Getting a first-hand look at the guts of your computer usually means something's gone horribly wrong, but when Recchia cracks open an old computer, all he sees is potential beauty. A lifelong learner, no
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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
A Pair Travels from NYC to San Francisco by Electric Bike to Educate Americans on Green Transportation
Boris Mordkovich and Anna Mostovetsky thrive on adventure and share an enduring passion for the environment, so when Boris and his brother, Yevgeniy started EVELO, an electric bike company in New York,
Natural gas drilling has starred in several documentary films in recent years, including Josh Fox’s Oscar-nominated “GasLand,” and now it’s set to become the subject of a major
Quite impressively, the Center for Sustainable Landscapes at Phipps Conservatory is expected to meet or exceed the three toughest green building and landscape standards: the Living Building Challenge,
Bulldozer at coal mine photo from Shutterstock One of the largest and most controversial coal mines in American history appears to be moving forward, at least for now. Last year, the Environmental
Beloved architect Frank Lloyd Wright is finally the subject of a biopic film to be directed by Driving Miss Daisy’s Bruce Beresford. The father of “organic architecture,” a term he coined, Wright
Although RVA made an effort to achieve a BREEAM rating for the arts center, because the new 2010 requirements are more stringent than the earlier standards they were aiming for, they were not successful.
On their latest weekly episode, Public Radio International's popular show, This American Life, digs deep into the issue of hydraulic fracturing -- or fracking as it is commonly referred to. Fracking is a
Toyota's Ideas for Good challenge began just seven months ago when the company opened up five of its most innovative technologies and asked people to come up with ways they could be used outside of cars.
We really love green cars, but you know what we love even more? Practical green designs that make the world a better place. With the Ideas for Good competition, Toyota has merged the two into one by
Toyota and Pittsburgh-based Deeplocal have teamed up to create a Prius-powered hybrid roller coaster. The idea was to see if the car’s braking energy could be harvested to power other parts of a theme
The existing site is a naturally recessed bowl and BIG takes the concept and extends it further by sinking the ice rink into the bowl and covering it with a green roof. Facing the south, a huge east-west
Renovating existing buildings in order to reduce environmental impact can be a daunting task, including a complete overhaul of indoor materials, furnishings, lighting, HVAC systems. Achieving LEED (EB)
It's been almost 2 months now since the April 20th explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig in the Gulf of Mexico, and we're still in desperate search of a viable solution. Well one University of
If it weren't already the case that no other city can hold a candle to Barcelona, it is now: the European city has begun using wireless LED street lamps — made by Spanish energy giant Endesa —
Combating chemical and bio-terror is a complex issue. Terrorists can strike at any time and with anything. It might be smallpox or salmonella or it could be a chemical nerve agent like sarin. In order to
No, we're not advertising for PNC. But they are - on the side of their headquarters building in downtown Pittsburgh. They recently finished installing what is said to be North America's largest living
It seems virtually everyone—from Wall Street bankers to small business owners—has been affected by the economic downturn. Now, the recession’s latest victims may be American cities. The Obama
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