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Pit Industry is a Mini Greenhouse for Your Windowsill

Pit Industry is a Mini Greenhouse for Your Windowsill

Pit Industry is a small hand-blown glass house for your windowsill. Just drop some seeds or pits through the chimney and water them daily to create a miniature greenhouse right in your own home. Designed

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Windowfarms: Grow an Edible Hanging Indoor Garden this Winter!

Windowfarms: Grow an Edible Hanging Indoor Garden this Winter!

As east coast gardeners wrap up for the season, The Windowfarms Project has just unveiled two new home-sized hydroponic garden kits just in time for the holidays. The system allows anyone with a window

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GIVEAWAY: Win a Brand New $500 Windows Phone 7!

GIVEAWAY: Win a Brand New $500 Windows Phone 7!

TAKE HOME THIS BRAND NEW WINDOWS 7 PHONE! Whether your a PC or a Mac user looking for the next big thing in smart phones, then thIS sleek new Windows 7 smartphones just may be your next hot ticket item.

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Win a Brand New $500 Windows Phone 7!

Win a Brand New $500 Windows Phone 7!

GET YOUR HANDS ON A BRAND NEW WINDOWS 7 PHONE! If you've been meaning to try out the sleek new Windows 7 smartphones that just came out this week with a completely revamped and super user-friendly mobile

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New Window Changes Tint Automatically When it Gets Hot

New Window Changes Tint Automatically When it Gets Hot

Windows are one of the weakest points in a building's energy profile. While great gains have been made over the last couple of decades, windows still have issues with allowing in heat when you don’t

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Transparent Solar Material Could Lead to Photovoltaic Windows

Transparent Solar Material Could Lead to Photovoltaic Windows

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Brookhaven and Los Alamos National Laboratories have created a new type of transparent photovoltaic film that can be spread over large areas to absorb light and

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Oxford Company Developing Energy-Generating Windows

Oxford Company Developing Energy-Generating Windows

Oxford Photovoltaics has won a £100,000 ($150,000) prize to develop the technology for screen-printed organic solar cells that could be placed onto window panes in order to generate energy. The company

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Bubble-Shaped Plates Made from Recycled Window Glass

Bubble-Shaped Plates Made from Recycled Window Glass

Imagine the delight on your guests' faces when you serve an elegant salad or delicate desert on these icy, modern plates? Each one is handmade in Thailand using recycled window glass, and the air that

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Transparent Solar Spray Transforms Windows Into Watts

Transparent Solar Spray Transforms Windows Into Watts

Photo by Robert S. Donovan Norwegian Company EnSol AS has developed a remarkable new spray-on solar film that allows windows to generate solar power without clouding the view. The material consists of

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Are Low-E Windows Melting Your Neighbor’s House?

Are Low-E Windows Melting Your Neighbor’s House?

Architects Newspaper recently shared some surprising news suggesting that new low-E windows could be responsible for melting the vinyl siding on neighboring homes. Reflections from the windows are

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Beautiful Window Display Made from Recycled To-Go Cups

Beautiful Window Display Made from Recycled To-Go Cups

An art initiative in the hip Chicago neighborhoods of Wicker Park and Bucktown presents a series of commissioned storefront installations by local designers. One of many displays running along N

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Phase-Changing GlassX Windows Offer Amazing Performance

Phase-Changing GlassX Windows Offer Amazing Performance

A remarkable Swiss window technology has just recently been introduced in North America. GlassX windows are super high-efficiency windows that use several technologies to make them possibly the most

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Solar Glass Generates Power Through Your Windows

Solar Glass Generates Power Through Your Windows

Photo via Engadget We love gadgets that serve dual purposes, so when we came across these solar windows from Hua Qin we were giddy with excitement. These window panes, which were unveiled at Taipei's

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Peer+ Unveils Energy Generating Windows With Controllable Opacity

Peer+ Unveils Energy Generating Windows With Controllable Opacity

Windows are a two-way street when it comes to efficient green building. We need them for light, fresh air, beauty, and the connection they create to the outdoors, but even the most efficient windows,

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New Nano-Material Paves Way for Self-Washing Solar Panels and Windows

New Nano-Material Paves Way for Self-Washing Solar Panels and Windows

A little-known fact is that solar panels can become up to 30 percent less effective when they accumulate dust and grime. A more widely known fact is that homeowners climbing up on roofs to fix shingles,

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Outdoor Retreat Upcycled from Old Windows

Outdoor Retreat Upcycled from Old Windows

If you'll be replacing the windows in your home to increase indoor energy efficiency anytime soon, get ready to simultaneously up the ante on your outdoor aesthetics. This quaint backyard retreat made

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Window Farms: An experiment in urban agriculture

Window Farms: An experiment in urban agriculture

Gardening enthusiasts living in cities will certainly cheer for Britta Riley and Rebecca Bray's Window Farms experiment. The artist-in-residence duo at Eyebeam have teamed up to develop a DIY system for

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Solar Photovoltaic Windowpanes To Power Your Computer!

Solar Photovoltaic Windowpanes To Power Your Computer!

Solar power and windows make an ideal pairing of complementary technologies for energy generation, and Japanese manufacturer Nihon Telecommunication Systems is maximizing the potential partnership. The

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Transparent Solar Windows Set to Energize Homes

Transparent Solar Windows Set to Energize Homes

The Queensland University of Technology recently announced that it has been working with Dyesol to develop an innovative solar cell technology that re-envisions windows as clear, clean energy providers.

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THE WOVEN COMPANY: Green Window Treatments

THE WOVEN COMPANY: Green Window Treatments

It is rare to find materials that rapidly restore themselves and provide extensive aesthetic range in their simplest, purest state. The Woven Company picked up on this idea nearly 25 years ago, when

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The Passive House Standard Will Now Recognize Net Zero and Energy Plus Buildings

The Passive House Standard Will Now Recognize Net Zero and Energy Plus Buildings

The rigorous Passive House building standard just got a major update: It will now recognize net zero buildings and buildings that generate more energy than they consume as "Passive House Plus" and

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Gorgeous Charred-Cedar Clads an Oasis of Calm at a Three-Road Juncture in Tokyo

Gorgeous Charred-Cedar Clads an Oasis of Calm at a Three-Road Juncture in Tokyo

The building’s gorgeous façade is made from charred cedar wood, which is weather- and decay-resistant. It was built on a sloping 230-square-meter site located at a junction between three roads in

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The Luxembourg House is Richard Meier & Partners’ Most Sustainable Residence Yet

The Luxembourg House is Richard Meier & Partners’ Most Sustainable Residence Yet

The Luxembourg House is tucked into a hillside in a rural area with panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. Oriented to take advantage of solar gain, the home faces south, but is properly shielded

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Jean Nouvel Unveils Plans for Nature-Filled National Art Museum of China

Jean Nouvel Unveils Plans for Nature-Filled National Art Museum of China

Nouvel's nearly 33-acre museum will be seven times larger than the current institution located near the Forbidden City and will be built in collaboration with the Beijing Institute of Architectural

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26 Years, 9 Tons of Limestone, and a Whole Lot of Love Went into this Magical Fairytale House

26 Years, 9 Tons of Limestone, and a Whole Lot of Love Went into this Magical Fairytale House

Bear in mind that Chris started working on his home back in the 1980s, which may seem like the dark ages to our younger readers, but puts into perspective the fact that he had access to a completely

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The Mini House by Jonas Wagell is a Modern Prefab That Pops Up in Two Days!

The Mini House by Jonas Wagell is a Modern Prefab That Pops Up in Two Days!

The Mini Home's exterior materials are comprised of an Iverit façade and a bitumen roof while the floor is laid with hardwood panels. All of the prefabricated modules and add ons, including a compact

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Benjamin Verdonck’s Turned Tree House Springs Up in Belgium

Benjamin Verdonck’s Turned Tree House Springs Up in Belgium

Located in Ghent, Beligum, Verdonck’s piece hangs askew around the thick trunk of an old tree. From afar the tree house’s roof is partially hidden from view, by the tree’s lush leaves and branches.

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Amazing Self-Driving Stained Glass Car Lets You Sleep on the Way to Work!

Amazing Self-Driving Stained Glass Car Lets You Sleep on the Way to Work!

Dominic Wilcox knows that driverless cars will become a reality in the not-too-distant future - and since drivers will not actually need to drive their vehicles, they will be free to do other things, like

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The Force is Strong With This Sandcrawler-Inspired Star Wars House in South Korea

The Force is Strong With This Sandcrawler-Inspired Star Wars House in South Korea

The compact, Death Star-colored house makes the most of its limited footprint with its rhombus shape and inclined walls that slope outwards at its midsection. The first two floors house the main living

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Henning Larsen’s Day Care Center is a Green-Roofed Paradise for Children in Denmark

Henning Larsen’s Day Care Center is a Green-Roofed Paradise for Children in Denmark

The architects chose wood and glass for construction of the minimalist, 1,350-square-meter Day Care Center, which provides space for 56 children aged 0-3 in one wing, and 80 children aged 3-6 in the

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