van

Liberty Electric Cars Unveils the Futuristic Deliver Electric Van

Liberty Electric Cars just unveiled the Deliver electric delivery van. The development of vehicle was partially commissioned by the European Commissions’ 7th Framework Program, which brought together 10

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6 Brilliant Cargo Bikes for Hauling Stuff in Style

6 Brilliant Cargo Bikes for Hauling Stuff in Style

Margo Mini The Margo bike by CETMA is a smaller, lighter version of the Largo cargo bike. Unlike many cargo bikes, Margo is a front-loader, making it perfect for one passenger and a couple bags of

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Finally! The Tamarack Constellation Rooftop Tent Boasts an ‘Emergency Unisex Urinal’

Finally! The Tamarack Constellation Rooftop Tent Boasts an ‘Emergency Unisex Urinal’

The founders of Treeline Roof-Top Tents created the company in 2013 after a precarious encounter with a grizzly bear on a camping trip. After being trapped inside their tent overnight, the campers became

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Solar Impulse 2 Airplane Launches Successful Maiden Flight in Switzerland

Solar Impulse 2 Airplane Launches Successful Maiden Flight in Switzerland

Swiss aviation pioneers Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg just took an important step toward their 2015 goal of flying around the world on a solar-powered aircraft with the successful maiden flight

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Original Unverpackt: Germany’s First Zero-Waste Supermarket to Open this Summer

Original Unverpackt: Germany’s First Zero-Waste Supermarket to Open this Summer

Germany is set to unveil the country's very first zero-waste supermarket. Berlin's Original Unverpackt is the brainchild of friends Sara Wolf and Milena Glimbovski. Frustrated by the overpackaging and

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This Titan 1 3D Printer Can Make Towering Objects in Half the Time

This Titan 1 3D Printer Can Make Towering Objects in Half the Time

The 3D printing revolution has begun, and there's no shortage of hardware available - from a printer that costs just $150 to a portable printer you can carry with you on the go. But if you're looking to

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Jeff Friesen’s Awesome ‘Bricksy’ Works Recreate Bansky Classics in LEGO

Jeff Friesen’s Awesome ‘Bricksy’ Works Recreate Bansky Classics in LEGO

Friesen is an award-winning professional photographer by day, but his LEGO-based artworks began humbly enough last year as a collaborative summer project with his daughter, June. Initially, Friesen was

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Ditching DVDs Would Result in Massive CO2 and Energy Savings, New Study Shows

Ditching DVDs Would Result in Massive CO2 and Energy Savings, New Study Shows

The days of DVD video have been numbered for years now as online streaming and instant video downloads have been taking over. Now a new study reveals that getting rid of DVDs altogether would result in

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Make Your Own Electric Bicycle With the Ultimate DIY Ebike Guide

Make Your Own Electric Bicycle With the Ultimate DIY Ebike Guide

Electric bicycles have become a popular form of transportation for many in cities across the world. As a green alternative to cars and public transit, ebikes offer many other advantages due to their small

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The Alunaris Project: A Tree Temple in the Heart of Colombia’s Sierra Nevada Mountains

The Alunaris Project: A Tree Temple in the Heart of Colombia’s Sierra Nevada Mountains

Rising over 18,000 feet near Colombia's Caribbean coast, the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountain range is the highest coastal range in the world, and in dire need of conservation and protection. A group

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