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Washington DC Government Agencies to be 100% Powered by Wind Energy

Washington DC Government Agencies to be 100% Powered by Wind Energy

Photo via Shutterstock Washington D.C. has just announced a huge step forward in its quest to become America’s “greenest” city. The District of Columbia Department of General Services

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Brazil Announces Massive Plan to Survey Amazon Rainforest, Cut Deforestation by 80%

Brazil Announces Massive Plan to Survey Amazon Rainforest, Cut Deforestation by 80%

Amazon rainforest photo from Shutterstock Brazil recently announced plans to count and catalogue the trees in the Amazon rainforest as part of a massive conservation measure. The survey will provide

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Siemens Headquarters to be the First LEED Platinum Office Building in the Middle East

Siemens Headquarters to be the First LEED Platinum Office Building in the Middle East

The Siemens Headquarters by architects Sheppard Robson in Masdar City, Abu Dhabi is anticipated to be the first LEED Platinum office building in the Middle East, and it could set a new standard for

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New Master Plan for North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park Will Stress Sustainable Development

New Master Plan for North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park Will Stress Sustainable Development

RTP was established in 1959 as a center for R&D, strategically located in the middle of the triangle formed by the University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill, North Carolina State University

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Klyde Warren Park Adds Much-Needed Green Space Atop the I-35 Freeway in Downtown Dallas

Klyde Warren Park Adds Much-Needed Green Space Atop the I-35 Freeway in Downtown Dallas

Photo by Mark Andrew Boyer for Inhabitat At just over 5 acres, Klyde Warren Park isn't a big park -- it spans just two city blocks. It's big enough to make an impression, and to help Dallas transition

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Dom Aquitectura Unveils Green Master Plan to Clean Air and Reduce Pollution in Huizhou, China

Dom Aquitectura Unveils Green Master Plan to Clean Air and Reduce Pollution in Huizhou, China

With respect to the practice of feng shui, the neighborhood is laid out to coincide with energy and air flow. After thoroughly studying the land and climate of the region, Dom Arquitectura chose the

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Nike’s Stunning Flyknit Feather Pavilion Lights Up the Night at Beijing Design Week

Nike’s Stunning Flyknit Feather Pavilion Lights Up the Night at Beijing Design Week

Nike's innovative Flyknit sneaker is the first continuous shoe without seams - the single-piece upper is woven together from a network of fibers using high-tech manufacturing techniques. Drawing upon the

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Chinese City of Guangzhou To Limit New Car Ownership Via Lottery System

Chinese City of Guangzhou To Limit New Car Ownership Via Lottery System

Photo via Shutterstock The idea that China's roads are mostly populated by bicycles is unfortunately a fading concept. In many major Chinese cities, traffic congestion is a massive problem, and cities

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Bike Nation and the City of Long Beach Unite to Launch Large-Scale Bike-Sharing Program

Bike Nation and the City of Long Beach Unite to Launch Large-Scale Bike-Sharing Program

Bike Nation just announced plans to work with the City of Long Beach to launch a new bike-sharing program in what has been dubbed “America’s Most Bicycle-Friendly City”. The privately-funded

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LEED-Certified Buildings Now Cover Two Billion Square Feet Worldwide

LEED-Certified Buildings Now Cover Two Billion Square Feet Worldwide

The US Green Building Council (USGBC) has announced that the total global footprint of commercial projects certified under its LEED Green Building program has now surpassed a staggering two billion square

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Green Tech ‘Ghost Town’ Hunting For New Home in New Mexico

Green Tech ‘Ghost Town’ Hunting For New Home in New Mexico

Pegasus Holdings just announced that its $1 billion dollar green tech ghost town has been put on hold due to a lack of land. The Center for Testing, Evaluation and Innovation -- a city with no

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Discusses the RIO+20 Conference with Thani Al Zayoudi, Directorate of Energy and Climate Change at UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Discusses the RIO+20 Conference with Thani Al Zayoudi, Directorate of Energy and Climate Change at UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs

INHABITAT: The start of the Rio+20 conference is upon us now. What is the UAE hoping to achieve whilst there? Thani Al-Zeyoudi: The UAE’s ultimate goal in Rio is to ensure the success of the summit. We

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Plant-Covered Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw Blends in With the Surrounding Park

Plant-Covered Museum of Modern Art in Warsaw Blends in With the Surrounding Park

Rebelo’s museum is wrapped with a flexible mesh that bends and contorts in various geometric designs. The outer skin is then covered with a living layer of vegetation, and melds with the shrubbery of

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BIG’s Twisting Vancouver High-Rise is Lined with Vertical Gardens That Filter Vehicle Emissions

BIG’s Twisting Vancouver High-Rise is Lined with Vertical Gardens That Filter Vehicle Emissions

The soaring tower would add 600 residential units for new downtown dwellers. The apartments would be set on a large nine story mixed use base, which will feature retailers, commercial space, restaurants

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School of the Arts is a Vibrant Green Addition to Singapore’s City Center

School of the Arts is a Vibrant Green Addition to Singapore’s City Center

The school is located in the heart of the Civic district at the edge of the Arts and Entertainment district. The project follows an unconventional model, combining a high-density inner city school with a

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Homegrown Concessions to Serve Up Organic Food at Super Bowl XLVI

Homegrown Concessions to Serve Up Organic Food at Super Bowl XLVI

Fans who are lucky enough to attend this year’s Super Bowl XLVI in person will be able to nosh on farm-fresh organic food provided by Homegrown Concessions, a partnership between Farm Aid and

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Siemens’ Middle East Headquarters Will Be An Energy Efficient Model for Masdar City

Siemens’ Middle East Headquarters Will Be An Energy Efficient Model for Masdar City

Siemens and Sheppard Robson had one over-arching goal for the new middle east headquarters which was to maximize energy efficiency by building more with less. The 20,000 sq meter building is designed as a

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HORTUS is a Crazy Greenhouse Contraption of 300+ Algae-Filled Bags

HORTUS is a Crazy Greenhouse Contraption of 300+ Algae-Filled Bags

HORTUS -- or Hydro Organisms Responsive To Urban Stimuli -- is a crazy new exhibit in London made up of 325 transparent bags of algae hanging from the ceiling via a network of ropes. Long plastic tubes

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Green Design Predictions for 2012

Green Design Predictions for 2012

1. Peter Ward, Ph.D - Paleontologist, Author of On Methuselah's Trail: Living Fossils and the Great Extinctions, Professor of Geological Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle 2. Cameron

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Beirut Wonder Forest Would Cover the Lebanese Capitol With Hanging Gardens

Beirut Wonder Forest Would Cover the Lebanese Capitol With Hanging Gardens

The war-torn city of Beirut is burdened by dark smog due to severely congested roadways filled with old cars that emit high levels of CO2 emissions. The city of concrete high-rises was not designed with

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INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Chris Chan on the Sustainable Shanghai Tower, Asia’s Tallest Skyscraper

INTERVIEW: Gensler’s Chris Chan on the Sustainable Shanghai Tower, Asia’s Tallest Skyscraper

In 2008 Gensler broke ground on the sustainable Shanghai Tower in the Pudong district of Shanghai, China. The tower is currently in construction and it's one of three supertall buildings in Pudong,

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Google Wants to House Its Own Private Jet Fleet in NASA’s Hangar One

Google Wants to House Its Own Private Jet Fleet in NASA’s Hangar One

Google is no stranger to eco initiatives with their many investments in solar power and alternative energies, but unfortunately they still do have quite a few guilty carbon pleasures like their fleet of

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Oscar Vinals’ XLDron Zero Gravity Rocket Plane Concept Launches Tourists Into Space

Oscar Vinals’ XLDron Zero Gravity Rocket Plane Concept Launches Tourists Into Space

Just as Virgin Galactic started taking reservations for the first mass tourist trips into space, designer Oscar Vinals has envisioned a way to make space tourism possible for the day tripper, with the

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Apple Reveals Building Plan for Amazing Cupertino Campus with over 5MW Solar Roof

Apple Reveals Building Plan for Amazing Cupertino Campus with over 5MW Solar Roof

When renderings of the new Apple campus in Cupertino, California appeared on the scene in June we were stunned by its innovative shape, now we've learned that the new circular spaceship building, designed

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Caffe Streets Provides a Stylish and Cozy Hangout with a Bamboo Interior

Caffe Streets Provides a Stylish and Cozy Hangout with a Bamboo Interior

The owners of Caffe Streets in Chicago pride themselves on inventive design and sustainable practices. Inspired by years spent travelling, Darko Arandjelovic and his partner wanted to open a local

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Will Habitat 67 Be the Next LEGO Architecture Model? Cast Your Vote Now!

Will Habitat 67 Be the Next LEGO Architecture Model? Cast Your Vote Now!

LEGO bricks are still as much fun as they were when we're kids, and we're especially fond of the LEGO Architecture series, which pays homage to some of the great buildings of the world. Right now LEGO is

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7 Gorgeous Green Buildings in the Middle East

7 Gorgeous Green Buildings in the Middle East

Check out 7 Gorgeous Green Buildings in the Middle East: Masdar's Zero Carbon, Zero Emissions City Abu Dhabi's Green Roofed Aldar Market Kuwait's LEED Gold Certified International Airport Morocco's

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HOK Architects Unveil Porsche’s Green-Roofed North American Headquarters

HOK Architects Unveil Porsche’s Green-Roofed North American Headquarters

HOK Architects were recently chosen to design Atlanta’s new Porsche North America headquarters, which will feature a sweeping kinetic facade and an immense green roof. The movement-filled building

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HP’s Project Moonshot Aims to Produce Super Low-Energy Servers

HP’s Project Moonshot Aims to Produce Super Low-Energy Servers

We don't often think about how much space and energy giant online companies take up in the real world. From Apple's new massive headquarters in Cupertino to Facebook's giant server farm located off the

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Apple to Build Solar Farm to Power North Carolina Data Center

Apple to Build Solar Farm to Power North Carolina Data Center

Apple just applied for permits to build a solar farm on 171 acres of land near their Maiden, North Carolina data center. Though the company isn't releasing any official information about the project, the

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