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Oxygen Villa Brings Fresh Air into Classic Arabic Architecture

Oxygen Villa Brings Fresh Air into Classic Arabic Architecture

Oxygen Villa is very much about light and air, and the name more than implies the homes breathing new life into a classic Arabic form of architecture -- the mashrabiya. Developed centuries ago, the

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Visit the LEED Gold Lorry Graduate School of Business on the 2012 Greenbuild Conference Tour

Visit the LEED Gold Lorry Graduate School of Business on the 2012 Greenbuild Conference Tour

The 28,000 square foot Lokey Graduate School of Business building sits as the symbolic gateway to Mills College. The building’s L-shaped plan is oriented to the southwest to optimize sun exposure, and

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Turn Hot Patios Into Hot Water Using Hidden Temperature Converting Therma-HEXX Panels

Turn Hot Patios Into Hot Water Using Hidden Temperature Converting Therma-HEXX Panels

Outdoor living and recreation spaces are popular for a number of reasons: they provide more urban green space, they promote better human health, and they offer cost savings. Yes, that's right, you can

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Passive House Debate Heats Up on the Future of the US Standard

Passive House Debate Heats Up on the Future of the US Standard

When we first broke the news of the split between Passivhaus Institute (PHI) and Passive House US (PHIUS), it was a murky proposition to project what the results would be. That answer has become much

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Michael Green Unveils ‘Tall Wood’ Tower for Vancouver Along With Instruction Manual for Building Wooden Skyscrapers

Michael Green Unveils ‘Tall Wood’ Tower for Vancouver Along With Instruction Manual for Building Wooden Skyscrapers

A wooden skyscraper may seem like far-fetched idea to those who live in cities built from concrete and steel, but architect Michael Green has developed an innovative wooden tower for Vancouver that could

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GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Siting Your Home to Maximize Eco Efficiency

GREEN GUIDE TO PREFAB: Siting Your Home to Maximize Eco Efficiency

In the last two installments of our Green Guide to Prefab series on Inhabitat we highlighted the history of prefab design and the evolution of mobile homes into modular prefabricated homes. Within the

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US Has a “Recessionary Hangover” According to Greenbiz 2012 Report

US Has a “Recessionary Hangover” According to Greenbiz 2012 Report

Greenbiz.com recently released their free, downloadable “State of Green Business 2012″ report and some of the statistics are quite surprising. The report begins by explaining the stalemate on

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6 Winter Home Improvement Tips To Save Energy

6 Winter Home Improvement Tips To Save Energy

TIP 1: Upgrade or tune-up your heating system The first plan of action is to actually have a plan. 30% of a average home’s energy cost is for heating and sometimes a lot more if you heat with

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LED Virtual Sky Promises to Make Office Spaces More Pleasant

LED Virtual Sky Promises to Make Office Spaces More Pleasant

Stacking people into windowless offices may be a cheap way to run a business, but it certainly takes a bite out of productivity. As most of us can testify, we would prefer the

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Klinikum Klagenfurt is the First Certified EU Green Building in Austria

Klinikum Klagenfurt is the First Certified EU Green Building in Austria

Conceived as a 'park hotel', Klinikum Klagenfurt was laid out to provide a more hospitable character and was surrounded by green space with many garden courtyards interspersed throughout. The hospital is

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UC Davis’ Newly Opened West Village Is the Largest Net Zero Project in the US

UC Davis’ Newly Opened West Village Is the Largest Net Zero Project in the US

The University of California at Davis has just opened the doors to the first phase of its West Village complex -- an ambitious net zero energy housing and recreation development that will eventually

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Dirtt’s Modular Wall System Creates Endless Possibilities for Eco Interiors

Dirtt’s Modular Wall System Creates Endless Possibilities for Eco Interiors

DIRTT Environmental Solutions has created a modular wall system that minimizes construction waste, is easily reconfigurable, and serves as a platform for plug and play sustainable furnishings. They even

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Power Pipe Saves Energy by Warming Incoming Water With Waste Heat

Power Pipe Saves Energy by Warming Incoming Water With Waste Heat

Power Pipe is a brilliant, easy-to-install heat exchanger that can save a bundle on home energy costs by using hot drain water to heat incoming cold water. Statistics from the U.S. Environmental

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Top Green Products Found at Greenbuild 2011 in Toronto

Top Green Products Found at Greenbuild 2011 in Toronto

Modlet plugs into any 120 outlet to monitor and transmit energy usage data to your home computer. Its an easy, inexpensive ways to track your efficiency habit using software supplied by Modlet's

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Team UIUC’s Solar Decathlon Re_house Provides Eco-Housing for Emergencies

Team UIUC’s Solar Decathlon Re_house Provides Eco-Housing for Emergencies

With a compact design, wrap-around shade and vertical siding, the design is a bit reminiscent of Michelle Kaufmann's MkLotus house. While designing the home, the student design/build team kept a small

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Off-Grid Hill Plain House Showcases Raw Material in a Sophisticated Way

Off-Grid Hill Plain House Showcases Raw Material in a Sophisticated Way

As good green home design goes, everything starts with the site. The house is tucked behind a small rise on the property, which protects it from winter winds. The project's orientation maximizes exposure

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Prefab M_house System Makes Complex Forms Out of Simple Materials

Prefab M_house System Makes Complex Forms Out of Simple Materials

The house’s core feature is its set of structural members that support both the walls and the roof. The M-shaped “ribs” can be configured in a multitude of different angles. 3 strips of 3/4 inch

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One of the Safest Investments of All Could be Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

One of the Safest Investments of All Could be Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

As we see the stock market spiral downwards while investors pick their jaws off the floor and rush to safer securities, we have an investment suggestion of our own. Home energy efficiency retrofits can be

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INTERVIEW: Paul Kephart of Rana Creek

INTERVIEW: Paul Kephart of Rana Creek

As far as green roof designers go, you can't get much more committed or accomplished than the team at Rana Creek. While their name often gets partially eclipsed by the names of their starchitect

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New Building Panel Promises High R-Values and Comfortable Interiors

New Building Panel Promises High R-Values and Comfortable Interiors

Try to imagine the perfect wall system -- it would be durable, super-efficient, thin and simple to install. Researchers at HTWK Leipzig, a German university of allied sciences, are currently working on

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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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INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Brave Space Design

INHABITAT INTERVIEW: Brave Space Design

Best known for their Tetris-inspired shelves, Nikki Frazier, Sam Kragiel, Jesse James Arnold make up the Brooklyn-based group Brave Space Design. Here at Inhabitat, we’ve been keeping an eye on them

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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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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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Re:Vision Architecture Merges Historic Quaker House With Net Zero Annex

Re:Vision Architecture Merges Historic Quaker House With Net Zero Annex

The 150 year old Quaker house, now a small museum, needed structural improvements and a new place for gatherings. The design takes advantage of the work by inserting underfloor heating tubing into the old

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Green Home Expert Round-Up: All Our Top Experts’ Tips on How to Green Your Home!

Green Home Expert Round-Up: All Our Top Experts’ Tips on How to Green Your Home!

Our spectacular Green Home Expert Series has enlisted the help of five of the world's top green experts in the fields of architecture, interiors, and energy to help you turn your home into a sustainable

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Chicago’s Willis Tower to Become a Vertical Solar Farm

Chicago’s Willis Tower to Become a Vertical Solar Farm

Chicago’s iconic Willis Tower (formally the Sears Tower) is set to become a massive solar electric plant with the installation of a pilot solar electric glass project. The high-profile project on the

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California Builder Transforms Backyard Into Shipping Container Work Space

California Builder Transforms Backyard Into Shipping Container Work Space

Schoup brought in two shipping containers and arranged them together in an L-shape to create a permeable courtyard which opened the house up to the surrounding views and the sun. He and his wife planted a

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Stockholm’s Shining Waterfront Centre is a Shape-Shifting Low-Energy Venue

Stockholm’s Shining Waterfront Centre is a Shape-Shifting Low-Energy Venue

Like the Convention Center Dublin that opened last year, this conference center incorporates a wide range of green technologies. The building is passively heated during the icy winter months thanks to a

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Inhabitat’s Green Home Expert Series Launches Next Week!

Inhabitat’s Green Home Expert Series Launches Next Week!

TUNE IN FOR OUR NEW GREEN HOME EXPERT SERIES! Many of us are in the midst of looking for ways to make our homes greener and more energy efficient, but where do we begin? What are the smartest changes we

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