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Lessons in Green Building from Afghanistan 

Lessons in Green Building from Afghanistan 

While most of the United States' focus on Afghanistan has been on the ongoing war, other lessons from this land have come to North America in the form of green building techniques. As it turns out,

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Oasis Tower is a Spiraling Vertical Farm for Dubai

Oasis Tower is a Spiraling Vertical Farm for Dubai

Located in close proximity to the center of Dubai, the Oasis Tower would have clear views of the Burj Khalifa. Surrounding the tower are extensive grounds as well as a lake and a number of ponds at the

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World’s Largest Southernmost Wind Farm Now Operational in Antarctica

World’s Largest Southernmost Wind Farm Now Operational in Antarctica

Last Saturday marked the official ribbon cutting ceremony of Antarctica's largest wind farm! Located on Ross Island at New Zealand's Scott Base, the almost 1 MW wind farm is powered by three 333 kW

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Stunning Solar Roof Rises Over Perugia, Italy

Stunning Solar Roof Rises Over Perugia, Italy

At first glance it may look like a cyber-robotic monster is eating the historical district of this lovely Italian city, but in reality it's the roof of a new energy-generating walkway in Perugia, Italy.

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ECO ART: Greenhouse Britain Opens in San Francisco

ECO ART: Greenhouse Britain Opens in San Francisco

If you're in the Bay Area right now, you have an extraordinary opportunity to take a glimpse into the work of two eco-art pioneers: Helen Mayer and Newton Harrison.  Since 1974, the Harrisons have

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Bessie Carmichael School Awarded Grant for LEED Certification

Bessie Carmichael School Awarded Grant for LEED Certification

Recently software manufacturer Adobe Systems Inc. gave a grant to the US Green Building Council (USGBC) to help San Francisco Bay Area schools achieve LEED certification, and the Bessie Carmichael School

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GREEN TALKS: Meet the Inhabitat Editors and Win A $1700 Folding Bike!

GREEN TALKS: Meet the Inhabitat Editors and Win A $1700 Folding Bike!

Hey Inhabitat Readers from around the globe! Want to meet the editors of Inhabitat and win this awesome folding bike - valued at $1700? As we head into October we're thrilled to announce a fabulous new

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Introducing Inhabitat’s Green Talks Webcast Series!

Introducing Inhabitat’s Green Talks Webcast Series!

Announcing Green Talks! Starting next week, Inhabitat will be hosting a series of webcasts with sustainability luminaries from across the US, and we want you to join in the conversation! These interactive

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Links Roundup of the Week: Giving Back

Links Roundup of the Week: Giving Back

Image via DepavePDX on Picasa Today, we were proud to announce that Project H, founded by former Inhabitat editor Emily Pilloton, received an Adobe Foundation Grant. Emily is proving that design can

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What Design Can Do: Emily Pilloton and Project H VIDEO

What Design Can Do: Emily Pilloton and Project H VIDEO

Our very own Emily Pilloton and her organization Project H Design recently won an Adobe Foundation Grant to help support her work for her new book Design Revolution: 100 Products That Empower People. Her

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INHABITAT IS HIRING!

INHABITAT IS HIRING!

Hey New York readers - Any of you interested in working for Inhabitat? We are currently looking to fill two full time positions with Inhabitat. Specifically we are looking for a fulltime Power-blogger /

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Off-Grid Residence Helps Preserve New Mexico Ranch

Off-Grid Residence Helps Preserve New Mexico Ranch

Pioneering the way for sustainable homes in Santa Fe, New Mexico, the Milder residence blends beautiful adobe architecture with elegant touches of modernism. Conceived by Boston-based Signer Harris

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IS IT GREEN?: HP Printers

IS IT GREEN?: HP Printers

HP has rolled out a system that identifies eco-friendly features of its products to customers. It’s called the Eco Highlights label, and it provides quick facts about the product that may or may not

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INHABITAT IS HIRING!

INHABITAT IS HIRING!

Hey San Francisco and New York readers - Any of you interested in working for Inhabitat? We are currently looking to fill a couple full time positions with Inhabitat. Specifically we are looking for

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Sacred Sands: A Strawbale B&B Guest Retreat

Sacred Sands: A Strawbale B&B Guest Retreat

We are all in need of some good old R&R from time to time, and the Sacred Sands Guest Retreat in Joshua Tree, California is just the sort of (green) destination to cure what ails you. This two guest room

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CALEARTH DISASTER RESISTANT HOUSING Attracts NASA

CALEARTH DISASTER RESISTANT HOUSING Attracts NASA

We've seen some great examples of emergency and disaster-resistant architecture before, from Architecture For Humanity's Biloxi Model Homes to monolithic domes, and considering the likelihood that we will

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ROBO-BUILDER LAUNCHING IN CALIFORNIA

ROBO-BUILDER LAUNCHING IN CALIFORNIA

We wrote about Behrokh Khoshnevis’ awe-inspiring, rapid-prototyping “robo builder” in 2005 when it was still a work in progress. But now, the University of Southern California

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RAMMED EARTH

RAMMED EARTH

Have you been dying to know what rammed earth is? Well, today is your lucky day. Alternative builder / programmer Richard Schave is here to explain it to us... Rammed earth is an ancient building

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Print a house in 24 hours with robots!

Print a house in 24 hours with robots!

You may have heard of 3D printing, but did you know that rapid prototyping has grown to architectural scale? Inventor Behrokh Khoshnevis has developed a contour crafting machine which will allow one to

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