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The Green Building: Cultural Center Rejuvenates a Neighborhood

The Green Building: Cultural Center Rejuvenates a Neighborhood

The Green Building is a 10,175 square foot mixed-use commercial building that houses a gallery, event space, offices, tenant office spaces, a conference room, and a separate tenant restaurant space. A

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Happy Thanksgiving From Team Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving From Team Inhabitat!

Happy Thanksgiving! Thanksgiving tops the list as one of our favorite holidays. A day for family, friends and feasting, we also love that Thanksgiving sets aside an opportunity for us to reflect on yet

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Inhabitat’s Pick for Best Designed Booth at Greenbuild 2010!

Inhabitat’s Pick for Best Designed Booth at Greenbuild 2010!

The booth was developed by Columbia PureBond's very own marketing manager Joanna Beckman, who was inspired by the Aqua Tower by Studio Gang Architects-- just up the way in downtown Chicago. The booth was

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The Best Sustainable Designs From Greenbuild Day 3

The Best Sustainable Designs From Greenbuild Day 3

To celebrate and honor the residents of the lower 9th ward, Bill McDonough spoke about his involvement in the Make it Right project. Together with Brad Pitt, he managed the development of 150 LEED

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Greenbuild 2010: The Best Eco-Designs From Day 2!

Greenbuild 2010: The Best Eco-Designs From Day 2!

We got to see the Windtronics WT6500 wind generator for Honeywell up close and this thing is big. It’s energy production is built around the outer ring which is a revolution in design. It also starts

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Greenbuild 2010: The Best Eco Designs From Day 1

Greenbuild 2010: The Best Eco Designs From Day 1

This year's opening keynote speech was given by General Colin Powell, the former US Secretary of State. He focused on how the definition of leadership does not differ if you are talking about leading in

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Greenbuild 2010 Kicks Off Tomorrow in Chicago!

Greenbuild 2010 Kicks Off Tomorrow in Chicago!

Heads up eco architects, green designers, and sustainable builders! Tomorrow marks the start of one of the year's biggest sustainable design conferences - Greenbuild 2010! Team Inhabitat is on the

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Greenbuild 2010 Kicks Off Next Week in Chicago!

Greenbuild 2010 Kicks Off Next Week in Chicago!

Attention green building aficionados! If you can’t make it to Chicago for the Greenbuild conference next week, don’t panic -- we've got you covered! We'll be walking the expo hall, hitting the

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LifeCycle Tower in Austria Will Be World’s Tallest Wooden Building

LifeCycle Tower in Austria Will Be World’s Tallest Wooden Building

The core of the prefab system is a wooden post and beam construction that supports a concrete slab. The utilities and elevator core of the building can be made from either concrete or wood. The exterior

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Photovoltaic Paving Tiles Coming Soon a Sidewalk Near You

Photovoltaic Paving Tiles Coming Soon a Sidewalk Near You

Onyx Solar recently teamed up with Butech to launch a new line of photovoltaic paving stones made from ceramic and glass. The streamlined solar stones are manufactured using a process that produces less

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Ohio State University Aims for Net Zero Carbon Footprint

Ohio State University Aims for Net Zero Carbon Footprint

Schools and educational institutions use a lot of energy to power computers, lights, and other systems that are needed to support a large body of students. The Ohio State University is one of the largest

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Modern Masi Prefab Home in Montauk Wins AIA Merit Award

Modern Masi Prefab Home in Montauk Wins AIA Merit Award

Humbly, the residence does not seek out a green building certification, even though it could probably get one. Bates Masi, who has a knack for renovations and wooden exteriors, designed the home for his

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Magic Boxes: All-in-One HVAC Systems for Efficient Homes

Magic Boxes: All-in-One HVAC Systems for Efficient Homes

Looking at the incredible examples of green architecture featured on Inhabitat, you may have wondered what kind of mechanical equipment is used for these homes. Solar Decathlon competitors, Passivhaus

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Breakthrough Stealth Toilet Cuts Water Use Nearly in Half

Breakthrough Stealth Toilet Cuts Water Use Nearly in Half

Toilet technology is one of the most underappreciated yet important aspects of green building. Niagara Conservation's revolutionary Stealth Toilet features a vacuum assist that steeply reduces the water

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Woven Car: Rusty Old MG Midget Gets a Sturdy Recycled Fabric Shell

Woven Car: Rusty Old MG Midget Gets a Sturdy Recycled Fabric Shell

Take one rusty, beat up old MG Midget, two creative artists and some sturdy recycled and leftover materials and this is what you get - the Woven Car. Ann Conte and Jeanne Wiley have renovated an old

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Passivhaus: The Greenest Building Standard?

Passivhaus: The Greenest Building Standard?

The Passivhaus has its roots in the USA in the seventies, when Amory Lovins proposed super-insulated houses that could be warmed by a hair dryer. They caught on in Germany, where Passivhaus became a

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Inhabitat Founder Jill Fehrenbacher Speaks at Columbia Tomorrow!

Inhabitat Founder Jill Fehrenbacher Speaks at Columbia Tomorrow!

Hey New York Inhabitat Readers! We're excited to announce that tomorrow, April 1st, our very own founder Jill Fehrenbacher will be speaking at Columbia University about the creation of Inhabitat and

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Inhabitat Founder Jill Fehrenbacher Speaks at Columbia This Thursday!

Inhabitat Founder Jill Fehrenbacher Speaks at Columbia This Thursday!

HEY NEW YORK INHABITAT READERS! Ever wondered about how Inhabitat got started, or what we're planning to do next? If you want to learn more about the history of Inhabitat and founder Jill

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Melrose Commons Earns First LEED Neighborhood Honors in NYC

Melrose Commons Earns First LEED Neighborhood Honors in NYC

In 1994 an Urban Renewal Plan threatened to price out the residents of Melrose Commons in the South Bronx. In an effort to keep their neighborhood, the residents formed a community group aptly named Nos

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The Greenest Library in New York Opens Today

The Greenest Library in New York Opens Today

The Battery Park Library finally opens today and it just so happens to be the greenest library branch of the New York Public Library system! Certified LEED Gold and built at the base of a LEED certified

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Jean Nouvel Unveils Reflective LEED Certified Skyscraper in NYC

Jean Nouvel Unveils Reflective LEED Certified Skyscraper in NYC

French architect Jean Nouvel recently unveiled a shining new LEED Certified skyscraper on 11th avenue in New York City. The building features a stunning facade composed of 1,700 different panes of glass

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Future Downtown Brooklyn Citypoint Mall Seeking LEED Silver

Future Downtown Brooklyn Citypoint Mall Seeking LEED Silver

Just across the Manhattan bridge, downtown Brooklyn is bustling with shoppers running from store to store, and stores there are a plenty! That's why it's a little confusing to us that the city of New York

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NYC Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Back on Greener Greater Buildings Plan

NYC Mayor Bloomberg Cuts Back on Greener Greater Buildings Plan

Last Friday, NYC Mayor Bloomberg announced that he would be dropping a measure that was a part of the ambitious Greener, Greater Buildings Plan (GGBP) which called for buildings over 50,000 square feet to

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TreeHugger Reports From Greenbuild 2009

TreeHugger Reports From Greenbuild 2009

Just last week Treehugger joined thousands of designers, builders and architects in Arizona to check out all the latest advances in sustainable building at Greenbuild 2009. By the time we got to Phoenix,

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Beyond LEED: Living Building Challenge 2.0 Certification Unveiled

Beyond LEED: Living Building Challenge 2.0 Certification Unveiled

This week the International Living Building Institute released its new green building standard to the public at Greenbuild 2009. Version 2.0 expands on its already impressive focus to now cover social

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ANNOUNCING: Our Next Green Talk with Tom Hicks of the USGBC!

ANNOUNCING: Our Next Green Talk with Tom Hicks of the USGBC!

ATTENTION GREEN BUILDERS! We're still energized from the success of our Webcast Editors Roundtable yesterday, and we're thrilled to announce the next installation of Green Talks this coming Monday! On

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Links Roundup of the Week: Affordable Housing

Links Roundup of the Week: Affordable Housing

Living in New York City, I've lost touch with the concept of affordable housing. However, after competition finalists were announced for an affordable student housing complex in the historic center of

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Earthquake-Proof Wood House Survives 7.5 Magnitude Quake

Earthquake-Proof Wood House Survives 7.5 Magnitude Quake

If you're in search of a home that can withstand even the most powerful natural disasters, the solution might reside in the nearest tree. A team of researchers from five universities are currently working

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Bernie Madoff Serves Sentence at U.S.’s Only LEED-Certified Prison

Bernie Madoff Serves Sentence at U.S.’s Only LEED-Certified Prison

You might not be the biggest fan of swindler Bernie Madoff, but at least he is supporting the green building movement by serving out his prison sentence in the U.S.'s only LEED-certified correctional

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Announcing: The Comcast Town Design Contest Winner!

Announcing: The Comcast Town Design Contest Winner!

You may remember that back in April we announced a design contest to do a virtual room makeover in Comcast Town. The prize was a collection of sweet new home entertainment electronics and a green room

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