As the mercury rises, there is nothing better than retreating into a cool, air-conditioned room -- but between toxic coolant gases and energy use, what does a cooling system cost the environment?
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Looking at this picture, "eco home" isn't exactly the first thing that springs to mind. But it turns out this bizarre car-shaped home is surprisingly green. Dubbed the Auto Residence and designed by
Sea shells have influenced the form of buildings in Japan, Monte Carlo, and Mexico, to name a few. This nautilus-shaped home in Mexico City, imagined by Javier Senosiain, was inspired by Gaudi and Frank
The Qatar Foundation and the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy has officially unveiled the design for the Qatar Foundation Stadium. Part of the Health and Wellness Precinct located in Qatar
Australian architecture firm ArchiBlox recently unveiled Australia’s first carbon-positive prefab home that’s packed with eco-friendly features and gorgeous to boot. Contemporary and cozy, this
Seattle-based Weber Thompson expanded the existing 1916 brick building and transformed it into a mixed-use residential and commercial structure, wrapped around an open courtyard. This LEED
The Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) has just broken ground on the TELUS Sky Tower, a twisting landmark for Calgary, Canada, that aims to be the first building in the city to attain LEED Platinum certification.
If your wallet is already feeling the pinch from your monthly energy bill as we head into the colder months, you'll be happy to know that you can keep those expenses down using a simple device called a
Cutting back on your energy usage is one of the best ways to bring down your electricity bill. But did you know that making simple changes to not just your wattage consumption but the way your home
Heating your home can be one of the biggest expenses a homeowner has, accounting for anywhere from 35 to 50% of annual energy costs in colder areas. But modern HVAC systems can help alleviate not only
Humanitarian design might not be the first thought that comes to mind when you think of New York Fashion Week, but that’s the angle that wedding dress designer Jill Adams is taking in her debut of an
A cautious report from the National Academy of Scientists suggests that it is now time to look into purposely re-engineering Earth's climate in an effort to combat global warming. It's a pretty alarming
As a company founded on the spirit of outdoor exploration, Petzl asserts that environmentalism is a central pillar of the brand’s philosophy. As a result, the new Petzl America building was designed to
A new study that calculates the influence of cloud behavior on climate doubles the number of potentially habitable planets orbiting red dwarfs, the most common type of star in the universe. This finding
This beautiful daylit concrete home in Vietnam is enveloped in perforated brick walls. Vietnamese architects, Tropical Space, refurbished an old house and added a perforated grille of brickwork to an
A decade ago, if someone mentioned a home that could be regulated by remote control, we would have thought they were referring to some futuristic sci-fi film like Blade Runner. UNStudio's W.I.N.D House
The net-zero ranch comprises a cluster of buildings that frame and protect a sunny central courtyard from strong winds. The courtyard’s plunge pool and hot tub were strategically placed to overlook
Emerging Objects, frontrunners in the 3D printing industry, has developed a 3D printed ceramic “Cool Brick” that uses nothing but water to cool homes in hot, dry climates. This is the first project of
This 200-year-old wood and granite building may look like an unassuming, rustic abode from the outside—but don’t let its weathered facade deceive you. Swiss firm Buchner Bründler Architekten
In an attempt to curb outbreaks of two devastating tropical diseases in the Florida Keys, the FDA is proposing the release of millions of genetically modified mosquitoes into the area.
The house is organized around a central courtyard and evokes the sense of a small, clustered village. The courtyard divides into two sections: the main residence, and the guest wing/pool house. Large
Equipped with solar panels and earth water cooling, Lund City Hall only uses a fraction of the energy normally consumed by typical government buildings. Its dynamic, W-shaped facade was key in reducing
Dutch designer Tim Van Cromvoirt wanted to create a wall application that would look organic and act like living organism. So he used his final year at the ST. Joost Academy, in Breda to experiment
Built in 1994 and designed by Finnish architects Mikko Heikkinen and Markku Komonen, the Finnish Embassy in Washington, D.C. became the first embassy in the U.S. to achieve an Energy Star award and gain
It's been almost a decade since Acura stopped producing its legendary NSX sports car. Now, after years of rumors, concepts, and prototypes the supercar has been reborn as a production-ready hybrid - and
The classic refrigerator is one of the most power-hungry appliances in the home. Phononic is hoping to change that with a new solid-state refrigerator that is more reliable, greener and quieter than most
Vincent Callebaut's Paris Smart City plan includes a Mountain Tower and other green skyscrapers inspired by nature that fit within the existing structures of the city. The buildings take advantage of a
The renovated Cut Paw Paw House runs north to south on a long narrow site to take advantage of passive solar gain along the northern aspect and to strengthen the building’s connection to the garden. The
A new study from EurActiv France has found that over 400,000 deaths annually around the globe can be linked to air pollution. That's more than any other singular environmental health concern.
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