LED bulbs may be fabulous for the environment, but they aren’t always the prettiest of fittings to look at. Philips is trying to fix that with an update to one of their more popular LED bulbs, the A19.
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Originally built in the 1960s, Castle Square was recently retrofitted into an 192-unit affordable apartment building, making it the US' largest LEED Platinum building to receive a Deep Energy Retrofit.
MAD Architects won an international competition to design the towers, which is part of a larger 5 tower development project in the downtown area of Mississauga. The project was aimed to provide important
The research facility, which is expected to earn LEED Silver certification, provides UCSD with a space and capacity to research nano-tube technologies and new structural aerospace materials. The
ScottishPower Renewables has announced plans to temporarily halt progress on the Tiree Wind Farm off the coast of Scotland. Designed as a 361 square kilometer site 5km off the coast of the most westerly
Inspired by the ecology of the shoreline, MHM Architects designed and built this striking boat house on Milstätter Lake in Austria. The structure is set on pier foundations over the water, but it is
The American Swedish Institute has long been a destination and gathering place for Swedish Americans in Minneapolis' culturally diverse Phillips West Neighborhood - and now it has even more to boast
Lendager Architects announced their first prize win in the competition to build the first DGNB-certified housing project in Denmark in Næstved. DGNB is a new green building certification system that is
The design for the Nutmeg House evolved to fit in with the surrounding landscape and to reduce its impact. The footprint of the new home is considerably smaller than the original home and provides more
Biomimicry's Cool Alternative: Eastgate Centre in Zimbabwe The Eastgate Centre in Harare, Zimbabwe, typifies the best of green architecture and ecologically sensitive adaptation. The country's largest
PNC Financial Services is known for pushing the boundaries of sustainable design; the group already boasts one of the largest living walls on the exterior of One PNC Plaza and has 170 LEED certified
Located on a then-rural tract of land between the university cities of Raleigh (NCSU), Durham (Duke University), and Chapel Hill (UNC) the 7,000-acre Research Triangle Park was established in 1959. Since
The Delhi Pollution Control Committee's design brief for their new building called for an affirmation of the organization’s purpose, which is to improve environmental quality through sustainability.
The project is a joint initiative between Sappi, an international paper producer, its communications agency Proximity, the Flemish Forest and Nature Agency and the city of Hechtel-Eksel, Belgium.
Italy’s Vertikale Climbing Gym is Clad in an Intelligent Facade That Eliminates the Need for Cooling
Vertikale Climbing Gym is located in a prominent location adjacent to Brixen's town square and a municipal park. The almost cubic building measures 20 m long, 16 m wide, and 15.7 m high and it's clad in a
Toyota has announced the recall of 2.77 million vehicles worldwide, which includes the recall of 670,000 Prius models in the U.S. Toyota's latest recall will fix a possible water pump problem and steering
Climate change is not just affecting what is happening on the surface of the Earth, but also what is taking place in the outer reaches of the atmosphere. An article published in the journal Nature
Owners Andy and Cheryl, dreamed up Lush Pastures after they retired and sought out a life where they could entertain guests, grow their own food and cook up amazing meals. They found their dream property
The team of designers at Egeon Architecten organized this home with the living areas on the ground floor and the bedrooms on the second. The views of the garden and the lake beyond can be enjoyed on the
This masterpiece home began as a plea from a young couple fed up with not being able to find a healthy home where they could raise their daughter, and soon expected second baby. For those not familiar
Kuusamo Log Houses, a Finnish company specialized in building wooden high quality homes, has teamed up with Spanish firm Mhelorza Architects to produce a series of cutting-edge, energy-efficient homes.
The site of the new Guthrie Green Park was once a 2.7-acre truck loading facility - essentially a concrete jungle. Now it's a green oasis and community gathering space offering gardens, interactive
Photo via Shutterstock This morning, officials announced that New Jersey's Oyster Creek nuclear plant is no longer on alert. The alert was brought on by quickly rising water levels, which posed a
Clemson University's Lee Hall III expansion project just received LEED Gold certification, making it the 11th Clemson project to be LEED certified. Designed in partnership between NYC-based Thomas Phifer
AIA Portland Center for Architecture is a Former Carriage House Transformed into a LEED-Platinum Office Space
The AIA Center in Portland was formerly a livery stable, and is thought to be the oldest surviving structure in Portland’s now-thriving Pearl District, a former industrial zone. The building was also
Burning Man has 10 principles which attendees embrace wholeheartedly, many of which lie at the heart of sustainability. The Cantilever House by Imbue Design was created for a family Black Rock City
Very similar to a little prefab cottage from South Africa that we recently featured, the Blue Ridge House in Albermarle County has a steel frame and glass cladding. This has multiple benefits, not least
Combining community programs and a youth hostel, the Preamble Plaza & Canopy Courtyard by Jonathan Choe creates a new public green space within the historic center of Queretaro, Mexico. The new
Did you know that the average American household spends more than $2,200 annually on energy bills, and close to half of that figure can be attributed to heating and cooling? If you're looking to chop that
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