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The 7 Most Energy-Efficient Baseball Stadiums in the U.S.

The 7 Most Energy-Efficient Baseball Stadiums in the U.S.

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LEED Gold Mojave Rivers Ranger Station Helps the Forest Service Protect the Mojave Desert

LEED Gold Mojave Rivers Ranger Station Helps the Forest Service Protect the Mojave Desert

The Mojave Rivers Ranger Station was designed to convey the Forest Service's conservation roots and the work it does to protect the land. Marcy Wong Donn Logan Architects came up with a plan that would

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Big Box Supermarket Transformed into Gorgeous Eden Prairie Library in Minnesota

Big Box Supermarket Transformed into Gorgeous Eden Prairie Library in Minnesota

The community of Hennepin County seized the opportunity to buy the out-of-business big box retailer when it was left without a tenant. Rather than letting the empty building mar the neighborhood, they

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Andrew Maynard Architects’ Hill House is a Louvered Addition that Cantilevers Over an Artificial Hill

Andrew Maynard Architects’ Hill House is a Louvered Addition that Cantilevers Over an Artificial Hill

Jutting out over a grassy green smooth hill, the cubic upper unit seems to reach toward the sun. Adjustable louvers allow the residents to keep privacy and darkness inside, when closed. When open, the

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Study Shows that Nuclear Power Plants in Europe are Not Ready for Disaster

Study Shows that Nuclear Power Plants in Europe are Not Ready for Disaster

The Fukushima disaster following the tsunami that hit Japan in 2011 was an eye-opening event that caused many to wonder just how safe nuclear power is. Thanks to a new study commissioned as a result of

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Henning Larsen Wins Prize to Design Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research in Stuttgart

Henning Larsen Wins Prize to Design Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research in Stuttgart

ZSW, Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research in Stuttgart, is one of the leading renewable energy research centers in Germany and soon they will have a new facility in which to conduct their

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The Prismatic LEED Silver-Seeking Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland Opens its Doors

The Prismatic LEED Silver-Seeking Museum of Contemporary Art in Cleveland Opens its Doors

©Thed Ferringer The museum joins a brand new public plaza designed by James Corner Field Operations which adds new green space to the neighborhood. Moussavi designed the structure to be comprised of

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Singapore’s Bishan Park Wins Landscape of the Year Award at the World Architecture Festival

Singapore’s Bishan Park Wins Landscape of the Year Award at the World Architecture Festival

Bishan Park is part of Singapore's Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) Program, a long-term initiative to transform the city-state's bodies of water into more inviting public parks. Prior to

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Spectacular Roberto Ercilla-Designed Home Cantilevers Over Spanish Hillside

Spectacular Roberto Ercilla-Designed Home Cantilevers Over Spanish Hillside

As well as creating a beautiful home, Dwelling in Etura was designed to help residents reduce their energy consumption. As such, the architecture studio incorporated an insulating green roof, biomass and

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Te Mirumiru is a Sweeping Green-Roofed Building that Combines Maori Tradition with Sustainable Architecture

Te Mirumiru is a Sweeping Green-Roofed Building that Combines Maori Tradition with Sustainable Architecture

The architects based the complex’s design on the genius loci, the Maori Spirit of the Place. The resulting submerged structure was built in the Te Whare Whenua tradition, which means house of the earth.

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Green-Roofed Waternet Building Recycles Water for the Entire City of Amsterdam

Green-Roofed Waternet Building Recycles Water for the Entire City of Amsterdam

Waternet's defining architectural features include two bridges on the 8th and 9th stories that link the towers. A luscious green roof tops some of the project's lower rooms, providing insulation, a

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Scientists Warn That Arundo Donax ‘Giant Reed’ Biofuel Crop Could Become an Invasive Species

Scientists Warn That Arundo Donax ‘Giant Reed’ Biofuel Crop Could Become an Invasive Species

Arundo photo from Shutterstock The Biofuels Center of North Carolina, a state-funded non-profit organization working to develop a large-scale biofuels industry in the state, lists the plant Arundo

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V3Solar’s Spinning Cone-Shaped Solar Cells Generate 20 Times More Electricity Than Flat Photovoltaics

V3Solar’s Spinning Cone-Shaped Solar Cells Generate 20 Times More Electricity Than Flat Photovoltaics

If there's one constant among the vast majority of solar panel designs, it's flatness; while solar panels can be equipped to tilt to follow the sun's path through the course of the day, there are still

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Renzo Piano’s Daylit Astrup Fearnley Museet Opens In Oslo

Renzo Piano’s Daylit Astrup Fearnley Museet Opens In Oslo

The Astrup Fearnley Museet is a new contemporary art museum on the edge of the water in Oslo, Norway and part of a larger development called the Tjuvholmen Icon Complex. Genoa-based Renzo Piano Building

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Jean Carrière Nursery School in Nimes, France Receives Gold Label from Bâtiments Durables Méditerranéens

Jean Carrière Nursery School in Nimes, France Receives Gold Label from Bâtiments Durables Méditerranéens

Tectoniques and Atelier GA began designing the Jean Carrière Nursery School by analyzing the site. Constructed around the framework of existing large plane trees, the school is arranged to create a

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Construction Begins on Texcoco Lake Ecological Park – The World’s Largest Urban Park in Mexico City

Construction Begins on Texcoco Lake Ecological Park – The World’s Largest Urban Park in Mexico City

As the Texcoco region is key to the hydrological systems of Mexico City, the park will serve as part of the city’s water infrastructure with 11 rivers, 14 canals for waste water, 4 water treatment

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MIT Study Predicts Every 1-Degree Increase in Temperature Will Cause 10 Percent Increase in Rainfall Extremes

MIT Study Predicts Every 1-Degree Increase in Temperature Will Cause 10 Percent Increase in Rainfall Extremes

Climate scientists have long projected that increases in global temperatures will result in higher rainfall and flooding in tropical regions. But now a MIT study has put some numbers to the prediction.

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Arkadien Winnenden is a Family & Earth Friendly Eco Village Near Stuttgart, Germany

Arkadien Winnenden is a Family & Earth Friendly Eco Village Near Stuttgart, Germany

Arkadien Winnenden was designed to provide families with affordable, sustainable and healthy housing. The densely developed neighborhood allowed the project to be built more economically, thus providing

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More Than One-Third of Global 500 Companies Now See Climate Change as a Real Danger to Their Business

More Than One-Third of Global 500 Companies Now See Climate Change as a Real Danger to Their Business

Floods and flooding the streets via Shutterstock A study released on Wednesday by the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) finds that 37 percent of the world's largest companies now see extreme weather

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The Battle Begins for Developer of London’s Landmark Battersea Power Station

The Battle Begins for Developer of London’s Landmark Battersea Power Station

After 25 years of speculation over the future of the Battersea Power Station a Malaysian consortium has bought the protected 39-acre site for 400 million pounds ($635 Million). The consortium plans to

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European Environment Agency (EEA) Releases Interactive Maps Showing Heatwave Risk On The Continent

European Environment Agency (EEA) Releases Interactive Maps Showing Heatwave Risk On The Continent

Europe is a big place and as such, climate change will affect the continent's cities in different ways. For example, if sea levels rise, there is a good chance that Venice will be underwater, but what

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Re-Purposed Bus Stop Clad in Futuristic Metal Skin Lures Tourists to Northwest Spain

Re-Purposed Bus Stop Clad in Futuristic Metal Skin Lures Tourists to Northwest Spain

Most of the existing structure was left alone, considerably reducing the amount of new materials required to complete this striking new adaptive reuse project in Arteixo. Despite a tight budget, the

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Georgia Tech’s Hinman Research Building is a Beautifully Renovated LEED Gold Architecture Studio

Georgia Tech’s Hinman Research Building is a Beautifully Renovated LEED Gold Architecture Studio

Georgia Tech's Hinman Research Building was originally designed by Harold Bush-Brown and P.M. Heffernan in 1939. The building was dedicated to industrial research and was instrumental in the development

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The Oklo Reactor: The World’s Only Natural Nuclear Reactor

The Oklo Reactor: The World’s Only Natural Nuclear Reactor

Nuclear power is often perceived as a technology that defies the natural order - but simply head to Africa and you'll find the world's first and only natural nuclear reactor. Located in the Oklo region of

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Chile-based COMUN Arquitectos Create Low-Cost Home off the Beaten Path

Chile-based COMUN Arquitectos Create Low-Cost Home off the Beaten Path

The structure of the building was designed from wood and reinforced brick. The wood siding on the exterior is complimented well by the natural interior wood accents, such as the whole log columns in the

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Cannon Design Transforms Municipal Power House into Sleek LEED Gold Headquarters

Cannon Design Transforms Municipal Power House into Sleek LEED Gold Headquarters

Originally built in 1928, the Power House occupies an entire city block, and has been designated a landmark by the National Historic Register. The red brick façade is lined with three story arched glass

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Berlin’s New PLATOON Kunsthalle is a Cargotecture Complex Made from 34 Stacked Shipping Containers

Berlin’s New PLATOON Kunsthalle is a Cargotecture Complex Made from 34 Stacked Shipping Containers

Conceived by cultural innovators PLATOON Berlin, the Kunstalle was created to bring art and culture events to the city's Mitte district. Built over the course of a few days with eight trucks, two cranes

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Shanghai is the Most Vulnerable Major City in the World To Serious Flooding

Shanghai is the Most Vulnerable Major City in the World To Serious Flooding

Photo via Shutterstock A joint report from University of Leed's School of Civil Engineering and Dutch authorities reveals that in a new study of nine coastal cities around the world, Shanghai is the

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Is Your Honey Counterfeit? Honey Detective Vaughn Bryant Can Tell

Is Your Honey Counterfeit? Honey Detective Vaughn Bryant Can Tell

Honeycomb photo from Shutterstock According to Food Safety News, a third or more of all honey consumed in the United States has been smuggled illegally into the US and may contain antibiotics and heavy

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London’s Bold and Bright Wahaca Restaurant Is Built from 8 Shipping Containers

London’s Bold and Bright Wahaca Restaurant Is Built from 8 Shipping Containers

The busy Southbank Center is abuzz with traffic from the visitors checking out the nearby Blackfriars Solar Bridge and Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden, making it the perfect place for a pop-up. Diners can

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