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Grassroots Mountain Rider’s Alliance Plans to Create Carbon Neutral Ski Slopes across U.S.

Grassroots Mountain Rider’s Alliance Plans to Create Carbon Neutral Ski Slopes across U.S.

Image courtesy of Mt Abram As winter fast approaches, the snow will beckon many of us to the mountains to play - but what if there was another reason to support your local ski resort? This month the

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London Array: World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Generates Energy for the First Time

London Array: World’s Largest Offshore Wind Farm Generates Energy for the First Time

DONG Energy, E.On and Masdar just announced that their joint venture the London Array - soon to be the world's largest offshore wind farm - switched on for the first time today! The wind farm, which

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Massachusetts’ John W Olver Transit Center is the Nation’s First Net Zero Bus Station

Massachusetts’ John W Olver Transit Center is the Nation’s First Net Zero Bus Station

John W. Olver Transit Center by Charles Rose Architects serves as the new central bus station for the city of Greenfield in Massachusetts. The 24,000 sq ft, two-story building also features government

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US Passive House Conference Showcases Loads Of Green Building Goodies

US Passive House Conference Showcases Loads Of Green Building Goodies

Zola European Windows Perhaps the most engineered product in Passive House is the window with plenty of manufacturers keen to strut their triple and quadruple panes. Big news was the end of Serious

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Oma Village: Blu Homes Teams Up with Californian Non-Profit to Create Affordable Prefab Housing

Oma Village: Blu Homes Teams Up with Californian Non-Profit to Create Affordable Prefab Housing

California and Massachusetts-based prefab home company Blu Homes just announced that they have teamed with non-profit Homeward Bound of Marin to provide permanent, supportive housing for low-income

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Bensonwood Launches Unity Homes Line of Energy-Efficient Prefabs

Bensonwood Launches Unity Homes Line of Energy-Efficient Prefabs

Bensonwood's Unity Homes features four distinct home styles that are 2 to 4 bedrooms and range in size from 1,113 to 2,452 sq ft. The home styles are called the Tradd (a classic Tall Cape), Xyla (American

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Twin Cities IKEA Powers Up Minnesota’s Largest Solar Array

Twin Cities IKEA Powers Up Minnesota’s Largest Solar Array

As part of IKEA's Solar Panel Initiative, the world’s largest furniture retailer has powered up an enormous photovoltaic array on their Twin Cities store in Bloomington, Minnesota. The array is the

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Bruce Munro’s Light Shower is an Ethereal Cascade of LED Lights

Bruce Munro’s Light Shower is an Ethereal Cascade of LED Lights

For the installation in the Salisbury Cathedral, which was completed in 2010,  1984 strands of fiber optic cable with a teardrop diffuser at the end were used. Each diffuser mimics the appearance of rain

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MONOHEDRON: Andrej Cverha’s Futuristic Prefab Canvas Shelter is Highly Customizable

MONOHEDRON: Andrej Cverha’s Futuristic Prefab Canvas Shelter is Highly Customizable

Cverha has a penchant for flexibility; his TOTO twin lamps, for example, have heads that rotate to create various levels of light. One can also see his obsession with customizable products in his AERO

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Twitter Co-Founder Irks Neighbors with Plans to Raze $3 Million House to Build Zero Net Energy Mansion

Twitter Co-Founder Irks Neighbors with Plans to Raze $3 Million House to Build Zero Net Energy Mansion

Twitter co-founder Evan Williams’ plans to build a state-of-the-art net zero energy house in San Francisco has the neighbors up in arms. Why? His green dream home involves tearing down a 1911 $3 million

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LEED Platinum Marin Country Day School is the First Zero-Energy Classroom in North America

LEED Platinum Marin Country Day School is the First Zero-Energy Classroom in North America

The campus follows the tone set by its natural surroundings, and EHDD did a good job of bringing the landscape into the heart of the campus via a terraced courtyard. The outdoor learning spaces adjacent

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Prefabricated BF House Floats Above the Landscape of Castellón Province in Spain

Prefabricated BF House Floats Above the Landscape of Castellón Province in Spain

The house is organized around a central courtyard. With part of it buried into the slope and supported by an existing stone terrace, the rest is left hovering over the steep terrain. The landscape

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Feldman Architecture’s Walnut Farms Retreat Strikes Rammed Earth Gold

Feldman Architecture’s Walnut Farms Retreat Strikes Rammed Earth Gold

San Francisco-based Feldman Architecture creates beautiful and sustainable modern homes using a palette of durable materials like concrete, stone, natural wood, and powder-coated steel. One of the current

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PHOTOS: Inhabitat Tours George Brown College’s New High-Tech Campus in Toronto

PHOTOS: Inhabitat Tours George Brown College’s New High-Tech Campus in Toronto

The most exciting element of the new building is its automation system, which was developed with help from Cisco; because of those energy and atmosphere monitoring systems, the new building will be 50 to

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Green-Roofed Cannon Beach Home in Oregon Generates More Energy Than it Uses

Green-Roofed Cannon Beach Home in Oregon Generates More Energy Than it Uses

This open floor plan, 3 bedroom home is situated in Cannon Beach, Oregon and takes advantage of the gorgeous views as well as the surrounding site and sun. The owners asked Nathan Good for a home that

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Rio+20: Climate Change Damage Could Cost Latin America $100 Billion Per Year

Rio+20: Climate Change Damage Could Cost Latin America $100 Billion Per Year

With the Rio+20 conference set to start on June 20th, a report from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has warned that if climate change continues to go unchecked, the damage costs to Latin

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Marks and Spencer Becomes The First UK Retailer to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

Marks and Spencer Becomes The First UK Retailer to Achieve Carbon Neutrality

Marks and Spencer is the first retailer in the United Kingdom to become carbon neutral. In an announcement yesterday, the company described how a combination of increased energy efficiency measures and

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The Living Building Challenge is Once Again a Buckminster Fuller Challenge Finalist

The Living Building Challenge is Once Again a Buckminster Fuller Challenge Finalist

LBC has five imperatives, each of which has to be met and maintained for a full 12 months before a building can be certified as "living." Those imperatives are as follows: a building has to generate all

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Morphosis Architects Chosen To Design First CornellNYC Tech Building on Roosevelt Island

Morphosis Architects Chosen To Design First CornellNYC Tech Building on Roosevelt Island

Big news out of the Big Apple: Cornell University announced last night that Thom Mayne of Morphosis Architects will design the first of three net-zero academic buildings on its new applied sciences campus

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$10 Billion Bullet Train Proposed Between Houston and Fort Worth, Texas

$10 Billion Bullet Train Proposed Between Houston and Fort Worth, Texas

Bullet trains in Texas by 2020? That's the proposal laid out by the Texas Central Railroad, and it could become a reality if it can come up with $10 billion in private funding. The railway would

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Portland Will Host the 6th Annual Living Future unConference

Portland Will Host the 6th Annual Living Future unConference

Portland, Oregon is often recognized as one of the greenest cities in America. The city has plans for peak oil and climate action and policies to address recycling and sustainable urban development, so

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Belgravia Green is a Net Zero Energy Showhouse in Edmonton

Belgravia Green is a Net Zero Energy Showhouse in Edmonton

Belgravia Green is a collaborative effort between homeowners, local experts and Effect Home Builders to push the envelope on housing and produce as much energy as the home uses. The 1,540 square-foot home

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Design 99′s Power House is Both an Art Installation and Renewable Energy Source!

Design 99′s Power House is Both an Art Installation and Renewable Energy Source!

Power House is a symbol of innovation, enlivening a community with artistic ideas, education, and an introduction to the potential of green and renewable energy. The project also brings international

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M+NLB & Perkins+Will Win Kaiser Permanente’s ‘Small Hospital, Big Idea’ Competition

M+NLB & Perkins+Will Win Kaiser Permanente’s ‘Small Hospital, Big Idea’ Competition

The M+NLB/Perkins+Will team was awarded first place in Kaiser Permanente’s 'Small Hospital, Big Idea' competition for their design which aims to inspire human-to-human connection and to blur the

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Canada’s Gorgeous Green-Roofed VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre Now Open to the Public

Canada’s Gorgeous Green-Roofed VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre Now Open to the Public

The design of Perkins+Will's VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre was inspired by the organic forms and natural systems of a native orchid. The 19,000-square-foot building is organized into undulating

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LED Architecture’s LINK Solar Power Skyscraper Will Revitalize Polluted Areas of Venice

LED Architecture’s LINK Solar Power Skyscraper Will Revitalize Polluted Areas of Venice

The ingenious Link Solar Power Skyscraper is designed to serve a number of functions. While providing an administrative center for the Venice and Veneto areas, it will house a number of energy generating

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HOK’s Net Zero “Battery Park” for San Francisco Has an Algae Facade

HOK’s Net Zero “Battery Park” for San Francisco Has an Algae Facade

HOK's San Francisco office received a jury recognition award for their net-zero "Battery Park" design, which features a remarkable algae facade. A combination of load reduction, waste heat recovery, and

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Montreal’s Historic Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel Grows its Own Produce on an Edible Roof Garden

Montreal’s Historic Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Hotel Grows its Own Produce on an Edible Roof Garden

The lobby of the hotel has all the features that luxury hotels are made of:  friendly staff, ample suites decorated with historic flair, award winning 5 star restaurants, and furnishings and décor that

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US’s Largest Net Zero School Welcomes Students in Irving, Texas

US’s Largest Net Zero School Welcomes Students in Irving, Texas

Lady Bird Johnson Middle School's green features are apparent from the moment one approaches the school, as 12 wind turbines rise 45  feet into the air alongside the building. While visually impressive,

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Europe’s Tallest Living Wall Rises Over London’s Digby Road Apartments

Europe’s Tallest Living Wall Rises Over London’s Digby Road Apartments

Completed in November of last year, Digby Road offers a mix of affordable one, two, three, and four bedroom apartments. The ground floor also features commercial space for shops and cafes for the

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