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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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Sun-Tracker Skylights Pump Daylight Indoors

Sun-Tracker Skylights Pump Daylight Indoors

Daylighting is now considered one of the cornerstones of sustainable building, but it has been a challenge to implement it in large buildings -- especially retrofits. Sun Tracker skylights are an

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Gorgeous Myrtle Hall Shows Off Pratt Institute’s Commitment to Sustainability

Gorgeous Myrtle Hall Shows Off Pratt Institute’s Commitment to Sustainability

WASA/Studio A was commissioned to design the 120,000 sq foot academic building, which houses digital arts departments, as well as student services, gallery space, administration offices and retail on the

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LEED for Homes Winners are as Affordable as They are Green

LEED for Homes Winners are as Affordable as They are Green

The now famous 100K House in Philadelphia is all about maximizing efficiency and design while squeezing the most out of a small budget. The efforts of developer  Postgreen and designer Interface Studio

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Modern Biophilic Sunroom Heats a 19th Century-Pittsburgh House

Modern Biophilic Sunroom Heats a 19th Century-Pittsburgh House

This nifty greenhouse and sun room sits atop a 19th century row house in the South Side Flats of Downtown Pittsburgh. While the sawtooth roof may look contemporary, studio d’ARC actually borrowed the

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Power Building in NYC’s Bronx Gets a LEED Gold Overhaul

Power Building in NYC’s Bronx Gets a LEED Gold Overhaul

As part of the Yankee Stadium Redevelopment Project, the Power House Building received a green roof and LEED Gold renovation, turning it into a mixed-use and energy-efficient facility. Located in Mill

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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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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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