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Ever since Hurricane Sandy wrought havoc on the East Coast, ‘resilient design’ has been a hot topic of conversation — and not just amongst architects and designers, but politicians, engineers and
The Phipps Center for Sustainable Landscapes (CSL) recently earned the highest LEED Platinum certification yet achieved for a new green building. The project systematically demonstrates high performance
Aitken designed the nomadic, site-specific art project in response to funding cuts faced by cultural programs and the arts across the nation. From September 6 to September 28, 2013, the train will travel
San Francisco's launch of Bay Area Bike Share has pushed the United States bicycle sharing fleet above 18,000, more than double the number of bikes in service since the beginning of the year. Bay Area
Photo via Shutterstock Scientists are inching ever closer to manufacturing an artificial, lab-grown human heart after a team of University of Pittsburgh researchers successfully produced heart tissue
If you pound the pavement every day for your commute or just a little exercise, you can use some of your stride to power your electronic devices. The SolePower is a shoe insole that allows the wearer to
Blue Moon Rising resort is located in McHenry in western Maryland, and it's dedicated to nature and sustainable education. Located just above Deep Creek Lake, the 15-acre site boasts views of the water
Hot on the heels of the launch of New York City's new bike-sharing program, Chicago officials announced this weekend that the Windy City will kick off a bike-sharing program of its own by the end of June.
Newly Opened Phipps Conservatory Center for Sustainable Landscapes Aims for Trifecta of Green Certifications
Designed by Pittsburgh-based The Design Alliance Architects (TDA Architects), this new 24,350 square foot building is the Center for Sustainable Landscapes and will provide educational space to expand and
Pittsburgh-based safety equipment manufacturer MSA recently unveiled an industrial hard hat that is made entirely from renewable material. The MSA-Gard GRN Hard Hat is composed of sugarcane ethanol, which
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
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 feature film starring Matt
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
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