Ohio Senators Joe Uecker (R-Loveland) and Tim Schaffer (R-Lancaster) have submitted a resolution in the state senate to ban the LEED rating system in public construction projects. Both senators claim that
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The LEED–certified Bently Reserve in San Francisco was the perfect setting for a 'Green Gatsby' theme with its 1920s Beaux Arts detailing, opulent marble floors, and grand staircases flanking each end.
It's been years since I've seen the movie Twister, but one of Helen Hunt's final lines haunts me to this day: “You haven’t seen it miss this house, and miss that house, and come after you.” She's
A low-income school in Hong Kong was just named one of the "Greenest Schools on Earth" by the U.S. Green Building Council! Sing Yin Secondary School shows that eco-friendly principles aren’t just for
Kids these days. With all the awesome technology swirling around our homes and schools, the simple joy of a book, or climbing a tree, are lost on them. In order to encourage life-saving exercise, play,
America's first all-electric school bus is set to start picking up students in 2014. The SST-e type A bus is estimated to save the Kings Canyon, California Unified School District around 16 gallons of
The competition attracted 73 entries from 37 international and US-based architecture schools. The submissions were narrowed down to 14 designs that were then judged by the Board Members of the Bay Bridge
Debilitating smog has essentially shut down Harbin - one of China's largest cities with a population of 11 million - due to health concerns and a limited visibility of just 33 feet. As of Monday
Beijing Subway photo from Shutterstock Beijing is planning to add 125 miles to its underground rail network - and the city just appointed Thomas Heatherwick to design at least two brand new stations.
Ecovative The EPA has found that plastics make up 25% of the volume in our landfills, with expanded plastic foams being the worst contributor. These products are also highly flammable and have been
What makes a home? Four walls and a roof? Some nice furnishings? Maybe some indoor plumbing? For Dr. Jeff Wilson, an environmental science professor in Texas, a home can be made in something as
Indian authorities are expressing relief at what appears to be a relatively low rate of causalities after "Super Cyclone" Phailin made landfall in the states of Odisha and Andhra Pradesh on Saturday
South Africa is building a huge factory to farm millions of flies that will spend their days gorging on food industry leftovers such as animal manure, blood, and brains from abattoirs. The $3.7m facility
The project was realized as a collaboration between architecture agency NBJ (Elodie Nourrigat/Jacques Brion/Romain Jamot) and Francois Privat architects. The site, dominated by large, linear buildings
Living in America, it’s easy to forget that developing countries have a harder time providing the many things we take granted such as water, electricity, and education. Now a South African-based
There are two winners in the housing category, the first of which was The Left-Over-Space House in Australia by Cox Rayner Architects, Casey and Rebekah Vallanc. It's a three-meter-wide caretaker's
Tshanfeto is a teaching farm in the Ivory Coast that trains around 40 young people each year in sustainable agriculture techniques. Enterprises like this are vital for local communities in the country,
Located in the town of Mae Sot, MOVING Schools 001 was created through the joint effort of architecture professionals, a social enterprise, volunteers from around the world, kids and adults. This diverse
To understand the world's changing climate, scientists often look to tree cores and ice samples. For a record of ocean pollutants, researchers are beginning to turn to whale ear wax. Since whales are
"Tree House Guru" Takashi Kobayashi has created something spectacular for the child survivors of the Japanese Tsunami: a magnificent treehouse that melds with its environment to create a safe, beautiful
The Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture housed in Wright’s Taliesin West has suspended new student enrollments for this fall, as it might be facing the loss of its accreditation. The school’s
If you’re reading Inhabitat, you’re probably interested in green building, and if you work in the building and construction industry, it’s likely that you strive to build in as environmentally
Kids are back in school - and so is the ground beef filler known as “pink slime.” Last year, thousands of U.S. schools rushed to stop feeding their students the ammonia-treated lean beef product. But
Flash floods are sweeping across Colorado, washing out roads and cutting off communities. At least three people have been reported dead as a result of a devastating overnight storm that dumped over half a
Students from the Catholic University of America, George Washington University and American University have been working long and hard on their net-zero home to compete in this year's Solar Decathlon.
Africa accounts for 15% of the world's population and 20% of its land mass - and despite its abundant natural resources it remains the poorest and most underdeveloped continent on earth. Great Business
The frigate bird is a powerful and aggressive seabird, with a deserved reputation as the pirate of the high seas. One of world's fastest birds, he swoops and soars up to 100 miles an hour, spending up to
Over the last decade, Europe has emerged as a leader in the development of innovative environmental initiatives that encourage public awareness and engagement when it comes to sustainable living. However,
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