The Olympic Ice Rink of Liège provides new facilities for hockey, ice skating and leisure activities. Located next to the Médiacité, the bulbous building has 1,200 seats and a surface area of 6,700 sq
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Loudbasstard is a sustainable, eco-friendly bamboo sound amplifier designed for iPhones, the iTouch, and other smartphones such as the Samsung Galaxy S3. More than just a boring speaker, it offers the
Photo © Rodrigo Díaz-Wichmann In renovations like this one, numerous factors play a huge role in deciding what is renovated, what materials are used, and what construction/design strategies are
We like to boast about how 'smart' our mobile devices and computers have become - but why are we still powering them with dumb batteries? Amy Prieto, a chemistry professor at Colorado State University,
Designed for a hotel chain in Cape Town, South Africa, the Cantilever Light by UK-based designer and architect Dr. Margot Krasojevic looks unlike any lamp that we have come across. The tube-like structure
The next generation of televisions is here. LG has just launched the first organic light-emitting diode TV. The 55 inch OLED screen beats LCD televisions in energy efficiency, plus it's thinner and it may
Wind turbine photo from Shutterstock As 2012 came to a close, many US energy companies were rushing to install last-minute wind turbines before the federal tax credit incentive expired at the stroke of
Learning from BrightSource Solar's experience with the desert tortoise, stakeholders are vetting a plan to squeeze as much renewable energy out of the California Desert as possible without jeopardizing
Wind turbine photo from Shutterstock United States energy companies are clamoring to install last minute wind turbines before the federal tax credit incentive expires at the stroke of midnight tonight.
2012 was a banner year for renewable energy that saw scientists and engineers pushing the envelope towards ever more efficient and sustainable ways of producing power. Entire nations reaped the benefits
Are you worried about those extra pounds gained over Christmas? Here is a conceptual eco-design that could deal with that dilemma by converting excess body fat into energy. Dutch designer Emmy van
Critics of wind power all like to point out the same problem with turbine technology: "What happens when the wind doesn't blow"? Apple, usually a maker of products that consume energy, recently filed for
UC Berkeley’s new Energy Bioscience Building is home to the Energy Biosciences Institute, a public-private partnership that develops solutions to global energy challenges. The five-story, $133 million
At 5994 square feet, Earthwall 2 is no tiny home, but a series of sensitive interventions compensate for its large footprint. Built with the designer's own post-tensioned steel rammed earth construction
Alternative energy is known to be a lot of things - cutting edge, earth-friendly and forward thinking - but sadly looking pretty isn't one of them. Well SolTech is changing all that with their gorgeous
The secret to the HydroFloors vanishing pool trick is a series of stainless steel beams, buoyancy packs, and a pulley system hidden beneath the floor. When deployed in the pool position, the floor panels
Built for just $117 per square foot, the Chasen Residence is compact, affordable and decidedly contemporary. In order to create a sense of expansiveness, the design team clustered the entryways, stairs,
Solar power is a great option for those who want to generate green energy for their own home, but unfortunately, renters and apartment dwellers don’t always have the option to install solar panels. All
Swedish designer Petter Thorne wanted to make a lamp that would use the least amount of materials and energy as possible, and his goal was achieved with these beautiful Wet and Dry lights. The glowing
Photo via Shutterstock A tornado is rarely something to be seen in a positive light, but the creators of the Atmospheric Vortex Engine (AVE) hope to harness properties of the extreme weather phenomenon
Dominion, a large energy company based in Virginia, and FuelCell Energy Inc. (FCE), a Connecticut manufacturer of fuel cell power plants, have announced that they will be developing the largest fuel cell
Originally built in the 1960s, Castle Square was recently retrofitted into an 192-unit affordable apartment building, making it the US' largest LEED Platinum building to receive a Deep Energy Retrofit.
Japanese company Ibasei recently devised a tiny underwater turbine that can be placed along a riverbank or canal to generate electricity without harming the environment. Hydroelectricity, produced by
Portuguese energy company StarEnergy recently unveiled the INTI Solar Charge Point, a solar-powered charging station for mobile phones, tablets and laptops that can be installed in public spaces like
A new report by researchers from the University of Delaware (UD) and Delaware Technical Community College (DTCC) demonstrates that a huge electrical system could be run almost exclusively by renewable
Inspired by the ecology of the shoreline, MHM Architects designed and built this striking boat house on Milstätter Lake in Austria. The structure is set on pier foundations over the water, but it is
The Waka Waka Personal Solar Power Station is a clever little gadget that can charge any cell phone and tablet via a USB connector using a solar LED lamp. That means no more frustrating dead phone
Villa Midgard sits nestled into a site cut out of the rocky terrain of a hillside. As visitors approach the site, they are met by a green-roofed garage that appears to grow from the rock of the earth.
The design team kept a focus on green objectives, using open-cell foam insulation, natural ventilation, and concrete floors. Their main focus was to create a south-sloping roof from which to access solar
Thanks to an international team of chemists, physicists and engineers, we may soon see the creation of flexible silicon solar cell fabrics. Led by John Badding, a professor of chemistry at Penn State
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