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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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Net-Zero Yin Yang House Soaks up the Sun’s Rays in Venice Beach, California

Net-Zero Yin Yang House Soaks up the Sun’s Rays in Venice Beach, California

The net zero Yin Yang House was created by Brooks + Scarpa for a growing family who wanted a calm, relaxed and organized environment that emphasizes family space. The private bedrooms are kept small on

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Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West Aiming for Net-Zero Energy

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West Aiming for Net-Zero Energy

Frank Lloyd Wright‘s reverence for the natural world is well documented – the famed architect coined the term “organic architecture,” a style of building that blends in seamlessly

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Superb-A House is a Net-Zero Modular Prefabricated Home in Venice Beach

Superb-A House is a Net-Zero Modular Prefabricated Home in Venice Beach

mnm.MOD's building system relies on an advanced wall system made from recycled steel framing, incorporated insulation, and a mechanical chase to achieve high U and R values. Fabricated off-site, the walls

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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

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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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OOIIO Architecture’s German Housing Project Brings Beautiful Greenery to a Former WWII Runway

OOIIO Architecture’s German Housing Project Brings Beautiful Greenery to a Former WWII Runway

Madrid-based OOIIO Architecture recently designed a 6-story housing project for Wurzburg, Germany. The colorful complex consists of 15 multi-faceted and sustainable apartment blocks that transform a

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The Ridge: Net-Zero Energy Mixed-Use Passive House Project Gets Thumbs Up In Philadelphia

The Ridge: Net-Zero Energy Mixed-Use Passive House Project Gets Thumbs Up In Philadelphia

Philadelphia just gave the go-ahead for a large mixed-use multi-family housing project that is urban friendly and energy frugal. Conceived by design/build group Onion Flats, The Ridge' will be the

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UC Davis’ Newly Opened West Village Is the Largest Net Zero Project in the US

UC Davis’ Newly Opened West Village Is the Largest Net Zero Project in the US

The University of California at Davis has just opened the doors to the first phase of its West Village complex -- an ambitious net zero energy housing and recreation development that will eventually

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The Houl: A Sleek Net-Zero Carbon Long-House in Scotland

The Houl: A Sleek Net-Zero Carbon Long-House in Scotland

The house makes use of classic solar passive design strategies like clerestory windows on the north side, and principle rooms on the south side -- both arranged to take advantage of the sunlight and

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Frito-Lay Plant in Arizona Approaches Net Zero Energy

Frito-Lay Plant in Arizona Approaches Net Zero Energy

Frito-Lay and its parent company PepsiCo probably aren't the first companies that come to mind when you think about green businesses, but with the unveiling of Frito-Lay's new facility in Arizona, the

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Okanagan College Centre for Excellence is a Solar Powered Living Classroom

Okanagan College Centre for Excellence is a Solar Powered Living Classroom

Planning for the hands-on, living classroom began back in 2009, with a design charrette led by CEI that involved over 40 participants and Okanagan College to develop a working model for the building. The

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Appalachian State’s Solar Homestead Brings Adaptability and Independent Living to the 2011 Solar Decathlon

Appalachian State’s Solar Homestead Brings Adaptability and Independent Living to the 2011 Solar Decathlon

A limited budget has made adaptability a top theme this year and The Solar Homestead exemplifies this facet of sustainable design better than most.  A half-bath, outdoor shower and outdoor kitchen can be

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The Vertical Zoo: A Wild Greenery Wrapped Tower That Provides Refuge for Animalia

The Vertical Zoo: A Wild Greenery Wrapped Tower That Provides Refuge for Animalia

The zoo is built from a six armed star-shaped level designed to maximize space, views and circulation. It is based on a nucleus or a tree trunk from which emerges six branches, each 20 sq meters in size

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Team Purdue’s Solar Decathlon House Blends Traditional Architecture With Net Zero Performance

Team Purdue’s Solar Decathlon House Blends Traditional Architecture With Net Zero Performance

Team Purdue’s entry in the 2011 Solar decathlon is decidedly Midwestern in its approach - it's a traditional-looking home that won't necessarily stick out in a crowd - however it's efficient enough to

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Ohio State’s Solar Decathlon House Makes a Cozy Home Out of a Tiny Space

Ohio State’s Solar Decathlon House Makes a Cozy Home Out of a Tiny Space

The most cost-effective feature of the home are the thin film photovoltaics that sit atop the roof. Locally manufactured in Ohio, the thin panels cost nearly 70% less than typical solar arrays. Triple

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Checkerboard Solar-Clad Housing Project Pops Up in Paris

Checkerboard Solar-Clad Housing Project Pops Up in Paris

The building provides spacious apartments for low-income needs. The checkerboard-style façade faces Rue La Chapelle, and each front-facing unit has a private balcony with floor-to-ceiling sliding doors

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Supersonic Wind Tunnel Building Renovated Into Daylit ACCD South Campus In Pasadena

Supersonic Wind Tunnel Building Renovated Into Daylit ACCD South Campus In Pasadena

The original facility helped aircraft companies test their designs until after the Cold War, when Dacor Corporation took it over to build high-end kitchen appliances. The arts college, which is based on

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Egypt’s Solar SLIDES House Has a Transforming Perforated Facade

Egypt’s Solar SLIDES House Has a Transforming Perforated Facade

Since Egypt is a country known for not only its hot sun, but its architectural tradition, the students wanted to design a modernized home that echoed the past. The students compare the structural design

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Enproyecto Arquitectura’s Spanish Coastal Stone Cabin Holds More Than a Few Surprises

Enproyecto Arquitectura’s Spanish Coastal Stone Cabin Holds More Than a Few Surprises

Located on the outskirts of a small agricultural village, the house is surrounded by cherry fields and is graced by a sweeping view of the coast. Zoning only allows for a 25 square meter building (usually

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LEED Platinum Bagley Classroom Aims for Passive House and Net Zero Energy

LEED Platinum Bagley Classroom Aims for Passive House and Net Zero Energy

The list of the building's achievements is remarkable. The core of the project is its super efficient walls, which are made from 16 inches of Structural Insulated Panels or SIPs. Built to Passive House

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Chameleon Think Tank Innovation Center is Dressed in Color Changing Recyclable Rockpanel

Chameleon Think Tank Innovation Center is Dressed in Color Changing Recyclable Rockpanel

Formerly the building site for WWI tanks in the UK, Lincoln’s new “Think Tank” is set to achieve BREEAM Excellent status. Designed by Marks Barsfield Architects, this beautiful

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South Korea Announces the Completion of the World’s First Carbon Neutral Office Building

South Korea Announces the Completion of the World’s First Carbon Neutral Office Building

The South Korean National Institute of Environmental Research (NIER) has some new state-of-the-art digs that they say are headquartered in the first zero carbon office building in the world. While they

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Velux Sunlighthouse is Austria’s First Net-Zero Energy and Carbon House

Velux Sunlighthouse is Austria’s First Net-Zero Energy and Carbon House

The home's long skinny lot, with partial shading and awkward orientation prevented the architects from achieving the aggressive Passivhaus standards. Instead they maximized the solar potential as well as

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Solar Decathlon 2011: The CHIP House Wears Its Thermal Mass on Its Puffy Sleeve

Solar Decathlon 2011: The CHIP House Wears Its Thermal Mass on Its Puffy Sleeve

The roof-integrated photovoltaic panels will provide 7.8kW of energy. The CHIP team will slant the roof to achieve optimum solar exposure 365 days a year such that the home will have net-zero energy

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Archive: Super Shiny Pavilion For Artists Reflects Its Own Environment

Archive: Super Shiny Pavilion For Artists Reflects Its Own Environment

Designed first as a 100 sq meter space, the studio was stretched thin and wrapped into a ring. Hidden storage spaces, compartments, shelving and doors were added to create an irregular shape, but also to

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High Tech WBF Lab LEED Platinum Winery Collects Enough Rainwater to Irrigate All of Its Vineyards

High Tech WBF Lab LEED Platinum Winery Collects Enough Rainwater to Irrigate All of Its Vineyards

Officially the lab is called The Teaching and Research Winery and the August A. Busch III Brewing and Food Science Laboratory, or WBF for short and is part of the the Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine

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